Ok folks are you following along? We have soared into Toronto with an amazing Distillery show, kept going the next weekend and flew into Port Credit and knocked some socks off with our quality artist and artisans. Now comes our big one… yup… Get ready Kingston because here we come. This is our flag ship show. Our Artist and Artisans will be seen hauling in from across the highways and bi-ways to converge on Kingston’s City Park this Canada Day Weekend. We have some from as far away as British Columbia, as near as Kingston herself, Northern Ontario, Quebec, Cape Breton and the GTA..
We are honoured to have the return of our First Nations and the beautiful art, culture, story telling, singing and traditional crafts. The Gikinoo'amaadiwag Project, led my Jay Redbird, offers indigenous artists a way to share their work and mentor young artists in the creation and exhibition of their work. Gikinoo'amaadiwag means “to teach each other”. Finding that perfect piece of art or craft from one or more of Our First Nations Artist is truly something special.
You will be welcomed at the park entrances by our friendly Greeters, given a program and map. Make a quick donation, (help keep Artfest Kingston free ), and don’t forget to enter the contest for $25 Artfest Dollars (hourly draw), and voila... you are now wondering down the pathways of Artfest Kingston, City Park.
There are two hundred artists waiting for you to visit. Plenty of art activities for children and families. Food venders...mmmmm ... Ice cream.....Ice cold Beer in the beer tent, gourmet food venders. Music all day, and oh the amazing treasures handcrafted by our Artist and Artisans.
Where can this art adventure be found next? Hold on, we are heading back to the Toronto Distillery for our Fine artist show in September. Then well, follow the Christmas trail to yes, Kingston. This will be our first annual Christmas show. Come shop and enjoy the excitement of picking out that perfect gift for your friend, family or my favourite person to shop for, yourself.
Artfest Ontario, for the love of art and craft. A feast of colour for your eyes, a spark for igniting your imagination and bringing creativity to your soul.