Posts Tagged ‘Guelph Creative Arts Association’

Coming Soon... The new Guelph Artisans shop

Guelph Artisans have a new home downtown – and back in Old Quebec Street Mall which suggests that the management company have had a bit of a rethink on the wisdom of not renewing their lease.

This is great news for the Artisan Shop, The Guelph Creative Arts Association and the mall.

Effect October 1 you’ll be able to find the new Guelph Artisans shop towards the front of the mall –  a far better location to showcase the talented artists that exist in Guelph and the surrounding area.

Congratulations to all concerned in getting this deal done!

For more on Guelph Artisans and the Guelph Creative Arts Association, contact gcaa@guelpharts.ca


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Annual Art and Craft Show in Downtown Guelph

Need that perfect gift for someone special?

Don’t forget that the Guelph Creative Arts Association are having their Fall Art and Craft Show and Sale, “Made For You”, on November 7 from 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. in Old Quebec Street Mall. 

Admission is free.

The 13th annual Made for You show and sale features interesting and unique works by local and area artists and craftspeople. All crafts are handmade by the vendors, ensuring that you will find unusual work with maximum creativity and skill (no imports or kits), just in time for Christmas.

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colmusic ad web72Guelph Creative Arts Association annual juried art exhibition “Expressions” takes place at The Barber Gallery,167 Suffolk Street West from October 3 to October 28 with a free opening reception Saturday, October 3 from 2-4 p.m. 

Free Admission, Free parking! Enjoy!

Marshall Ward, a visual artist and independent filmmaker is this year’s juror. In 2007 he was the Wilfrid Laurier University award recipient for Teaching Excellence, after five years instructing studio courses in the Fine Arts Program. Currently teaching life drawing at the Waterloo Community Arts Centre, his work is seen throughout Canada, United States, England and Japan. His work has been published in International Artist and Canadian House and Home magazines.

Mission, Guelph Creative Arts Association

  • To promote all levels of art in Guelph
  • To provide unique opportunities for artists to display their works
  • To provide information about the arts
  • To support developing artists through workshops and other opportunities
  • To participate in the development/creation of artistic environments in Guelph
  • To encourage/enable artists and those interested in becoming involved to follow their interests and develop their talents
  • To promote the Association and its role in Guelph and the surrounding area

Guelph Creative Arts Association started in 1948 as an association of existing art and craft guilds. It was provincially chartered in 1956. Members range from interested onlookers to local people working in a variety of materials and techniques. Oils, watercolour, acrylics, assorted drawing methods, print making and film are some of the media used in two-dimensional art, while textiles, metal, clay, glass etc. may become three-dimensional tactile items of decoration and/or utility. Members identify with all categories of artists and artisans, whether professional or amateur, and encourage participation for the enjoyment of both creators and viewers.

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PaintingonthegreenOn June 10,  Royal City Rag focused on Guelph Creative Arts Association’s annual outdoor show and sale Painting on the Green. The show takes place this coming weekend, June 13-14 at The Arboretum Centre at the University of Guelph.

The President of the association, Bruce Homer, joined us live in the studio. There were also great taped interviews with painter and printmaker Margaret Peter and crafter Patti Rainbow.

The two-day art show and sale is one of the oldest annual outdoor shows in the province, now in its 48th year. The public is invited to come and see original painting and crafts, watch art demonstrations, and take the opportunity to purchase works by local favourites and emerging artists, all in a beautiful outdoor setting.

On Saturday the show runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. The announcement and presentation of awards for the best works in the show will take place Saturday at 3.00 p.m.

On Sunday, the hammer dulcimer and guitar duo from Burlington, the Playford Players, will be entertaining between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Admission to Painting on the Green is free, although donations to support the work of the GCAA will be gratefully accepted.

Please note that the Arboretum now has a new entrance off College Avenue, west of Victoria Road. Due to pending construction, using Victoria Rd to access College Ave  is recommended.

Tannis Slimmon, There’s A Lift from Oak Lake
Playford Players, Meadowsweet (digital download)
Ian Reid, Two Steps At A Time from Somewhere In Between

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Some day JanThe Culture Vultures, Lynn and Daniel, were back in the studio for our monthly trip around the Guelph arts and cultural scene. As always, there is a lot going on. We’ve tried to cover as many of the events as possible and have including the major event links below.


Daniel’s Picks:


Lynn’s Picks:

Jan’s Picks:

James Gordon, Weapons Of Mass Instruction from Endomusia
Martin Sexton, Glory Bound from Black Sheep
Eliza Gilkyson, Emerald Street from Beautiful World

Listen to the show:

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