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Artfest Toronto at the Distillery August 2-4 2014

Main Attraction!

Artfest Toronto is this weekend at the Historic Distillery District. We started an Artfest News sign up form awhile ago, and have had an overwhelming response! Thank you for your interest in our events. I promise to keep Artfest News interesting and brief.

There is lots going on at Artfest this weekend. The main attraction at the event is our amazing artists and artisans exhibiting from all over Ontario and Quebec. The artists love the Distillery- with its' great ambiance created by the ancient cobblestone lanes, the expansive main square and the industrial relics hidden away in all of the buildings.

We have many new exhibitors at this show to see: Wood turner Paul Guilbeault, Jewellery by Colleen Poitras, Destellos Glass Art, Illustrator- Birds with Words, Baby Wrappers for young moms, Sculpture by Irene Sirko and Carlos Bonilla, and a number of stellar new painters....to name a few.

K.O.O.L. Designs- handy totes and bags created from recycled feed bags is one of my favorites. Sounds weird, but they are really cool. Sarah is new to the show scene and very outgoing. She would love to tell you about her new product~ very affordable too. Booth D9 right by Balzacs Cafe.

Free Arts Programming

Artfest at the Distillery is very pleased to offer free Arts Programming for the entire family. Guest mural artist Arthur II will be onsite creating a 20ft mural with YOUR help! Come by and join in the fun. No experience necessary and open to all ages. Arthur is a great guide. At the end of the weekend, utilizing the rich layers of textured paint and colour, he will create imagery and transform the mural into a beautiful work of art. Located on Grist Mill Lane at the Distillery District

Artfest Kids is having free art workshops for kids all weekend. Drop in and create with artist Sabrina Parrish. Open to all ages. Located on Grist Mill Lane at the Distillery District

Saturday: Make a mask~ inspired by Caribana being in town

Sunday: Create Beach Art~ art inspired by your favorite beach activity

Monday: Make a colourful mosaic to hang in the window~inspired by colourful Ontario veggies & fruit

Live Music~ 12pm-6pm Daily

Performing at Artfest at the Distillery this weekend are world class musicians:

Saturday: Rob Carnegie country rock guitar, singer songwriter from Kingston ON

Sunday & Monday: Duo Karina Wipper and John Boswell

Two singer songwriter collaborators come together at Artfest!

Come to Artfest to SEE, LISTEN, TASTE, SHOP and PARTICIPATE!

 

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