Downtown events to keep you busy on April 27th

10 Carden Fourth Friday's GuelphSpring is most definitely in the air and we are so excited for everything and everyone who will be coming out of the wood work to participate in this Fourth Fridays event!

Spoken Word

@ Old Quebec Street Mall: 8:30pm: Come by and see Rob O’Flanagan perform his spoken word poetry!

Guelph Civic Museum Fourth Friday's GuelphSpecial Exhibits

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]): Check out Guelph’s beautiful new Civic Museum! Explore the great exhibits and play in the fun Families Gallery. 4th Friday hours: 5-9 pm

Special exhibits include:

  • Illusions: When the Brain Gets it Wrong!
  • Arthur Cutten: The Story of a Speculator
  • Spring Ephemerals: Ontario’s Native Wildflowers. 3D Photos by Simon Bell
  • Ontario Veterinary College: 150 Years and Counting

Guelph Cultural Mapping Project Fourth Friday'sAre you on the map?

Also @ Guelph Civic Museum: from 7-9pm, the City of Guelph will be launching the Guelph Cultural Mapping Project. Please join us for musical entertainment, refreshments, colourful cupcakes and a giant interactive map of Guelph! All are invited to attend. Artists, designers, performers, filmmakers, writers, craftspeople and cultural representatives will also be able to add themselves to the online directory.

Let’s put culture on the map!

For further details about the Guelph Cultural Mapping Project, please visit

Makeover Madness

@ Apple Salon (26 Wilson St): On Friday April 27th 2012 from 7pm till 10 pm we will be hosting a “MAKEOVER MADNESS.” Make sure to drop by the salon for a style, feather or coloured extension or even a little touch up on your makeup before heading out on the town! All of our stylists here at Apple Salon are excited to share their innovative styles, as well as the work of motives makeup artists. Come out and enjoy some music, entertainment and live art!!!

Flying Dance Company Fourth Friday's GuelphMerengue Lesson

@ Flying Dance Company (16 Wyndham Street North, Guelph; 3rd floor): Stop on by the Flying Dance Company (suggested donation $5), from 7-8pm.

Figure Drawing

@ Guelph School of Art (125 Wyndham Street North, 3rd Floor): We are super excited to participate in the next Fourth Fridays! We will be hosting free costumed figure drawing with a model at the Guelph School of Art (3rd floor of Wyndham Art) from 6-9pm. All are welcome, beginners and all ages,  to come and try it out. Basic materials will be supplied (paper, charcoal, easels).

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North,  in store): On the main level in the front window we plan to have a professional body painting artist creating a masterpiece on a live model.

Art Exhibition

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden St):

All night: Stop in to see the works of the community of artists out of 40 Baker Street. Art will be up for the whole month of April.

Downtown Guelph (Downtown Guelph Business Association)
Keep an eye out for Fourth Angels, Lynn and Sam who will be ambassadors to the event handing out 4th maps and other goodies.

Interactive Activity: A Penny for Your Thoughts
Tell Lynn what you think about downtown Guelph; what you love about it, your favourite spots, it’s best kept secrets. Maybe something else.
She’ll record your stories for playback later, and pay you a penny for them.
What could be finer?

Downtown Public Art Tour, A Guelph Arts Council Walking Tour

Meet at 10 Carden Street @ 7pm. Guelph is known for its artistic communities and its heritage structures; this tour will highlight the interplay of these two public treasures. Contemplation of these public treasures will be interwoven with the stories of Guelph’s history and development. Contact, Anne Purkis, 519-836-3280

Whitestone Gallery Fourth Friday's GuelphWhitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): 14 great artists showing work. Visit ‘Just Breathe’, a new show by Kathleen Morin and see ceramics by potter Goldie Sherman.

Wine Tasting

Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street, Guelph): Get a sheet with descriptions. $10 per person for 4 samples. 1 white & 3 reds from one country or varietal. Each month different wines. No reservations required. Impress your friends with your new wine knowledge! @5pm – 11pm

Artist in the House. Come drop by and meet Red Brick’s current artist, Lisa Graziotto, 8-9pm.

@ The Trafalgar Building (123 Woolwich Street):

Second Floor (same hallway as Hillside Festival): Tiffany Celeste: Come in, see some art. And, bring along a photo/s for me, to see. I love to find out about other people and what is important, in their lives. That is a source of inspiration, for me. *FF*

Third Floor: Maria Pezzano Studio7pm – 10pm: art and textiles, paintings, hand crafted designer cushions, textiles and custom duvet covers. 519-820-4970 *FF*
Tammy Ratcliff StudioLydia Nieuwenkamp will be working in the studio doing various print demonstrations and will have her work on display and available for sale. 7pm – 10pm

Red Brick Cafe art Fourth Friday's Guelph@ The Joint Cafe (43 Cork Street, Guelph): 4pm – 7pm

Art: See the new works up on the walls by artist Marnie Dallan
4-6pm: Stop by to witness the judging of the chairs! 12 art students from John F Ross High School will have painted 12 chairs for the cafe. Four downtown folks (Annette Twist, Breanne Gatien, Cathy Cole & Patty) will judge them and the best chair will win a $200 gift card to be used at the cafe!
Drink special: House Made Sangria.

Photomob Fourth Friday's GuelphPhotomob

@ Downtown: Come join Aidan and the photomob as they take downtown Guelph by storm! Bring your camera, your energy and your friends/family and become part of Fourth Fridays! Meet at the entrance to the Old Quebec Street Mall @7pm! Check out what other photomobsters have been capturing here!

@ The Cornerstone ( 1 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm: Amy Hallman is graduating with a BA honours in Studio Art and plans to continue her practice beyond the academic sphere. Amy’s paintings reflect a reconstruction of interior space through memory alone. With no reference image and methods of layering and removal of paint, the planes and surfaces in the work become at times flat and at others describe a perspective that becomes ambiguous, confusing and the combination borders on the abstract. Through absence there is an elusive presence in the space, a suggestion of past once lived, a narrative that has faded into obscurity.