The Fourth Friday in June is a great time to get out and enjoy the evening in the downtown core. There are some things getting started earlier in the day and others moving further into the evening, but guaranteed, there will be something for everyone!
@ Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art (31 Quebec Street, Guelph): Tammy Ratcliff and Pam Lobb: “Paper and Lace”
opening reception Friday June 22nd @ 7- 10pm
hours: Tues.- Sat. 11- 6pm or by appointment 519-821-9068
“Both artists are extremely disciplined in their craft and have perfected a uniquely detailed approach to the application of layer upon layer of tissue, printed Japanese papers, and fabrics. The work is sculptural, delicately floating in box frames.”
@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]): open to the public @ 5- 9 pm. Explore exhibits that tell Guelph’s story!
Openings: @ 7-9 pm
Community’s Choice: Guelph’s Favourite Buildings: In celebration of Guelph Civic Museum’s move into its new building and Guelph’s 185th birthday, this exhibit focuses on community involvement and the unique architecture found in the city. Meet Guest Curator Kathleen Schmalz, local artists, students and seniors who have created works of art that illustrate their favourite buildings in Guelph and tell why this building is important to them. Exhibit continues until November 4.
Think Guelph – Guelph Studio Tour: Here is a great chance to meet the Guelph Studio Tour artists and explore their exhibition featuring images inspired by Guelph. The show continues until November 4.
Dance Your Heart Out Downtown @ Summer City Street Party!!!!
@ Market Square: Doug Larson will be performing starting at 8:00 pm.
- NEW DANCE by IMAGEO ART WORKS.
- WORLD FUSION MUSIC by ECCODEK
With Special Guests
- The Rubber Brothers
- Matt Brubeck
Celebrating Civic Space, Water wonders, world music and our creative Community.
@ Market Square: Award winning artist Tania Crook of Makin” Faces Face Painting/Infinite Body Arts will be painting faces by donation or pay-what-you-think-it”s worth!
@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): Join Printmaker Clive Lewis at The Whitestone. Featured are new works by Kathleen Morin. The second gallery is displaying work by fourteen Gallery Artists. 7pm – 10pm *FF*
@ 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
Also at the Red Brick: Rooted in piano rock, singer songwriter Heather Hill is touring her second album “Leuty station” across Canada. She delivers well-crafted songs with soaring melodies and smart words about being a peace-maker, mess-maker, The live dealer games are ran by a human dealer from a table which can be seen through a live video link. and lover of life. Her sound has the percussive quality of Tori Amos and vocal sensibilities of Kate Bush. Leuty Station is a departure from her first album, Listen (2005), which was produced by Steve Addabbo of Shelter Island Sound (Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin) and released in New York. Her guitar-driven debut effort was based on experiences in her life at the time – quitting her big high tech job, traveling the world and living in New York.
CFRM Rolk Talk”s, Blair Packham states, “With strong vocals, imaginative words, music with hooks and expansive arrangements, she presents an interesting strong female image lyrically.” Others, such as LipStik Indie Review have said Hill”s album Leuty Station is like walking into a beautiful dream and not wanting to wake up from it.
@ 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*
@ 115 Norfolk St. (Entrance on Yarmouth Street across from the Other Brother”s): Shannon Holmes, Reflexologist and Relaxologist. Ever wondered what reflexology is like? Don’t have time or can’t afford a full treatment? Stop by between 7-10pm and receive a 10 minute stress relief and immune booster reflexology treatment. Pay what you can.
@ The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St): The Casual Gourmet will be hosting the artwork of Rosie Linesman, photography. There will also be a COMPLIMENTARY knife sharpening clinic happening from 6-8pm with Judy Magee of Henckel’s. You may bring in up to three of your Henckel knives and have them sharpened for FREE! No serrated, cleavers or scissors. Drop in ONLY.
@ Downtown: Come join photomob as they take downtown Guelph by storm! Bring your camera, your energy and your friends/family and become part of Fourth Fridays! Check out what other photomobsters have been capturing here!
The Art of a Cookie
@ Guelph Public Library [Main Branch] (100 Norfolk St): Noon-8pm: Grades 7 to 12: Drop in… Come in and design cookies!
@ The Quebec Street Mall: In case of inclement weather, the body painting will be here.
@ 103 Wyndham St. North (2nd Floor): 7-9pm: Tom Dietrich Open Studio: abstract, sculptural.
@ 10 Carden Shared Space (10 Carden Street, Guelph):
Put on a puppet! A mini workshop where you will learn some puppet secrets which you can try yourself. We supply the puppets, you bring the enthusiasm. The workshop will be followed by a short excerpt from Pandora”s Box-the Puppet Show. See large rod puppets in action, live music,and theatrical fun for all. Starts at 7pm, is 20 minutes and will be repeated throughout the night! *FF*
@ The Albion Hotel (49 Norfolk Street): Thank Guinness it”s Friday- Free mussels at 5pm followed by FRESH Fridays upstairs, starting @ 10pm.
@ The Creative Edge (9 Quebec Street, Guelph): 4 – 8 pm. Join Creative Edge as they celebrate their 13th anniversary!!! Stop in for their open house event and enjoy some gourmet goodies. 13% off storewide!
Live music between 6 – 8pm as part of Downtown”s Fourth Fridays event! Acoustic guitar player Braden Phelan performs the blues & indy artist Haley MacDonald also performs on acoustic guitar.
@ Flying Dance Company (16 Wyndham Street North, Guelph; 3rd floor): Stop on by the Flying Dance Company (suggested donation $5), from 7-8pm.
@ The Happy Traveller Cafe and Bistro (40 Carden Street, Guelph):
Stop in to check out the CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL and two new artists! A local photographer and a wax painting artist!
4pm – 9pm: Start the weekend early with Tapas and Sangria! Enjoy a traveler’s favourite, inspired by out trips in Spain and Portugal. 4 Dishes- All served on our home-made wooden plates. Might as well wash it down with our tasty Sangria.
- Marinated Olives with our Special Seasoning
- Spiced Fish Croquettes
- Cold Cooked Veggie Mix
- Red wine soaked Chorizo
@ Planet Bean: 6 – 8:30 pm: Knit Bomb Knit In
Don”t know how to knit or crochet. We”ll teach you! Or… Bring your own yarn stash and help us create 12 inch squares and be part of the Knit Bomb Installation Project during culture days in September.
@ Market Square: She’s always loved making jewelry, and with the help of Summer Company, she’s turning passion into product for everyone to enjoy! With a reborn style from the 70s, feather accessories are all the rage right now, and she”s been busy making earrings, ear cuffs, hair extensions, fascinators and all kinds of other neat fashion accents. She knows that being fashionable is so much more fun and easy when it can keep your wallet happy too. Her products are reasonably priced, handmade, totally unique and will help your outfit and style take flight!