What are you doing on Friday February 24?

Ice skating in Fourth Friday's Guelph Photo by Randy SutherlandWell, the weather can’t decide if it is spring yet or not, and surely we”ll have more winter on the way! Keep your spirits up throughout it all by coming down to yet another exciting Fourth Fridays event on February 24th from 7pm – 10pm in downtown Guelph!

See photos from previous Fourth Fridays events here.

Grand Opening

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street], Guelph): 

You are invited to the grand opening of the new Guelph Civic Museum. Join us in a new chapter of the unfolding story of our community. 5–9 pm *FF*


Van Gogh’s Ear (10 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm

Tignanelli’s latest work reflects the error of 21st-century reliance on technology for maintaining relationships. Dwindling face-to-face communication is represented as intangible, dissociated, or mute figures in her work. She is completing a Studio Art BA at the University of Guelph. *FF*

starting @8pm: Patches has been a common face around the songwriter circles of Guelph, ON.  Bringing unique tales of wanderlust, regular lust, apocalyptic prophesies, and psychological journeys, he captures audiences and takes them on a journey of their own.  Stepping outside the realm of pop music, he creates songs that test his boundaries as a musician and as a developing human.  Though performing with only an acoustic guitar and his voice, he manages to separate himself from the common musician and form true connections with those who choose to listen.


@ 10 Carden (10 Carden Street, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm

Month long photo exhibition “Celebrating Venice” by Annette Twist

Stop by to check out art by Jenna Short:my art is very colorful and odd, lots of fun people and animals as well as shapes and patterns! if you like bright fun artwork and simple illustrations my arts for you.” *FF*

Michael Mucci lives and works in Guelph, ON.  To date he has released 2 full length albums and several EPs of guitar music on his own Tall House Recording Co. and most recently on the Private Chronology label out of Boston, MA.  When not coaxing sound from his guitar during the nights, M. Mucci spends his time during the day tending to exotic flora at the University of Guelph, as well as planning his radio show ‘Sounds from the Tall House’ on CFRU 93.3 FM and semi – regular live music series of the same name. @ 9pm

Whitestone Gallery Fourth Friday's GuelphArt Exhibit

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): 14 great artists showing work. Come check out the current group show “Rouge” by gallery artists. We plan to have a coffee maker and cookies for visiting participants. 7pm – 10pm *FF*


Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street, Guelph):

Jean Francis’ art is influenced by her relationship with the Owen Sound area and the stories of the Great Lakes and their once bustling ports. “My fascination with the demolition of old warehouses and foundaries, Owen Sound harbour with the Lakers that frequent, the elevators, alleyways and urban landscape inform the paintings along with what is in front of me.”

EVENT: Wine Tasting- No lectures. 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

@ The Trafalgar Building (123 Woolwich Street, Guelph):

First Floor: Visit Ballyhoo Media– Studio of Candace Sepulis! Art will be on display and items (like mugs, cards and prints) will be for sale! ALSO: Come design & make your own 1.25″ button! *FF*

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*

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

ACTIVITY: Trading wheels for steel

@ Market Square (1 Carden Street, Guelph):
Join the Royal City Roller Girls this Fourth Friday in Market Square as they trade their wheels for steel, and their competitive grit for community spirit. Wearing their trademark warpaint but resisting the urge to scrimmage, the Roller Girls on Ice will be accompanied by rock “n” roll music broadcast through the new state of the art sound system. Come shimmy, shake and skate with us this Fourth Friday


The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden Street, Guelph):

The store has been invaded by soft yetti monsters! Pop in to warm up with some hot apple cider, peruse the store and be inspired by the art and creations by Jordan Annette. *FF*


The Cornerstone ( 1 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm:

Stephanie Garas Fourth Friday's GuelphStephanie GarasThe Egyptian born Canadian Artist works with film photography, sculpture as well as contemporary art. She explores the physical aspect of the human body working with different lights and lenses to produce captivating images at a large and small scale.


@ The Old Quebec Street Mall: 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! Meeting in front of the Old Quebec Street Mall @ 7pm SHARP! Check out what other photomobsters have been capturing here!

Sound Off!

Guelph Public Library [Main Branch, 2nd Floor] (100 Norfolk Street, Guelph): 

Come check it out ! Bring your instrument and perform on the open mic.  Bring your poetry and slam in the competition.  Become a regular and compete to be on the 2012 Guelph Youth Poetry Slam team.  The Slam starts with a spoken word writing workshop from 5:30-6:30pm facilitated by our featured artists…  The open mic, youth slam, and feature performer happens from 6:30-8:30pm. See   This is event is sponsored by the Guelph Arts Council.

Performance and Art

@ The Old Quebec Street Mall (55 Wyndham Street North, Guelph):

@7pm Come be part of an interactive art piece by Sarah Sienna: I am an emerging artist living in Hamilton. I recently graduated from the University of Guelph Studio Art program with a specialization in drawing and photography. I work in many mediums, often combining them to create my finished work. I have recently been working in oil pastel using empty film canisters to create colourful and visually engaging drawings. Each drawing is titled based on what colours I used. *FF*

@7pm Whether you are going to a party, wedding, ball, prom or just want a unique look, Elisa Harrison of Tamiko Jewelry provides jewellery as unique and personal as the person wearing it. She has a wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and handbags that she has made and she also does special orders to suit your needs.

@8:00 pm Performance Poetry by Rob O’Flanagan: Lyrical, narrative poetry with an electronic soundtrack, unpredictable performance elements and loads of feeling. *FF*


@ Wyndham Art Supplies- (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph) in store:

Come see the beautiful stained glass designs of Barbara Bryce.

Art and Food Specials

@ NV Bar and Lounge (16 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): 

Check out the abstract acrylics of artist Randon Hiles!

Haddock & Chips $8.99


@ Inksmith Tattoo Parlour (123 Woolwich Street, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm

Come in and see finished and unfinished works alike by owner/artist Heather Myles.


@ The Joint Cafe (43 Cork Street, Guelph): 6pm – 9pm

Featuring the art work of Annette Twist: I intend the viewer to see my work more as paintings than as photographs. The photographic medium enables me to create images that are in the tradition of Impressionism and abstraction.

Stop in to hear Kenny Phelps from The Speakeasies play from 6pm until close!

Merengue Lesson

@ 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): 7pm – 10pm

Montreal artist, Adamo Tiseo