How to spend your Friday night on May 25th

artwork Fourth Friday's GuelphMay is already here and we’re excited about the fabulous energy already starting around this month’s Fourth Friday. Come out on the town between 7pm and 10pm for everything from a concert to seeing works of art hidden around a store!

@ Old Quebec Street Mall: If you’ll only be downtown during the day on May 25th, be sure to stop by the Old Quebec Street Mall. They have a craft market every Friday from 10am – 5pm. Patti Rainbow does face painting, and balloon animals on a donation basis and sells Whimsical Wire Art.

Grace Orphan Care Centre Fourth Friday's Guelph@ Guelph Youth Music Centre ~ 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph:  Doors at 8pm.

Join us for a night of music by the Test Icicles, food, raffles and more, as we raise funds to build a maize mill for Grace Orphan Care Centre in Malawi!

Tickets $20 in advance ~ $25 at the door

  • Door prize draws and food (catered by 2 Spoons Catering) are included in the price of admission.
  • Cash Bar (cheap drinks thanks to sponsorship from Sleeman).
  • Loads of raffle prizes including a a tablet computer and an autographed hockey stick donated by Guelph”s own Rich Peverley of the Boston Bruins!

For tickets in advance, email or call Renee at 519-831-5210. For more info on this great cause and our event, see our posting at Snap Guelph.

The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St): Always open until 9pm on Fourth Fridays, the Casual Gourmet is a work of art all in itself. Full of brightly coloured, tools of the kitchen, it’s a stop not to be missed!

@ 112 Wyndham Street North, Guelph: In front of Coriander. @ 6:00pm -8:00pm. Come check out the behind the scenes look at performing Shakespeare. First Light Theatre is inviting you to get a sneak peak of a rehearsal of our show The Taming of the Shrew. You will have the opportunity to see our senior training program rehearse their upcoming show. for more show details 519 836-8498

Tickets will be on sale at this event for the upcoming show June 1st-3rd

The Little Robot logo Fourth Friday's Guelph@ St. George’s Square: There will also be a draw for the Downtown Guelph Business Association Spring Basket promotion (7pm). This will be followed by a performance from the Little Robot. The Little Robot is a Guelph-based electronic music artist who uses samples, controllers and other live instruments to create a balance between the sounds of the past, present and future.

Paper Art Workshops

Wyndham Art Supplies and Guelph School of Art: Will be doing origami and Japanese paper marbling (Suminagashi) in the store and on the 3rd floor (worth the climb) in the school. All ages, all free!

Ephemerals: Ontario's Native Flowers Fourth Friday's GuelphSpring Ephemerals: Ontario’s Native Wildflowers

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]): a stereoscopic exploration of our natural heritage by Simon Bell
Reception: May 25th from 5pm-9pm

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden St): FF* 7:00pm-11:00pm

MUSIC: Stop by to check out the band, Bedsheets they will be playing from 9pm-11pm. They are a local alternative folk band in Guelph, formed in 2011 and are taking Guelph by storm.

ART: Stop in to see artwork done by two Katimavik volunteers Maryssa Lukaszczyk and Kayla Daigneault-Sukow.

ART: There will also be the incredible art from a variety of Guelph high school students.

Art Exhibition

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*

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

@ The Trafalgar Building (123 Woolwich Street):

Tammy Ratcliff studio will be open, exhibiting her own work as well as that of Chris Ahlers and Lydia Nieuwenkamp.

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, paintings, hand crafted designer cushions, textiles and custom duvet covers. 519-820-4970 *FF*
3rd floor:  last door on the right: 7-10pm: Kathleen Schmalz
Stained glass artwork Fourth Friday's Guelph3rd floorLynn Chidwick Stained Glass: open from 7 – 9

The Happy Traveller Cafe and Bistro (40 Carden Street, Guelph): 7pm – 10pm

Stop in for a nibble, drink or simply to see the works of art by Tenya Mastoras.


@ 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.

Musical Performance

@ Biggies: 107 Wyndham Street North, Guelph: ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF OUR MONTHLY HEAVY METAL EXTRAVAGANZAS! Starts @ 9pm: This time featuring an encore performance from Guelph Wellington’s favourite THE MODERATELY QUESTIONABLE CUZZINS, and back by popular demand Fergus / Elora’s only grunge sludge metal band BOB WANTS CHIPS, the coolest metal act out of Kitchener Waterloo, MUTE UNION and a SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER UNBOWED to top off the night!!! hope to see you all there to keep the tradition alive and keep more HEAVY MUSIC COMING!!!

UPDATE: The Fourth Fridays Information Boot Camp on May 22nd has been postponed until a later date. Please be in touch with either 10 Carden or the Guelph Arts Council to express your interest.

If you are an artist or an organization looking to participate, Guelph Arts Council will be hosting a free Fourth Friday Boot Camp at 10 Carden that will provide you will the tools to make your project happen. This boot camp will feature a panel discussion and a break-out discussion that will shed some light on this community driven project and how community members can get involved.