Paper and Lace and Knit bombing: June’s events

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!

Paper and Lace Fourth Friday's GuelphArt Exhibition

@ 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 Fourth Friday's GuelphSpecial Exhibit

@ 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.

Summer City Street Party Fourth Friday's Guelph9:00 pm – 10:30 pm



With Special Guests

  • The Rubber Brothers
  • Matt Brubeck

Celebrating Civic Space, Water wonders, world music and our creative Community.

Face Painting

@ 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!

Watch for award winning artists from Infinite Body Arts body painting live at Market Square & St. Georges Square for Forth Fridays in June!  Living, breathing canvas” become works of fanciful & dramatic art under the brushes of Tania Crook & Arthur Kerrey.

Whitestone Gallery Fourth Friday's GuelphArt 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

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*

3rd floor:  last door on the right: 7-10pm: Kathleen Schmalz

Reflexology Fourth Friday's GuelphReflexology

@ 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.

Art Exhibition

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!

Body Painting

@ The Quebec Street Mall: In case of inclement weather, the body painting will be here.

Art Exhibition

@ 103 Wyndham St. North (2nd Floor): 7-9pmTom Dietrich Open Studio: abstract, sculptural.

Puppet Show

@ 10 Carden Shared Space (10 Carden Street, Guelph):

Pandora's Sox Fourth Friday's GuelphPut 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*

Hopscotch! Carol Tinga Fourth Friday's GuelphHopscotch!

7-9pm. Guelph artist Carol Tinga will be setting up hopscotch courts in front of 10 Carden Street for all to enjoy. Instructions will be available for anyone who has forgotten the rules of the game. With permission, video from this event will be edited and used for Ed Video Media Arts Centre”s 60 Seconds of Beauty project. The goal of this Ed Video community arts project is to help Guelphites discover beauty everywhere, “sixty seconds at a time”. (The 60 Seconds of Beauty campaign continues until the end of July.) *FF*

Free Food

@ The Albion Hotel (49 Norfolk Street): Thank Guinness it”s Friday- Free mussels at 5pm followed by FRESH Fridays upstairs, starting @ 10pm.

Live Music

@ 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.

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.

Beer Festival

@ 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

Knit Bomb Knit In Fourth Friday's GuelphKnit Bomb Knit In

@ 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.

Take Flight Feathers

@ 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!

2 thoughts on “Paper and Lace and Knit bombing: June’s events

  1. What a great idea. I love Fourth Fridays! Is there a Facebook site? I would like to be able to “like” it! Thanks Caroline

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