Jaws, barnyard buddies, and a ghost walk: October’s events

Fourth Friday's Guelph October 2013 posterIt has been a beautiful autumn and we’re hoping for spectacular weather for this month’s Fourth Friday. Come out and join in the fun on October 25th!

Movie Screening

@ The Guelph Arts Council (147 Wyndham St. North, Suite 404): Fourth Film SeriesFourth Friday's Guelph Film Series poster

Sure, you’ve seen Rocky, Airport and Free Willy – but have you seen Rocky 4, The Concorde… Airport ‘79 or Free Willy: Escape From Pirates Cove? That’s right; we’d like to invite you over to celebrate the unsung heroes of cinema’s quadrilogies. For this Hallowe’en Fourth Friday, we thought we’d kick off with Joseph Sargaent’s 1987 classic, Jaws: The Revenge. Admission is free — feel free to bring snacks and beverages. We will start the movie at 7:30pm sharp so don’t be late. See you there!

Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street) is featuring the art of Larry Lawrence. Enjoy his whimsical take on our favourite barnyard buddies: chickens, sheep and cows. In addition to his paintings, there is art created by the other 13 members of the Artist Collective. Open 7-9.

Collaborative Art Making

@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street, Entrance off of Cork): From 5:30-9pm

Drop in to colour a square of a collaborate Halloween image with artist Lauren Ellis!  You’re welcome to contribute one or many squares, and stay to watch as together we bring the art to life, piece by piece.

Birthday Celebration and Art Workshop

@ 10 Carden


Come out and celebrate 10 Carden’s 5th Birthday!


Bring your children out to the Art Innovators’ booth. They can create an amazing piece of Scratch Art or Sand Art!

Art Innovators: For Every Stage of Artistic Development

Drawing on the proven techniques and professional know-how of recognized artists and educators, Art Innovators offers a Visual Arts curriculum that is multi-cultural, multimedia, age appropriate and never repeats. Our dynamic classes, workshops and camps are offered for ALL ages–young and old. Each of our fun and exciting programs meet or exceeds the National Standards for Arts Education. If you are interested in a specific Art Innovators program that is either not offered yet or not offered at a time that fits your schedule, please call (226) 338-8588. We are adding classes all the time and it only takes a few interested students to add another session.

Musical Performance

@ The Redbrick (8 Douglas Street), 8pm – Bryan Rason
Bryan Rason is an incredible Canadian solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Drawing influence from such talents as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee and Chet Atkins, Bryan takes solo acoustic guitar playing to a new level by bringing together multiple genres and styles to create a truly unique and fascinating listening experience for all music fans.

Bryan is currently recording two new albums, one of which will include many of his most popular covers coupled with newly penned original tunes. This album entitled “GENRES” was released June 2013. In response to fan demands, he second scheduled album will be Christmas themed and due for release November 2013.

Slam Poetry

@ Red Papaya (55 Wyndham Street – Old Quebec Street Mall): 9:00 – 11:00pm

Vocamus Press is hosting a program of performances by slam poets, and an informal panel on the current state of publishing, “The Future of Publishing”.

Collage Party

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham St. North), 6-9pm

Guelph School of Arts is hosting a Collage Party at Wyndham Art Supplies. Come and enjoy coffee, tea, and cookies and get your cut & paste on!  You can add to a collaborative collage or make a small one of your own to keep.  It’s free and suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Living Yoga & Health Guelph logo Drop-in Yoga Class

@ Living Yoga and Health (105 Wyndham Street North)

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class on the fourth Friday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers.

Musical Performance

@ Magnolia Cafe (88 Yarmouth Street): 8-10pm

Johnny and Harri will do an intimate stripped down version of their show featuring material spanning four decades. Backed up by Mike Young on bass and Rob Greenway (AKA Brilliant Fish) on percussion. $10 at the door.

Craft Sessions

@ Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road South): 5-8pm

We are offering free craft sessions held by Patti Wheeler whimsical wire artist. Participants will be making wire art book marks, bubble wands, earrings, and Christmas ornaments.

Ghost Walk of Guelph

Departing @ Guelph Train Station

Walk leaves promptly at 8:30pm. Take a 1 hour stroll around downtown Guelph and hear some stories from the Royal City’s darker past. Goosebumps possible. Please reserve your spot by emailing. $10 – Adults, $8 – Students, Seniors & Children.


Seeking local talent for Friday Noon Hour Concerts!

January 14th, 2013 (Guelph, ON) – Downtown Guelph is seeking submissions from musicians and entertainers interested in performing for our 2013 Noon Hour Concert Series, staged every Friday from June 7th to September 13th in St George’s Square.  We welcome interest from groups and individuals from all genres of music, and are aiming for talent that is marketable to the global audience present during the noon hour.  Additional musicians will be sought this season for Fourth Fridays, a burgeoning Downtown Guelph event which embraces creativity, community and performance on the fourth Friday of each month. 

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in highly regarded local events.  Friday Noon Hour Concerts are a long- standing tradition of the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) whose intent is to enliven and pay tribute to our downtown community by showcasing local and regional talent.  Artists are chosen by committee and are paid for their performances.  Instruments, all sound and technical equipment are the responsibility of the artists.  Power and shelter are supplied by the organizer.  Each concert is a rain or shine event. 

To apply, please submit a demo CD or EPK, or a link to your web page, PLUS a one-sheet biography by March 1st, 2013 to:

Sam Jewell

Events Coordinator

Downtown Guelph Business Association

202-42 Wyndham Street North

Guelph, ON

N1H 4E6

T: 519 836 6144

[email protected]


Schmoozefest, bookworms, and Merengue: October’s events

A photo mob invasion of the Cornerstone, November 2011 Fourth Friday Guelph

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6410340339/

October is here and with it comes the cold! With Halloween and Fourth Fridays coming soon, make sure to bundle up and enjoy the culture!

Schmoozefest: Where arts and artists meet!

@ At Red Papaya in Old Quebec Street Mall: 6-8 pm

Mix, mingle, and SCHMOOZE with Guelph Arts Council!

Come for an evening of networking, arts, culture, and schmoozing!

Got something to say? Sign up at the event for a two minute spotlight.

Wyndham Art Supplies Fourth Friday's Guelph Art Exhibit

@ Wyndham Art Supplies and Guelph School of Art (125 Wyndham Street North): Will be open late, 6-9pm. Come in and check out the wonderful photography and illustrations of local artist Sami Kelsh on display on the 3rd floor for one night only!


Musical Performance

@ 10 Carden

Join us between 7 and 9:30 for the musical stylings of The Boo Radley Project, an alt rock/funk group based in Guelph and Elora who may or may not feature glockenspiels as the centre of their songs. Fusing African sounds with North American hip hop, they throw in a little polka accordion and a musical sensation is born.

Spoken Word

@ The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden Street)

Rob O’Flanagan and Valerie Senyk are both accomplished spoken word performers. Join them from 7:30- 9pm.

Museum Exhibits

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

Museum open 5- 9pm, free admission.

One of your last opportunities to view the exhibits (closing November 4):

Think Guelph – Guelph Studio Tour

Community’s Choice: Guelph’s Favourite Buildings

Bookworm Cornerstone Fourth Friday's Guelph@ Magnolia Cafe (88 Yarmouth Street):

Bookworm by Corin Raymond with musical guest David Ross Macdonald.

A story of a father reading to his son, growing up in a library, plus Spiderman, Ray Bradbury, and meeting the Minotaur for the first time just outside Wawa.

Storytelling that has comedy, drama, plenty of beauty and life-inspiration, and a climax no one could possibly predict, all wrapped into an hour.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door. Show starts at 8, no later admission.

Art Exhibit

@ Trafalgar Building Studios (123 Woolwich St. 3rd floor)

Tammy Ratcliff and Lydia Nieuwenkamp:

Show of recent work and printmaking demonstrations throughout the evening.

Art Exhibit

@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street):

An exhibition of Grayce Perry’s work as well as work by 14 other artists.

The Over Tones, Inc Fourth Friday's Guelph Musical Performance

@ Old Quebec Street Mall (55 Quebec St):

The Over Tones, Inc. is a group of women dedicated to the performance, promotion and preservation of four part A Cappella harmony in the barbershop style.

Dance and Music Improvisation Jam

@ Dancetheatre David Earle Studios (42 Quebec Street)

Fall On Your Feet

8:45-9:45 pm

Come to learn, participate and/or observe.  Free (donations to cover costs will be gratefully accepted).

FOYF will be offering new adult improvisation classes on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Ask us for information at the jam!

Reflexology Fourth Friday's GuelphReflexology

@ 115 Norfolk St. (Entrance on Yarmouth Street across from the Other Brother’s)

Shannon HolmesReflexologist and Relaxologist.  Ever wondered what reflexology is like? Just want a “top up” treatment? Drop in between 7-10pm and receive a 10 minute stress relief, neck and shoulder tension relief and immune booster reflexology treatment. Pay what you can.

Art Exhibit

Ed Video (40 Baker Street):

A one-day exhibit of art inspired by Guelph’s Petrie Building, in celebration of its 130th Anniversary.

Including photographs and video of the upper Petrie rooms by very kind permission of the Agelakos family, and other depictions of the building by local artists in a variety of mediums.

Happy Traveler Cafe (40 Carden Street):

Gallery Cubano as well as an array of local musicians.

Kate Schutt Fourth Friday's GuelphMusical Performance

@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street)

Come hear the award-winning voice of Kate Schutt, Her persuasive melodies and

arrangements show a deep involvement with the history of jazz and a willingness to flirt with pop gestures and attitudes.

Flying Dance Company Fourth Friday's GuelphDance Lessons

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

Here are the November 25th Fourth Friday’s events!

We’re excited to have the following events occurring this November 25th! Start in St.George’s Square and then move out into the rest of the downtown. (though all events are for most ages and audiences, *FF* = specifically Family Friendly & *A* = Accessible)

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When is the next Fourth Friday’s event?

As with any new thing in the city of Guelph, the energy for our lil’ old event series is building! We had a great launch event last month on Friday, October 28th (thanks to all those that turned up) and we’re already building towards the November’s events (held on Friday, November, 25th).

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Find out what’s happening on October 28th

Art Exhibition

@ Trafalger Building (123 Woolwich St, Guelph) 3rd Floor: Multiple Studios

Tammy Ratcliff, Gillian Wilson, and Lydia Nieuwenkamp will be doing printmaking demonstrations as well as have our hand pulled prints on display.

Lynn Chidwick– Inspired by nature and artists past and present, Lynn’s bending and blending of colour and light elevates the spirit.  Working closely with the client, Lynn translates ideas into uniquely personalized pieces of art that illuminate architectural spaces.

Maria Pezzano will feature her latest paintings and textiles, especially new are her fantastic pillows.

Kathleen’s 3rd floor studio is filled with oil paintings of local streetscapes, images of kayaking trips across Canada and mixed media explorations of subject matter as diverse as hydro lines and rain forest insects. The works range in size from 4″ square to 4″x6″ with prices starting at $75.00.

Fourth Friday wanderers are welcome to visit Pearl Van Geest‘s studio. Pearl is currently working on an exhibition to be held at the Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University Jan. 4 – Feb 11, 2012 along with a companion exhibition at Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo. She combines conceptual/process painting and performance art with the language of abstraction, pop art and landscape painting. Pearl is currently part of a two person exhibition (with Ryan Price) at the Flesherton Art Gallery which opens Sat, Oct 22nd from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. She is represented by KWT contemporary in Toronto.

Art Exhibition

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph) Front Window: Eric Montgomery- Found object art

Wine Tasting

@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street, Guelph): Get a sheet with descriptions. $10 per person for 4 samples. 1 white and 3 reds from one country or varietal . Each month different wines. New and lesser know bottles from the LCBO. No reservations required. Impress your friends with your new wine knowledge! Save money trying a new bottle you might not like! (Note: No Wi-Fi available after 7 pm on 4th Fridays!)

Memories from my Mind’s Eye Redux

@ St. George’s Square

The bus — our green 78 VW Westfalia — will project Chris Iwanowski’s photos on a blank wall in St. George”s Square, in the heart of downtown Guelph. Julia Grady has edited down 25,000 photos of a life well lived to 1071 images. A moment in time. Combined they tell an interesting story. Some will take your breath away.

Fourth Fridays Paint Off

@ St. George’s Square: 7pm-10pm

The purpose: To bring visual artists in the Guelph area together, out of their studios and into the fresh air, and to give those who yearn to observe/experience/learn from the creative process in action an opportunity to do so. All artists welcome: painters, illustrators, sculptures etc.

The basic idea: Artists congregate around the evening”s main event (music and/or dance) and interpret it in a series of smallish works for the 3-hour period, in any style or medium.  As they complete pieces, they hang them up for display and drying on a wall or rack.  As members of the public noodle in and out, they look on, interact with participants, possibly negotiate prices for pieces they like, and finally cast a vote for a favourite artist.  At 10pm, votes are tallied.  Winners receive small prizes (and a warm round of applause!).

Interested: If you’d like to participate, please send your name to: [email protected]. This event is being co-sponsored by Ivano Stocco and Red Brick Café. A few days before the event, we will confirm the event and meeting details. Please come out and help us support Guelph’s 1st Art Battle! If successful, we hope to repeat it on subsequent Fourth Fridays. Please join us afterwards at Red Brick. There will be beer and wine (or coffee) for all participants.

Paint Off

@ St. George’s Square: Music!!! Come dance and/or listen, or watch the paint off as they capture the moment!!

Special Wine and food pairing!

@ Artisanale (37 Quebec Street, Guelph)

Join us in celebrating the launch of Fourth Fridays with special wine and food pairing, at a special price in the cafe at Artisanale. For October we are offering Smoked Trout and Mesclun Greens paired with a glass of excellent Prince Edward County White for $13

Art Exhibition

@ Kloepfer Gallery (18 Paisley Street, Guelph): Come in and see the newly painted gallery which now showcases all original art by local and neighbouring artists. On this month is a new collection of mixed media paintings entitled “Living Green” by Guelph artist Susan Lapp.

Art Exhibition

@Albion (49 Norfolk Street, Guelph): Candace Sepulis – “Fragments”
Having degrees in both philosophy and architecture, Sepulis is known for her unique use of perspectives, graphic novel-eque and nostalgic style, and quietly poetic imagery. Sepulis draws influence from MC Escher, Jack Kerouac, and wood block prints from her Estonian ancestry to create her new “Fragments” body of work. In these silkscreened works of Sepulis” illustrations, “Fragments” speaks of words better left unsaid, clinging hope, stolen glances of missed opportunity and moments of calm understanding.

@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph):  with 14 artists in the collective, we plan to have a coffee maker and cookies for visiting participants. A game of Pictionary may break out at any time!

Musical Performances

@ 3rd floor Apartment above Wimpy’s (25 Wyndham Street North, Apt B, Guelph):

Join us for an intimate evening of glorious music featuring local creative geeeniuses! Doors 8:30pm, music will begin at 9:00. $5 cover (or pay what you can) at the door. Bring friends and open ears!

Check out the talent beforehand so you can confidently hum, stomp, hoot, holler and clap along!




@ The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St, Guelph): Stop by until 9pm for complimentary apple cider, to peruse the store or to check out artwork.

Group Art Show

@ 10 Carden: Featuring Julia Grady, Barbell Kirstein, Lane Green, Ganga Wickramaratne, Carol Tinga, Vanessa Tignanelli, Barbara J. Bryce and Jordan Annette.

Spoken Word

@ 8pm: Valerie Senyk and @ 9pm: Rob O’Flanagan: spoken word art/poetry with music – electronic or live

Stop by and warm up with some coffee or grab a beer while checking out the art and listening to the spoken word!

@ Sweetie Box Studios (location TBA): Amy Smania- handcrafted Jewelry

@ 46 Essex Street, Guelph: Rebecca Erikson & Tumbling Boulders

I will open my studio, and be working, along with drum builder, Tumbling Boulders.


@ Various Restaurants & Cafes (Downtown Guelph)

Come and eat in the downtown Guelph restaurants participating in DIG IN DOWNTOWN for the very last night! It is a great opportunity to eat wonderful food and then wander the downtown core!

Photo Mob

@ the streets (everywhere!): Smile, you might be on Fourth Fridays. Armed with digital cameras and creative spirit, Aidan Ware will take to the town with her Photo Mob, aka photo students from the University of Guelph Fine Arts program, to take portraits, make inspiring renderings, capture fun happenings, and document the confluence of people and community in the streets of the downtown from 7pm to 10pm. Images will be downloaded to Fourth Fridays social media sites (Facebook and Flickr) for people to see.