Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Art, Park, And Lots Of Barks

The New Art Festival takes place each summer on a weekend in June, at Central Park in the Glebe neighbourhood. A multitude of artists come from around the province for the weekend and set up for prospective buyers. Looking at the business card of one of the artists and instantly recognizing the road name on the address, I chatted with her. She happens to live in the same area near where I grew up, in the countryside outside of Georgetown, so we talked about Halton Hills and how much it's changed. 

This year it was fair weather for the occasion.

I noticed a good many dogs during my visit. This one belonged to one of the artists.

This was a Scottie-Westie mix named Murphy, who quickly got distracted by the presence of another dog.

The collie caught my attention. One of our dogs when I was growing up was a collie, so I've always had a fondness for them.

While this one seemed a bit suspicious of me.

I went up out of one section of the park and looked back.

Across the roadway there were more artists. They were lined around the edge of Patterson Creek, an inlet of the Rideau Canal that ventures into the Glebe for a few hundred metres.

More of the hounds.

I leave off with this view of things from Bank Street.


  1. ...summer is filled with so many wonderful festivals.

  2. Lots of different dogs to see there.

  3. This setting looks so bucolic, and like something that could have happened a century ago.


  4. who knew that moose could row a kayak? or is that a canoe? any who, who knew? love it! ( ;

  5. A great venue and opportunity to speak with the artists too.

  6. @Tom: true!

    @Marianne: a good many were out and about.

    @Janis: the festival has been on for years, and each year seems to get more vendors.

    @Beth: they lack fingers to grip the oar!

    @Marie: I enjoyed it.

  7. Goodness there's a lot of art there William, my favourite kind of market.. in fact I was at an art market myself last weekend. Love the dogs ✨

  8. Looks like fun, and the dogs are a special treat! :-)

  9. What a very active art community. I enjoy going to such events. I can see that this could be a long series.

  10. You've reminded me that I haven't been to one of these festivals in a couple of years. It's time to go again. There is so much to see.

  11. I would be in my element there. Art and dogs are my kind of combination.

  12. @Grace: I like going to these. For some years it was on the same weekend as Doors Open, which made it impossible.

    @DJan: there are over a hundred artists, and it seems to be more each year. At some point they're going to have to start setting up in the section of park west of Bank Street.

    @Red: ah, today it's just for one post. I'll have a couple of short series coming up in the first half of September, but that's it for the moment.

    @Sharon: this event had a lot going on.

    @Denise: it's a good combination.

  13. It doesn't look very crowded with customers - I assume you were there early and it got really busy later! I hope!

  14. Lot of nice looking dogs, I'm sure they were checking the people out. :)

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  16. This looks like a venue I would enjoy.

  17. Looks like a fun art fair! Love all the dogs!

  18. @RedPat: it might have a bit of a lull, but I often find myself going for an angle where there'll be less people in a given shot.

    @Bill: they had lots of wagging tails and belly rubs.

    @Cloudia: ah, so that's how it's done.

    @Michelle: there was quite a variety in art styles.

    @Chieftess: I couldn't resist photographing the hounds.


  19. for some reason many of your photos will not download. From what I saw, i really liked the quilt with dog and other animal images.

  20. So nice seeing all the dogs :)

    All the best Jan

  21. The doggies are well mannered.

  22. I can never resist an art fair! And like you, I grew up with a collie and I would have taken that very same photo!

  23. Craft fairs are always fun ~ and doggies, of course ~ fun time and photo series ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  24. I am horrible at the art festivals, I just want to buy a ton of stuff and support the artists!

  25. @Kate: sometimes a computer has glitches.

    @Aditya: thank you.

    @Jan: it is.

    @Klara: indeed.

    @Jeanie: I couldn't resist.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Jennifer: I can see that.