Glowfair is the name of a street festival that takes place on several blocks of Bank Street for a couple of evenings each June. It is a mix of music, art, performance, and spectacle. I missed a lot of it this year, and so only documented it briefly on the two evenings as I was passing through. On the first evening there was a clear sky. Aerial acrobats belonging to a group called Aerial Antics were setting up. I've seen them before here, as well as at Buskerfest.
Large inflatable mushrooms, no doubt illuminated at night, were down the street.
The following evening it was raining as I passed through. Large canvases had been set up for street artists to work with. Many of them were well in progress at that point, with the artists using traditional paint and brush or spray paint.
There are educational aspects to all of this, including in regards to First Nations culture. This shelter was set up, along with items such as furs done in the traditional way.
I finish up with these musicians.
Looks like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
The city has so much to offer!ReplyDelete
The art looks so good. A fun, free festival with much to see.ReplyDelete
Beautiful murals and art!ReplyDelete
The First Nation culture stands are the most interesting.ReplyDelete
Gosto destes festivais e aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.ReplyDelete
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Well, a lot to see and to do in the streets.ReplyDelete
Looks interesting and funny ! Thé photos are beautiful !ReplyDelete
very cool art. ( ;ReplyDelete
...yep, Ottawa is Ottawow!ReplyDelete
Hello, I like the colorful street art. The festival looks like a fun time. Have a happy day and great week ahead.ReplyDelete
Those mushrooms, and the didgeridoo!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful art. I really like some of those paintings. :-)ReplyDelete
Great to see art being celebrated at the festival...both musical and 2-D to please the eye.ReplyDelete
Summertime is festival time. I enjoy seeing yours.ReplyDelete
I like the display of street art. The inflatable mushrooms would have looked great lit up at night.ReplyDelete
Too bad the rain disrupted things the 2nd night.ReplyDelete
I missed our summer festival. I don't know how I could not know about it.ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: I've attended this event more in previous years, and it's fun.ReplyDelete
@Catarina: it does.
@Fun60: it's quite an event.
@Iris: I thought so myself.
@Italiafinlandia: I think so.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Marianne: there is!
@Gattina: thank you.
@Janis: they're good.
@DJan: me too.
@Anvilcloud: and more festivals to come.
@Sami: they would have been.
@RedPat: alas, yes.
@Red: some festivals I do miss.
Looks like a lot of fun. I used to attend many festivals like this, when my children were young.ReplyDelete
Hi William, Glowfair looks like fun despite the rain. Incredibly diverse subjects in the live art section. Going back now to enjoy your posts on Canada Day and the museum ✨ReplyDelete
There is quite a lot to enjoy at this festival.ReplyDelete
I love the giant mushrooms. They are very cute :-) And beautiful artworks!ReplyDelete
Love the art work.ReplyDelete
The huge mushrooms ate so funny they make me smile.ReplyDelete
Happy to see the street artist again much joy here.
Trippy, W. The fox leaps out at one!ReplyDelete
Festival fun for everyone.ReplyDelete
@Michelle: this one does lean towards fun.ReplyDelete
@Grace: thank you!
@Sharon: there is.
@Tamago: that they are.
@Marie: they stand out well.
@Parsnip: I agree!
@Cloudia: it does!
What a fun festival! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your street festival photos. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
I love this time of year for festivals - this looks like fun.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I love festivals especially festivals such as this. Love the cute inflatable mushroom balloons. Paintings and music performances give the talented artists and musicians opportunity to show off their gift.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
What creativity you captured and so colorful too ~ a fun event ~ReplyDelete
Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Great art work, I love the cat:)ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun festival.ReplyDelete
I sure love the variety of festivals and events in the summer!!ReplyDelete
One of those looks like the Firefox browser icon. :-)ReplyDelete
I like the name Glowfair! It sounds fun! And I really love those big mushrooms!ReplyDelete
@Mari: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Denise: you're welcome.
@Jan: it was enjoyable.
@Nancy: quite true.
@Kay: I enjoyed it.
@Carol: very much so.ReplyDelete
@Rosie: me too.
@Stefan: it was.
@Jenn: me too.
@Revrunner: I can see that.
@Jeanie: I do as well.