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Art Fresco Table Trail

Explore Waterloo Region presents the Art Fresco Table Trail: a whimsical tour of a series of unique picnic tables hand painted by talented local artisans. These extraordinary pieces are being hosted at various restaurants and patios around the Region to inject some vibrancy into a sector that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe the project embodies the core values of Waterloo Region: community, inclusivity, and creativity.

drawing of a wooden picnic table with the words Art Fresco Table Trail written underneath it along with the hashtag Art Fresco TrailSign-up for the free Art Fresco Table Trail Passport to discover these tables and support local eateries – all from your mobile device. Every check-in represents a chance to win weekly prizes including $100 in gift cards to savour more flavours in Waterloo Region. PLUS, each check-in doubles as an entry for a chance to win a grand prize package valued at over $1,000. It pays to be local!

We invite residents and visitors to enjoy the tables, make memories, and take photos. Sharing on social media is encouraged using the hashtag #ArtFrescoDining. Scroll down to browse the full collection below.

A BETTER DAY
Better Tent City Artists
Waterloo Square | Score Pizza

A CELEBRATION OF WR
Maia Lynch
EJ’s Tavern | Baden Hotel

ABE ERB’S GRIST MILL
Megan Lapoint
Waterloo Brewing Company

ACKNOWLEDGE
Chelsea Brunette-Hodzic
The Healthy Rabbit

AMETHYST
Behnaz Fatemi
The Crazy Canuck

BARN QUILTS
Donna Robertson
Stone Crock Restaurant

BEAUTY IN WR GARDENS
Salomé Perez
Kitchen Kuttings

BETTER TOGETHER
Jon Johnson
Short Finger Brewing Co.

CELEBRATING KITCHENER
Dayna Edwards
The 86

CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE
Michelle Dechert
Crowsfoot Smokehaus

COTTON CANDY DREAM
Emily McDougall
Arabella Park Beer Bar

CRACKED EGGS
Amy Esplen
Taco Farm

CRAZY QUILT
Angela Grasse
Snyder’s Family Farm

DEATH BY ROSES
Andy McGeoch
The Duke of Wellington

EXPANSION: SHADE’S MILLS
Logan Soeder
Scran & Dram Scottish Public House

FACES OF COMMUNITY
Wilma Vanderleeuw
Cafe Pyrus Outpost

FLORALS
Alanah Jewell
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

FLYING BEAUTIES
Anne Williamson
Chrysalis Cafe

GALAXY PRIDE
Andy McGeoch
1909 Culinary Academy

GINIW – GOLDEN EAGLE
Luke Swinson
Cafe du Monde

JOSEPH & GAUKEL
Pia Braza
Underground Flavour Group

JUST KEEP FLOATING
Kristina Bradt
St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

KOI POND
Victoria Shi
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

LAKE & SHORE
August Swinson
Village Colonnade

LOTS TO SEE & DO
Shawn Murenbeeld
Cafe Pyrus Outpost

MIRRORED SHORELINES
Pearl Van Geest
Melina’s Grill

NATURE OF BRIDGEPORT
Allie-Marie Piggott
The Lancaster Smokehouse

OCHRE
Behnaz Fatemi
Swine & Vine

OKTOBERFEST: SAY ONKEL!
Andrea Lorentz
Edelweiss Tavern

ON FIRE
Tee Kundu
Descendants Beer & Beverage Co.

PASTEL SUMMER
Tee Kundu
Storehouse 408

PINK ZEBRA
Lucy Lan
Waterloo Square | Four All Ice Cream

PIXEL PRODUCE
Lauren Prousky
The Old Marina Restaurant

PLANTER’S PICNIC
Tara Cooper
Proof Kitchen + Lounge

SHORE & LAKE
August Swinson
Grammy’s Espresso Bar

STINGRAYS
Andy McGeoch
Four Fathers Brewing Co.

STRAWBERRIES
Alanah Jewell
EcoCafe

STRIPES & COLOUR
Hannah Carroll
Boston Pizza Bingemans

SWEETS
Victoria Shi
The Crumby Cookie Dough Company

TAKE A SEAT, STAY AWHILE
Shawn Murenbeeld
The Olde Heidelberg Restaurant

THE GRAND
Kristen Gear
The Village Biergarten

TRISHA ABE
Trisha Abe
Red House

TURQUOISE
Behnaz Fatemi
The Bruce Craft House

UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Moumita Roychowdhury
Kitchener Market

WATER SURFACE: LILY PADS
Diane Boyer
Counterpoint Brewing Co.

WATERLOO MAP No.1
Brubey Hu
Borealis Grille & Bar

WATERLOO MAP No.2
Brubey Hu
Jane Bond

WATERLOO REGION ARTS
Bari Parsche
Together We’re Bitter Co-operative Brewing

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Moumita Roychowdhury
Wooden Boat Food Company

WE ARE UNITED
Ava Murenbeeld
Graffiti Market

Find Art Fresco Tables by City/Township

City of Cambridge                                             City of Kitchener                                             City of Waterloo

Wellesley Township                                         Wilmot Township                                             North Dumfries Township

Woolwich Township 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to our artist selection committee: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Executive Director and Curator Denis Longchamps, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Executive Director Shirley Madill, and visual artist Susan Coolen for evaluating submissions from interested artists based on concepts that both celebrate Waterloo Region and honour those things that make Waterloo Region unique.

The 2020 Art Fresco Project began at the former Lot42 location, which allowed 38 artists to work on their art while maintaining physical distancing. Sincerest gratitude is also extended to the Home Hardware head office in St. Jacobs and Beauti-tone Paint for graciously supplying all of the paint and supplies.

Lastly, thank you to to team at St. Clements Trim Inc. for filling our order of 50 picnic tables!