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Art Fresco Public Art [Kitchener Locations]


As part of the #WRUnited Campaign, Explore Waterloo Region presents the Art Fresco Public Art Project: 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.

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 locations in Kitchener below, or view the full collection here.

We are Waterloo Region, and we are united.

ABE ERB’S GRIST MILL
Megan Lapoint
Waterloo Brewing Company

BETTER TOGETHER
Jon Johnson
Short Finger Brewing Co.

COTTON CANDY DREAM
Emily McDougall
Arabella Park Beer Bar

FLORALS
Alanah Jewell
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

KOI POND
Victoria Shi
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

NATURE OF BRIDGEPORT
Allie-Marie Piggott
The Lancaster Smokehouse

JOSEPH & GAUKEL
Pia Braza
Underground Flavour Group

OKTOBERFEST: SAY ONKEL!
Andrea Lorentz
Edelweiss Tavern

ON FIRE
Tee Kundu
Descendants Beer & Beverage Co.

STRIPES & COLOUR
Hannah Carroll
Boston Pizza Bingemans

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 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

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!