The Art Fresco project has re-launched in Waterloo Region, providing beautiful public art that complements a restaurant’s patio setting. But more than that, the project supports the arts and hospitality sectors and pleases patrons at the same time.
Thanks to talented local artists, St. Jacobs has even more reasons for people to visit. Bursts of eye-catching colours have sprouted on the Village’s interior and exterior walls. There are several urban art pieces to keep an eye out for when visiting St. Jacobs.
Maclean’s – On Gaukel Street in Kitchener, a black bear greets pedestrians with watery and speculative eyes. Makade Makwa. These animals are brought to life by illustrator and muralist Luke Swinson, a Kitchener resident and member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
Over the past few decades, Waterloo Region has fully embraced creative place-making, the act of combining art, culture, and creativity to proudly display an area’s character and unite its community. The Region can now include the Uptown Waterloo Hughes Lane Art Walk in its creative place-making.
The current exhibit at Cambridge Art Galleries – Idea Exchange, is entitled Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees, and features Cree Métis visual artist Jason Baerg. This exhibit provides an opportunity for visitors to access leading edge works that show what art is capable of.
You may not realize it, but art is all around us. It intertwines into our culture, our community, our everyday lives. The constitution of the art gallery is to educate while entertaining, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is no different. However, KWAG is unique in many ways.
Waterloo based mixed media artist Carolyn Dix has only been a full-time artist for a little over two years, but she says that the artistic gene is in her DNA. She began her journey into assemblage when enrolled in the creative wood working and design program at Conestoga College.
Explore the contemporary vibe of the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. There are a number of notable and award winning architect design buildings such as CIGI, Perimeter Institute and Kaufman Lofts. Tour our outdoor public art trails and avant-garde galleries.