CTV News Kitchener – The City of Waterloo is helping connect the community with local musicians and poets while encouraging people to get their steps in. The initiative, called Trail Mix, pairs playlists with trails.
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.
The artistic heart of Downtown Kitchener remains steady and is shining brighter than ever thanks to some new additions to Downtown Kitchener’s Art Walk. This self-guided walk is a collaboration between the Downtown Kitchener BIA, and the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery.
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.
Sandy Pell shares the story behind the #GaltWings mural she and her partner, Steve Pell, created in Cambridge. This interactive mural was designed to both contribute to the community and attract new people to the Galt area of Cambridge.
TravelMammal.com – A day filled with delicious grub, refreshing drinks and stunning art on a beautiful sunny day with friends? Sign me up! Ontario’s Waterloo Region took a bold step and decided to combine both art and food. and recently launched the Art Fresco Public Art Project.
There’s nothing quite like sitting around a table with family and friends and having great conversations over a delicious meal. Now, take that same table, have it painted by a talented local artist, place it on one of our region’s fabulous patios, and you have the recipe for the Art Fresco Project.