Guelph Arts Council champions and grows opportunities for Guelph’s creative community through communications, resources for learning, and cultural programs and partnerships. Our public programs create opportunities for Guelph’s artists, residents, and visitors to learn, create, engage, and be inspired.
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Art on the Street is co-presented with Downtown Guelph Business Association and features contemporary fine art and craft. The juried event has grown since 2003 to become Guelph's largest outdoor exhibition and sale. Art on the Street spotlights talent within the regional arts community and offers a fresh-air art experience for Guelph’s residents and visitors. Each year, approximately 100 established and emerging artists showcase their works to several thousand visitors in temporary, open-air studios. Art on the Street is a free event which welcomes art lovers of all ages.
Artist Pictured: Eric Allen-Montgomery
|Culture Days is an annual three-day national celebration in which hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free, interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. In 2016, Guelph’s Culture Days made the list of Top 10 Cities & Towns for its population size. In 2017, Culture Days takes place September 29, 30 and October 1. |
For more information on how to get involved visit: http://on.culturedays.ca/en
Photo Credits: Melissa Gobeil
|Doors Open Guelph is a day-long celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. Presented annually by GAC since 2002, the program showcases and celebrates Guelph’s hidden gems, as well as our great resources, businesses, and creative spaces. Doors Open Guelph has the distinction of being the annual kick-off event for Doors Open Ontario.|
No registration is required and it's free!
Photo Credits: Vanessa Tignanelli
Guelph Arts Council Historical Walking ToursFor over 30 years, Guelph Arts Council has promoted the cultural heritage of Guelph by offering six different walking tours on selected Sundays from April to October (excluding July). The tours are a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city. Available on each tour is a booklet of historical information and architectural drawings, which allows self-guided tours and makes a wonderful keepsake.
Tours and booklets are $5 each. Booklets are also available at Guelph Arts Council and The Bookshelf.
For 2017 dates, times, and tour descriptions, please view our PDF brochure.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tour Guide, or in advance through GAC’s Events Calendar.
View upcoming calls and themes here https://www.guelpharts.ca/calls-to-artists#WOA
Artist Credits from closest to furthest.
|Guelph Arts Council offers workshops on a variety of topics, and networking opportunities for Guelph’s creative community. 2016 workshops included Help! “My Art is Awesome but my Application is Not” Day, Be Well Be Inspired, and Marketing for the Creative Economy. Be sure to subscribe to our e-news list and social media channels so you'll hear about what's happening right away.|
Photo Credits: Melissa Gobeil
Two annual cultural tours educate and inspire art lovers, and support Guelph Arts Council programs and services.