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Art on the Street 2019

 

WAC is proud to bring back Art on the Street for a third summer. Six chosen artists are given a blank Muskoka chair as their canvas to design and paint any way they choose. The theme for 2019 is “The Beauty of Westport”.
Finished chairs are displayed at businesses throughout the village during the summer and eventually raffled off in August at MUSICwestport. Raffle tickets can be bought throughout the summer and proceeds go towards local art events.

Artist Information

Artists will be chosen on a “first come- first served” basis.
On May 1, selected artists will pick up an unassembled Muskoka chair kit and urethane sealant at Herlehy Home Building Centre
Artists will paint their design on the chair, assemble and seal it. Artists can google: “one of a kind hand painted Muskoka chairs” for ideas
Each artist will provide a laminated biography and contact information submitted with their chair for display
Chairs will be “unveiled” and the artists introduced at the Westport Heritage Festival on 2 June 2018.
Chairs will then be “adopted” by six different businesses from 2 June to August 18
Tickets will be sold for $5.00 each on the chairs and the draws will be made at MUSICWestport. Proceeds will go to the Westport Arts Council.
The Westport Arts Council hopes you will be excited about the prospects of having your art on display in the village throughout the summer months.

 

Date :
June 2 – August 18, 2019

Event location :
Westport, ON

Contact :
Anne Bishop at 613 273 8699 or
e-mail: thepamperedladybug@gmail.com

Some Kind of Choir 2018 in Westport

 

WAC’s Some Kind of Choir will be starting it’s third season this January. If you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons for choir practice. There are no auditions and no experience is needed. With a relaxed, friendly, and fun environment, everyone and anyone can discover the simple joy of singing. Register and pay online or through mail.

Choir Director:

Cordon Purcell is a Music Therapist working in Leeds and Grenville. She is currently completing her Masters of Music Therapy degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She hails from Prescott, grew up singing in choirs in Brockville, and continued singing throughout university. Choir is something that she loves to do, and she is excited to work with Some Kind of Choir for a second year!

Registration:

Registration is $50 per person. Completed registration forms and cheques can be sent to Westport Arts Council, P.O. Box 2, Westport, ON, K0G 1X0. Forms can also be emailed to info@westportartscouncil.com and registration paid through email transfer.

Registration form: payments@westportartscouncil.com

Fee: $50/person

 

 

Date :

Sundays, January 7 to April 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm

 

Event location :

Knox Presbyterian Church Hall,

Concession St, Westport

 

Contact :
Website: westporartscouncil.com

 

Music Westport

 

Free two stage outdoor music festival. Nine bands, food, kid zone, vendors, arts and crafts, horse and wagon rides plus more.

 

Date :

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 12 pm

 

Event location :

Westport, ON

 

Contact :

Phone contact: (613) 2738788
E-mail: kimbonner@mac.com

Art camp by Westport Arts Council

10-14 yr old multi media art camp with Carolyn Schaub. 25$ per person 9:30 – 2:30pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall Westport, Ontario.

 

Date :
Monday, August 21, 2017

 

Event location :
Westport, ON

 

Contact :

For more info, please contact leah@rideau.net
Phone contact: (613) 2723 8788

Some kind of Choir

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If you love to sing just for the joy of singing come join us Sunday afternoons! For twelve weeks we will be gathering at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall to sing some of Canada’s greatest songs! Loads of fun! No auditions! All are welcomed! $50pp more info on our website westportartscouncil,com

 

Date :

Sunday January 22, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Event location :

Knox Presbyterian Church,

Westport, ON, Canada

 

Contact :

Name: westport arts council

E-mail : kimbonner@mac.com

Phone Number : (613) 2738788

All Things Bright & Beautiful

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Come and enjoy the display of over 100 quilts beautifully displayed over the pews of the local churches. Heritage collections, local and world styles along with a vendors market. $5 per person. Tickets available the day of at the Westport Museum on Bedford Street.

Westport Churches open their doors for All Things Bright and Beautiful. Come celebrate the art of quilts while admiring the art of stained glass.

The Westport Arts Council is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to serving artists and the community by promoting and advocating for the arts, by entrepreneurially developing programs and forming mutually beneficial partnerships.

More info found at https://westportartscouncil.com/events/all-things-bright-beautiful/

 

Date :

October, 1st 2016 @ 10 am

 

Event location :

Westport, ON

 

Contact :

Website : www.westportartscouncil.com

Westport’s 7th Annual Writers Reading

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Our Seventh Annual Writers Reading on Saturday, October 4, at the Westport United Church features award-winning Canadian authors Terry Fallis, Charlotte Gray, Ian Hamilton, and Diane Schoemperlen. Tickets are available around Westport or at the door.

Terry Fallis

An engineer by academic training, Terry Fallis followed a career in politics and communications before writing his award-winning debut novel The Best Laid Plans. Originally released in excerpts in the form of a podcast, Fallis self-published the political satire in 2007. After winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 2008, McClelland and Stweart republished Fallis’ novel.

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of nine acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England as a magazine editor and newspaper columnist. After coming to Canada in 1979, she worked as a political commentator, book reviewer and magazine columnist before she turned to biography and popular history.

Ian Hamilton

It was a life-threatening health scare that prompted Ian Hamilton to being the name “Ava Lee” to life. Recovering from surgery, Hamilton’s debut Ava Lee novel, The Water Rat of Wanchai (2011), was quickly written in only a few short weeks. After the first novel was finished, the very next day Hamilton started on the second in the award-winning, internationally published series and the same is true of the third and fourth Ava Lee novels.

Diane Schoemperlen

After graduating from Lakehead University, Schoemperlen continued her studies at the Banff Centre, working with W.O. Mitchell and Alice Munro. Among her many accolades as an author, including the Governor General’s Award for English Fiction and the Writer’s Trust of Canada Marian Engel Award, she is also an accomplished editor and has taught at St. Lawrence College and the Kingston School of Writing. She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario.

 

Date :
October 4, 2016 | 1 to 5:30 pm

 

Event location :
Westport United Church
Westport, Ontario
(corner of Spring St. And Church St.)

 

Contact :
For more ticket information, visit this page : https://westportartscouncil.com/2014/09/15/oct-4-7th-annual-writers-reading/

Theatre in the Park | Westport Arts Council

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Driftwood Theatre Bard Bus Tour returns to Westport on Thursday August 4th at 7:30pm. Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is a comedy and this time it’s set in the 1980’s. Family fun under the stars. BBQ starts at 6pm with hotdogs, hamburgers and fresh corn, drinks and coffee at intermission. Pay what you can we suggest $15.

 

Date :

Thursday,August 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

 

Event location :

Westport, ON

 

Contact :

https://westportartscouncil.com

MUSICWestport | Westport Arts Council

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FREE outdoor music festival. Eight bands, two stages, kid zone,food, vendors market and much more!! Fun for the whole family!

 

Date :

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 12 pm

 

Event location :

Westport ON

 

Contact :

http://www.westportartscouncil.com/

MUSIC Westport – 2016

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MUSICwestport just 3 weeks away! Sky’s the Limit! MUSICwestport is back and the 2016 edition will rock your socks! With  new bands and returning favourites, a fresh new venue, a street festival, kids zone, and a special kick-off event, the sky’s the limit for our 10th year of music.

 

You’ve all been waiting…
19 August: Kick-Off Party featuring MonkeyJunk
Limited tickets $20  –  The Cove
20 August: MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival
FREE!  – Two Outdoor Stages in Westport – Street Festival

 

WAC is the proud home of MUSICwestport. The annual free outdoor music festival is our flagship and most popular event attracting locals and visitors from far and wide—and that includes the musicians too! We continue to grow the festival but strive to maintain our roots and mission to bring music to our village and all those that join us over the weekend.

 

Date :
August 19 to 20, 2016 at 6 pm

Event location :
Westport, ON

Contact :
westportartscouncil.com