Another year, another hilarious year at Art on the Street. This year I had the pleasure of being greeted by a local with a curtsey, I have to say that was an art show first for me. I think, perhaps, that it is one of my favourite interactions I have ever had in all the years I have been doing this. Not sure if it beats the woman who called me cuckoo though, I don't think anything will ever beat that.
The weather could not have been more perfect. I was especially excited because I have never done this show where it wasn't scorching hot outside so it was quite a welcome change. I didn't have to sit in the fountain to avoid heat stroke, I was even wearing my cardigan for most of the day.
With weather that perfect, how could I not indulge in some small batch local ice cream from Bluewater Creamery? I can highly recommend the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla!
Obviously, every art show needs a man on stilts in fluorescent yellow doing some juggling. The entertainment and buskers were great this year, mostly because it didn't include the dude who I have nicknamed "banjo kazooie" for the unfortunate mix of instruments that he played (what I can only assume is music) on.
One of the coolest parts of this show is that the artists get a swag bag! Considering that lots of shows want artists to contribute to swag bags to be given away to visitors of the show, I think it's really rad that local Guelph businesses contribute stuff for the artists in the show instead. Below is some of this year's great swag. I am more excited than I should probably admit for the book of sticky notes. Huge thank you to all the businesses that contributed!
I'm off shortly to head up to Haliburton for the Arts & Crafts Festival. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend, if a little hot, but at least I have a lake to jump into!