WOW re­turns

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About 35 busi­nesses have to date signed on to the 2018 edi­tion of Win­dows On Our World (WOW) street-level art show in Alexan­dria.

Or­ga­nized by the Col­lec­tif d’artistes Glen­garry Artists Col­lec­tive, The Month of Art In The Street, re­turns to down­town store­fronts be­tween Peel and St. Ge­orge Streets from Septem­ber 15 to Oc­to­ber 13.

The works of about 45 artists will be dis­played in win­dows of par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­nesses. Works in­clude paint­ings, pot­tery, photography, sculp­ture, stained glass and met­al­work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion makes for “one heck of a pop-up gallery,” notes the Col­lec­tive.

In ad­di­tion to ap­pre­ci­at­ing the works, view­ers can also vote for their pre­ferred pieces. The re­sult of the Peo­ple’s Choice Vote will be an­nounced on the last day of the ex­hibit.

WOW 2018 kicks off with Le Party in Mill Square Satur­day, Septem­ber 15 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be live mu­sic by Im­promptu, a new and en­er­getic jazz combo, pop-up restau­rants and tours of WOW with the artists.

The pub­lic is in­vited to come, see and cre­ate at Art In The Park, Septem­ber 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Is­land Park.

Fam­i­lies can try paint­ing and multi-me­dia work un­der the shel­ters in the park. Ma­te­ri­als will be sup­plied. Lo­cal artists will share tips and tech­niques. Come dis­cover your in­ner van Gogh. Or vis­i­tors can prac­tise paint­ing alla prima (all in one go) en pleine air (in the great out­doors.)

Septem­ber 29 and 30, WOW will pig­gy­back on the Ap­ples and Art tour.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, the Peo­ple’s Choice win­ners will be an­nounced at the Sand­field Cen­tre in Is­land Park dur­ing the of­fi­cial clos­ing be­tween 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Founded in Oc­to­ber, 2016, the col­lec­tive has al­most 90 mem­bers. To date the not-for-profit group has un­der­taken an an­nual Fe­bru­ary ex­hi­bi­tion in a fu­neral home, or­ga­nized work­shops, county-wide art dis­plays, read­ings and con­certs, and ini­ti­ated sev­eral mu­ral projects in­volved area stu­dents and artists.

The Col­lec­tive’s in­ten­tion is to make art a liv­ing as­set in our area.

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