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.