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September Newsletter 2017

Dear Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour,
And so our amazing and wonderful street art festival has come to a close. 
The quality and variety of the work is truly outstanding.  If you haven’t been in the park recently, do come down and have a look. Thanks SO very much to all who participated! 

And now September!

1) Free Inner Harbour Plein Air painting event. Sept 8,9,10
2) Great Transit opportunity for local artists to be paid!  Deadline Sept 8.
3) Barriefield Dry Stone Wall event.  Sept 30 & Oct 1.

1) Free Inner Harbour Paint the Town event
Three days of Plein Air painting and sketching in the Inner Harbour and Swamp Ward.
For more info and to register contact the Kingston School of Art –, and see poster at the end of this e-mail.

2) City and Kingston Transit call for artist Pop Ups during Culture Days 2017

Performing artists are encouraged to apply and perform Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017
Deadline for applications: Sept. 8, 12 p.m.
KINGSTON, ONT./August 30, 2017–  The City of Kingston and Kingston Transit want to connect arts, culture and people throughout the city during Culture Days 2017 and are seeking proposals from artists, creators, collectives and performers in all media to present Pop Ups on Kingston Transit buses and at stops/transfer points during Culture Days 2017.  All proposals are to be submitted via email to
The Culture Days Pop Ups will take place on transit busses and at transit stops and transfer points throughout Kingston. These PopUps aim to showcase the variety of arts and culture that take place in Kingston. Proposals should take into consideration that the Pop Ups will be presented in public spaces, are intended to showcase arts and culture across Kingston, and invite participation. Each Pop Up will be paired with a Culture Days volunteer to assist the artists/creators and to answer public inquiries.
Kingston-based emerging and established artists and creators are encouraged to submit a proposal via email to no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 to present a Pop Up performance during Culture Days 2017 (Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1). All media will be considered but must be appropriate to public presentation, encourage fun and invite participation. There is an honorarium of $125 per performance hour, up to a maximum of four hours throughout Culture Days.  Please note this is the total budget for your Pop Up, regardless of the number of artists participating in the Pop Up.
For complete proposal requirements, details and questions, contact or 613-546-4291, ext. 1158 for details. All proposal requirements must be included for proposal to be considered.
About Culture Days: Kingston Culture Days 2017 (<>), Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2017.
Culture Days is an annual three-day event featuring engaging community arts activities. Free and hands-on, Culture Days activities invite the public into the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, heritage workers, architects, curators and designers. Culture Days fosters engagement and support of a diverse arts and culture community that is lived, created, and expressed by all Ontarians regardless of age, ability, culture, discipline, ethnicity, language, or income.
3) Barriefield Dry Stone Wall Festival
Click on the link below for information on the Barriefield Dry Stone Wall Festival.
Also see poster at the end of this e-mail for information on the Paint The Town! event.

Lots of stuff waiting in the wings… Perhaps in the October update!

It is just so lovely these days walking in the park by our truly amazing street art pieces and spying the few odd turtles of all sizes basking.  We are so blessed!

Mary Farrar,
Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour