4th Annual Huntsville Art Crawl Begins


Huntsville Festival Of The Arts is excited to announce the Fourth Annual Huntsville Art CRAWL, a free self guided art tour in and around downtown Huntsville, Muskoka. Throughout the month of June, visitors will create their own free Art CRAWL experience by touring local businesses, galleries & studios which feature exhibits, demos & interactive experiences by local artists. This year’s artists will present a variety of mediums from acrylic, watercolour, photography and printmaking.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the CRAWL for the 4th Consecutive Year!” says Executive
Director Dan Watson. “The event keeps growing and we’re so happy to feature many new events and features this year. We encourage everyone to come to downtown Huntsville and explore.”

This year’s event includes 33 different stops featuring the work of over 60 artists. Visitors can pick up a Passport at any participating venue, or download it from huntsvilleartcrawl.ca to join the annual Art CRAWL draw. Attendees can visit and receive stickers from 5 + participating businesses to be entered into the drw. The first 30 people to achieve this will automatically receive $25 in Downtown Dollars, as well as entry into the draw for a chance to win other great prizes. When finished, participants can drop off their completed passports at THe Great Vine (36 Main St. E)

This year’s Art CRAWL will feature several exciting new and returning special events:
Charity Cornhole Tournament: June 1, 12-6 PM at Canvas Brewery (12 John St.)

● Canvas Brewery, in partnership with the Huntsville Cornhole League, is hosting their
Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament in support of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts.
This event promises friendly competition, live music from 3-6 PM, and a costume contest
with a prize. Limited spots are available, so register soon.

Charity Cornhole Tournament

Square Foot North Opening Reception: June 1, 2-4 PM at HfA Studio (58 Main St. E)
● Square Foot North returns with an exhibition and fundraiser supporting the arts in
Huntsville. Featuring 102 original 12×12″ works of art by 34 local artists, each piece is
available for $300. Join us for the opening reception or visit Thurs-Sun from 12-4 PM
throughout June at the HfA Studio.
Walkabout Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, 5 PM starting at HfA Studio (58 Main St.)
● Join an organized group walk to explore the Huntsville Art Crawl. The tour starts at HfA

Studio and ends at a local restaurant or bar. Expect fun surprises, artist visits, prizes, and
○ June 5: Carrie Schiffler, Helena Renwick, Tom Clark & Tim Rice
○ June 12: Sue Tait, Sharon McKenzie
○ June 19: Brenda Turnour
○ June 26: Deanna Osmond, Sherry Beiers, Tiffany Monk, Tammy Coo
○ More artists TBC
Saturday Artist Demos: Every Saturday, 1-4 PM at various downtown locations
● Up to 5 artists will simultaneously demo their work in various locations around
Downtown Huntsville.
○ June 1: Brenda Behan Turnour
○ June 8: Helena Renwick, Natasha Banks, Demi Ghinga
○ June 15: Carrie Schiffler, Sue Tait
○ More artists TBC

National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21, 4pm-8pm, River Mill Park
A free event in River Mill Park featuring vendors activities and a concert with Métis Rocker
Amanda Rheaume. Presented in Partnership with the Town of Huntsville and Hope Arises
with the support of Canadian Heritage

EN PLEIN AIR Art Market: June 22 at River Mill Park
● Join us for the 2nd annual Art Market! This day-long event features outdoor painting,
music, and an art market. Paintings created during the event will be auctioned to fund the
Kareen Burns visual arts scholarship for local youth studying visual arts in
post-secondary programs. This year’s En Plein Air also includes Group of Seven Mural
Tours, delicious treats and a special garden party in Kent Park brought to you by the
merchants of Downtown Huntsville.

The CRAWL is led by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts with support from the Huntsville the
Huntsville Downtown BIA. Creation of the Canoe Murals is supported by Algoqnuin Outfitters through their annual Paddle Art Auction.

For further information and updates, please visit huntsvillefestival.ca or


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