200 Saturday, 26 August, 2017

The first-time ever Cobourg Art Parade

& Battle of the Brushes

Photos of the day, with winners of the "Battle"

Newspaper accounts & photos.

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Following are some pictures of Cobourg's 'Art Walk' day and the intro to
John Draper's description of the event.

Updates from Cobourg News Blog

Cobourg's First Art Walk
By John Draper on Aug 26, 2017

Today, Saturday, August 26, the artists of Cobourg came out to show everyone their talent.

Billed as a single event, it was really two events rolled into one: a competition called the Battle of the Brushes and an Art Walk - a guided walk along King Street to view the display of Art in many shop windows plus some non-competitive demonstrations of painting.

This was the first time 7 of the 8 competing artists had competed - they had from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm to paint something that was about Cobourg and it was amazing what they could do in that time.

Warren McCarthy started the whole thing last December by convincing landlords with empty stores to display local art - and today, many occupied stores were also showing art by local artists.

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These were the Posters around town . . .


and the brochure

and general photos around town . . .

Now for some photos of Pine Ridge - hard at work . . . .(well trying to be . . . .!!)




The Art de Triomphe group were also very busy . . .


As well as the Colborne Art Group . . . .


Although not overly mentioned, Cobourg Art Club members submitted paintings to Stores....

Thank you to Wrex Wroth, Donna Longman, Lynn Smith, Sheila McCoy,
Marie-Louise Tufford and oh yes, we included Iris Trotter in the photo.


We aren't sure who Gordon B. is there on behalf of
(he's a member of both PRAA and CAC), but he was one of the early birds.....


After which came the judging of the participants. . . .


. . .and the winner declared . . . .


. . .these are the hard-working contestants. . .
Congratulations to all of them - a Job Well Done !!


Read the report in the Northumberland News.

B-I-G Thanks to Warren McCarthy, Councillor Suzanne Séguin,
DBIA's Adam Bureau and Paige Montgomery
for all their hard work and support.
Thank you to members of both PRAA and CAC for participating.