Wellington Public Art WalkExplore
- Event DateOctober 21, 2023
- Time1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- LocationWellington Heritage Museum, Main Street, Wellington, ON
About Wellington Public Art Walk
Come envision an art-filled Wellington with us! This Public Art Walk will be a fun and unique opportunity to collectively imagine a village bursting with vibrant, awe-inspiring, and/or thought-provoking public art activations. Together, we will explore how public art can impact our everyday moments and well-being. We will imagine bursts of colour on concrete, peek into the nooks and crannies and reflect from afar, ponder big public art questions, share stories of existing and past public art activations, explore potential future public art sites, and have some fun along the way!
Please let us know you're coming at https://countyarts.regfox.com/wellington-public-art-walk so we can make sure we have enough refreshments for everyone and keep you in the loop!
Who's Who? Your friendly Public Art Walk Guides will be Andrea Dawes, County Arts' Special Initiatives Manager and Lead on the Prince Edward County public art planning process and Victoria Taylor, Principal of VTLA Studio, a landscape architectural design studio based in Picton. We will also be joined by special guest artist Irene Götz who will be doing live on-site sketching along the way!
Walk Details / Accessibility - We will be walking approximately 2.5 kilometres, and standing/walking for 75-90 minutes during the Walk. We will mostly be on pavement/smooth surfaces that are suitable for mobility devices, though there might be 1 or 2 instances where we'll leave the sidewalk to get a closer look at a site. Please make sure you bring/wear everything you need to stay hydrated and comfortable. Accessible entry into the Heritage Museum is available through the entrance at the rear of the building. Unfortunately the washrooms are not wheelchair-accessible.
There will be snacks and warm drinks to enjoy once we arrive at our final destination: the Wellington Heritage Museum (290 Main Street). You are welcome to just join us for this last portion of the event (from approx. 2:30-3), where you can propose locations for public art on our map and engage in informal chats about public art and the planning process. Mask-wearing is welcome.
This event is being held as part of a public art planning process for Prince Edward County. Learn more and share your vision for public art in the County with us at haveyoursay.thecounty.ca/public-art-planning
Art - Bloomfield Star, Laurie McGugan