Lace up some comfortable walking shoes, grab your favourite latté (or chai) and head downtown for the next instalment of the Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl on Dec. 2.
See what Sudbury makes. This time around there are more than 20 venues featuring the works and wares of some of Sudbury’s busiest makers and creators.
This self-guided tour takes you throughout downtown Sudbury to see several of its hidden gems and better known stops. Begin at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., or at Sudbury Secondary School, 154 College St., and finish with a delectable dinner at one of several restaurants in the core.
- Sudbury Secondary School (library): artwork by Sudbury Secondary students
- Salute Coffee Company, 73 Elm St.: Makers North Square Foot show and sale
- Nishiin Print Sudbury, 23 Durham St.: artwork by Isaac Narciso Weber, proprietor of the first Indigenous-owned gallery and print shop in Sudbury; this stop will also feature B-boy Rap Sky with All Elements Sudbury breakdancing
- DIY Craftery & Lounge, 43 Elm St.: paintings by Krista Louiseize
- Open Studio,93 Cedar St. suite 303: The Masks We Wear – artwork by participants from Artists Trans Artistry, a Myths and Mirrors community arts project. ATA provides transgender people (including those questioning their gender identity) a safe, confidential and inclusive space to explore and create
- Kuppajo Espresso Bar, 109 Larch St.: the works of several artists will be on display
The Motley Kitchen, 70 Young St.: Travels photography exhibit by Harriet Kideckel
- Eat Local Sudbury, 176 Larch St.: artwork by Helen Townend + Zana’s Cards and Creations
- Artist Loft on Larch (second floor at Apple Cart Collectables), 280 Larch St.: artists TBA
- Art Gallery of Sudbury: Linda Finn: War Letters Project (gallery I) + Ontario North: The Frederick Hagan Lithographs 1942–1953 (gallery II)
- Laughing Buddha (Art Gallery of Sudbury offsite venue), 194 Elgin St.: artwork by Odinamaad Narciso Kagagins Noganosh (Isaac Weber)
- Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 174 Elgin St.: Nouveau Louvre 2017
- Little Montreal Bar and Deli, 182 Elgin St.: Art battles take place at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Watch Brian Nori, Monique Legault, Ivy Ireland and others demonstrate their skills. In between each battle, there will be a demo video and organizers will be available to chat and answer questions.
- Monique Legault Studio, 172 Elgin St.: new painting and mixed media work by Monique Legault + additional artists TBA
- Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin St.: exhibit and opening reception for Jewels, Gems and Treasures by Brigitte Bere, Barbara Edwards, Melanie LeBlanc, Pat Mertl and Alison Sivers
- Sudbury Paint and Custom Framing Co., 164 Elgin St.: artists TBA
- Good Luck General Store, 149 Durham St.: artwork by Sarah Blondin, with a portion of the proceeds donated to LGBT Youthline + Café Petit Gâteau pop-up shop
- Village International Sudbury, 139 Durham St.: artists TBA
- One Sky Local Fine Goods, 125 Durham St.: artwork and demos by Gillian Schultze (textile art) + David Wiewel wet-plate tin-type collodion photography + spoken word organized by Clay Campbell
- Victoria’s Custom Framing and Stitchery, 115 Durham St.: photography and mixed-media work by Denis Landriault
- Wilkinson building, 122 Durham St.: North Forté and friends featuring Elizabeth Holmes and Sudbury and District Weavers and Spinners Guild (suite 204); Artworks Studio featuring Kim Mckibbon (suite 204b); Rosie Maddock (just outside suite 204); Danielle Daniel (suite 211), Trish Stenabaugh (suite 207); Chantal Abdel-Nour, Tracy Baker and Sydney Rose (suite 305)
- Reg Wilkinson Men’s Wear, 118 Durham St. (display window): painting and ink illustration by Mandy
- Jan Browning Boutique, 108 Durham St.: artwork by Jan Browning, Lois Poulin and Paulette Stewart
- The Cedar Nest Décor Café,11 Cedar St.: painting and mixed-media artwork by Suzette Peters
- Red Fang Tavern,80 Durham St.: Latitude 46 Publishing with books available for purchase
- Stitch & Stone,58 Cedar St.: artists TBA
Many of the venues will feature pop-up musical performances between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the artwork on display, you can take in a free screening of Miracle on 34th Street at the Downtown Movie Lounge (inside the Rainbow Centre) at 10:30 a.m.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the launch for the next Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, presented by the Sudbury Arts Council, takes place at Little Montreal.
From 12-3 p.m. there will be free sleigh rides, which leave from the YMCA on Durham Street.
And new this year, one art crawler will win a package from Sudbury in a Box. We also have other fabulous prizes donated by downtown merchants.
The art crawl takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in partnership with Downtown Sudbury, the Sudbury Arts Council and Sudbury in a Box. The Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl would like to acknowledge financial support by the City of Greater Sudbury, as well as the participating venues. It would like to thanks its partners, venues and artists for their energy and commitment in highlighting the importance of visual art and other art forms in Greater Sudbury.
The Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl is a grassroots, pedestrian-friendly cultural experience in and around Greater Sudbury’s downtown core.
The DSAC features artists at venues such as art galleries, studios, businesses and organizations. It celebrates visual and other art forms, including literary and musical arts. It seeks to create opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell and exchange ideas, and to raise awareness about their creative processes. For more information, go to facebook.com/downtownsudburyartcrawl.
For more information:
Leesa Bringas, DSAC organizer