Downtown Summer Block Party July 27, 2019 Orillia

Arts district has busy July planned, writes Patricia Beecham

OPINION 06:00 PM by Patricia Beecham Orillia Today

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It’s summer and the Peter Street Arts District is busy again.

Come and check out the galleries and meet the artists at the Downtown Summer Block Party on July 27, right after the Night Market on July 26.

Visit artisans, artists, community groups, and food or concession vendors that evening.

If you want to try your hand at painting, you have two opportunities: On Wednesday, July 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., Tango Art Space (5 Peter St. S., Ste. 205) is giving you the opportunity to create two different styles of abstract paintings.

The first is a creative play experience, demonstrating abstract painting techniques with Patti Agapi.

The second involves creating a black and white painting, using distinct brushstrokes with Tammy Henry (fee is $45 to cover materials).

On Monday evenings, bring your favourite medium: Paint, pen and ink, knit/crochet or fibre art for a fun evening of creativity. Fee is $15, includes munchies.

Lee Contemporary Art (5 Peter St.) is featuring local artist Ronald Regamey. Ronald creates contemporary artwork using paper quilling.

At Hibernation Arts, (7 Peter St. S.) guest artist Lise Rowlandson opens her show on July 6 (1-3 p.m.) They are looking for a sculptor to feature. Contact Molly Farquharson at

Three Crows Speak Studio (9 Peter St. S.) has three featured shows this month: Gypsy Dreaming, with Donna and Champagne Thomson, Temporal Inigma, and Badly Behaved Babushkas featuring Babushka dolls.

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