This week-long art exhibit organized by Wellington-based artist, Stew Jones, will feature original works inspired by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s mandate to create a “swimmable, drinkable, fishable future” for Lake Ontario and its inhabitants, neighbours and admirers.
Several local artists will create a 12X12 water-inspired work of art that the rest of us can admire all week long at Water Week partnering business, The Midtown. All pieces will be priced at $250, with 50% being donated to the Wellington Rotary Club and an optional additional portion will be donated to Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
SKY BLUE SKY. 36”x48” oil on canvas by Stew Jones. This is an example of Stew's work and will not be available for sale at Midtown.
Children who attend the kids’ concert on Tuesday, August 28th, at 10 am, in the newly landscaped garden of the Wellington Heritage Museum, will have the opportunity to create their own water-inspired works of art that can be entered into the exhibit at The Midtown and into the sale as well (if they wish). Art supplies will be given to all kids who attend this interactive outdoor concert event.
Don’t forget to download the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper swim guide onto your phone: www.theswimguide.org. This amazing service, which started as a daily report on Lake Ontario beach water quality, has grown to an online platform and mobile app used in 6 countries, 3 languages, 7000 beaches (including our own Wellington Beach), and nearly 2 million all-time users!
One of our hopes and dreams that inspired Water Week is to one day see our very own local beach have a blue flag (www.blueflag.global) waving proudly at its entrance.
Participating artists confirmed so far include: