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Free to Create Youth Art Show and Sale
This inaugural event was an incredible success thanks to the vision of curator Sonja Collinet and her team of volunteers who worked to support her in bringing her idea to fruition. As part of the Grand Bend Art Eats and Beats tour we had a steady stream of traffic coming through and sales were great! We are hoping that next year's event will be even bigger and better! Our youth need events like this, especially in a rural area, so that they can gain confidence, make connections and be encouraged in their incredible creativity and talent. Thanks to every artist who entered work in the 2019 show - we hope to see you all back again next year! A special 'shout out' to the staff and students of Hillside School who all invested in this opportunity and added so much to the event. Migwetch!
Hovering your cursor on pictures in the galleries of artwork will open up the artists' stories about their work!
People's Choice Award Winners
Five prizes of $100 each were awarded! Congratulations!
Hillside School Class Collaborations
Incredible Artists Showcased!
Several artists submitted more than one piece, but only one could be entered in the competition. We couldn't turn away this great work so we created a host gallery so we could display them.