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Culture Days in Amherstburg at Navy Yard Park

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 29th & 30th
Navy Yard Park Paint Out
Amherstburg, Ontario

Time: 10:00 – 4:00

We’ve been asked to take part in this event by the town of Amherstburg.  The park is across the street from the Ice Cream Parlour.

Link to Map of the Kings Navy Yard Park:  https://goo.gl/maps/zffb3ZiL41E2  (actually a map to the ice cream parlour.)  We will be across the street.

You might wonder why we volunteer in these events.

  • We paint in these parks free all year round.  This is an opportunity to give back to the community.
  • It is an honour to be asked to take part, it shows we are a respected and recognized group.
  • It gives us, as artists, an opportunity to educate the public about our art form.
  • It’s an opportunity to network with the public.   Hand out those business cards!
  • We can tell the public of upcoming group and personal shows.

When we do weekend events such as this we don’t go out on the following Monday.  The reasons for this is that we need you to take part on the weekend if possible.  Even if it’s only for a few hours.

Happy Painting,



Hawkfest at Holiday Beach


Information for the Windsor & Essex County PLein Air ARtists

You must email Elizabeth for the gate code information at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com   Elizabeth can not attend due to an injury.


Hawk fest information for the public

Join experts from the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory for this natural spectacle. Watch thousands of birds of prey flying overheard. Take in free programs hosted by local experts and see live hawks and owls up close. A great family event for experts and amateurs alike.

HBMO experts will be on-site conducting hawk banding and adoptions. Event goers will get up close and personal to a variety of raptors as experts measure, tag, and then release these birds back into the wild. Visitors will also be in awe at the live raptor display of Kingsport Environmental, a local organization that rescues and rehabilitates raptors and promotes falconry through education programs.

Free educational programs will compliment the ongoing banding and live hawk display throughout both weekends. Local experts will be on-site to teach on a wide range of birding and nature-related topics. These programs include:

HBMO’s Bob Pettit will share his years of experience on identifying hawks in flights.
Ted Kloske, of Henry’s Windsor and Maple Grove Studios, Glenn Gervais, of Southshore Outdoor Photography, and Alex Denonville will help budding photographers get their best nature shot.
Learn about the mystery of the iconic monarch butterfly with Gina Pannunzio of ERCA, and Paul Desjardins of Essex County Nature.
HBMO’s Jeremy Hatt will share his tips and tricks on using mobile applications like iNaturalist

September 15-16 & 22-23 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Programs are free with the festival admission fee of $15 per vehicle.

Lost Arts Festival One day only Sunday Aug 12th

Important information for vendors and demonstrators.

Lost Arts Festival Sunday August 12th 2018
Demonstrator Guidelines

Set Up/Tear Down
Homestead grounds are open to exhibitors at 8:30am, you are welcome to drive your vehicle on site through the west gate to unload heavy display items.
Upon your arrival, please check in with Homestead staff, who will secure your parking pass,
demonstrator name tag, and food voucher for you, and direct you to your designated display site.
Advance set up, If you hope to arrive or deliver materials before Sunday, please make arrangements with skeller@erca.org.
All vehicles must be removed to the designated parking area by 11am, please. If you need a shuttle ride back from parking, please let us know. Vehicles are not allowed back onto the property for tear down, until after 4pm.
Once you unload your demonstration supplies, please park at the Iler Farm (785 Iler Road –map attached)
You will receive a Demonstrator Parking Pass, which must be displayed on your vehicle dash to park in our demonstrator area.
 A shuttle service will be available to take you from the Demonstrator Parking back to the Homestead.

General Guidelines

  • The festival goes ahead rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, we will endeavour to move all demonstrators and their items into one of our historic buildings for the duration of the event.
  • Please bring along your own table(s) and lawn chair. You are also welcome to bring your own shade canopy, etc. if you wish.
  • While we will endeavour to accommodate as many demonstration site requests as possible, demonstrator spaces will be assigned on a “first-reply” basis
  • We ask that you provide some element of demonstration of your craft throughout the day. If your craft is something you can’t demonstrate on-site, please consider bringing along samples of the stages of your work, so you can show/explain the process to interested visitors.
  • Hands-on elements of demonstration for the public to try are strongly encouraged!
  • Lunch is available for purchase on-site; you are welcome to bring your own lunch items, as well. We do provide one complimentary refreshment ticket to each demonstrator, which can be redeemed at the Road Chef food truck, as a token of our thanks for your participation.
  • You may bring someone along to help you staff your booth.
  • As we are a historic site with significant wooden structures, please note that smoking is only permitted in the parking lot.
  • You are welcome to vend any of your wares to the visiting public. There is no vendor’s fee.
  • All items displayed and sold must be hand-made by you (not commercially produced)!

Elizabeth regrets that she will be unable to attend this event. She will be competing in the Paint Dexter event in Michigan. It is her hope you will have a wonderful day. This event has always proved to be well attended.