Great event out in the county at John R. Park Homestead onSunday August 11 at noon until 4 p.m. The Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society artists will be sketching/painting and selling their work. The Voyagers will be reenacting an age gone by. Craftsmen will be demonstrating basket weaving, spinning, tin smithing, blacksmithing, and much more. Blueberry pie! Now that’s a bonus!
Information for our Artists
SUNDAY August 11, 2012. Artist Set up starts at 10 a.m.
The Homestead has invited the Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society painters to paint and sell their work at the Lost Arts/Blueberry Social. Participating artists please identify yourself at the gift shop upon arrival.
This is a great opportunity to show your work.
This event is always very well attended. While we are able to sell, we are also part of the entertainment, therefore we ask that you do paint or sketch while you are there.
Instructions for artists:
We will not be the only vendors there this time around.
Go early the choice spots are first come first served!
Bring a table, or stands to display for your work.
The shade is minimal. You may bring a pop up shelter. If your shelter has stakes, please let the homestead workers know so they can identify where their utilities are located.
The homestead will have staff on site by 9am. Artists may drive their cars up on the lawn to unload. Cars must then be moved to the overflow parking lot before the event begins. If you are unable to walk from the over flow parking I will be happy to move your car for you.
The public hours are NOON to 4pm, but people always arrive early. Bring your regular painting set up, plus a drop cloth, in case of rain we might be able to paint/sketch indoors. (Unconfirmed)
There will be a light lunch served. But, you might want to bring something along with you as there are no stores or restaurants nearby.
Directions & Location: (WARNING your GPS WILL GET YOU LOST!)
912 Heritage Road
Directions from Windsor (This is a 1 hour drive, please make sure you leave early enough to arrive by 9:00 A.M.)
1. Take Walker Rd South to Hwy 3
2. Turn left onto Hwy 3 (Talbot Road – Essex ByPass)
3. Drive 15 K to County Road 23 also known as the Arner Town Line.
4. Turn right (south) on Road 23 (Arner Town Line.) Follow Road 23 to the end of the road (apr 17 K.) (County rd 50)
5. Turn right on County Road 50;
6. Continue to 915 County Road 50, on the left, blue sign (apr 2K.)