The Crawford Collective is back. This unique venture that helped promote so many local artists is holding a one-day event, and everyone is invited to re-visit the artists and the work they have created at the Crawford Collective Reunion Art in the Garden Show & Sale
to be held Saturday, June 9th
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 30 Terrace Hill Street in Brantford.
The inspiration behind The Crawford Collective
was local mosaic artist, Lily Crawford. She, along with the local arts community, opened The Crawford Collective gallery in 2015. It was a unique space that gave artists a place to showcase their work, sell their pieces and add to the local merchant appeal of Brantford’s downtown core. This labour of love eventually did close its doors in August 2016, but the spirit of the Crawford Collective lives on.
Lily Crawford says, “I have had SO much feedback since the Collective closed with people saying how much they missed the gallery and being able to view so much incredible work by local artists. The artists have also missed the venue, the camaraderie and the exposure.”
Artists who will have their items on display for sale include: Linda Blakney, Vadim Boldireff, Georgina Brown-Branch, Lily Crawford, Judy Dean, Gordon Hill, Jack Jackowetz, Arlene Laskey and Keith Shearsby.
The sale will feature a very wide selection of art featuring greeting cards and post cards, pottery, stained glass, mosaics and jewelry. This will be the place to find that unique piece of art that you quite possibly have been looking for. Payment is by cash or cheque.
As this is an outdoor garden event, artist Vadim Boldireff - an avid gardener - will also have plants available along with his artwork.
Lily Crawford is happy to welcome you to The Crawford Collective Reunion Art in the Garden Show & Sale at 30 Terrace Hill Street on Saturday, June 9th from 10:oo a.m. to 5:00 .p.m. “We are all so excited to be having this reunion and seeing those that supported The Crawford Collective as well as introducing ourselves to new art lovers.” The Crawford Collective would like to hold this event two times per year, with the next one occurring early this fall. They look forward to welcoming visitors, both new and familiar, to their show.