The neighbourhood park. It’s a place for kids to run around and play, it’s an open space to take your dog for a walk or it’s simply a peaceful location to take a leisurely stroll and contemplate life. But a great trend is coming back. Neighbourhood parks are taking on a renaissance of their own as being the community location for larger social gatherings. A place where you can “get to know your neighbours” and take part in fun and interactive entertainment without travelling too far. Neighbourhood Associations and the volunteers/residents who help run these events are helping us to explore the surroundings just outside our front door.
For the past three years, the Equal Ground Community Gardens
and the Branlyn Neighbourhood Association
have brought Art in the Park
to Lynden Hills Park
(363 Brantwood Park Road) and have averaged between 400-500 guests each year. This year it will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is a family friendly day that aims to educate the public on Community Gardens and to raise the profile of art and culture in the community. It features live music, local artists and welcomes everyone to join in this event that puts us back in touch with the neighbourhood, the community, and the city.
Art in the Park provides a venue for local artists to have their work seen and to help make connections with other artists. The city has so many incredible artists and entertainers and this event provides an excellent opportunity to interact with them and learn more about the creators and artisans that reside right here in Brantford.
Chad Polishak will be the MC for the day, introducing entertainers and alerting guests to what demonstrations and classes will be happening as they are coming up. The lineup for Art in the Park is outstanding. Here are the highlights:
Joan Minnery Enterprises - Motivation, Movement & Music
The Waistliners - Line Dance Team
Monique Roussel Hunsley
Mihaela Gaston -Master Ling- Yellow River Tai Ji Quan School of Canada
Art on Lona's Canvas
One Ladys Art Studio Gallery
Grace Gallery - G+G - local art Gallery
Out of The Basement Art Studio and Designz
Sarah Alice Hamilton - Artist
Wild North Designs
Stephen B. Pearl writer
Once Upon A Story
No One Goes Woodworking
Real People's History
Stalking heron art- Cj Smith
Bottoms Up Boutique - Galt
Quilts and Other Comforts by Carol
The Handmade Hovel
Wonderfully Wooden World
Thirty-One Gifts - Kimberly Cook
Brantford's Amazing Deadpool will be interacting with the public and painting Portraits/Caricatures. He will be donating proceeds to Help a Child Smile.
Mihaela Gaston Master Ling- Yellow River Tai Ji Quan School of Canada will be demonstrating , and holding classes to introduce guests to traditional art of Tai Ji Quan for health and self-defense.
Moksha Yoga Brantford will hold two yoga classes. For those that have never experienced yoga, this is a great way to see what it's all about.
This exciting event is open to everyone. The neighbourhood park is a beautiful location for a community gathering. Bring your family and bring your friends to this showcase of artists and entertainers. See you at the park!