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Windows on Our World: 30-Day art expo in Alexandria

Glengarry is taking art to the streets.

The Glengarry Artists’ Collective will be holding a 30-day art expo called Windows on Our World (WOW) in Alexandria from September 16 to October 15. The expo will feature artwork hung from the windows of shops along Main Street between Peel and Elgin and will be open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the event.

People will have the chance to vote for their favourite art pieces, with the winners to be announced during WOW’s official closing ceremonies on Saturday, October 14, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m..

A number of additional events will take place in association with the expo. The first, “Le Party!”, is a celebration happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, featuring four local musical groups, three pop-up restaurants in Mill Square, and tours of WOW. The following weekend, September 23 and 24, the Apples and Art Tour is on throughout art studios from Alexandria to Cornwall. Then, on September 30, Art in the Park comes to Alexandria’s Island Park, where local artists will give demonstrations and lessons to those who would like to try their hand at various types of artistic media, such as clay pottery and painting.

WOW is the second public event organized by the Glengarry Artists’ Collective. The Collective is a non-profit assembly of artists who describe their mission as to engage with residents to create community-building neighbourhood programs towards personal and community growth. The Collective is made up of artists from all backgrounds: visual, literary, musical, performance art, and culinary.

For more information, please contact President Bobi Poitras by phone at 613-362-9949 or by email at [email protected] The Collective also has a Facebook page at Facebook.com/GlengarryArtistsCollective.

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