Programming for Artsweek 2015 features four signature programs of work created by artists especially for Artsweek: BLINK, AlleyWatz, The Jackson Creek Project and Pop-Up Arts.
BLINK features nine artists transforming nine downtown storefront windows into unique art exhibits. The works on view include paintings, landscapes, streetscapes, film, intricate woodcut screens, photography and more. Guided tours of all nine BLINK storefronts will take place throughout Artsweek.
AlleyWaltz takes audiences on a family-friendly adventure through the downtown to find five secret stages featuring artists performing in a myriad of styles, from aerial arts to clowns, puppetry and more.
The Jackson Creek Project features special works dedicated to reveling in and revealing the pleasures of this urban waterway that has had such an influence on the history of the city. The highlight will be Sunday in the Park on September 20, an afternoon of arts experiences in Hamilton Park (adjacent to Jackson Park) featuring music in the woods, dance performances and an art installation taking place directly in the creek itself.
Pop-Up Arts are an eclectic mix of music, theatre, literature and crafts. Among them is an original theatrical performance at the Lift Lock; a daily writing workshop in a vacant downtown store where the public is invited to interact with the resident artists; poetry published on coffee sleeves available at most cafes across the city and a series of front porch concerts in the Simcoe-Stewart Streets neighborhood with musical styles ranging from classical to country.
Artsweek Opening Night Gallery Hop and Party. Opening night, Friday September 18, will feature five Peterborough galleries taking part in a gallery hop beginning at 6:00 pm: Artspace, Christensen Fine Art, Gallery in the Attic, Evan’s Contemporary, Art Gallery of Peterborough. Check out all five and finish off at Artspace for the official opening night party at 9:00 pm.
The Artsweek brochure with event listings, a calendar and a map can be picked up at numerous locations throughout the city and can be found on the Artsweek 2015 web site: artsweekptbo.com/