Art Crawl 2018

The Collingwood Art Crawl returned to the streets and shops of Downtown Collingwood on Saturday September 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Artist John Burton
Artist John Burton took time out from his painting to talk to people about his work

Art Crawl featured more than 40 artists and 40 musicians at more than 40 venues, with live music and incredible art, all in downtown Collingwood!

diane hammond
Photographer Diane Hammond participated in the 2018 Art Crawl. View more of Diane’s photography at

This was the fourth year Hammond participated in Collingwood’s Art Crawl. She says the event keeps getting better.

“This event truly does promote downtown Collingwood, bringing a whole evening of foot traffic into a great cross section of shops. While the event certainly promotes local artists and musicians it also brings people into shops they may not have visited. Once again this year, I heard people commenting to my host that they had no idea the shop was there, or they hadn’t taken the time to visit it yet. I’m sure this event brings in new customers to our downtown.

Thanks to Andrea Rinaldo for getting us started and to the Town of Collingwood for joining the team! I’m already looking forward to next year!”

Hot Pants drew a large crowd and put on an excellent performance on Collingwood’s main street.

Highlights include Battle of the Brushes, a live competitive art event where artists are given just 20 minutes to create a painting. Spectators were encouraged to cheer on the artists throughout the competition throughout the two rounds of action.

Art Crawl 2018 featured Body Painting, with Helena of Fancy That Face Painting.

Victoria Denoga Huntley was one of 40 artists to have her work on display (pictured above) at Art Crawl 2018 in Downtown Collingwood. Her display of indoor-outdoor art drew a great deal of attention. This is art you can hang on the patio and not worry about the elements. Great idea! View more of Victoria’s work at

The Black Bellows Bistro served up a taste locally-brewed Black Bellows craft beer while taking in new paintings by Carrie Bloomfield and live music on the patio. This event took place at Espresso Post at 139 Hurontario Street.

Art Crawl was free for everyone and once again was a huge succes at attracting a large crowd to downtown Collingwood.


The work of Barbard-Jean Lovell was on display at F.A.D. in downtown Collingwood. More from Barbara at

Musician Ian Haworth

–photos: Paul Richards

For more, and for a complete listing of the 40 artists, 40 musicians and 40 venues, visit

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