Amherstburg Art Crawl
- September 9 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM
- Downtown Amherstburg
The First Annual Amherstburg Art Crawl is a fully accessible 1 km walking tour through downtown Amherstburg.
It starts at the Art Alley behind the River Bookshop, where you will see beautiful murals from Derkz and David Creed. You will also meet indigenous artist Naomi Peters who will help us acknowledge that the land we live and raise our families is the traditional territories of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations. She will do this by unveiling two murals that recognize Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.
The crawl will then move west down Murray street.. not only will you see the wonderful heritage restoration that is going on there, but you will meet the first of many Gibson Gallery artists displaying their work en route.
Next up is Flo Cafe + Bikes on Dalhousie where you will meet Art Windsor Essex executive director Jennifer Matotek – the creative mind behind the eight Look Again Outside. Amherstburg reproductions that are installed around town. Jennifer will guide you on a walk that weaves through the beautiful Kings Navy Yard. Along the way she will describe six of those reproductions. You will also meet many more gallery artists and members of the Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society, an active volunteer organization that does many things to help make the town more beautiful.
Then it’s on to Richmond street and a stop at MusicLand where owner Bethany D’Alimonte will perform three Beatles songs from her open stage.
The walk continues east on Richmond, passing a reproduction by Group of Seven Tom Thomson and a huge Boblo boat mural by Derkz.
Less than three short blocks further east we end the crawl at the Gibson Gallery, housed in the former 1896 Central Railway train station. Featured in The Heritage Buildings of Amherstburg. There you will be greeted by all the artists you’ve met on the walk, hear live music and enjoy free refreshments.