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Outdoor Art Gallery Comes to Waterdown Village

Chairing is Caring (CIC) is an exciting art project coming to downtown Waterdown this summer. CIC aims to celebrate local artists and tell stories of many diverse communities that are part of Waterdown Village. Starting July 1, you’ll find painted Muskoka chairs in outdoor gallery locations at sponsor businesses bringing vibrancy to our streetscape and providing interesting places to sit and relax.

Each chair will focus on a theme as interpreted by the artist and will align with a non-profit organization supporting equity-deserving groups. Collectively, the series will highlight the compassionate and collaborative soul of our Village. 

We invite you to Walk Waterdown this summer to experience art in our community. Find chairs. Settle in and enjoy the view from different parts of our neighbourhood. Each chair will display a QR code. When you scan the code, you’ll see the artist’s profile, learn about their design and the organization their chair is supporting. You’ll also have a chance to bid on the chair to win it in a silent auction that will conclude at the program’s close (after September 15, 2024). Auction proceeds will go to identified charities. This is a great opportunity for you to own a unique piece of original art and support a deserving charity. 

 Sincere thanks to the generous businesses that sponsored a chair to help bring art to Waterdown Village streets and congratulations to participating artists. More details coming soon.  

Artist 
Kristine Anderson

Sponsor Location
Birmingham Consulting

Artist 
Omar Hopkinson

Sponsor Location
Pickwick Books

Artist
Bhairavi Jathar 

Sponsor Location
Mill St. & 5 American House

Supporting
Flamborough Connects 

Artist
Kyle Joedicke 

Sponsor Location
The Firehall Dentist 

Artist
Erica Eldridge

Sponsor Location
Rustic Daisy’s 

Supporting
Speqtrum Hamilton 

Artist
Jessica Gustafson

Sponsor Location
Creative Insight Pottery 

Artist
Gledis Naska

Artist
Kevin Allan Hess

Sponsor Location
Waterdown Village BIA 

Waterdown Village Logo Left Aligned

Supporting
Flamborough Food Bank 

Artist
Artfx 

Sponsor Location
Waterdown Optometric 

Artist
Cate Hawkins

Sponsor Location
Heritage Realty 

Artist
Margot Rae

Sponsor Location
The Fix @ 299 

Artist
Julie Wurtele & youth artists

Sponsor Location
Cashin Mortgages 

Supporting
The Friendship Bench 

Artist
Sandy St. Denis 

Sponsor Location
The Flower Market Waterdown 

Supporting
Food 4 Kids 

Artist
Tamara Forth 

Sponsor Location
First Choice Haircutters 

Artist
Kathy Hubley 

Sponsor Location
Sobey’s Waterdown 

Artist
Mara Hurst 

Supporting
Healthy Youth Network 

Artist
Gabrielle Ranger 

Artist
Fabiha Ruthmila 

Sponsor Location
Visage Rejuvenation 

Supporting
Eagles Nest