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Help Tell CommUNITY Stories and Revitalize Downtown Waterdown

The Waterdown Village BIA is launching ‘Chairing is Caring’ – an exciting downtown art project celebrating local artists and telling stories of the diverse communities they represent. The project is part of a placemaking initiative to bring life, art and foot traffic to the BIA district.

20+ Muskoka chairs will be painted and placed in ‘outdoor gallery’ locations at sponsor businesses throughout the BIA starting in June 2024. The chairs will offer a colourful place for visitors to sit and relax, and a unique way to learn more about the many different groups that make up the Waterdown community. Chairs will be auctioned in September, with funds going to support local non-profit organizations visually represented through artists’ interpretations and sponsor aligned non-profits.

We’re looking for creatives who:

  • Would love to see their art on display in a unique ‘outdoor gallery’ setting for free public viewing
  • Have a passion for telling stories through visual art
  • Embrace the challenge of painting on a unique ‘canvas’
  • Are community-minded and value opportunities to support local non-profit organizations
  • Have a track record of following guidelines to deliver projects on time.

If you’re ready to pick up a brush to help bring art to our streets, we want to hear from you.

Step One
Review the Detailed Guidelines on the Call for Submissions Here.

Step Two
Complete an Application.
Apply Online Here.
Find downloadable / printable application Here.  


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