Curtain rises on 2017 Art on the Waterfront

The beer tent, on the south side of the Nation River in Chesterville, awaits today's Art on the Waterfront crowd. Nine bands are set to play this weekend on an extra-large stage supplied by Peter Gilroy. (Stage is seen in the background of this photo taken on Mill Street) Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — The seventh annual edition of Art on the Waterfront opened this morning, transforming both sides of the South Nation River in Chesterville into a bustling hive of activity.

“It is going to be an exciting Art on the Waterfront this year. Great artists, great music line up and best of all fantastic community involvement. Come see what your local artists have to offer,” said Art on the Waterfront Chair Cheryl Beasley.

Art on the Waterfront runs through tomorrow, June 3, rain or shine. Nine bands will play the Mill Street stage (on the south side of the river) this weekend; at night, the entertainment moves to the neighbouring McCloskey Hotel.

More than 50 artists are displaying their work on the Main Street North waterfront area. Children’s activities are taking place on Water Street, across from The Gathering House.

Sunday’s talent contest for children has been moved to the upstairs hall at the Chesterville Community Centre (the library building), according to Michael ‘tic’ Houston, coordinator of the festival’s musical entertainment.

Also keep an eye out for all of the motorcycles rumbling through the village on Saturday as part of the capital region’s Telus Ride for Dad.
Joel Fawcett of Chickadilly Studio, during set-up at Art on the Waterfront this morning. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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