Festival runs June 2 & 3
CHESTERVILLE — The eighth annual Art on the Waterfront festival gets into gear this Saturday — and so does an expanded bus service into Chesterville.
Organizers have lined up Wubs Transit to supply free bus rides into the village from Winchester and Finch on the first day of Art on the Waterfront, Saturday, June 2.
Heart of the live-music entertainment in Chesterville this weekend, the Community Centre at 1 Mill St. will serve as the drop-off and pick-up point for bus-riding Art on the Waterfront attendees.
The bus leaves the North Dundas Business Centre in Winchester at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and the Finch Arena at 10:45 a.m. Rides will depart Chesterville for Winchester at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. for the return trip to Finch.
NORTH DUNDAS BUSINESS CENTER, 457 MAIN STREET, WINCHESTER
|TRIP||DEPART WINCHESTER||ARRIVE CHESTERVILLE||DEPART CHESTERVILLE||ARRIVE WINCHESTER|
|1||10:00 A.M.||10:15 A.M.||1:00 P.M.||1:15 P.M.|
|2||1:30 P.M.||1:45 P.M.||6:00 P.M.||6:15 P.M.|
FINCH ARENA, 4 JOHN STREET, FINCH
|TRIP||DEPART FINCH||ARRIVE CHESTERVILLE||DEPART CHESTERVILLE||ARRIVE FINCH|
|1||10:30 A.M.||10:45 A.M.||1:45 P.M.||2:00 P.M.|
Having buses bring visitors to Chesterville from neighbouring communities marks a new milestone for the festival. “Yes it is new,” said Cheryl Beasley, one of the event’s key organizers. Beasley added the transit service was made possible after the event landed funding for it.
Also running through Sunday, June 3, the two-day event continues to build momentum, drawing a slew of artists and vendors to the village’s downtown area.
Art on the Waterfront was first held shortly after Chesterville’s South Nation River shoreline was transformed into a multi-million-dollar concrete walkway and Main Street North lookout area. Funded by a windfall of federal stimulus money, the development ultimately needed to be put to use, and local individuals came up with the idea of an Art festival. The event has evolved to encompass both sides of the river, with the south shore a live-music hub.
A variety of children’s activities area also planned as usual. See the schedule at the event website, artonthewaterfront.ca.