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Huntsville Festival of the Arts Seeks Gently Used Canoes
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Huntsville Festival of the Arts Seeks Gently Used Canoes

Posted: 2024-05-09 10:34:14 By: thebay

The Huntsville Festival of the Arts  is seeking donations of gently used canoes for the fifth annual Canoe Mural Project.

From June 10-15, 2024, six artists will join muralist Gerry Lantaigne to create original murals inspired by and celebrating the work of Emily Carr. The murals will be painted outdoors in Downtown Huntsville’s River Mill Park.  Each one will be painted on the underside of a canoe and will incorporate and take inspiration from a painting by Emily Carr.

The canoes will then be exhibited for free in the park until the fall of 2024. After their exhibition, they will be included in future editions of the Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction which raises thousands of dollars for Ontario arts & culture organizations. Through these activities, the murals will be seen by tens of thousands, and will raise funds for Ontario’s art & cultural community.

Donated canoes DO NOT have to be in working conditions and will ideally be constructed of fibreglass or aluminum (however all types will be considered). Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt along with the satisfaction of knowing their contribution will help to strengthen arts and culture in the community.

Anyone interested in donation should contact HfA by e-mailing dan@huntsvillefestival.ca or calling 705-788-2787.