Art and gardens, a winning combo!

By Martha Bowers

After lockdowns and shutdowns, isolation and quarantine, convoys and storms, we all are anxious to resume a more normal life. So we are excited to announce the relaunch of the Glebe Art In Our Gardens and Studio Tour! This popular annual Glebe tradition will be held on the weekend of July 9 and 10. With 25 artists at 17 sites conveniently located for easy walking or cycling, there will be art to suit a wide range of interests.

After two years of limited opportunities to exhibit or sell their works, the artists are looking forward to showing their work again. And people look forward to seeing what returning artists have been working on, which new artists have appeared and how the gardens have changed. The tour offers local artists the opportunity to show and sell their works in their own neighbourhood, and it also provides a venue for discovering and promoting up-and-coming artists as well as guest artists from outside the Glebe. Exhibiting art in garden settings is one of the most charming aspects of the tour as the gardens will be in mid-summer bloom. And we are continuing with the popular ballot prize as an incentive for art lovers to visit as many sites as possible.

Although we do not know what the COVID situation will be in July, we are confident that the Glebe art tour, being an outdoor event, will be a safe activity. We ask visitors to be respectful and careful when around others.

Come out between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 9 and 10 to support local artists. Take a break on a patio, stop for a coffee at an independent café and enjoy a summer weekend in the Glebe.

Site maps and cards with the list of artists will be available in Glebe shops and the Glebe Community Centre, and there will be notices on social media. Information is also available on our website at Welcome back to the Glebe!

Martha Bowers is a Glebe resident, art lover and organizer of Art in Our Gardens, who can often be found helping out at Morala Café.

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