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Experience Art Fest coming June 25, 2022

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Welcome to a place of Poetry and the Arts!

There is room to grow in the arts in North Grenville. With nature trails and the connecting waterway from Ottawa to Lake Ontario, there is plenty to inspire artistic creation in the very landscape. There is a history and a community that welcomes growth. The focus for this year is POETRY. In a language that expresses emotion and care, poetry captures the imagination and in partnership with the visual arts and music brings our audience to a place worth exploring.

Presenting the Experience Art Fest
June 25, 2022

 Outdoor Festival 

Location: OUTDOORS at North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Rd. 44, Kemptville)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE


  • Publishers Tent

  • Workshop Tent: Katie and Jackie will lead the workshop having found comfort, meaning, and self-expression during times of tremendous upheaval and change in poetry.

  • Local Art Groups and Vendor Tents

  • Poetry Tent hosted by Bruce Kauffman:

10:00 a.m. Ron Chase

11:00 a.m. Meghan Gagliardi

12:00 -1:00 p.m. *Lunch Break*

1:00 p.m. Doris Fiszer / Susan Atkinson

2:00 p.m. Sue Bracken

3:00 p.m. John Baldwin

Live Performances

Location: INDOORS in the Urbandale Arts Centre (North Grenville Municipal Centre 285 County Rd. 44, Kemptville)

Time: 04:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.


4:00 - 6:30 FREE

7:00 - 9:00 $20 (Children under 12 have FREE admission)


4:00 p.m. Gary Rasberry With the Oxford-on-Rideau Public School, Oxford Mills

Performance is based on the songs that Gary and the students co-created in May. Check it out: 


5:00 p.m. The Circuit with Pat Johnson and Just Jamaal, the Poet

“Stringing Words Together”

Come and join in the fun...see what they can do!

6:00 p.m. Photo and Poetry Winners


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. *Break*


7:00 p.m. John Wilberforce

8:00 p.m. Julia Finnegan 

Come enjoy the music of folk-rock artists John and Julia!

Come enjoy the music of Julia Finnegan!

Catch her as the closing event of Experience Art Fest on June 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

John Wilberforce, a local musician, is the opening act.

Come Explore!


Come explore and attend our cultural activities 

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