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Experience Art Fest!

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

North Grenville Poetry Guild presents: Experience Art Fest

The Experience Art Fest 2022 is a poetry themed one day festival in North Grenville June 25, 2022. The events start at 10 a.m. which include a Poetry Tent with feature poets and an open mic, a Workshop Tent presenting creative workshops, a Publisher tent and various vendors in an outdoor setting.

The evening program at the Urbandale Art Centre begins at 4 p.m. with musical performances and The Circuit, a music and poetry mashup.

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Saturday, June 25th, 2022 10 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Experience Art Fest Program

10 A.M. to 4 P.M. - Outdoor festival at North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Rd. 44, Kemptville)
Cost: FREE
  • Poetry Tent: featuring poets from Toronto, Ottawa , and Kingston with open mic. Ron Chase, Meghan Gagliardi, Doris Fiszer, Susan Atkinson, Sue Bracken, and John Baldwin.

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

  • Publishers Tent

  • Local Art Groups and Vendor Tents

4 P.M. to 9 P.M. - Live Performances INDOORS in the Urbandale Arts Centre (North Grenville Municipal Centre 285 County Rd. 44, Kemptville)
4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. FREE
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. $20 (Children under 12 have FREE admission)

4:00-5:00 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:

5:00-6:00 The Circuit with Pat Johnson and Just Jamaal, the Poet

The Circuit: Conversations Through Music and Poetry

“Stringing Words Together”

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

6:00-6:30 Photo and Poetry Winners

6:30-7:00 Break

7:00-8:00 John Wilberforce

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