Market Mornings

Stephanie Clarke is #PatchingGuelphTogether

Local multi-disciplinary artist, Stephanie Clarke, will lead four outdoor art-making activities that are open and free to the public during the month of August at Guelph Farmers’ Market.

Clarke’s project, entitled “Patching Guelph Together,” invites community members to create their own unique patches that demonstrate what the city means to them and what they hope it can become.

The project will support the City’s efforts to create a community plan and will engage the community in an artful conversation about Guelph’s future.

Each Saturday participants will customize individual patches that depict iconic Guelph images, and will have the chance to reflect on what it means to be a part of this community, and what this city was like before they arrived. The activity will foster collaboration and conversation, and participants will be able to take their custom iron-on patches home with them.

Each patch will be photographed and shared using the hashtag, #PatchingGuelphTogether, with the full collection of images on display at the City’s Culture Hub & Makers Market occurring over Culture Days weekend on Saturday September 29 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Market Mornings run every Saturday during August from 10 a.m. until noon in the Farmers’ Market parking lot.

About Stephanie

Stephanie Clarke (Steph Sew Sublime) is a multi-disciplinary artist who has called Guelph home for over 25 years. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums, but feels most at home working with fabrics.

A graduate of Humber Colleges’ Visual and Digital Arts program, she has been creating and selling a collection of iron-on patches since 2016. An experienced costume designer, Clarke also coordinates the Guelph Tool Library.

About the City’s of Guelph’s Community Plan

We’re about to grow from around 130,000 people today to 170,000 people in 2030. How do you want Guelph to grow and adapt over the next 10 to 20 years? We’re working with the community to build Guelph’s Community Plan to understand your vision for our future. It will reflect the hopes and priorities of people in our community. And it will guide the work of our local government and potentially other community organizations.

Make your mark on Guelph’s future. This year’s Market Mornings program is one way we are creating opportunities for voices in our community to be heard.

For more information

Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2629