Whimsical sea creatures coming to Guelph Farmers’ Market

Seascapes art project planned for RBC Market Mornings

Guelph, Ont., July 24, 2017 – Local mixed-media artist, Sarah Mousseau, will lead four outdoor art-making activities that are open and free to the public during the month of August at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

Her project, entitled Seascapes, is an opportunity for the community to aid in the creation of whimsical sea creatures, which will then be installed in the trees and greenspace in front of the Farmers’ Market over Culture Days weekend, September 29 to October 1.

Each Saturday, participants will work together to construct various creatures using repurposed materials. The final installation will create a magical underwater garden where octopus tentacles hang low, crustaceans crawl through the grass, schools of fish flutter in the breeze, and colourful coral crawls up the trunks of the trees. All materials will be provided.

The initiative runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon in the Farmers’ Market parking lot.

  • August 5 – Exotic Fish
  • August 12 – Crustaceans
  • August 19 – Octopuses
  • August 26 – Coral

This is the fourth time RBC has sponsored the Market Mornings program, which features artist-led opportunities for the community to participate in creative, hands-on activities.

“We’re thrilled that RBC has chosen to support a program that connects Guelph’s talented artists with the broader public and celebrates imagination and community spirit,” says Danna Evans, the City’s manager of Culture, Tourism and Community Investment.

Everyone is welcome to visit Mousseau at the Farmers’ Market to contribute to the project.

About Sarah Mousseau

Sarah Mousseau is a working artist living in Guelph. As a member of the Necessary Arts Collective, she hosts creativity workshops for the public and has just had her first successful showing at Art on the Street earlier this year. A graduate of Humber College’s Visual and Digital Arts program, she also holds a diploma in Film and Television Production. Her practice of mixed media allows her to bring in juxtaposing elements that create conversation and texture.

For more information

Jen Rafter
Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2629
jen.rafter@guelph.ca