Summer ArtFest

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Our 5th Annual Summer ArtFest will be taking place on Saturday July 16th, 2016, in Grass Park, downtown Brooklin, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Special opening ceremonies will begin at noon.

Thank you to the Town of Whitby for your support of Summer ArtFest in downtown Brooklin!


ashburn art circle logo 200Group 74 is proud to partner with the Ashburn Art Circle to co-host this 5th annual event. The Ashburn Art Circle ensures that the jurried Art Show at Summer ArtFest is a good representation of various mediums of art and local artists. Be sure to pop by their booth to learn more about their very dedicated group! 

Check out our Facebook page for photos and snapd Whiby.




Schedule of Events:

9:45-10:30 Maura Mapes

11:00-11:45 Myrtle Station

Noon - Official Opening Ceremony

12:30-1:15 Luna Dance Company

1:30-2:30 Whitby Gymnastics & Circus

2:30-4:00 Terry Blankey & Friends




Maura MapesMaura Mapes

Maura Mapes plays regularly in local area venues - as a solo artist, she brings an acoustic, stripped down take to current pop, folk and alt-country hits. She has performed for the past 20 years in both large festivals and cozy pubs, and is pleased be back performing at this year’s Summer ArtFest!

Click here to learn more.




Myrtle Station

myrtle stationGroup 74 is pleased to announce that local band Myrtle Station, formed by Ryan Schuck, Ben Czuczman and Nic Mammone will be performing at this year's Summer ArtFest. They play a wide variety of music, but specialize in classic rock with a little bit of county thrown in.

Click here to listen to their music!


terry blankey and friendsTerry Blankey and Friends

The fabulous mellow sounds of Terry Blankey and Friends are back again! The band has become a strong partner with Group 74 and we are pleased to have them entertain the crowds.



Oddity Garden

oddity garden logo 300oddity garden pinsGroup 74 welcomes back Lillian Ruck and Oddity Garden to our Summer ArtFest. Be sure to drop by her very creative booth featuring pin back buttons at the festival!

To visit the Oddity Garden website, click here.






Jason Smith with Creations from the Wood Pile will be showcasing his creativity with wood at this year's festival. This will be Jason's first time at the festival and we hope you will stop by and see some of his amazing creations!

Click here to view some of Jason's work.

Station Gallery

ArtFest sampleDrop by the printmaking activity SG’s Pop-Up Studio will be doing at ArtFest.  Here’s the description:
Inspired by Station Gallery’s current exhibition, High School Confidential, we’ll be looking into the old yearbooks of today’s hottest celebrities!  Using a relief printmaking technique create a portrait of your favourite celebrity.
 Bring a photo from your old yearbook and we’ll do a custom print for you!


Come & see part of Brooklin's History!

As part of Summer ArtFest's historical component, Vintage Whitby will be displaying artifacts that were discovered from around Brooklin. In addition, an interactive talking pioneer display will give visitors a unique experience through the use of modern technology . Be sure to pop by our interactive and interesting booth.

Note: To view the link to the talking pioneer that introduces the Vintage Whitby display, click here.



adrian dew

Investors GroupGroup 74 welcomes back Adrian Dew of Investors Group for a second year.

balloon twisterBe sure to pop by his booth and say hi - he will once again be hosting the very popular and talented Balloon Twister and colouring area. He is getting involved in the summer art festival so that he has the opportunity to support Group 74, raise money for a local cause and to meet and build relationships with the community. Be sure to drop by and say hi to Adrian at his booth!



brooklin floralWe are excited to announce that long time supporters of Group 74, Donna Hunt & the Brooklin Floral & Garden Shoppe will be providing complimentary flowers to hand out at the Group 74 booth at this year's Summer ArtFest. Thank you Donna for your continued generosity!




susan welland

ASLogo 300Group 74 is pleased to announce that Ashley Stevens Real Estate Group is back again as a sponsor for this year's Summer ArtFest. He is proud to have Susan Welland, a well know caricaturist in the GTA at his booth area. Why not pop over and see what kind of fun drawing Susan can create for you and get a chance to chat with Ashley!


Bryson Insurance logo 300Group 74 is thrilled to welcome Bryson Insurance right here in Brooklin as a new sponsor of Summer ArtFest!
They will be capturing all the exciting details of the day in and around the event as well as at a special fun photo booth where you can take some great photos :) Thanks for sharing your photographic skills with us!


frans truckFrantastic Events

The Frantastic Events new food truck will be at the Summer ArtFest – Be sure to try out the delicious waffle sticks, smoothies & other goodies.


bam logoBe sure to pop by the BAM Lions Club BBQ to enjoy some delicious food while at the festival. Proceeds go to help with various BAM projects in the community.



To read more about the 2015 Summer ArtFest, click here.

History of Our Logo

summer art fest logo 2016 300The Summer ArtFest Logo symbolizes the role and interplay of the performing and visual arts in the creation of the 1st Annual Summer ArtFest for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. Artist Martha Weber had to consider how a single image could best convey the creativity and excitement of both the performing and visual arts. She began with a rich painting capturing the intensity of the summertime colours we may see in a day right from sunrise to sunset. It took a number of paintings before she was satisfied with the result. Thereafter she was photographed at the easel, by Andris Piebalgs, making final touches to the artwork. The resulting image was then blended with other images she chose to convey music and people in joyous dance. Finally graphic designer Lisa Ruck added the Summer ArtFest text and year to complete the SAF Logo.

And that is how an artist painted a community in summertime enjoying music, dance and the arts! A true collaboration!

Martha Weber is an artist, interior designer and is also Chair of the Ashburn Art Circle

Andris Piebalgs, photographer, is a member of the Ashburn Art Circle.

Lisa Ruck is a graphic designer with Serendipity Graphic Design and also a Group 74 member.