Media Release June 15, 2011
Art in the Park at Lighthouse Cove
Featuring the artists of the Back Room Artists’ Co-op -
More than a dozen artists from Windsor, Wallaceburg, Sarnia and Chatham, all members of an artist-led co-operative, are holding an outdoor show and sale, Art in the Park at Lighthouse Cove, on Saturday July 2 at the Cove Marina, Lighthouse Cove, Ontario.
Located in a grassy nook, nestled by a glistening marina, this low-key open-air event has been made possible through the generous support of the owners of the Cove Marina. The artists, building on a theme of “Summer at the Marina”, will offer original paintings, fashion, jewellery, prints, fabric arts, belly dancing and more.
“The people of Lighthouse Cove are well respected for their arts community, and we’re thrilled to be part of their art scene for a day,” said Chris Ford, the founder of the Back Room Artists’ Co-op and the chief organizer of the event. “Naturally, we’re very grateful to the Cove Marina for providing a lovely, green spot to show our work. Artists’ co-ops never have a big bank account and we rely on this kind of support.”
Only two years old, the Back Room Artists’ Co-op was formed to give artists opportunities to show their work, share resources and support each other. It has already held shows in several locations including the recent popular Steampunk art exhibit in downtown Windsor. The group will be showing at the Art House in Chatham in the fall.
“I’ve learned a lot about showing and selling my work from other members of the group,” said Kathryn Tisdale, a member of the co-op, “and I have made sales that I never would have made on my own. The people who come out to see our shows seem happy we’re a group, too, because our shows are fun and our members are creative, offering something unique.”
The Cove Marina sits on the shore of Lake St Clair at the mouth of the Thames River. The address is 470 Tisdelle Drive, Lighthouse Cove. Art in the Park at Lighthouse Cove runs from 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday July 2. In addition, many artists will continue to display their work in the Cove Marina store during normal business hours.
For more information, contact:
Chris Ford – telephone (519) 944 1481 or e-mail email@example.com
Cove Marina – website