Embracing diversity in visual arts and crafts


If you were looking for Paining on the Green, you are still in the right place.


The introduction of SPRING to replace Painting on the Green was a decision based on making changes to our show to attract a more diverse presentation of artists. It was felt that Painting on the Green running for 56 years with very little change had run its course. The name itself tended to lean heavily toward painted works and we felt that it had a negative impact on potential artists entering from other disciplines. While we still want our valued painters to enter the show, we would like to encourage a far larger input from photographers, crafters and other three dimensional visual artists than has been occuring in recent years.

Art appreciators are as diverse in their tastes as artists are in their presentations. It is our desire to present a more balanced show in future to showcase a broader spectrum of the wonderful talent that is all around us for both the artists and viewers.

The 2018 Art Show and Sale will be held at the Old Quebec Street Shoppes in beautiful downtown Guelph, Ontario.

Old_Quebec_Street_Logo_-_sm.png You may also register for SPRING or fill out a vendor application in the Guelph Artisans store in the Olde Quebec Street Shoppes.



Consider joining the Guelph Creative Arts Association. Members not only save and are able to enter more in 'SPRING', they save on entering our other shows and enjoy other benefits too.

Awards to be Presented (Subject to change for 2018)

PaintingThe Daisy Kurp Award + $100.00 will be awarded for 1st prize.

Photography: Niels Hansen Photography Award + $100.00 will be awarded for 1st prize.

Craft Artisans: Award for 1st prize is $100.00.

Honourable Mentions: There will be one honorable mention depending on a minimum participation of five entrants in each category. (No cash value)

Our 2017 Sponsors......

Holbeins Artist Supplies

Kloepfer Custom Framing

Ponds Camera

Wyndham Art Supply

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