Winter ARTcrawl Returns to Downtown Chatham

Winter may be here, but things are heating up at the Thames Art Gallery! Join the Thames Art Gallery, ARTspace, Art and Heirloom Shoppe, William Street Cafe, The Co., CK Museum, and Turns and Tales as they open their doors for a festive evening of art and fun in downtown Chatham. The Winter Mini - ARTcrawl returns Friday, February 10th. The event kicks off at 6:00 pm at ARTspace and concludes at the Thames Art Gallery at 9:00 pm.

On exhibit at the Thames Art Gallery, What Lays Beneath is a must-see retrospective of works by one of CK's premier artists, Leonard Jubenville. Much loved for his vibrant use of colour, composition and skilled applications of paint, Jubenville has been a thoughtful proponent of environmentalism and cultural critique throughout his career. Experience his unique vision of the Southwestern Ontario landscape, still life and portraiture.

On exhibit at ARTspace is The Colour of Emotion by artist Vicki McFarland. These elegant and emotionally charged canvases feature McFarland's unique paint-pouring processes. The artist will be present at the reception on February 10 at 6:00 pm, and registration is now open for her talk and live painting demonstration at the Cultural Centre on February 11th, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm!

Turns and Tales hosts Clair Culliford's Thames River Review between 7:00 and 8:30 pm. Art and Heirloom Shoppe invites you to experience the artistry of Dava Robichaud and The Co., featuring Max Johnston, Kassie Wade and Tina Naemsch. On route to the Cultural Centre and the Thames Art Gallery, see Imagine MacGregor: Through the Eyes of Youth at the William Street Café. 

CK Museum presents A Call for Justice: Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) and, in the mezzanine at TAG, The Floating World, an exhibition of 19th-century Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from its permanent collection.

ARTcrawl Passports will be available at all participating venues. Have your passport stamped, complete the circuit and be eligible for a draw at the Thames Art Gallery at 8:30 pm. The winning ticket will receive a $100 prize. 

Everyone is welcome to this free, family-friendly event, so take advantage of this opportunity to support your local art scene and experience the vibrant artistic community in Chatham-Kent. 

For more information, please visit us at You can also follow us @TAGCK and @ARTspaceCK for updates.

We look forward to seeing you!

Media Contact:

Phil Vanderwall
Curator, Thames Art Gallery
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 4422