Festival of the Arts 2023

MAG is pleased to be part of the 3rd Merrickville Festival of the Arts which will take place on July 29-30, 2023 at the beautiful Blockhouse Park on the banks of the Rideau River adjacent to the historic Rideau Canal locks. This is a collaborative effort involving The Merrickville Organization for Culture & the Arts (MOCA), the Merrickville Arts Guild (MAG) and Theatre Night in Merrickville (TNIM). This year a number of exciting new musical performances from local and area musicians will take place organized by Karlene Fletcher. Of special note will be an evening concert on the 29th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM by Arbour Season. In addition to viewing the beautiful art produced by 30 MAG artists, you will also be able to hear thought-provoking poetry by the Merrickville Rogue Poets and TNIM’s delightful one-act play, “The Green Thumb Gang”.

MOCA has been taking the lead in the overall organization of this event and has recently appealed to our business community to help with financial support. We are very grateful to have received support thus far from the following businesses : Merrickville Drug Mart, Power Pole Performance, Rowland Leather, Chaiya, Violets on Main, Nellie’s Room, Stella Luna and Mrs. McGarrigle’s.

Merrickville-Wolford has a well-deserved reputation for being a community that supports and appreciates the arts in its many forms. MAG, MOCA and TNIM will be putting their best foot forward to welcome everyone to the 3rd Merrickville Festival of the Arts. Admission is free to all!

For any additional information please contact Nick Previsich. Check the MAG Facebook page for updates and schedule.