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Art Fresco Public Art Project

As part of the #WRUnited Campaign, Explore Waterloo Region presents the Art Fresco Public Art Project: a whimsical tour of a series of unique picnic tables hand painted by talented local artisans. These extraordinary pieces are being hosted at various restaurants and patios around the Region to inject some vibrancy into a sector that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe the project embodies the core values of Waterloo Region: community, inclusivity, and creativity.

We invite residents and visitors to enjoy the tables, make memories, and take photos. Sharing on social media is encouraged using the hashtag #ArtFrescoDining. Scroll down to browse the full collection below.

We are Waterloo Region, and we are united.

A BETTER DAY
Better Tent City Artists
Cafe Pyrus

A CELEBRATION OF WR
Maia Lynch
EJ’s Tavern | Baden Hotel

BARN QUILTS
Donna Robertson
Stone Crock Restaurant

BEAUTY IN WR GARDENS
Salomé Perez
Kitchen Kuttings

BETTER TOGETHER
Jon Johnson
Short Finger Brewing Co.

COTTON CANDY DREAM
Emily McDougall
Arabella Park Beer Bar

DEATH BY ROSES
Andy McGeoch
Cafe Pyrus

FACES OF COMMUNITY
Wilma Vanderleeuw
Cafe Pyrus Outpost

FLORALS
Alanah Jewell
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

JOSEPH & GAUKEL
Pia Braza
Cafe Pyrus

LOTS TO SEE & DO
Shawn Murenbeeld
Cafe Pyrus Outpost

OCHRE
Behnaz Fatemi
Swine & Vine

OKTOBERFEST: SAY ONKEL!
Andrea Lorentz
Edelweiss Tavern

PINK ZEBRA
Lucy Lan
Cafe Pyrus

STINGRAYS
Andy McGeoch
Four Fathers Brewing Co.

THE GRAND
Kristen Gear
The Village Biergarten

UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Moumita Roychowdhury
Kitchener Market

 


 

Look out for these tables coming to a Waterloo Region patio near you in 2021

ABE ERB’S GRIST MILL
Megan Lapoint
Coming Soon

ACKNOWLEDGE
Chelsea Brunette-Hodzic
Coming Soon

AMETHYST
Behnaz Fatemi
Coming Soon

CELEBRATING KITCHENER
Dayna Edwards
Coming Soon

CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE
Michelle Dechert
Coming Soon

CRACKED EGGS
Amy Esplen
Coming Soon

CRAZY QUILT
Angela Grasse
Coming Soon

EXPANSION: SHADE’S MILLS
Logan Soeder
Coming Soon

FLYING BEAUTIES
Anne Williamson
Coming Soon

GALAXY PRIDE
Andy McGeoch
Coming Soon

GINIW – GOLDEN EAGLE
Luke Swinson
Coming Soon

JUST KEEP FLOATING
Kristina Bradt
Coming Soon

KOI POND
Victoria Shi
Coming Soon

LAKE & SHORE
August Swinson
Coming Soon

MIRRORED SHORELINES
Pearl Van Geest
Coming Soon

NATURE OF BRIDGEPORT
Allie-Marie Piggott
Coming Soon

ON FIRE
Tee Kundu
Coming Soon

PASTEL SUMMER
Tee Kundu
Coming Soon

PIXEL PRODUCE
Lauren Prousky
Coming Soon

PLANTER’S PICNIC
Tara Cooper
Coming Soon

SHORE & LAKE
August Swinson
Coming Soon

STRAWBERRIES
Alanah Jewell
Coming Soon

STRIPES & COLOUR
Hannah Carroll
Coming Soon

SWEETS
Victoria Shi
Coming Soon

TAKE A SEAT, STAY AWHILE
Shawn Murenbeeld
Coming Soon

TRISHA ABE
Trisha Abe
Coming Soon

TURQUOISE
Behnaz Fatemi
Coming Soon

WATER SURFACE: LILY PADS
Diane Boyer
Coming Soon

WATERLOO MAP No.1
Brubey Hu
Coming Soon

WATERLOO MAP No.2
Brubey Hu
Coming Soon

WATERLOO REGION ARTS
Bari Parsche
Coming Soon

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Moumita Roychowdhury
Coming Soon

WE ARE UNITED
Ava Murenbeeld
Coming Soon

Acknowledgements

Thank you to our artist selection committee: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Executive Director and Curator Denis Longchamps, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Executive Director Shirley Madill, and visual artist Susan Coolen for evaluating submissions from interested artists based on concepts that both celebrate Waterloo Region and honour those things that make Waterloo Region unique.

The Art Fresco Project would not have been successful if not for the team at Lot 42 for providing an ideal venue that allowed the artists to work on their art while maintaining physical distancing. Sincerest gratitude is also extended to the Home Hardware head office in St. Jacobs and Beauti-tone Paint for graciously supplying all of the paint and supplies.

Lastly, thank you to to team at St. Clements Trim Inc. for filling our order of 50 picnic tables!