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Art Fresco Public Art [Kitchener Locations]


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 locations in Kitchener below, or view the full collection here.

We are Waterloo Region, and we are united.

A BETTER DAY
Better Tent City Artists
Downtown Kitchener

BETTER TOGETHER
Jon Johnson
Short Finger Brewing Co.

CELEBRATING KITCHENER
Dayna Edwards
Schwaben Club

CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE
Michelle Dechert
Wilhelm’s Café + Bar

COTTON CANDY DREAM
Emily McDougall
Arabella Park Beer Bar

DEATH BY ROSES
Andy McGeoch
Waterloo Brewing Company

EXPANSION: SHADE’S MILLS
Logan Soeder
Boston Pizza Bingemans

FACES OF COMMUNITY
Wilma Vanderleeuw
Cafe Pyrus

FLORALS
Alanah Jewell
Ambrosia Corner Bakery

GALAXY PRIDE
Andy McGeoch
Graffiti Market

GINIW – GOLDEN EAGLE
Luke Swinson
Descendants Beer & Bev. Co.

JOSEPH & GAUKEL
Pia Braza
Abe Erb – Kitchener

KOI POND
Victoria Shi
Wooden Boat Food Company

MIRRORED SHORELINES
Pearl Van Geest
Malt & Barley Public House

NATURE OF BRIDGEPORT
Allie-Marie Piggott
The Lancaster Smokehouse

OCHRE
Behnaz Fatemi
Swine & Vine

OKTOBERFEST: SAY ONKEL!
Andrea Lorentz
Edelweiss Tavern

PINK ZEBRA
Lucy Lan
Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters

UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Moumita Roychowdhury
Kitchener Market

WATERLOO MAP No.1
Brubey Hu
Borealis Grille & Bar

Acknowledgements

Thank you to our panel of judges: 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!