CAF 2015 – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
The 20th annual Cambridge Arts Festival 2015 was held on Saturday, June 20 coinciding for the second year with the Mayor’s Celebration of the Art and Art Attic. The weather was just about perfect and we had a beautiful warm and sunny day. The Preston Scout House Cadet Drum Line returned to open the festival with a drum performance at 10 am. The Artist Market was set up along Dickson Street along with merchandise and food vendors. The main outdoor stage hosted musical acts for children and adults including the popular Mad Science. Musical guests included Pilot Project, JoJo Worthington, Kris MacQueen Band, Ophelia Syndrome,Ever Lovin’ Jug Band, Terns, Rebekah Stevens and Goodnight Sunrise. A second outdoor stage coined “Accoustic Alley” featured local solo artists led by Cacia Murphy.
Our outdoor Children’s area offered even more free creative activities for kids including face painting, arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk and graffiti chalk wall, bubbles, balloons, book readings by Julie Nichols, the TD Colouring Mural, recycled art and more.
CAF holds the largest Maker Lab in Cambridge and it was bigger and better than ever with Robot Assemblage, Simple Circuits Lab, Kinetic Kinect Art, Doodle Bots, Battle Bots, R/C Rovers, 3D Printers, Recycle Paper Plane Launch as well as interactive activities from Dynamic Innovations (Advanced Robotics), Idea Exchange (Science of Flight, Brush Bots, Lego Wall) Maker Expo, Bot Brawl (Robotics Exhibit), and Year of Code (Intro to Coding).
Back by popular demand, our Kid’s Passport was a big hit as children collected activity stamps to win great prizes.
Other special activities included our Book Swap, a sensory exploration workshop with DeafBlind Ontario, and an indoor art exhibit from Highland Public School.
Our Silent Auction was a great success and funds raised will support CAF 2016. Many thanks to our donors (listed below) for their generous support.
Kristina Adeney, Amar Bhuee, Amanda Marie Luis, Glenn Rivison, Amy Mutter, Joe Forte, Tania Hanscome, Mark Essner , Denise del Mundo, Clive Lewis, Trevor Waurechen, Grayce Perry, Alfonso Espinos, Diane Scott, Dino Bolognone, Valeri Chvedovski, Stephanie Drabik, Wendy Nember, Alyssa Hickman, Brandi May, Vanessa Postma, Maija Eva Priestly, Sunny Kordic, Amanda Immurs, Suria Runstedler, Marc Racine, Cambridge Seniors Woodworking Club, John Wheaton & Robin Williams
Many Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors:
City of Cambridge
Daily Art Fixx
Waterloo Region Record Community Partnerships Program
Main Stage Supporter
TD Canada Trust
Cambridge Farmer’s Market
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Breathe Into Motion Yoga Studios (silent auction)
Hilbourn Pottery (silent auction)
BATL (silent auction)
Friends of the Festival
BATL (silent auction)
Bennett GM (BBQ)
Book Express (book swap)
Coffee Culture (coffee for volunteers)
Long and McQuade (musical petting zoo)
FM 98.5 CKWR (media sponsor)
Splatzone Paintball (silent auction)
CCTFA (silent auction)
Airborne Trampoline Centre (silent auction)
Playfit Kids Club (silent auction)
Cambridge Live Music (media sponsor)
Jumpy Things (silent auction)
The Museum (art activities)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection (silent auction)
CAF 2015 Planning Committee:
Special Thanks To:
Susan Katumba and James Wilton – City of Cambridge
Special Thanks to our Festival Day Volunteers:
Cambridge Army Cadets