CAF 2017

The 22nd annual Cambridge Arts Festival was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017.  We had a rainy start to the day but it was warm and the rain cleared by early afternoon.   The Art Market was set up outdoors along Dickson Street and all around City Hall with over 70 artists and vendors in total.  The main music stage was located in front of City Hall and was organized by our music partner E-Bolt Music.

Our outdoor Children’s area offered even more free creative activities for kids including art and nature DIY activities,  face painting, sidewalk chalk  the TD Colouring Mural, Giant Jenga and more. We were thrilled to welcome back Tinker Truck River Works and Tread on it T-Shirt Art.  Back by popular demand, our Kid’s Passport was a big hit as children collected activity stamps to win their own take home DIY maker kits.

CAF holds the largest Maker Lab event in Cambridge and it was as popular as ever. Features included musical performances and visual by Charlena Russell, video installations by Gareth Carr, Audio visualization with Prom Weekend, activities from ORD Solutions, Maker Expo, and Canada 150 Light bright card, Ozobots, Snap Circuits, Makey Makey by Idea Exchange. Other activities including Robot Assemblage, Simple Circuits Lab, Kinetic Kinect Art,  Doodle Bots, Battle Bots,  R/C Rovers, 3D Printers, Mindful Makers cardboard fort making rounded out our Maker activities.

Other special activities included our Book Swap, musical petting zoo with Long & McQuade, a display from the Fashion History Museum and art activities from Cambridge Centre for the Arts

Our Silent Auction which was held in our month-long pop up gallery on Dickson Street was a great success and funds raised will support CAF 2018.  Many thanks to our donors (listed below) for their generous support.

Participating Artists & Exhibitors:

Alfonso Espinos
Allen Cooper
Amanda Marie Luis
Amar Buhee
Andrea Howson
Ashree Art
Bob Gunther
Bob Jones
Brittany Pitts
Brooke Burnet
CAF Collective (Wendy Campbell, Renée Therrien Bokma, Karen Malcolm, Lizzie Gosse-Steinberg)
Carmen Iloni
Carri McCoy
Catherine O’Reilly Dennis
Catherine Stark
Chad Durnford
Christina Gelinas
Christopher De Rosa
Cindy Saunders
Deb and Brian Mack
Dee Isaak
Dino Bolognone
Felicia Phillips
Gail Garbe
Glen Rivison
Jenna Kennedy
Jennifer Williamson
John Steinberg
JudyBlue Anderson
Katie Favell
Katie St Clair
Kristina Adeney
Laura Newton
Laura Zwolak
Lydia Workman
Margaret Chamandy
Maria Drazilov
Marilyn Summers
Matthew Grosvenor
Michelle Ashburner
Rachel Fell
Rachel Ramljak
Ralf Wall
Robert Crosby
Robina Cullen
Samantha Le Grand
Stella Kuiper
Stephanie Drabik
Stephanie Ionita
Sue McCormick
Suzi Stojadinovic
Trevor Waurechen
Josslin Insurance – Free H2O Station!
Long & McQuade – Musical Petting Zoo
TD Canada Trust
Focus on Nature
Philip Roy Books
Phidon Pens
Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Waterloo Region Record
Fashion History Museum
Cambridge Senior’s Woodworkers

Participating Vendors:

Cedar Lake, Coconut & Octopus, Fox and Bear Essentials, Groovy Grilled Cheese, GTA Softee Ice Cream, Bishop St Boxx

Many Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:

City of Cambridge
Waterloo Region Record Community Partnerships Program
TD Canada Trust
Arts Connect Cambridge
Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation

Festival Partners

E-Bolt Music
Kinetic Studio
Daily Art Fixx

Josslin Insurance
Angus Audio
CKWR Radio FM 98.5
Hilbourn Pottery

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Pearle Hospitality (silent auction)
Long & McQuade

Friends of the Festival

Cedar Lake (silent auction)
Coffee Culture (coffee for volunteers)
Long and McQuade (musical petting zoo)
Splatzone Paintball (silent auction)
Playfit Kids Club (silent auction)
Cambridge Live Music (media sponsor and silent auction)
ORD Solutions
Idea Exchange
FlowT KW (silent auction)
Reids Chocolates (silent auction)

CAF 2017 Planning Committee:
Wendy Campbell (Co-Chair)
Gareth Carr (Co-Chair)
Magdalena Culver (Children’s Area & Maker Lab Coordinator)
Andréa Parisien (Sponsorship Coordinator)
Andrea Quinn (Children’s Area Coordinator)
Kieran Gallant (SiteCoordinator)
Corina Harris (Social Media Coordinator)
Kathy Schiebel (Volunteer Coordinator)
Megan Mensink (Promotions Coordinator)
Eric Bolton (Music Coordinator)
James Harris (T-shirt logo and Website)

Special Thanks To: 
Nancy Movrin – City of Cambridge

And Special Thanks to the 50+ CAF Festival-Day Volunteers – we could not have a festival without you!!

Please help support Cambridge Arts Festival by donating what you can! We appreciate any donations.