AO Paddle Art Auction Open House
37 Main St E
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
NOTE: THIS EVEN HAS CHANGED DATE AND TIME TO SATURDAY SEPT 28TH FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM
Algonquin Outfitters and the Town of Huntsville present a free evening mixer in the beautiful Algonquin Theatre in historic downtown Huntsville, on Culture Days’ theme of “Creativity, Arts and Well-being”. Explore incredibly creative paddle art up close and personal, and mix with their neighbors — and the artists — in an inclusive, accessible, casual and fun commUNITY mixer suitable for all ages.
- 10am – 4pm Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction open house viewing at the Algonquin Theatre
- 11am – 1pm – Music by Jason Hack and Christine Heron
- 1pm – Free Paddling Film showing
- Wild Temagami – 15 minutes
- 10-4pm – Lake of Bays Brewing Co./Huntsville Brewhouse sampling
- 10am – 4pm – we can help you place your bids! (note the auction closes on Sunday Sept 29th NOT at this event)
- Only a few paddles (54) are on display at the Algonquin Theatre outside of this event on Saturday, Sept 28th. If you can not attend on Saturday, Sept 28th and want to see all of the paddles or bid on the paddles please visit the auction information page where you’ll find a link to the auction site.
- The auction closes Sunday September 29 on 2019 AO Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest Closes (staggered close starting at 6pm). It DOES NOT close at this event on Saturday.
Come see what is carved, or painted, or burned, or bedazzled or turned into a banjo on paddles by artists of all calibers. “The elements that inspire are still here.”
Mysteriously and inexplicably, when Tom Thomson died in Algonquin Park in 1917, his paddle was never found. This mixer is a tribute to the forward thinking, “no holds barred” colourful creativity of Tom Thomson and all visionaries, and supports emerging and established artists in all genres.
Artists’ paid $30 plus their time to enter the contest; the community mixer event is FREE. Bidding to own a paddle in support of creativity in Huntsville and area is entirely optional. Keeping an open mind is mandatory. Having your sox blown off is highly likely. But don’t worry, Algonquin Outfitters can suit ya up with a new set of dry kicks and kit for all your creative outdoor wellness adventures.
This event is free to attend.
View all the paddles between Sept 15th and 29th by visiting the online auction where you can bid on the paddles.
Visit our AO Paddle Art Auction page for more information and the link to the online auction
37 Main Street East
Huntsville ON, P1H 1A1