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Downtown Picton Takin’ it to the Streets

CLIC - The Prince Edward Arts Councils' first Eastern Ontario Photographic Show and Sale will open Saturday, upstairs at Books & Company, 289 Main St., downtown Picton.

Downtown Picton stores will be full of bargains. Town & Country Video will is selling recent and favourite videos for $3.99 in a giant clearout. Sale on now.

Picton businesses will be bursting with bargains. Town & County Video is selling recent and favourite DVDs for $3.99. Sale on now!

Downtown Picton will be alive with arts, entertainment and bursting with bargains all day Saturday and well into the evening.
Streetfest will feature an artisan market, street performers, clowns and musicians located throughout the downtown area. Those who love to shop will find great bargains at the many businesses participating in the sidewalk sale.
For the first time, Paint the County will add a festival atmosphere as about 20 local artists will come out of their studios and onto the street where the public can visit and meet them.
And also for the first time, The Prince Edward Arts Council will present Clic! Eastern Ontario Photo Show. For nine days this summer, July 31st to Aug. 8th, The juried show and sale of photographic works of art, will take place in the second floor gallery of Books & Company at 289 Main Street in Picton.
The inauguarl show was opened to photographers of all ages and all backgrounds of experience who reside in the Eastern Ontario cachment area.  Sixty-six photographers met the June 25th deadline with home addresses from Port Hope and Peterborough to Kingston and Ottawa.  Each entrant was entitled to submit three pieces for consideration by the CLIC jury and of the one hundred and ninety-nine works submitted, one hundred and eight were accepted into the show by the three-person jury.

Aiden Haley among more than 20 artists who will be on Picton streets in Paint the County. Bill Samuel photo

The idea for Paint the County came from folk artist Terry Williams who had seen artists working out on the street during a trip to the east coast and he suggested the idea to local artist Aidan Haley.
“The artists that are participating are pretty well-known in the area,” said Haley. “They will be right on the street.”
The artists are to complete their works by 4 p.m. and the creations will then be taken to Black Prince Winery where they will put up for a silent auction. The auction will finish Sunday afternoon at 4 pm. There will be a minimum bid of $50. All the proceeds of the auction will go to PEC Alternatives For Women. Paint the County is an Arts on Main Gallery initiative sponsored by Black Prince Winery and Prince Edward County Arts Council.
To finish off the busy day, Countystock will take to the stage in Delhi Park starting at 5pm. Countystock will be a showcase presentation of local musical talent headlined by Instant Rivalry. Nine musical acts will take the stage through the evening. There will be musical styles to suit everyone’s tastes.
“We are pretty excited to headline this show,” said Caleb and Megan Hutton. “We hope that people will come and see all the talent.”

Instant Rivalry will headline Countystock Saturday night at Delhi.

This is the first year for Countystock. It began at Bergeron’s Family Fun-fest last year to help raise funds  to support the now closed exotic animal sanctuary.

First Canadian Idol Ryan Malcolm will be on stage at Performances in the Park, Sunday from 2-4 in Benson Park.

The fun continues Sunday when the first Canadian Idol Ryan Malcolm shares the Performances in the Park stage with the kids and faculty from The Kids Performing Arts Initiative 2010 Rock Camp Aug. 1 from 2-4 p.m. in Benson Park (just behind the Main Street).

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