vol 4, no 2 - summer 2022

Welcome to summer!

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Welcome to summer! No, really, let’s do it! Here at The Ginger Press, we are revelling in the enthusiasm of so many local tenacious event organizers and entrepreneurs who are ready to move beyond the challenges presented by these times. Music! Art! Books! Nature Trails! Open Waters! Did I mention Books!? There’s so much going on.

Downtown Owen Sound will once again be the place for ArtWalk. Ten venues will welcome you to visit their galleries, studios and shops from 10 to 4 on Saturday June 25. There will be special demonstra- tions, workshops, exhibitions, and tours. The event is free – even the parking is free on ArtWalk day! And there will be painters painting outdoors throughout the downtown. C’mon down.

Speaking of painting outdoors, the Saugeen Artists’ Guild has organized the first Plein Air Festival to take place throughout the Saugeen watershed July 20 to 24. Be an artist; observe the artists; attend the art exhibition; and discover more of the remarkable area in which we live and visit.

And the music! Summerfolk 47 has an amazing lineup of spectacular performers, artists, and food purveyors. I’ll definitely see you there; Irish Mythen and Connie Kaldor are both on my must-see list. But it’s those magical Summerfolk moments that happen between the lines that make the best memories.

Finish the summer off at the 25th Annual Walter’s Falls Art Show on August 26-28, featuring compelling works by local artists. Find the Walter’s Falls Community Centre (there will be signs to help; although Walter’s Falls is small, it is renowned for its maze of roads) and enjoy meeting the artists and their art.

And, who can resist the invitation to take up lawn bowling? Since 1920, the Owen Sound Roselawn Bowling Club has been the place to go to enjoy beautiful evenings, outside, playing a deceptively simple and not-too-strenuous game while meeting new friends and getting to know our community better. There’s a coupon in this issue for two free evenings of lawn bowling. Let’s try it this summer, k?

Phew. All in all, it’s going to be a great summer. And we’ve packed as many clues to happiness as we could fit into this exuberant combo issue of MOSAIC and The Owen Sounder. I’ll see you on the beaches and the trails; in the galleries and shops; eating around; and – c’mon you know you want to try it – on the bowling lawns.

- Maryann Thomas