INSIDE ANCASTER’S ARTSPRAWL: IF MY NEIGHBOUR HAS 3 , I WANT 6

Mike Parcy, January 29th, 2013.

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Just a taste of the fine art at the artsprawl – photo by eilonwyn77

One word is on the tongue of every resident in Ancaster and, for once, it isn’t ‘inheritance’.  Folks here are genuinely excited

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A fine example of homegrown art – photo by jelene

about their very own Artsprawl, and the merging of Supercrawl with the Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds.  I took a trip out to the Meadowlands to get a read on it.

“I think it’s fantastic!” Says Michelle Sommers, a 34-year-old yoga instructor.  “Martha Stewart’s crafts were going downhill since she went to jail.  Now, our whole family gets involved.  Even our pedigree Bichon Frise is wearing a multi-coloured walking sweater, though her canine psychologist said colours aren’t good for her well being.”

My next stop was Michael’s, Ancaster’s largest craft store, where I discovered the competitive drive behind crafts.  Employee, Bonnie, tells me “People are buying the pre-made crafts like they are going out of style.  When one person buys something, another person looks at it and buys the same thing, only bigger.  We now stock balls of yarn 8 ft in diameter.”

My last stop was at Second Cup, where we spoke with John Unsworth, a 37-year-old  retired Investment Consultant who reluctantly became a fan and participant.  “I’m not really an artsy person, but how can you not get caught up in all of this?  Luckily, my personal life coach, a retired art teacher, showed me how to make origami out of my old, low performing investment portfolios.”

From street to street, Ancaster is abuzz with excitement.  Residents here are happy to share a little bit of their culture with the outside.  Hopefully Ancaster’s Artsprawl will be a draw for years to come.

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8 thoughts on “INSIDE ANCASTER’S ARTSPRAWL: IF MY NEIGHBOUR HAS 3 , I WANT 6

  1. for once, it isn’t “inheritance” …. 37 yr old retied investment consultant, too funny, Ancaster may hunt you down soon my dear Farley.

  2. It’s good for Ancaster to finally have a purpose and some culture….I like the idea of turning your bad investments into a piece of art….takes the hurt away for sure!

  3. One of the real spin-off treasures of this event will be the Hummer show. Yellow, Silver, Black and some with original artwork splashed on all sides with phone numbers and websites. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a Hummer in the environment it was designed for, the COSTCO parking lot.

    The “Pedestrian Walkway Scavenger Hunt” will be amazing. Participants will start at Silver City and end at Lone Star. The person who finds the most pedestrian friendly walkways will win a Hummer. Last year the winner found 1 pedestrian walkway between Staples and Marks. Word is, there may be another.

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