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Kitchener’s Beloved Frederick Art Walk Features Both Local and Canadian Newcomer Artists.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kitchener’s beloved Frederick Art Walk features both local and Canadian newcomer artists. Saturday, November 10th, 10AM-5PM. Central Frederick Neighbourhood, Kitchener. 'Welcoming you to our homes since 2001.' That's how the hosts of the Frederick Art Walk introduce themselves to visitors. The Frederick Art Walk is a 4 km walking tour through one of Kitchener's oldest neighbourhoods, bounded by Victoria and Krug Streets (on the north and south), Lancaster Street and East Avenue. Participants can enjoy the beauty of a fall day and the pleasure of exquisite artworks, in a setting of grand maple trees and century-old homes. One such home even features a dumbwaiter original to the house. The Art Walk features an amazing array of hand-crafted works for sale, including fabric art, paintings, chocolate, photography, pottery, stained glass, sewing crafts, and jewelry. The 18th annual edition of this 'walking art and artisan tour through one of Kitchener's oldest neighbourhoods' happens Saturday, November 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A lot has changed over the 18 years 'Kitchener's Original Art Walk' has been operating. In the first year, participants only connected to one another in person, neighbour to neighbour. Some makeshift lawn signs covered in clear plastic were put up, and a small batch of black-and-white flyers were hand delivered to approximately 300 houses. The walk has evolved to embrace artists from the community at large. This year's walk features a diverse array of talent including artists from Syria who recently made their way to Canada. They like to show their culture with art. Moteaa studied fine arts in Syria, then became a local artist and art teacher. Abeer is an animator and illustrator who also studies animation. October 17th, 2018 marks their two year anniversary in Canada and they have embraced their community by adding their voices to the local art scene (www.behance.net/Abeeralhariri). They will be joining four other creatives at 61 Brubacher St. An age-old tradition to the Art Walk is giving back to the community. Hand decorated jars adorn every house yearly in support of a local charity. This year, we will be asking for donations to the Suddaby Public School's Nutrition for Learning program, which helps to ensure that all students at this local school are getting enough good nutrition in their lives. Learn more at nutritionforlearning.ca. The Frederick Art Walk is an evolving event, and you never know what you're going to find or who you're going to meet. Welcome to our homes! Website: www.frederickartwalk.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/FrederickArtWalk/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/fred_artwalk Instagram: www.instagram.com/frederickartwalk

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