Seven bonfires and a native drum circle marked the end of the second annual Day on the Grand Festival took place on Saturday September 8 in and around Brant’s Crossing. Events took place throughout the afternoon beginning at 3pm with artists, music, nature walks and theatre. This local event brought out some of Brantford and area’s most interesting creative people.
The event featured various musical acts on ‘the stage’ in the grassy clearing, on the surface of the skate park, and under the bridge overpass. An array of artists offered demonstrations and workshops.
The river provides a beautiful backdrop for the grassy stage (band: The Cellar Dwellers).
Johnny Hover entertains under the overpass.
Loril Shannik and Dan MacDonald, also known as Cymer, entertain on the skate park surface.
A large aluminum piece by Dave Hind blends in perfectly to its natural surroundings on the trail.
A large painting was created over the course of the afternoon by artists Julie Whitbread, Aliki Mikulich and Heather Verplanke (pictured).
Artist Arlene Laskey enjoying the day sketching and drawing.
Fleur-Ange Lamothe and her cape creation led a sewing workshop.
Dean Gugler leads a nature walk to identify wild flowers in the area.
Various bands played throughout the event.
Screen printing demonstrations.
Life drawing for all ages by D.J. Avery Tanner.
An interactive mosaic demonstration for all ages offered by Suzanne Coverett-Earls.
The day ended beautifully and appropriately with bonfires on the river and native drumming and singing.