The Crawford Collective – First Anniversary
Nearly one hundred people came and went the evening of March 4th for the first anniversary of The Crawford Collective. Located at 4 King Street, inDowntown Brantford, this home of 16 local artists celebrates the first Friday of every month with an event dubbed “First Friday”. Guests are welcomed into the gallery to meet and greet with artists, admire, and hopefully purchase, new pieces displayed.
This “First Friday” Honourable MPP Dave Levac was in attendance to present a scroll honouring the anniversary of The Crawford Collective and to partake in a special announcement. He proudly exclaimed that from now on October 23rd would be declared ‘Lawren Harris Day”. A celebration of the arts and its impact on the City of Brantford. He stood by the statement that all three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal; would be working together to promote arts and culture in Brantford and striving to make this an officially celebrated day.
“All humanity has to celebrate and embrace the arts, because it does not make us whole people when we remove it. You can not be a whole person without exposure to the arts.”
MPP Dave Levac
Guests who attended were treated to incredible conversations about art and various other topics, light appetizers, as well as featuring the musical stylings of artists Kay’la Fraser and Previs Davidson, and Metronōm. The event ran well into the evening before the festivities ended and guests headed out to celebrate “First Friday” in our beautiful downtown.
Make sure to Be Seen at The Crawford Collective, you never know what piece will speak to you.
Submitted by: Joshua Wall
Photography by: Dean Ellis
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