Art on the Bay. Batchewana Arts Festival 2017 celebrates Canada 150

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Zoey Wood-Salomon with James Wood-Salomon. Pyensag Enji-nokjiyaad - Little People Studio at Batchewana Arts Festival. zoeyjimws@shaw.ca

Numerous artisans, artists, crafters, woodworkers, jewelers, painters, and photographers were on the grounds in front of The Voyageurs’ Lodge and Cookhouse in Batchewana, Ontario on Saturday, Aug.19, 2017.

Frank O’Connor negotiated traffic coming and going from the busy business he and wife Gail run. The Voyageurs’ Lodge and Cookhouse is a go-to destination for residents of Algoma as well as thousands of visitors from all points east – west – north and south – and that includes countries.

O’Connor spoke with Saultonline – saying that the original idea for ‘Art On The Bay’ was conceived by Gail O’Connor and her sister, Valerie.

Well  – it certainly has proven to be a good idea.

Singer/songwriter, Mark Dunn played on the band shell stage which featured the graffiti street art wall produced by Al Bjornaa. Over 160 artists from 20 countries have their art portrayed on the ‘Totally Pasted’ wall.

Scroll through the photo gallery to see many of the artisans that took part on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. With ‘Canada 150’ as a theme, the grounds were resplendent with Canadiana.