The Banfield Art Crawl
13may10:00 AM4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Banfield Art Crawl
The thought of having some type of art event in the Banfield Neighbourhood has been on theminds
The thought of having some type of art event in the Banfield Neighbourhood has been on the
minds of three Banfield neighbours for some time. They casually talked about it with each other until on November 2nd 2022, Christa Potter, Jeanette Obbink and Jennifer Budd met with the intention of formalizing their ideas. That evening, the Banfield (Neighbourhood) Art Crawl was created. A date was chosen, May 13th from 10am to 4pm. The neighbourhood is brimming with talent and so it was decided, for the inaugural event that the focus would be on
showcasing artists and makers who live in the Banfield Neighbourhood only.
With an existing active Banfield Neighbourhood social media page and a flyer drop to every
household, word quickly spread. We were absolutely delighted with the response.
A logo and subsequently lawn signs were developed, as well as a map/info card and a poster
to further the word.
We set up an email and social media platforms: @banfieldartcrawl to advertise the event.
As a result, thirty-one artists and makers who reside in the neighbourhood will be participating
in the art crawl at 21 locations on May13th.
Some have asked, what is an art crawl? The idea is that visitors can walk to each location and
experience the artists’ work outside and inside. We are hoping for dry weather conditions but if
there is precipitation the participants will move their work to porches, verandahs and
sunrooms. The event will happen rain or shine. There is no entry fee and all sales go directly to
The map will have a suggested walking route but the locations can be experienced in any
order. The Banfield Neighbourhood is beautiful and easy to navigate. We are hoping to see lots
of people on the sidewalk enjoying this lovely, heritage area of Paris.
One of the exciting parts of the venture is the capacity to grow and develop relationships within
the neighbourhood. It’s an opportunity for neighbours to get to know each other and discover
the creativity that dwells among us.