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Art crawl in a pandemic: Downtown shop windows feature gorgeous artwork this month

And you can bid for your favourites online

Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl isn’t letting the pandemic interfere with its mission to showcase the work of local visual artists.

This summer, it is offering the public the opportunity to explore and purchase art through window-front displays and online auctions. 

This initiative was adjusted in the wake of restrictions imposed by COVID-19 in an effort to fulfill Sudbury’s long standing Art Crawl heritage.

Running all month, downtown businesses are featuring the work of emerging and established local artists in their storefront windows. 

Because of current restrictions preventing the public from gathering downtown for one day, art will be displayed for an extended period.

Participating businesses include Good Luck General Store, All About Massage Day Spa, Monique Legault Studio, The Refinery, Kuppajo Espresso Bar, and many, many others.

The community is encouraged to visit the list of participating artists and venues, which will change throughout the month, on the new Downtown Sudbury Arts Crawl website and explore the art and shops weekly. 

Updates and highlights will also be sent out regularly via DSAC’s newsletter and featured on the Downtown Sudbury Arts Crawl Facebook page and Instagram page.

All art pieces will be auctioned online. Auction information can be found via the DSAC website.

Auctions Dates:

  • 1st Set : These were auctioned off July 6-12
  • 2nd Set : July 13-19
  • 3rd Set : July 20-26
  • 4th Set : July 2  Aug. 2

The Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl, founded in 2014, is a grassroots, pedestrian-friendly cultural experience in the City of Greater Sudbury highlighting the art, artists, and local businesses of our beautiful city.

DSAC features a wide range of primarily visual art from artists of all experience levels within our community. The art is showcased within local galleries, clothing and homeware stores, restaurants, and throughout the streets of downtown Sudbury.




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