Artisans returning to Stittsville for Arts in the Park 2020

The annual Arts in the Park, presented by the Stittsville Village Association (SVA), is once again returning to Village Square Park on Sunday, June 7, 2020 and promises to be a day of cultural appreciation and enjoyment.

The event is expected to have over 70 professional and amateur artisans in attendance with a broad mix of authors, artists, musicians, culinary specialists, other craftspeople and exhibitors bringing their individual talents to the park.

The event is organized by Doug Sutherland of the SVA and he recommends that people register early. He has already received 45 applications and is expecting so many more. Should interest dictate, Doug is considering an additional Arts in the Park event on September 13th.

Stittsville Central contacted Doug for his thoughts leading up to the event, “what I like about Arts in the Park is that it gives the community a chance to experience the greenspace in the centre of the community. Unless you live nearby or use the bike path, it is very easy to drive by. The gazebo/ bandshell is a nice touch. It is a small park but we can fit in about 80 exhibitors, which means there is a lot to see and do.

I like the fact that there are so many local businesses — on-line businesses for the most part — that get involved. Every year, and this year is no exception, I am contacted by new artists, new authors, new artisans, who live in Stittsville and want to participate in an event in our town. It is an opportunity to interact (no pun intended) with customers. The park is going to be full of local talent again this year. Fingers crossed for great weather!”

This year, Arts in the Park takes place from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Stittsville’s core at Abbott Street and Stittsville Main. The registration cost for a space is $25.00. There are no reserved spots – first-come, first-served basis – and you can set-up when you wish. For information and to register contact Doug Sutherland at

Returning to provide a segment of the featured music, will be student performers from the U-Rock Music School to entertain everyone as the youth perform under the gazebo. There will be lots of activities for kids including crafts, painting and storytelling.

The day as always is free to attend. Stop in to browse, shop and support the many local vendors who bring their creations and merchandise to the event. Grab a bite to eat, meet the authors, artists and artisans personally and enjoy yourself at a fun, exciting day at Village Square Park.


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