Cabbagetown Festival happens every year and for the past few years it seemed to be the same old with nothing new to offer. This year though it was quite the surprise! New vendors, new energy and a lot to see and do.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we strolled through the park admiring some really amazing art work. I would like to mention some of the artists on here as I feel they really stood out from the rest. Please visit and share their websites.
The first artist, who really stood out to me was Floyd Elzinga. His work was breathtaking and unlike nothing I have ever seen before.
He explores traditional metal working techniques to create textures, colors and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds.
I loved his work so much that I treated myself to one of his beautiful piece of stainless steel art, which you can see below:
Next artist who made my jaw drop was Carlo Allion. Wow, his work was so unique, fun and creative. Loved all the different mediums that were used in his paintings, the colors, textures and also his imagery was out of this world – literally!
This was one of my favorite paintings by him:
Katka Hubacek also caught my attention. I love the fact that she also works with different mediums and the way she combines them. Her work is fun yet dark. I love her monsters, trophy heads and family portraits. She makes the cutest plush toys as well.
We also walked through the Riverdale Farm, saw the farm animals, tried some amazing food, and took in the sights.
The Cabbagetown Festival is always the second week of September. So after the CNE closes for the summer this is one event you should mark down on your calendar. It’s great for families, couples, friends and pets.