Artists, Businesses to aid Poole Creek Garden

Painting by one of the artists, Charlie Spratt

Artists will perch their easels on the banks of Poole Creek on Thursday, August 16, joining local businesses to save a community Japanese garden from bulldozers.

The score of artists from Stittsville, Kanata and Manotick plan to capture their vision of the garden and its Poole Creek surroundings, then sell their paintings to raise funds for its maintenance. The garden, off Springbrook Drive behind Bay Hill Ridge, was created on city land and tended for three decades by Ross Connor, former owner of 11 Bay Hill Ridge. It was a favorite location for wedding photographers and garden tour organizers.

Some of the artists will gather at 9:30 AM on August 16th and the rain date will be August 18th.

Artists who paint their “Piece of the Creek” landscapes will be donating proceeds at a September 18 exhibit and sale from 4:00-7:00 PM at ALE (Amberwood Lounge and Eatery) on Springbrook Drive. Admission is free. Works not sold that evening will remain on display and available for sale on Sept. 19 and 20.