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Canoe Mural Parade
October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On October 21st at 4pm, The Huntsville Festival of the Arts and Algonquin Outfitters will present the first ever Canoe Mural Parade in downtown Huntsville.
The Canoe Mural Parade invites community members and visitors to celebrate the art created in HFA’s annual canoe mural project, and the local artists that painted them. The event will act as the kick off for the 2023 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction: a bi-annual event raising funds that support local arts & culture organizations. At 3pm, the parade participants will begin to gather in River Mill Park. At 4pm, the parade will depart making its way up to Main St. via West St, and then proceed East down the sidewalk, making its way down to the town docks before eventually arriving at River Mill Park. The duration of the parade is an estimated 20-25 minutes.
Leading the parade will be local musicians along with some of the artists that have contributed to the Canoe Murals over the past 4 editions. Since 2020, for one week each summer, HfA has commissioned local artists to create interpretations of paintings by Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven Painters on the bottom of donated canoes. These canoes are then displayed outdoors in both downtown Huntsville and the surrounding area to feature the area’s connection between these famous artists and the beautiful spaces they painted.