The well-known Ottawa arts and culture website Apt 613 is working with the Town, and with local merchants, foodies and artists, to draw crowds to Almonte this Saturday, October 25.
As part of its ‘Support Local’ series — usually dedicated to venues in Ottawa — Apt 613 has planned events that will draw visitors to Almonte throughout the day. The Town will be running shuttle buses from Ottawa to accommodate visitors who don’t have transportation.
Here’s the lineup of events on Saturday, from the Apt 613 website:
613 Pop-up Shop
Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St, Almonte
Head down to the Old Town Hall for the 613 pop-up shop. Featuring some of the area’s best crafters, makers, boutiques and more, with local bands serenading your pop-up shopping experience.
Mississippi Mills Showcase
Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St (2nd Floor)
Come and discover some of Almonte’s arts and treasures, from Fulton’s maple syrup to local photographers and painters.
Pop up LUNCH at Dandelion Foods
Dandelion Foods parking lot, 451 Ottawa Street, Almonte
Shelf your lunch box for this pop up food truck event. Select local ingredients from Dandelion Foods, Almonte’s newest organic grocer, will be deliciously prepared by LUNCH, Ottawa’s good food truck. Local food has never tasted so good!
Hello Yellow: Local Maker Showcase
Hello Yellow, 72 Mill St, Almonte
Stop in at Hello Yellow to meet local maker Dan Fallak of VersaTile Designs. Chat with Dan about his latest projects, while checking out Hello Yellow’s unique, Canadian-made wares!
Beau’s Patio Party at The Barley Mow
The Barley Mow, 79 Little Bridge St, Almonte
The Barley Mow in Almonte has one of the snazziest patios in Ontario. There is no better place to sit around and sample some of Beau’s fancy pants beers while enjoying some fun music and great pals.
Mississippi Mills Musical Showcase
Almonte Old Town Hall Stage 11:00am to 4:00pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a sample the Almonte area’s vibrant and eclectic music scene. Featuring Kelly Sloan, Terry Tuffs and many more. 11:00AM to 4:00PM on stage in the Ron Caron Auditorium.
Almonte Art Walk $5
Almonte boasts many amazing and diverse art galleries all within a short walk of Almonte Old Town Hall.
Join us on Saturday, Oct 25th for a 7 stop guided tour with, meet the curators and artists. Highlights include Almonte’s General Fine Craft recently voted one of Ontario’s best retail art galleries by Days Out Ontario as well as Japan’s Reiko Sudo + NUNO, Textiles exhibit, currently being featured at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and only in Canada until November.