Date:  Saturday, July 15, 2023
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: In the park and inside the centre
Admission is Free of Charge
For All Ages

The Neilson Park Creative Festival features outdoor art and fine craft vendors, live music, a plein-air competition, food and drink with free parking on-site on July 15 at 10: 00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Art and Fine Craft Vendors Outdoors – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm

Art and fine craft vendors selling their handmade items including paintings, drawings, quilts and quilted items, rug crafting, calligraphy, woven and spun textiles, jewellery, stained glass, home accessories, clothing, wood carving, soaps, cards, toys, pottery and more!

Visit our Vendors!

Anne Christi by Christi Abraham
Acrylic paintings, watercolour illustrations, fine art prints, greeting card
Website, Instagram

anushreeCrafts by Grishma and Nirav Sheth
Quilling paper crafts by mother and daughter team.

Chained Reaction by Cheryl Fulcher
Handcrafted sterling silver and copper jewellery.
Website, Instagram

Cheryl Edwards by Cheryl Edwards
Handmade journals, notebooks and bookmarks.

Ellie Az Arts by Ellie Azimian
Acrylic and watercolour artworks.

Eunice L Designs by Eunice Lin
Original designed fine jewellery in gold and sterling silver.
Website, Instagram

Ewa’s Paintings by Ewa Szozda
Watercolour artwork of landscapes and people.

FaceRock Art by Valerie Armada
Painted rocks, inspired by animals and nature.
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Genius Styles Candles by Ava-marie McDonald
Natural wax made candles.
Website, Instagram

Heike Handmade by Christine and Ted Heslop
Handcrafted quality leather goods and cotton accessories.
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Hockley Designs by Kelly Williams
Crystal suncatchers, bookmarks, jewellery, mirror hangers
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Holly Artwards by Holly Edwards
Vinyl records and laser discs upcycled into wall art.

J. Byrne Stained Glass by Janet Byrne
Stained glass art pieces and ornaments.
Facebook, Instagram

Kathy’s Handmade Pottery by Kathy Davis
Handmade wheel thrown and hand-built pottery.
Website, Instagram

Larmony Artwork by Laura Lankin
Wire home decor.
Website, Instagram

Linx Jewelry Design by Sally Taylor
Jewellery designed and handcrafted using multi-various mediums.
Website, Instagram

M2 Ladies by Marg O’Flanagan-Byerley and Mira Fernandez
Gift bags, notebooks, decorative boxes, small prints/art, jewellery.

Maple Arts by Sakina Ali
Unique 3-D paintings and home decor.
Website, Instagram

NuArt Visuals by Neha Khanna
Landscape and nature paintings.
Website, Instagram

okku design by Oksana Kulczycky
Handmade eco/earth-friendly products.
Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Scythia Decor by Istvan Zadori
Traditional handmade ceramics/pottery.
Facebook, Instagram

Susan’s Stained Glass & Crocheting by Susan Haslan
Unique stained glass artwork, suncatchers and crocheted Amigirumi

Taruna Singh Art by Taruna Singh
Mixed media, textural artworks
Website, Facebook, Instagram

Ula’s Stitches by Urszula Stasikiewicz
Unique one-of-a kind handmade bags and toes from recycled materials.

Wendy Daly Studio by Wendy Daly
Fused glass artworks for indoors and outdoors.
Website, Facebook

NPCC’s Resident Art Groups

NPCC is home to six resident art groups. Representatives from the groups will be in our Art Space Connect Gallery.

Shop at their tables for unique, handcrafted items great for gifts for the holiday season and learn about their classes, workshops and studio sessions for the winter season.

Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto (CAGT)
CAGT’s meetings, classes and workshops offer a variety of educational and hands-on activities related to the calligraphic arts. Shop for handmade cards and other calligraphic artworks.

Etobicoke Art Group (EAG)
The Etobicoke Art Group was established in 1951 and continues as a vital group of practicing artists today. Shop for artworks.

Etobicoke Handweavers & Spinners Guild (EHS)
EHS encourages an interest in handweaving, spinning & dyeing. Offering services and learning opportunities. Shop for hand spun yarn, hand knitted clothing and handwoven textiles.

Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild (EQG)
The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild is one of the oldest quilting guilds in Canada. Shop for placemats, runners, small quilts and other textiles.

Etobicoke Rugcrafters
The Etobicoke Rugcrafters aim to practise, promote and teach the techniques of traditional rughooking in a congenial group setting. Shop for items hooked with wool fabric and alternative fibres, including recycled materials.

Art Activities for Youth, 5-14 Years of Age – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Face Painting Inside the Centre – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Juliana and Tawni will create a masterpiece that you can wear all day long! Simply bring the kids to Studio A between 10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. Free of charge.

Friendship Bracelets Inside the Centre – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This workshop is for youth, ages 5-14. Drop off the kids inside the Centre while you shop and enjoy Neilson Park and its surroundings. Kids will make cool friendship bracelets with teachers Juliana and Tawni. Registration is required, the cost is $5.00 (no HST). Register here.

Face Painting Inside the Centre – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Juliana and Tawni will create a masterpiece that you can wear all day long! Simply bring the kids to Studio A between 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free of charge.

Wild for Watercolour! Inside the Centre – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This workshop is for youth, ages 5-14. Drop off the kids inside the Centre while you shop and enjoy Neilson Park and its surroundings. Kids will learn how to paint with watercolours and bring home their masterpiece! Registration is required, the cost is $5.00 (no HST). Register here.

Live Music Performances – 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Headliner 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rock out and have a blast with Kidz Rock and adult bands from the Music Studio from 10:00 am to 1:30 p.m. and join us at 2:00 p.m. for headliners “Imposter SINdrome”

A Rock ’n’ Blues cover band that was formed in 2021. When the pandemic brought musical crowds to a halt, ‘The Sindrome’ focused their collective energies in preparation of bringing back electric nights of rockin’ good times.  
Band members Trevor Burnett (vocals), David Honan (rhythm/lead guitar), Paul Corbett (rhythm/lead guitar), Wendy Parking (bass), John Davidson (harmonica) and Petra Nyendick (drums) prescribe a mix of blues, classic rock and soul to audiences who want a healthy dose of nostalgia and a touch of original tunes. 

Grab a beer, relax, sit back and join The Sindrome live at the Neilson Park Creative Festival in Etobicoke on July 15th.  When they hit the stage, prepare yourself for a raucous time of singing and dancing to the sounds of burnin’ guitar licks, drum kicks and a harmonica that’s hotter than a hell-raiser’s fever.

Enjoy performances from the Kidz Rock program at The Music Studio and headliners Imposter SINdrome!

Plein-air Painting Competition – 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This art competition is a take on the French phrase, En Plein Air which describes the process of painting a landscape outdoors. Artists may work in a location of their choice: in the woods, with the vendors or musicians – anywhere out-of-doors in Neilson Park.

Registration for the competition is now closed.

Competition Categories and Entry Fee
There are two competition categories:

  1. Youth, 13 – 18 years of age, free of charge to enter
  2. Adults, 18+, $5.00 entry fee


Youth category: First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $50

Adult category: First, $250; Second, $200; Third, $100

*Admission and parking are free!