During Homecoming Weekend, the Canadian Stone Carving Festival will come to Perth! This three-day event is a unique opportunity to interact with professional carvers, artisans and enthusiasts as they turn blocks of limestone into one-of-a-kind works of art using traditional methods.
From July 22-24, 2016, stone carvers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe will congregate at the Perth Fairgrounds to display their skills and creativity. Using hand tools only, participants will have 18 hours over three days to complete their pieces. The public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of this traditional work site and to engage with the carvers. On the afternoon of the July 24, all pieces will be auctioned to the public, with proceeds being donated to Habitat GO’s local Perth Chapter.
The auction will be hosted by Judy Hands and will take place at the BBQ Block Party main stage at the Perth Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.!
About Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, Perth Chapter
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Since 1993, Habitat GO has built 52 houses and completed nine retrofits and we have helped more than 50 hardworking families in the Greater Ottawa area.
In 2015, Habitat GO expanded its territory and formed local Chapters in Lanark County. The Perth Chapter is made up of a group of passionate, engaged volunteers committed to Habitat for Humanity’s goal of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in need. The Chapter is currently partnered with Algonquin College’s Construction Carpentry – Advanced Housing program in Perth and they will start their first build in September 2016. Interested in joining the local Chapter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Canadian Stone Carving Festival!
The Canadian Stone Carving Festival is not a competition; this event was created by Smith & Barber-Sculpture Atelier Inc. to promote craft fellowship among carvers and build public awareness about the trade.
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