Art Walk returns to Downtown Cornwall

August 23, 2021
Art Walk
Art Walk

Enjoy live music, artists, artisans and street performers – along with some great dining and shopping – at the highly-anticipated Art Walk in Downtown Cornwall on Friday, August 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Art Walk is typically held on the last Friday of each month during the summer however the pandemic curtailed earlier editions this summer. Needless to say, excitement is running high for the August event.

“We’re hoping this will be the biggest and best Art Walk yet,” said Mandy Prevost, a participating artist and organizer of the event.

During the event, Pitt Street will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians from Second Street to the Cornwall Square entrance, with Art Walk running all the way to the Historic SDG Jail at Water Street.

Roughly 40 artists and vendors will be set up and spread out along the street and they will be joined by live entertainment and performances on three stages – one at Pommier Square, one at First and Pitt streets and one at the Historic SDG Jail at Pitt and Water streets.

Here’s a quick guide of what to see and do at Art Walk!

Visual Artists & Artisans

More than three dozen artists and artisans will be showcasing their creations and creating on site during the event!

Also make sure to stop by the Cornwall Tourism booth near the pop-ups for some cool Cornwall information and freebies. You can also lend your talents and contribute to some communal picnic table painting projects!

Art Walk Live Music

Pommier Stage (Pitt and Second streets)
4pm – 4:45pm – The Glengarry Ramblers
5pm – 5:45pm – The Lone Wolf and Spaghetti Corner Band
6pm – 6:45pm – Katie Ditschun
7pm – 7:45pm – Mena Hardy

First Street Stage (Pitt and First streets)
4pm – 4:45pm – Castles
5pm – 5:45pm – Jamie Heath
6pm – 6:45pm – Switchgear
7pm – 7:45pm – The Kenny Holland Band

Art Walk Performing Arts

Historic SDG Jail (Pitt and Water streets)
4pm – 4:30 pm – Cam MacPhee
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Acting Out with Miss D! (drama with youth and teens)
5:40pm – 6:15pm – Dancing with Magoo Cook
6:15pm – 6:30pm – Historical story from the Jail with Miss D
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Family Improv Jam Competition
7:30pm – 8pm – Musical stylings of George Lucena

Shop and Dine!

While checking out Art Walk, make sure to save some time to shop and dine Downtown. A number of shops will be extending their hours for the event and Downtown Cornwall’s amazing restaurant scene will be ready to welcome you.

Here’s some suggestions to get you started:

Rush Hour Escapes will be open until 9 pm. Gather up your friends or family and see if you have what it takes to escape their new room, Code Red! You can book online at!
dgvintage will be open until 6 pm – a perfect chance to check out their amazing assortment of carefully curated vintage clothing!
The Happy Popcorn Co. will be open until 8 pm. Grab some gourmet popcorn or sweet treats or treat yourself to their new line of soft-serve ice cream, slushies and floats!
Simply Jennifer will be open late providing their usual mix of cool vibes and a tasty beverages. They will also be hosting artist Ryan Hunt whose work is on display inside the cafe! Don’t miss it!
Life’s Little Pleasures will be open late showcasing their always eclectic mix of home decor items, apparel, jewelry, self-care products and more.

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks, practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing, and stay home if not feeling well. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!

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