Events on Main Street

Saturday and Sunday at the Park

Frame-Group-ShotRecord your Warkworth Art in the Park visit in the Warkworth Picture Frame!

Enjoy a tasty lunch or treats prepared by local caterer On the Side Gourmet.

Look for our dedicated volunteers, who are ready to assist you. They are all wearing bright green caps.

Sponsored by Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Company
Volunteer Caps sponsored by Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Company

Saturday and Sunday in the Village

Visit the wonderful array of Shops, Galleries and Eateries on Main Street and surrounding area. Visit for more information.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11 AM – 4 PM

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride from Mill Creek Park to visit Main Street and the Millennium Lilac Trail.

Courtesy of the Warkworth Lilac Festival.

Mad Birds at the Town Hall

Mad Birds by Blandford Gates

A series of mad birds that are quite colourful, made mostly from repurposed garden and farm implements.

An activity undertaken for its own sake‘, is a borrowed definition. It refers to children’s play, but it might be equally applied to the sculpture of Blandford Gates. The humour, invention and joy that characterise his work emanate in part, from Blandford’s attitude to his art. Finding himself as a sculptor, has been an exciting personal discovery – he is already a highly successful practicing architect and an accomplished delineator. Paradoxically, Blandford seems to have found flexibility and boundless variety in the found scrap metal parts that he uses – a medium that would be considered comparatively unyielding by most people. In these careful ingenious constructions he may also be finding another and more personal kind of flexibility. Perhaps in the process and product of his sculpture, Blandford finds freedom for his creativity and intelligence that the present restraints involved in the practice of architecture does not allow him as an artist. Born in Newfoundland in 1937, a graduate from the University of Toronto School of Architecture, Blandford’s technical ability and skills derive in part from his father who is a cabinet maker. He has alos taken welding courses at Centennial and George Brown Colleges in Toronto.

– Susan Barnard

Mad Bird by Blandford Gates
Mad Bird by Blandford Gates

Self-Guided Heritage Tour

Take a stroll through Warkworth’s architectural heritage.
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