Collingwood Art Crawl - Art of Opinion
At the Collingwood Art Crawl on Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Town of Collingwood’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department introduced a community engagement opportunity that had an ‘art spin’. This engagement art piece reached out to Art Crawl participants to better understand event experiences and opportunities to strengthen the event in the future.
Visitors were asked to rank their experience at Art Crawl using a five-point scale (Excellent, Very Good, Good, OK, and Poor) and add a coloured dot assigned to their ranking to the Collingwood Art Crawl - Art of Opinion piece. The final art piece displayed a visual and numerical summary of visitor experience.
The Art of Opinion piece received a total of 238 responses from a broad range of ages. Of those who participated, 75% found the event excellent (yellow), 23% very good (orange) and 1.7% good (green).
In addition, visitors provided comments under themes connected to the artists, musicians, roads/traffic, timing, and possible additions. A total of 46 comments were collected.
The response from the community was extremely positive and we look forward to hosting Art Crawl again next year on September 19, 2020.
This event would not have been possible without the support of Butter Gallery, Collingwood Downtown, Century 21 The Jen Scholte Team, Province of Ontario, and Tourism Simcoe County.
The Collingwood Art Crawl took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and featured 41 different venues including retail shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, offices, art galleries, and cultural and community spaces. A total of 74 artists and 57 musical acts participated, showcasing the diversity and talent of our art community.