Art in the Open Takes Place This Weekend

Motorists Reminded Art in the Open Takes Place This Weekend
Posted on 08/22/2019
Art in the Open takes place this Saturday, August 24 in downtown Charlottetown. Motorists are advised to travel with extra caution this weekend as this event, among others, will result in a large influx of pedestrians and cyclists in Charlottetown.

Art in the Open is a contemporary arts festival that highlights the city’s vibrant art scene and diverse visual art talent, as well as the beauty and history of downtown Charlottetown’s public squares, venues, parks and green spaces. The focal points for the event are Victoria Park, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Victoria Row, Rochford Square and Connaught Square. The main event takes place from 4 p.m. until midnight.

The annual March of the Crows, which is a popular parade of people in crow costumes that takes place as part of Art in the Open, is scheduled to proceed at approximately 7:45 p.m. from Victoria Row/Richmond Street to Rochford Square via Pownal Street. The parade will march along Kent Street to Victoria Park. There will be approximately 1,000 participants and spectators. Charlottetown Police will provide a rolling escort to assist the March of the Crows with safe passage to Victoria Park. Motorists encountering the rolling escort are asked to pull to one side to allow the parade to proceed through.

Victoria Park Roadway will remain open during Art in the Open. Attendance for Art in the Open is estimated to be in excess of 10,000 people so motorists should proceed slowly if travelling anywhere in the downtown.

For more information on Art in the Open, including a program brochure, visit: https://artintheopenpei.com/