Free Art Friday, the global movement where local artists gift pieces of their work to the community is back for another year.
It’s a simple concept: artists place their work around town in semi-hidden spots creating a citywide scavenger hunt. Members of the public then have the opportunity to find and keep these hidden gems — it could be a painting, a photograph, a sculpture or a poem.
This is the event’s third consecutive year. It was initiated in 2014 by local artist James Flux, in partnership with local arts organizations PAMA, Visual Arts Brampton and Peel Arts Collective.
“I have received so much positive feedback from patrons and artists alike. It’s a magical experience to be walking down the street and find a piece of art. The artists equally find happiness in the mystery of not knowing where their art will end up,” says organizer of the movement James Flux.
This year the event runs on Friday, September 29 from 6 a.m. to midnight, so keep your eyes peeled around Brampton and follow Free Art Friday Peel on Instagram for clues!
Free Art Friday is a part of Culture Days, a province-wide festival providing free and accessible cultural programming led by local organizations and creatives across three days (Sept 29 to Oct 1).