tulip art festival ~ may 8-31 2020
The highlight of Ottawa's spring, the annual Canadian Tulip Festival, was primarily an online event this pandemic year, as, sadly, crowds were not allowed into Commissioners' Park.
Electric Street Gallery's Tulip Art Festival – joyfully, our first event as a new gallery – also initially took place online – and in the gallery windows!
The response was very positive! We thank everyone who joined us in celebrating spring, nature, regeneration, rejuvenation – and tulips – in art and in life. Our artists and special invited guest artists created a special tulip art collection to uplift us as the tulips bloomed.
We didn’t realize, when the idea for this event popped up, that this might be just our First Annual Tulip Art Festival! Stay tuned for next May!
This painting by guest artist Elizabeth Mitchell, "Tulips at Dow's Lake", which we spotted online, transported us back to the exhilarating experience of visiting the tulips during the Canadian Tulip Festival in previous years. It inspired our tulip art festival. It sold, but you can still view it in our special tulip art collection.