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Cherishing Artistic Treasures at the Newmarket Makers Fest


An artistic wonderland came to life at the Newmarket Makers Festival, nestled right by the famous Fairy Lake. The event was a delightful celebration of creativity, showcasing an array of talents from mesmerizing paintings and crafts to crochet wonders, clothing designs, and beautiful pottery.

Jing Fu, our very own YRAC member, lit up the festival as one of its brightest stars. Her live oil painting demonstrations left everyone in awe, as her skillful brushstrokes brought the canvases to life. But what made her presence even more remarkable was her generous spirit – sharing her stunning oil paintings as giveaways for our Trail Marker Event Series. The lucky winners will undoubtedly cherish these artistic treasures; a heartfelt reminder of the beauty she crafted for us all.

Rain or shine, the festival spirit remained high, with live bands filling the air with soulful melodies and the mouthwatering aroma of a delectable pig roast adding to the festive charm. It was a day filled with joy, creativity, and lasting memories.

To all those who visited our booth, don’t forget to share your photos with the “Gijigijigaaneshinh – Chickadee” Trail Marker in Fairy Lake Park and tagging us on instagram @yorkregionarts #ExperienceYR. By doing so, you’ll have a chance to win one of Jing Fu’s incredible oil paintings, adding a touch of elegance to your home.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us this past Sunday. Your presence and support made this day truly extraordinary! But the artistic journey doesn’t end here – more exciting events await in our Experience Trail Maker Event Series.

To see more of Jing Fu’s artistic visions, visit her website at

Stay connected through social media @YorkRegionArts on Instagram & Twitter, as well as @YorkRegionArtsCouncil on Facebook for updates on upcoming events and further artistic adventures. Let’s keep the creative spirit alive and continue nurturing a vibrant art community together.

This event is part of the YR Experience Trail Event Series, made possible by:

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Jon Amato is a Marketing Assistant for the York Region Arts Council. He has a profound passion for photography and a love for writing and skateboarding.

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