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Common Ground: Earth Day Festival 2019

  • Seven Shores Community Cafe 10 Regina Street North Waterloo, ON, N2J 2Z8 Canada (map)

The businesses at The Regina Street Commons, located at the corner of Regina and Dupont Streets in uptown Waterloo, will host their third Earth Day Festival “Common Ground”. Join us for free all day activities, music performances, art exhibits, bike tune-ups, and an eco-friendly market!

Kultrún Market and Neruda Arts will present live World Music with Tichaona from eKhaya and Roula Said, along with a drum circle, so don’t forget to bring your drums! Torchlight Tattoo will host a group art exhibition entitled "The Rising Feminine" featuring 10 artists working in a variety of mediums as well as performances from local artists, Ayna Leigh and Cara Loft. Seven Shores Café will provide locally sourced soup, free of charge if you bring your own reusable container or purchase one on site. Yoga and/or mindfulness meditation classes will be offered (pre-registration required for limited spaces).

A vendors market full of local and eco-friendly organizations/businesses will be selling their products.

Cover Photo: "On Earth" by Andrea Hildebrand

Schedule of Events:

All Day Activities: Eco Vendor’s Market, Bike tune-up station with Recycle Cycles, “Rising Feminine” Art Exhibition at Torchlight Tattoo

12:30 pm – Opening ceremony in the parking lot of the commons

1:00pm - Hip-hop and spoken word performance by Ayna Leigh

2:00 pm – Free Mindfulness Meditation at Torchlight Tattoo. (Pre-registration required for limited spaces. Please email Weislawa at to save your spot.)

2:00 pm – Free yoga class at Fearless Heart Yoga. (no Pre-registration required - limited spaces - first come first serve)

3:00 and – Neruda Arts presents musical performance with Tichaona from eKhaya

3:00 pm- Trash Theatre performative workshop for children

4:00pm - Hip-hop and spoken word performance by Ayna Leigh

4:15 pm – Drum Circle! Led by Alison Feuerwerker Open to everyone, bring a drum, but she will have 20 available for those of you without your own.

4:30pm - Free yoga class at Fearless Heart Yoga. (no Pre-registration required - limited spaces - first come first serve)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Scrumptious soup from Seven Shores Café. Free when you bring your own reusable container; $2 with a take-out cup.

5:00 pm - Neruda Arts presents musical performance with Roula Said

6:00 pm– Group art exhibition reception at Torchlight Tattoo with performances from Ayna Leigh and Cara Loft
Bios for Neruda Arts musical performances coming soon!
"The Rising Feminine - 2019 exhibition at Torchlight Tattoo"
This show will feature works that express - through their process of making or subject matter - the theme of “The Rising Feminine”. Artists will address this topic from whatever angle is most relevant to them, be it biologically, ecologically, politically, cosmologically, physically or spiritually. This year’s artists represent a diverse group of minds thinking about the implications of rebalancing the power dynamic on matters such as human rights, the environment, gender and race equality, education, family, infrastructure and the economy.

We invite the public into our studio and gallery from 1:00pm until 6:00pm for the event opening in conjunction with the Regina Street Commons Earth Day Festival. Please join us in the gallery at 6:00pm for performances from local hip-hop and spoken word artist, Ayna Leigh who will share a powerful poetic performance, and local Haudenosaunee singer Cara Loft who will also perform with her drum on the topic of the rising feminine.

Visual artists featured this year include: Patrick Hunter, Aura, Smiling Water, Chris Winterson, Amara Hollowbones, Andrea Hildebrand, Linda Brine, Catherine Dallaire, Kevin Gadomski, and Miigizi.

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