FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Information

Bronte??
Bronte is a former fishing village which became annexed in 1962 with the former Township of Trafalgar, forming the Town of Oakville.
Officially founded in 1834, the Village of Bronte has a long history with many changes taking place over the years. From its small beginnings to the cultural and business hub it has become, it has kept its small town feel with a pleasant mix of old and new.

Find tourism information about Bronte here: Bronte BIA

Where is The Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park?
The Park is located at Bronte Harbour, at the foot of Bronte Road

Where can I park my car?
There is street parking along Bronte road but parking is scarce. We encourage you to carpool when possible or take Oakville Transit to the Sobeys Mall, Jones & Lakeshore and walk 2 blocks south. Many businesses are closed on the Civic Holiday and may have space available.

Are there banks, coffee shops nearby?
Art in the Park will have a licensed food & beer garden. However there are several cafes and restaurants nearby on Bronte Road and Lakeshore Road. There are several banks on Lakeshore – all within walking distance.

Information for Artists

How will I know if I have been accepted?
Artists will be informed about six weeks after the deadline date. All jury decisions are final.

When will my cheque be cashed if my application is accepted?
Your cheque will be cashed about a week after we have confirmed your acceptance.

What happens to my cheque if my application is not accepted?
Your cheque will be destroyed or you may pick it up at the office. Cheques are only returned if accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope

What promotion do you do?
We place ads and articles in the local newspapers - which send out photographers every year. We also place listings with Visit Oakville, Discover Halton, Arts About Town, The Ontario Tourist Board, About Toronto, The Bronte and Oakville BIA. All sponsors have a poster and handouts on display in their place of business.  We also use Facebook and email notification. Every exhibitors receives a poster and leaflet via email to post on their site or to print.

How does brochure advertising work?
It is an additional way for you to advertise your business and booth.
A colour advertisement (size depending on the fee you pay) can be included in the brochure given at the gate – about 4000 of these are printed and distributed.

What is the Participating Artist Listing?
An advertising service listing each participating artist's name, medium booth number and website link which is posted to our web site about 1 month after acceptance and remains there until Feb. of the next year.

I come from out of town. Where can I stay that is close by?
There are a number of hotels in the Bronte area located just off the QEW.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Oakville @ Bronte‎
2525 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, ON L6L 6P8
(905) 847-1000
holidayinn.com

Staybridge Suites
Oakville-Burlington‎
2511 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, ON L6L 6P8
(905) 901-9123
staybridge.com‎

Quality Suites‎
754 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON
(905) 847-6667
choicehotels.ca‎

 

How much is parking and how are spaces assigned?
Parking is located at the far end of the park. The spots are limited and are on a first come basis.