By Cheryl Straby
After many months of construction and renovations, I am exited to let you know that my new Design Studio & Boutique Gallery at The Old Mill, 64 Gore St East in downtown Perth is now open!
The building was the former Dodds and Erwin Feed Mill located behind the TD Bank and at the entrance to the wonderful Stewart Park.
A New Chapter Begins....
I was sad to say good bye to my tiny store /home for the
past 9 years at 16 Gore St. E. in Perth.
For the 22 years before I opened my boutique, I had been running my Design Business selling my limited edition leather and suede to boutiques throughout North America.
This little store gave me new direction and focus. In addition to the leather and suede clothing, I now design in silk and wool. I have off the rack and all designs can be made to measure and/or customized.
I am already feeling more creative in the larger and glamorous space!
With 18’ industrial ceilings ,a red oak staircase and a chandelier mezzanine, this new space is providing me with a place to display my unique clothing and accessories in a manner that I feel they deserve and I have always wanted.
My made to measure business has increased dramatically and has given me the confidence to move into my new larger design studio and boutique gallery.
This unique space will be the setting for future event fashion shows and artist openings.
The goal of this boutique gallery will be to mix my designs with local artists and fine crafts people. As a working artisan for over 30 years, I know the difficulty in finding the right exposure for your work. I would like to create a platform to foster emerging and established artists.
As a place for like minded people to gather and be inspired, I look forward to visiting with you at my new Design studio and boutique gallery in beautiful downtown Perth.
Live Music at O’Reilly’s Ale House
July 13th – David McGrath at 8:45 p.m., July 14th – Michael Brown at 8:30 p.m., July 20th – Stephen Mark Fraser at 8:45 p.m., July 27th – Chris Angel at 8:45 p.m.
July 20th the movie Beirut at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Stewart Park Festival After Hours on July 13, The LYNNeS and JP Cormier performs at 9:00 p.m. and on July 14th Ariana Gillis and Danny Michel perform at 9 p.m. Tickets available at ticketsplease.ca www.studiotheatreperth.com
Live Music at The Golden Arrow
Every Tuesday is Open Mic Night and every Thursday night – Logan Brown performs at 9 p.m. www.goldenarrowpub.com
Perth Tea Room
As part of the Stewart Park Festival- After Hours, on July 13th, Frander performs at 9 p.m. and Hat Fritz and Cara performs at 10:30 p.m. and July 14th - Mama's Broke performs at 9 p.m. and Polky Village Band performs at 10:30 p.m. July 18th Jessica Pearson and the East Wind perform.
Perth and District Union Library
Every Thursday at 5:45 p.m. is Retro Movie Night. July 12 Indiana Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark, July 19th – Jumanji, July 26- The Breakfast Club and August 2nd is A Wrinkle in Time. Saturday, July 21st is their Summer Book Sale at the Crystal Palace.
Perth Through the Ages, a historic walking play in downtown Perth starting at the Perth Museum on Gore St. at 11 a.m. Performances are on July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, and 26th.
The Lonely Ghosts Walk begins at 7 p.m. at the Perth Museum on July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27th.
There’s Always Juliet is performing at the Classic Theatre on July 11, 13, 14, and 15 at 2 p.m. It is also performing on July 11 and 14th at 8 p.m.
Mrs. Warren’s Profession is performing at the Classic Theatre on July 20, 25 and 28 at 8 p.m. as well as July 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 31st at 2 p.m.
Michael’s Table is hosting a dinner theater with the Classic Theatre with the play Overruled. You can call and book your dinner reservation to see the performances on July 10, 17, 24 and 31sr from 5-7 p.m.
Perth Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Crystal Palace
Stewart Park Festival
July 13 – 15 in Stewart Park. Visit www.stewartparkfestival.com to see the program highlights, or https://www.downtownperthbia.ca/festivals--events.html
Perth Ribfest and Music Festival
August 27 – 29th at Last Duel Park, features talented local musicians, delicious ribs and much more. There are kids activities and multiple vendors.Car Shows starting at 11:00 am both Saturday and Sunday featuring antique & exotic vehicles, draws for Rib dinners, door prizes and people’s choice prizes.
The Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation is having their first Amazing Race on Saturday, July 28th. The race starts/ends at the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital.
Registration is at 1:00 pm.m with the Race going from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.
Grab your friends and take part in this fun activity!
The link to the registration link and more info on the Race is: http://www.gwmfoundation.com/the-great-amazing-race/
Curl up with your favourite book this summer and let your imagination take you on a journey to far away places!
One Weekend, Endless Possibilities!
Fantastic Children's performers
30+ Artisan and Food vendors
3 Stages during the day and 3 after Hour venues at night
Music Schedule for the Weekend
Do you want to join our team and volunteer?