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GET YOUR FEET ON THE STREET FOR THIS! ARTBEAT BRAMPTON BACK IN DOWNTOWN

Beaux Arts Brampton, the businesses of downtown Brampton, and the City of Brampton are excited to launch the second annual ARTBeat on Friday October 18, 2019 & Saturday October 19, 2019.

ARTBeat Brampton will be an inspirational art walk in the downtown core, showcasing local artists from Brampton. Each artist will be paired with a downtown business and will display their art work on the above noted dates & time for the public to participate in guided tours or self-directed tour with the help of the event map.

This year’s event aims to enhance community engagement with the ARTS and ARTISTS of Brampton through the inclusion of an “art making” station and ARTS market component on the Saturday.  The idea is to activate Vivian Lane with a hands-on activity for the community as well as create a marketplace opportunity for Brampton artists/artisans to sell unique artistic items.

Kick off of ARTBeat will take place at Beaux Arts Galleries, where participants can meet tour guides and pick up their ARTBeat map and leave written comments of their experience. Beaux Arts Brampton is the lead on this community art event with committee partners, as they work to continue to create opportunities and beautify public and private spaces with art and culture.

Regan Hayward President of Beaux Arts Brampton is very pleased to see this event back again on the Beaux Arts Brampton calendar.   “Brampton has a bounty of talent in the arts with many visual artists working diligently and consistently in their studios, creating imagery that highlights their distinct styles! Many of our visual artists are active in gallery showcases such as Beaux Arts but also outside our City limits, ARTBeat Brampton is a great opportunity for our visual artists to not only showcase their talented art works at local business’ but also meet and interact with our community to develop rapport and support for their visual arts practice! Participating Artists are feeling the excitement of showcasing and demonstrating their talents during ArtBeat Brampton!” says Hayward.

Artists to be featured at ARTBeat include;

  • Amanda Bhikha
  • Amanda Busby
  • Ashley Beerdat
  • Carryann Campbell
  • Connie Munson
  • Gisele Moiny-Boileau
  • Jasmine Rock
  • Tara Cress
  • Josephine Condotta
  • Kimberly Michael Popoff
  • Kulpreet Rana
  • Kyle Langlois
  • Prabha Madhavan
  • April Bhamra
  • Nina Shaw
  • Parveen Dhatt
  • Peter Cheung
  • Mehtaab Wachhair
  • Rachel Raven
  • Shweta Sankpal-Kulkarn
  • For more information on each artist and details biographies please visit https://www.beauxartsbrampton.org/artbeat2019.

ARTBeat Brampton venues include; Beaux Arts Brampton, Dolcezza Custom Cakes, ReStyle Beauty Boutique, Stephan’s Furs, Custodio’s Photography Studio, Wildcard Board Game Cafe, Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre, Segovia Coffee Co., Superior Shea Butter Blends, Culture Rising, Indian Curry Express, 9 Queen Chinese, The Wee Smoke Shop, A1 Fitness Studio, the Scented L’air and Baci Gifts.

“The businesses of the Downtown Brampton BIA are thrilled about ARTBeat and are very proud to once again partner with Beaux Arts Brampton.  Art and culture is vital to our downtown, and we look forward to celebrating the local art that will be featured on Friday evening & Saturday” says Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA.

This is a very exciting event for Beaux Arts Brampton and their event partner Brampton Denture Clinic & Wellness Centre as they work together to continue to create opportunities and beautify public and private spaces with emerging art and culture.

“As Chair of ARTBeat , a sponsor and a business participant I feel very passionate about showcasing art in our community and especially in our historic and hip downtown! says Abigail Feige.”

So be sure to head downtown this Friday evening for Brampton’s ARTBeat.  The fun will begin at Beaux Arts Brampton with an opening reception at 7pm, followed by guided and self guided walking tours.

ARTBeat Brampton is happening along with Taste of Brampton, a culinary celebration in Brampton’s downtown core so grab a bite to eat before ARTBeat .  Visit  https://www.tasteofbrampton.ca/ for all the yummy details.

ARTBeat Brampton would not be possible with out the incredible support from the KIWANIS Club, Downtown Brampton BIA, Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre, The City of Brampton, and UPS Downtown Brampton.

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About Beaux-Arts Brampton

Beaux-Arts Brampton is a centre for artists that serve as a premier exhibition space for emerging to established visual & multi-media artists and photographers.  Beaux-Arts features bright gallery spaces, a boutique gift shop, and 2nd floor art business studios, in the heart of downtown Brampton. The centre unites artist members and the creative audience in the spirit of fostering and celebrating the arts, together.  Operating successfully since 2002, Beaux-Arts was founded by the Brampton Arts Council & dedicated visual artists, with the support of the City of Brampton, Downtown Brampton BIA, Trillium, and many volunteers, members & private sponsors.  At 70 Main Street North, located conveniently near the Go Station, City Hall and The Rose Theatre, engage with Beaux-Arts Brampton on your next trip downtown. It’ll revitalize your soul and invigorate your spirit.

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Party in the LANES August Edition Returns on Friday, August 23!

For Immediate Release

Party in the LANES August Edition Returns on Friday, August 23!

Brampton, August 23, 2019 – The Downtown Brampton BIA (Business Improvement Area) is pleased to present Party in the LANES on Friday, August 23.

Party in the LANES takes over McArter Lane, Vivian Lane, George St. South and Garden Square for an evening of excitement running from 6-11 p.m. Brampton’s Downtown laneways transform into festive street parties featuring live music, salsa lessons, belly dancing, local vendors and more. The tribute band, Epic Eagles, plays Garden Square bringing you back to the golden days of the legendary band Eagles.

Indie Rock Artist Stacey Renee takes over the stage in McArter Lane with her unique and edgy, soulful style. Stacey Renee has opened for acts as diverse as The Trews and Suzie McNeil and was featured on Much Music’s television show “disBand.” Dress People is presenting a Fashion Show, and Dancercise will perform throughout the night.

George St. South goes Latin with Gonzalo Olea from Salsa Café at Segovia Coffee leading salsa lessons, and Bachata Swing performs all night. Natalie Zara is back to enthrall with her Egyptian-style and Fusion belly dance.

Vivian Lane transforms into our Kids Lane and features a free PhotoboothTO compliments of our local businesses. Children’s crafts, free face painting and balloon twisting, as well as chalk activities plus a bubble station sponsored by Dolcezza Cakes,  will keep the kids entertained. Boomer, the Brampton Beast mascot, is returning for another visit and Brampton Fire will make an appearance.

Each laneway features local downtown pop-up vendors offering a variety of delicious food and unique products. Many of our businesses will be open late and offering specials. Follow along on social media (#PITL) to participate in our  PITL flash contests.

Party in the LANES has something for everyone to enjoy, so bring your dancing shoes, appetites, and shopping excitement to Downtown Brampton on August 23! This event is brought to you by Downtown Brampton businesses and the City of Brampton.

For more information, visit: www.downtownbramptonbia.ca/events

Media Contact:

Colleen Cole | Media & Communications Specialist, DBBIA
(905) 874-3518| colleenatbramptonbia@gmail.com

 

 

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Downtown Brampton Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

BIA receives $10,000 Digital Main Street Grant to help main street businesses
improve online presence.

The Downtown Brampton BIA will be launched its new Digital Service Squad program on July 16 thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Ontario government designed to help main street
small businesses improve their online capabilities.

The Downtown Brampton BIA Digital Service Squad will help small businesses in the downtown area
enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better evolve and grow. The Squad will consist of a trained specialist who will visit and assist BIA-area downtown businesses at no cost to help them set up Google My Business, conduct a digital-readiness assessment and apply for a $2,500 Digital
Transformation Grant. The Squad will start visiting businesses on July 17, 2019.

“We are very excited to welcome Digital Main Street to the Downtown Brampton BIA. This is an incredible opportunity which will help attract visitors, create jobs, and increase the competitiveness of small businesses,” said Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director of the Downtown Brampton BIA. “Small main street businesses in Brampton will to have the opportunity to learn how to promote online, use ecommerce, and streamline their processes with digital tools to stay competitive and win.”

A joint program funded by Government of Ontario and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association, Digital
Main Street helps improve how small main street businesses use digital tools and techniques to become
more successful. Today’s digital economy is vital to small businesses, and DMS will help them adopt new
digital technologies from e-commerce and social media to back-office systems such as payroll and
inventory.

 

 

“Our government is committed to helping small businesses improve their competitiveness, create jobs
and attract investment,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “That’s
why I’m so pleased that businesses in the downtown Brampton area will benefit from the expertise of a
Digital Service Squad to help small businesses embrace digital technology. Our investment in the Digital
Main Street program will help to ensure that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”
“Gaining the experience necessary to compete in the digital age is an important element of success,” said Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South. “And businesses in the downtown Brampton area
will receive hands-on training from the Digital Service Squads to help build their online presence.”
Digital Main Street offers two types of grants:

1. Digital Transformation Grant: There are 2,000 grants of $2,500 each available to qualifying small
“main street” businesses across Ontario to help them adopt new digital technologies.
2. Digital Service Squad Grant: There are 300 grants of $10,000 each available to qualifying
municipal or business groups across Ontario to develop and implement local squads of digital
vendors and experts to directly help small businesses.

“The Downtown Brampton BIA is leading the way in using the power of Digital Main Street to help keep
its downtown core vibrant and strong,” said Kay Matthews, Executive Director of the Ontario BIA
Association. “Our small main street businesses are a critical contributor to Ontario’s economic, social
and cultural health, and it’s vital that we work together to ensure their success. Digital Main Street will
help the small businesses of downtown Brampton to compete in an increasingly digital world. Businesses within the BIA area will be introduced to the Digital Service Squad over the coming weeks.

For further information, contact Alex Philip at the Downtown Brampton BIA at

Alex.Philip@brampton.ca
905-874-3518.

ABOUT the Ontario BIA Association

OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports
and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and
partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues.

 

ABOUT Digital Main Street

Vibrant main streets help attract visitors, create jobs, and increase the competitiveness of small
businesses, which are the backbone of small rural communities. The world is changing. Small main street businesses across Ontario must think about how to promote online, use e-commerce, and streamline their processes with digital tools to stay competitive and win. To help Ontario’s main street small businesses enhance their digital capabilities and online presence, the Ontario BIA Association and
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs have partnered on this $12 million initiative
over three years. www.digitalmainstreet.ca

MEDIA & PROGRAM CONTACT:
Alex Philip
Digital Service Squad Member
Downtown Brampton BIA
905-874-3518
Email: alex.philip@brampton.ca

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