Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 27 Great Glebe Garage Sale

We are trying something new this year! A "shop-n-sketch" at the Great Glebe Garage Sale (GGGS)

 This GGGS event has been organized by the Glebe Community Association since 1986 and vendors (and shoppers) are encouraged to voluntarily donate some of their proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank

This event is so crowded and busy that a sketcher can easily park themselves anywhere and sketch the great houses, the vendor tables and/or the people attending this one day sale.

A little know fact is that, during this sale, residents are encouraged to install a simple plaque telling visitors a little history about their house and something about its architectural style!

If you are interested in the heritage information on the Clemow area, visit this link :

Look for signs like the one below!! A great opportunity to speak with the home owners and sketch some local history!

Source: Glebe Community Association: GGGS Heritage
There are a LOT of streets involved in this one-day event

Map of streets involved in the GGGS

  • When: Saturday May 27, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm (the sale officially runs from
    8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) The sale is held rain or shine! There is no rain date for the sale.That being said, its no fun for sketchers in the rain. We will watch the weather and post some indoor locations to meet and sketch in the event of rain.
  • Show and Tell: We will meet at our starting point Patterson Creek on Bank Street (east side) at 11 am and 3 pm in order to share our sketches or to see other sketchers' work and take a group photo (voluntary).
  • How to get there: The streets are filled with shoppers (see photos above). Cars are not recommended. It is strongly encouraged that you walk, ride your bike or take the bus. 
  • Public washrooms: There are public washroom facilities available on the second level of Fifth Avenue Court (Fifth and Bank Street). The Glebe Community Centre (Third and Lyon), Glebe St. James United Church (650 Lyon St.) and St. Matthew’s church at 217 First Avenue (near Bank St.) may also be open to the public.  In some cases, donations are accepted.  
  • Other Information: Bring cash (Vendors take cash only and local ATMs run out quickly)

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