Update: At Home in Bronte

The At Home in Bronte Muskoka chair art project will continue for another year with chairs on the move to their Summer locations in the coming weeks.

Due to COVID restrictions last year, the BIA couldn’t engage local community groups to design and paint chairs for installation in Heritage Waterfront Park like we’ve done in the past. Instead, we hired six local artists. Fifty chairs were installed last November and inspired more than 300 locals per day to get out and walk in the park during the Winter – based on our best eyeball pedestrian counts.

As lockdown continues, the BIA has partnered with ArtHouse Halton to hire more young artists to add to the current chair collection to bring the total to 100 by this Fall. The expanded art installation will remain throughout the park and district until March 2022. We hope by then we can return to the community model.

In the meantime, chairs located on the park grass will be moved to the pier and boardwalk for the Summer to allow the grass to be cut and park maintained by Town staff. Chairs will be placed in pairs or threes and those groups located more than 2m apart to ensure safe usage under current health & safety guidelines.

Read more about the current artists. Watch for profiles of new artists in the coming months.

Thanks to Bronte BIA merchants for supporting and championing this project, in particular, those ‘hosting’ chairs outside their businesses, and the Town of Oakville for ensuring safe installation and maintaining the pathways and washrooms this past Winter.