Around Bissell

Here's some other things to keep your eyes and ears on the look out for as you make your way around Bissell Park.

MONSTERS OF MURTON WOODS

Tim Murton's Twilight Zoo monsters have been decorating the streets (and parks) of Elora each October for over a decade.

Each year, Tim adds to his menagerie with the help of volunteers who help to re-paper and gauze the creations. Featured on Martha Stewart's Halloween Special in 2011, these wire and paper sculptures attract visitors from far and wide to visit Elora's famous Monster Month.

Visitors to Riverfest will get a sneak peek inside Murton Woods with the now famed mystical toadstools and monstrous creations which dot the grounds of Bissell Park.

OWEN DIXON: MATERIAL NARRATIVES/SALVAGE MEMORIES

Owen Dixon’s freehand plasma cut sculptures are a gentle contemplation on the history of craft and industry; organic motifs creeping, blooming, cascading across the patinated surfaces of our manufacturing past.

A recent graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Dixon maintains his studio practice in Peterborough, ON.

Riverfest will spotlight a piece from Owen's current show on now across the street at Elora Centre for the Arts (which you can see if you go to the after parties there Friday and Saturday night). Look for Owen's piece directly behind the sound booth at the main stage.

TELL ME STORIES PODCAST WITH PAULA ALLEN

Backstage, when musicians let down their guard, the stories that follow are simply outstanding. Paula has been collecting the stories of Canadian musicians for years, from Jim Cuddy to Arcade Fire and every indie band in between, she’s amassed a worthy portfolio of stories told and lived. 

Celebrating the unique musicians that colour our Canadian landscape and pulling some of their best tales to the forefront, Tell Me Stories is a truly Canadian podcast.

Available where all good podcasts are found and loved, including right here. Look for Paula's trailer on site at Riverfest to the left of the Main Stage!

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