2024 AGM is June 25th at 6:30pm

Clothesline Art Sale 2024

Saturday May 25, 2024 | 11-4pm

We are excited to be hosting our first ever Clothesline Art Sale. We strive to make art more accessible, and the Clothesline Art Sale is the perfect opportunity for art lovers to purchase a wide range of art at varying prices. We support a diverse range of artists to display and sell their work in an easy and affordable way.  

The wide variety of unframed works will be displayed on a clothesline through the trees and along the edge of the park.  

We will consider all artwork that is original and unframed. All artists and creators are welcome to participate. Both emerging and seasoned artists can sell their artwork in a fun, easy and approachable way. Artwork is displayed on a clothesline only (must be light weight). Tables, tents, and display units are not allowed.  Lawn chairs, clothes pins and bins are highly recommended. The Gallery does not take commission on any sales. 

Artist/Vendor fee: $25 | Space: 10ft clothesline 

Vendor Information


  • This year we will only have outdoor spots available.
  • If you are selected to showcase and sell your work, you will be allotted one 10 foot length of clothesline on the HWHG lawn.
  • If you wish, you can have a double slot by purchase 2 slots and indicating you wish them to be side-by-side.
  • All spots are first come first served. No reserved spot locations.


  • Outdoor booths are $25 per spot (limit 30 spots). Payment is due with confirmation of entry. Payment is non-refundable unless cancelled by HWHG.

Cancellation due to poor weather

  • Cancellation due to poor weather will be determined by HWHG management. Refunds for lots will only be issued if the scheduled date is cancelled by HWHG.


  • We will consider all artwork that is original and unframed.
  • All artists and creators are welcome to participate. 
  • Both emerging and seasoned artists can sell their artwork in a fun, easy and approachable way.
  • Artwork is displayed on a clothesline only (must be light weight).

Set Up and Take Down

  • The exhibitor is asked to arrive between 9:30 – 10:30am for setup.
  • The exhibitor is required to bring any display items needed (including clothespins, hanging hooks, etc.)
  • The exhibitor commits to the full length of the advertised time from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Early take down will result in being banned from future markets at HWHG. In the event of an emergency, please notify a HWHG representative.


  • The exhibitor is responsible for their own payment processing (square, cash, etc) and HWHG does NOT take any commission from your sales. (note – our wifi does NOT extend into the yard)

Booth Operation

  • The exhibitor is responsible for their property, and booths must be manned at all times.

Insurance and Liability

  • The exhibitor understands that liability insurance is not required, but strongly recommended, and no such coverage is implied or provided by HWHG, or the City of Kitchener.
  • The exhibitor understands that Homer Watson House & Gallery, or the City of Kitchener, will not be held liable or responsible for any losses, injuries, or damages during the event hours, set up and take down times.

Clothesline Art Sale 2024 Vendor Application

Address (for our records only - will not be posted online)(Required)
Would you like your name, website, and social media info on our website?(Required)
Reserve my spot (You will be sent a payment link if you are accepted)(Required)
I acknowledge that my artwork is light enough to hang from a clothesline.(Required)
Max. file size: 600 MB.
I acknowledge that I will supply my own tent, table, chair, and any display items that I need(Required)
I give HWHG permission to take and use photography for promotional purposes for the Gallery and this event(Required)
I have thoroughly read and agree to the required conditions above with no questions or concerns(Required)

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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