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Portrait & Caricature Art by Linda Laforge

Barrie | Ontario | Canada Copyright © 2016 Linda Laforge

Schedule for Previous Years

Caricautre artist gather a crowd at Collingwood Elvis Fest

2018 Schedule of Events

Promenade Days

First held in 1974, come experience the longest running event in Downtown Barrie. It’ll be another great year!
June 29 to Jul 1
Downtown, Barrie, ON
http://promenadedays.downtownbarrie.ca

Craft Beer & BBQ Festival

July 6 to 8
Heritage Park, along Barrie’s Waterfront
Event Time: 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Admission: Various prices for food
Click here to get more info
I’ll be near the yummy smelling BBQ vendors!

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Celtic College

Aug 6 to 9
In a mysterious school located in Goderich, ON 😉
Class Hours: Mon to Thurs 9 am to 4:30 pm
I’m teaching Fabled Creature Creation (2+ hours) & Acrylic Painting Technique (2+ hours)
Please contact me for details on these courses if you’re interested!
https://www.celticfestival.ca/celtic-college

Celtic Roots Festival – Artisan Village & Music Fest

Aug 10 to 12
Lions’ Harbour Park, 168 West St Goderich ON N7A 2K9.
Festival Hours: Fri and Sat 11 am to midnight | Sun 11 am to 10:30 pm
https://www.celticfestival.ca

TugFest Georgian Bay & HarbourFair

Aug 17 & 18
Midland Town Dock, ON (on the shores of Georgian Bay)
Fri 4 pm – 9 pm |  Sat 10 am – 4 pm
http://www.tugfestgeorgianbay.com

Events are added as they are booked.

Private events are not added. Please contact Linda to book her for your special event.

Artist booth at Elvis Fest in Collingwood, 2017
Artist booth at Elvis Fest in Collingwood, 2017

2017 Schedule

Promenade Days

June 30 to Jul 2
Downtown, Barrie, ON
http://promenadedays.downtownbarrie.ca

Mariposa Folk Fest

July 7 to 8
Tudhope Park, Orillia, ON
Festival Hours: Fri 4pm – Midnight | Sat 10am – Midnight | Sun 10am – Midnight
http://www.mariposafolk.com
Performances from Barenaked Ladies, Ruth B., The New Pornographers, Whitehorse, Bruce Cockburn, ‘The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The Band – Live’ and more…  I’ll be in the Vendor Village!

Collingwood Elvis Festival

July 28 to 30
Downtown Collingwood, ON
Festival Hours: Fri & Sat 10 am to 10 pm | Sun 10 am to 5 pm (I draw til 6 pm Fri & Sat as I get tired and it gets dark)
http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Celtic College

Aug 7 to 10
In a mysterious school located in Goderich, ON 😉
Class Hours: Mon to Thurs 9 am to 4:30 pm
I’m teaching Fabled Creature Creation (2+ hours) & Celtic Knotwork Design (80 min)
Please contact me for details on these courses if you’re interested!
https://www.celticfestival.ca/celtic-college

Celtic Roots Festival – Artisan Village & Music Fest

Aug 11 to 13
Lions’ Harbour Park, 168 West St Goderich ON N7A 2K9.
Festival Hours: Fri and Sat 11 am to midnight | Sun 11 am to 10:30 pm
https://www.celticfestival.ca

Summerfolk Fest

Aug 18 to 20
Keslo Beach Park, Owen Sound, ON (on the shores of Georgian Bay)
Festival Hours: Fri 4:30 pm to 10 pm | Sat 10 am to 10 pm | Sun 10 am to 9 pm
http://summerfolk.org

Events are added as they are booked.

Private events are not added. Please contact Linda to book her for your special event.

Caricature artist drawing at high end wedding
Drawing Caricatures at a private function. In this case, a wedding.

2016 Schedule

Canada Day & Promenade Days

June 30 to July 3
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://downtownbarrie.ca/events/

Beer & BBQ Fest

July 8 – 10
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://downtownbarrie.ca/events/

Collingwood Elvis Festival

July 22 – 24
Downtown Collingwood
http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com

RAW: Reveal Event

July 22, 8 pm
The Roxy Theatre, downtown Barrie
https://www.rawartists.org/barrie/reveal
Event was cancelled

Celtic Spirit Festival

August 5 – 7
Goderich, ON
http://www.celticfestival.ca

Parkinson’s Superwalk

Sept 10th – noon
Barrie, ON

http://donate.parkinson.ca/goto/LindaLaforge

I will walk as I have for 20 years, to honour my father Len. Please sponsor me if you can by clicking above and support a worthy cause.

Celtic Kitchen Party

Sept 10th – 1 pm to 11 pm
Fort Henry, Kingston, ON

http://www.forthenry.com/events/fort-henry-celtic-kitchen-party

Lost me tent frame due to weather and lack of sufficient warnings from the organizers. Unfortunately I won’t do another event at Fort Henry.

The Fun of Drawing

Saturday, Sept 17th – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Suite Success at ESS Direct,
411 Huronia Road (& Big Bay Point Road),
Suite 5, Barrie L4N 9B3

http://www.forthenry.com/events/fort-henry-celtic-kitchen-party

I was hired by CARP Barrie Chapter #36 to teach a couple of workshops on The Fun of Drawing to CARP members and their guests. It was a fun class! Contact me if you’re interested in learning art!

TRADITIONS of CHRISTMAS

November 11 & 12
Powerade Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road, Brampton, ON
http://www.showcreations.com

Owen Sound's Summerfolk Fest, 2017
Owen Sound's Summerfolk Fest, 2017

2015 Schedule

Comicon Toronto

March 20 – March 22
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Cost: $15 and up
http://www.comicontoronto.com/

Ad Astra

April 10 – April 12
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON
Cost: $20 ad up – Children $10
http://www.ad-astra.org/

Canada Day & Promenade Days

June 30 – July 4
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/CanadaDay.aspx

Beer & BBQ Fest

July 10 – 12
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://downtownbarrie.ca/events/

Collingwood Elvis Festival

July 24 – 26
Downtown Collingwood
http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com

Celtic Spirit Festival

August 7 – 9
Goderich, ON
http://www.celticfestival.ca

Caricature artist drawing at swanky wedding

2014 Schedule

Canada Day & Promenade Days

June 27 – July 1
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/CanadaDay.aspx

 

Fundraiser at DirectBuy of Barrie

July 5
11 am to 3 pm
520 Bryne Dr. Unit 1-3 | Barrie

 

Celtic Spirit Festival

August 9 – 12
Goderich, ON
http://www.celticfestival.ca

 

Fan Expo

August 28 – 31
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
http://www.fanexpocanada.com

Artist in her outdoor booth

2013 Schedule

SpiritFest

June 1
11 am to 7 pm
Sharon Temple, Sharon, ON
http://www.davidrankineart.com/Spiritfest.htm

Canada Day & Promenade Days

June 29 – July 1
Downtown Barrie, ON
http://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/CanadaDay.aspx

Celtic Spirit Festival

August 9 – 12
Goderich, ON
http://www.celticfestival.ca

Empowerment colouring book of dragons

Private Functions are not displayed.

Contact Linda now for availability and rates to book her for your party or event. If you’re seeking a commission she’s happy to give you a guesstimate based on photos emailed and materials required.

Linda will have her colouring book “We Be Dragons” and her books “Anyone Can Draw in Ten Sessions” and her sc-fi novella “Ashes” available for signing. She’s also well stocked in ink and markers, so she can draw your Caricatures.

Copyright © 2016 Linda Laforge

Barrie | Ontario | Canada