Join the hunt!
WHEN IS #ARTHUNTWR?
Several times a year, artist and art lovers participate in a region-wide scavenger hunt. Join us all day on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for the next hunt.
WHAT IS IT?
#arthuntWR is the Instagram hashtag for Waterloo Region's free art scavenger hunt. Artists post a picture or video on Instagram showing their art in its hiding place with the hashtag #arthuntWR. Feel free to add extra clues and hints.
Art hunters follow the hashtag to be the first to see new posts and track down awesome finds from local artists. Once you find your treasure, please comment on the original Instagram picture so other hunters know the piece has been claimed.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
You don't need to sign up or register ahead of time. The steps to participate are as follows.
If you're an artist: 1) Hide your art in Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge. 2) Take a picture or video showing the piece and the hiding spot. 3) Post the picture to Instagram with the hashtag #arthuntWR. Tag @arthuntWR so we can share your hiding spot too. 4) Leave a clue in the desciption (optional).
If you're an art hunter: 1) Follow the hashtag #arthuntWR on Instagram to see new posts from artists. 2) Follow the clues from the picture or video and desciption. 3) Find your awesome new piece of art. 4) Leave a note on the original Instagram post so other hunters know the piece has been claimed.
INCLUDE A CARD
Print a copy of the description card attached or make your own.
Many Art Hunters became aquatinted with #arthuntWR because they stumbled across a piece of art while out for a walk. Include this card or your own description of #arthuntWR with your hidden artwork so they can join the fun. Write a personal message on the back of the card for the art hunter who finds your artwork. Let them know to comment on the original Instagram post that the art was found. You can also include your own website or a way for them to reach you and find out more about your work.