The centre of the action the night of the OSI Art Crawl on Friday, September 20th was the Avanti parking lot at the corner of King and Celina Streets.
A proclamation by Mayor John Henry was read by Regional and City Councillor Bob Chapman declaring that "City Council wishes to recognize visual art and is of the opinion that a specific period should be set apart and designated in recognition of visual art."
After opening words and recognition of sponsors by co-organizers Gary Greenwood and Steven Frank it was on with the show. First up with a most fitting Space Invader name - Oshawa's VIVA MARS kept the rain away and warmed up the crowd with their cool indie rock sound. As the search lights lit up the sky in search of alien life, the spacey wave forms of pirate clad theramin player Jeff Burke helped set the mood for Silver Elvis' incredible Cube performance. This unique spectacle amazed the standing audience and those on the surrounding patios. There was something very strange going on in Oshawa to be sure.
Up next was 2 time Juno winning blues artist Jack de Keyzer and his seasoned band. Jack and band layed down some great R&B grooves and some heavy blues. There was to be some more rock action as Silver Elvis made all the right moves infront of his clones and silver spaceship made of 3,000 cds. Members of the audience enjoyed posing for photos with his 'Silverness.'