New mural at Kawartha Coffee Co. pays tribute to everything Bobcaygeon

Mural by artist Penni Holdham adorns wall facing large patio at popular restaurant's new location

The "Bobcaygeon Constellation" mural by Fenelon Falls artist Penni Holdham that now adorns the wall of Foodland Bobcayehon facing the patio of Kawartha Coffee Co. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
The "Bobcaygeon Constellation" mural by Fenelon Falls artist Penni Holdham that now adorns the wall of Foodland Bobcayehon facing the patio of Kawartha Coffee Co. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)

If you haven’t been to Kawartha Coffee Co.’s fabulous new location at 58 Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon yet, you now have yet another reason to go.

The mural pays tribute to Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, whose 1999 song "Bobcaygeon" includes the line "It was in Bobcaygeon, I saw the constellations / Reveal themselves, one star at time". (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
The mural pays tribute to Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, whose 1999 song “Bobcaygeon” includes the line “It was in Bobcaygeon, I saw the constellations / Reveal themselves, one star at time”. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)

Owner Kathleen Seymour commissioned Fenelon Falls artist Penni Holdham to create a stunning mural that now adorns the wall that Kawartha Coffee Co. shares with Foodland Bobcayeon.

The mural adds even more ambience to the huge outdoor patio in front of the popular restaurant, which has already become the place to be for Bobcaygeon residents and visitors alike.

The “Bobcaygeon Constellation” mural pays tribute to the nature and wildlife of the area, its Indigenous heritage, and — of course — the famous song by The Tragically Hip,

Holdham — who runs The Display Connection — is an international award-winning special event design architect and production professional, with over 30 years of hands-on event experience providing complete ‘beginning to end’ event design, management, and production.

A section of the mural paying tribute to Indigenous heritage of the area. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
A section of the mural paying tribute to Indigenous heritage of the area. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
The large patio at Kawartha Coffee Co. is the essence of summer in the Kawarthas, also featuring an outside bar. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
The large patio at Kawartha Coffee Co. is the essence of summer in the Kawarthas, also featuring an outside bar. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)

This is the first summer of Kawartha Coffee Co. at the building known as “The Doctor’s Office”, across the road from the restaurant’s previous location at 49 Bolton Street. Since moving last fall, Seymour has put a lot of work into completely revamping the location.

This is a good weekend to check out the mural and everything Kawartha Coffee Co. has to offer, as the restaurant has live music on the patio this Saturday (July 21) from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring Nathan Traux and Jason Jones.

You may not be able to meet the artist though — Holdham is the volunteer chair of the Art Exhibit at the annual Fenelon Fair, which is happening all this weekend in nearby Fenelon Falls.

As well the mural, Penni Holdham also assisted owner Kathleen Seymour with the design of the patio area, which has already become the place to be for Bobcaygeon residents and visitors. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)
As well the mural, Penni Holdham also assisted owner Kathleen Seymour with the design of the patio area, which has already become the place to be for Bobcaygeon residents and visitors. (Photo: Kawartha Coffee Co. / Facebook)

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