Fall is here and it is the perfect time for a drive; the leaves are putting on a show and so are local artists! Fall brings with it the season for Autumn Studio Tours, beginning in September.
Plan a self guided tour every weekend up to and including Thanksgiving weekend and experience some of the most creative studios and curated artistic experiences our region has to offer.
If you have not had the experience of a planned studio tour before, we encourage you to plan a day on the road; the joy of fall in Cottage Country is that there are so many sights to see while you travel from studio to studio. The Studio Tour experience is not like visiting a gallery or a gift shop. Juried artists from six different Studio Tours are ready to welcome you into their creative worlds, where you can learn about their inspiration, their process and why they love what they do. Artists are on site to walk you through their spaces, and tell the stories that accompany their inspired work.
Some artists open their space to guest artists, this creates an interesting dynamic for the visitor where you get to experience multiple mediums in one space. Be sure to check out each tour website for a complete list of artists and maps to get you on the road.
Consider checking off your gift-giving list by purchasing beautiful pieces of art for your loved ones or treating yourself to something special in support of local artists whose works include painting, woodworking, jewellery, glass blowing, fibre art, photography, metal art, stained glass, pottery and so much more. You will find decorative art, functional art, outdoor art, wearable art, and perhaps even art which defies definition.
↔Apsley Studio Tour
Sept. 17 – 18 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.apsleystudiotour.com
↔Northumberland Hills Studio Tour
Sept. 9 – 10 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.northumberlandstudiotour.ca
↔Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour
Sept. 16 – 17 & Sept. 23 – 24 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.bancroftstudiotour.org
↔Victoria County Studio Tour
Sept. 23 – 24 & Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.victoriacountystudiotour.com
↔Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
Sept. 23 – 24 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.agp.on.ca/kast
↔The Studio Tour – Haliburton Highlands
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 & Oct. 7 – 8 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Download map → www.thestudiotour.ca