Ontario travel in the autumn months offers some of the most remarkable colour drives that combine studio tours and artist festivals with the changing palettes of fall foliage. Most studio tours will take you to the homes and hideaways of rural artists, sculptors, potters, and craft artisans. Find hidden treasures along Ontario backroads this fall. Here are five suggestions for a studio tour road trip this weekend September 20-22, 2013.
Canadian Spirit Festival
Tom Thomson Gallery, Kelso Beach, Owen Sound
This multi-arts festival celebrates this area’s rich cultural diversity. Wander through the Artists’ Alley and join-in the many arts and crafts workshops or one of our on-site art installations. Enjoy delicious food from local food vendors.
Stay in featured Ontario travel accommodation near Owen Sound at Evergreen Forest Resort B&B and The Falls Inn
Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
September 21-22, 2013
The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) is delighted to present the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. For two days, more than 38 local artists open up their studios to the public. Visitors will see artists creating their works including furniture, oil, watercolour, acrylic, and encaustic paintings, mixed media constructions, and ceramics.
Ontario travel to the resorts and ins in the Peterborough area and Kawartha Area
Bancroft Autumn Studio Tour
September 21-22 & September 28-29, 2013
Enjoy the rugged landscape and spectacular autumn colors while driving to visit the artists and artisans on our tour! 15 fascinating artists at 13 stops featuring pottery, bath products, ink pointillism, ornamental ironwork, jewelery, oil, acrylic, digital & water colour paintings, wood furniture, photography, stone sculpture, stained glass and leather goods. Ontario travel to the Blue Moon Retreat near Bancroft or stay in nearby Barry's Bay area at Barry's Bay Cottage Resort or Chippawa Cottage Resort.
Art on the Beach in Eaganville Ontario:
One day only Saturday September 22: A working exhibition of Ottawa Valley artists featuring plen-air and other painting forms, photography, folk art, custom jewelery and other creative expressions. Watch and listen as artists create and discuss their creations. Stay in nearby Barry's Bay area at Barry's Bay Cottage Resort or Chippawa Cottage Resort.
Studio tours and artist festivals continue into October including the Thanksgiving long weekend. Find details on additional studio tours and Ontario travel road trip ideas.