"Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types." Time Inc. Writer Nikki Ekstein of Travel and Leisure Magazine
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July & August Upstairs Gallery at Books & Company 289 Main Street, Picton CLiC is Eastern Ontario’s best annual Photo Show. Last year, 123 photographers from Eastern Ontario submitted upwards of 350 photos and over 2,000 people visited the show. Come visit the CLiC Photo Show and see the many beautiful works by Eastern Ontario’s best photographers. Wheelchair Accessible Website clicphotoshow.com
289 Main St., Picton, Ontario
Labour Day Weekend 10am–4pm Welcome to the annual Rednersville Road Art Tour. We have opened our homes and studios for this special weekend and invite you to view our work, share our enthusiasm and purchase that unique treasure. All the work presented for sale is original and represents a variety of styles, media and prices. You can start your tour at any point along the road but we know at the end of your visit, you will be delighted by the talent and creativity you experience. Our doors are open on the Labour Day Weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Take one, two or three days to see our studios and workplaces, as well as enjoy some spectacular views and gardens. The Rednersville Road, or Prince Edward County Road 3, follows along the shore of the Bay of Quinte from Highway 62 at Rossmore. Watch for the signs at each tour stop and have a wonderful time! Website: www.rednersvilleroadarttour.com
Rednersville, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Stunning encaustic sculptural paintings that reach beyond the board & stir the imagination. Showcased in a century old Barn Gallery. Andrew and his wife, fibre artist and photographer, Tara Wilkinson of Love Nest Studio Gallery, share their art and passion for natural elements with visitors to their Galleries and Studios on their beautiful country farm. We are open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily from April through October 30 depending on weather, or by chance or appointment. Workshops In his studio, Andrew offers a two-day Encaustic Painting Workshops. Encaustic painting is fun and easy, using natural aromatic melted beeswax and oil paint mixed in for colour. Accommodation Packages & Gift Certificates available. Check out schedule of events and workshops. We are proud to be “Recommended by Trip Advisor!” Visit our listing “Andrew Csafordi” and add a review if you have been to visit and loved what you saw and experienced! Thanks to the reviews of many happy visitors and art collectors, we are ranked as one of the top “Things to Do” near Bloomfield, Ontario, and in Prince Edward County! Member: Arts Trail
54 Wilson Road Bloomfield Ontario
August: Annual Arts & Craft Sale Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street, Picton, Ontario Free Parking! Wheelchair Accessible! Bus Groups Welcome! Come visit our Four Buildings / Five Areas Arena & Community Centre, Curling Club, Fruit Building, Crystal Palace Over 200 vendors selling everything from Crafts, Stained Glass, Paintings, Clothing (both children’s and adult fashions), Hats, Wood Products (small to large), Outside Furniture, Wind Chimes, Pottery, Jewelery, Handcrafted Soap, Toys and MUCH MUCH MORE! It truly is a great show! Browse at your own leisure! There will be lots to eat…with different Women’s Institutes serving food in the Curling Club and the Community Centre as well as a Sunday School serving hamburgers, etc. outside the Crystal Palace & the 4H selling milkshakes & ice cream. Registrar• 613-476-6077, [email protected] • www.countywomen.ca
June & July Art in the County is an annual juried exhibition of the highest quality of work by renowned County artists and artisans. County artists submit their works to three distinguished and experienced art experts who are professionally qualified jurors. These jurors are solely responsible for selecting the content for the show, the five Jurors’ Choice Awards and five Honourable Mentions. On Art in the County’s opening night, the jury’s selections—more than 100 pieces—are unveiled and the winners announced. During Art in the County’s three-week run, visitors are invited to vote for the People’s Choice, which is awarded at the closing of the show. Art in the County is open to the public above Books & Company in Picton. Website: www.artinthecounty.com
The Arts Council serves as an umbrella organization to encourage the development, appreciation and presentation of the arts in The County. The membership is composed of artists and artisans, County businesses, organizations and those who support and appreciate the arts. The Prince Edward County Arts Council is a not-for-profit, member directed, charitable organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.
Arts Council Prince Edward CountyThe Arts Council encourages the development, appreciation and presentation of the arts in The County
289 Main St. 2nd floor, above Books & Company, Picton Ontario
The Arts Trail is a great way to indulge your love of things hand-crafted and real. It’s an opportunity to explore your own inner artist spirit, to collect art, or just to go wild buying unique gifts. There is something satisfying about buying a creation from the artist who made it – the object and the pleasure of purchase stays with you like a good friend, and provides a life long connection to a special County story. Naturally the galleries and studios you visit will be as diverse as the artists themselves. Multiple-artist galleries are a great way of seeing a range of work, and part of the fun of the Arts Trail is that it takes you around our beautiful countryside to discover workshops, studios and galleries in a range of settings. Expect everything from cozy country to cutting edge – all good for your imagination, your experience of the County and our creative community. Visit artstrail.ca
Prince Edward County is proud to be the newest community to establish Barn Quilt Trails as part of a North American network of rural art. Come for a drive and explore our beautiful island community! Barn Quilts draw attention to disappearing rural landscapes, timber frame barns and the family farm. Barn Quilts tell a story, draw attention to unmarked historical places and create a year-round themed route for residents and visitors alike that celebrates rural culture and the traditional arts. Here in PEC, the initial trail starts from the Picton roundabout heading west and turns left onto County Road 32 (Mallory Road). Upon the end of County Road 32, the trail turns right onto County Road 12 (Stanley Street) and rejoins Highway 33 via Mill Street in Bloomfield. Other locations are popping up all over the County as well! If you are a visitor … Welcome! Enjoy driving or cycling our newest trail … the Barn Quilts Trail!
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Baxter Arts Centre provides varied arts programs for residents of Prince Edward County and visitors. We give people of all ages opportunities to be creative and to connect with our region’s vibrant arts community. The Don Baxter Memorial Building is also available for community groups and individuals to rent for programs and events. Workshops include: writing @ Baxter hands-on workshops taught by professional artists in their studio music life drawing yoga mindful meditation qigong art for children learning lunches for artists
3 Stanley St., Baxter Building, Bloomfield ON
At Wellington Arena A wonderful opportunity to support the local economy – over 70 artisans from Prince Edward County display and sell their wares.
Paintings, Sculpture and Objects D’Art. Prints and Cards. Workshops. Featuring the work of Sharon Fox Cranston, Guy Cranston and Toller Cranston. Member: Arts Trail
Cranston Gallery on MainFeaturing the work of Sharon Fox Cranston, Guy Cranston and Toller Cranston.
185 Main St. Bloomfield Ontario
Specializing in garden sculpture, benches, gates and trellises. Visit the Studio and Gallery in the village of Bloomfield. Custom orders welcome – bring an idea! Blacksmithing workshops available. Goods handmade in Prince Edward County of Canadian Steel.
Island Forge GallerySpecializing in garden sculpture, benches, gates and trellises. Blacksmithing workshops.
332 Main St. Bloomfield Ontario
Friday to Sunday, September 22 -24 / 10 am to 5 pm Experience art at its source – The Prince Edward County STUDIO TOUR is one of the longest running and most diverse studio tours in Ontario. This year there are more than 35 artists in 28 locations. Visit their studios & galleries and experience a broad range of talent. Fill in a FREE entry form – you could win 1 of 3 selected works of art! Map your own route. Come discover the County’s vibrant arts community. For more information or a downloadable map, visit www.pecstudiotour.com
Prince Edward County, Ontario
A sense of realism with textures and contrasts. The subjects are from the countryside and are often old buildings. My paintings are a form of preservation and I hope they invoke pleasant memories. Check the website for schedule of watercolour classes. For information on paintings call Ron Pickering.
2920 County Road 7 Cressy Bayside Picton Ontario
Our love of sculpture found a new expression when we opened Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates in 2011. The paths that meander through the 4 acre garden extend to the edge of the vineyard. Designed as a place of discovery and contemplation, it is a celebration of the interplay of dynamic art installations, colour, material, and the plants our gardeners coax out of the limestone terroir. Oeno Gallery 2274 County Road 1 Bloomfield
Located minutes from downtown Picton, the Small Pond Arts gallery features paintings by award-winning artist Milé Murtanovski. Small Pond is also an artist residency centre and home to numerous arts and culture events. Open May-Oct., 11 AM – 5 PM. Closed Wed. & Thurs.
Spark Box Studio’s Open Studio Program is a great opportunity for visual artists to have to access a communal printmaking space and equipment. The Spark Box Studio Residency Program provides artists, working in a range of mediums, a place to live and work, without distractions. Creative workshops for the aspiring artists. Showcase of artwork – fine art prints, stationery, hand printed textiles and other locally made items.
Spark Box StudioShowcase of artwork. Workshops. Artist residency. Access to a professional printmaking studio.
885 County Rd. 5 Picton Ontario
DISCOVER COUNTY MADE Fine Art • Pottery • Music • Books • Food Products • Photography • Quilts and Fabric Art • Wood Working • Jewelry • Vintage Accessories • Clothing Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. This historic county barn and hayloft has large windows with spotting scopes viewing the protected wetlands and pastoral views as well as a children’s nature book center and antique market. 2 miles south of Bloomfield on the way to Sandbanks Check out events at The Local Store Open May to Oct 31 Opening Day Monday May 1,2017 May, June, October Monday – Thursday: 10:30-5 pm Friday – Sunday & Stat Holidays 10-530 pm July, August, September Monday – Thursday 10-5 pm Friday – Sunday & Stat Holidays 9:30- 6 pm The Local Store is the PEC Studio Tour Information Centre Fill in a FREE ballot to WIN ART, view the selected works of art throughout the season at The Local Store. SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one Barn Quilts of The County poster and get one FREE (size 11×18 inches)
The Maker’s Hand Festival of Fine Craft is the most exciting marketplace of artisanal excellence in Eastern Ontario. A juried event, showcasing the inspired work of top artisans from all over Ontario and Quebec, our artists represent a variety of media including wood, metal, mixed media, glass, jewellery, clay, fibre and wearable art. Join us for a memorable shopping experience, celebrating the creativity and superb craftsmanship of some of our most talented Canadians. Just in time for the holidays! Founded in 2004, this annual show is lovingly produced by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Event Details Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main St. E. Picton, Ontario Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 4pm General Admission $6, Children Under 12 Free Free Parking / ATM Available / Wheelchair Accessible More information on The Maker’s Hand can be found at www.themakershand.com
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Come for a tour or stay for a week. Our unique art facility has it all. Gallery Our onsite gallery space features unique artworks made in The Red Barns studios. On display at the gallery are blown-glass vessels, stained glass panels, glass jewelry and sun-catchers in addition to an array of unique pottery. It is a great place to buy a special gift, a one of a kind art piece for your home or a souvenir of your visit to the County. Visitors can also watch our artisans create, take a workshop or browse in our Gallery. Accommodations Relax in our beautiful country setting and take a stroll around our six acres of gardens and outdoor art. Stay in one of our three B&B rooms and wake to the aroma of breakfast being prepared just for you. If you have a small family or just like a little more space stay in the Coach House or Loft. Features: ensuite washroom, high-speed Internet, children welcome Check Availability:
The Red Barns – an artisan’s playgroundGlassblowing, Stained Glass, Pottery, Woodcarving and a B&B!!
167 White Chapel Rd., Picton Ontario