Annual Art Events include: Art in the County (June/July), Art & Craft Sale (August), Rednersville Road Art Tour (Labour Day weekend), PEC Studio & Gallery Tour (Sept), and The Makers Hand (Nov).
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
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
Art in the CountyJune & July. An annual juried exhibition of the highest quality of work by renowned County artists and artisans.
The Armoury, 206 Main St., Picton, Ontario
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. Our office is located in The Armoury building at 206 Main Street in Picton. We are open Tuesday through Thursday 9-5PM.
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 stay 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
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.
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.
September Experience art at its source – The Prince Edward County STUDIO TOUR is one of the longest running and most diverse studio tours in Ontario. Visit artist studios & galleries and experience a broad range of talent. 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
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
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
Prince Edward Arts & Crafts Association Activities: They offer art lessons and craft classes according to interest. Anyone interested may participate. Meetings are held on the last Monday night of each month September through to May at 7:30 p.m.. Members meet at Benson Hall, 56 King St., Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0.
56 King St., Picton, Ontario
Activities: A get together to spin. Anyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary. The County Handspinners meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Bloomfield Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. We have a spinning wheel which we rent out to new people to learn on at first.
Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Activities: The program involves traditional rug hooking. Beginners instruction is available. Anyone interested in the craft of rug hooking may participate.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
To provide a meeting ground for those who are interested in painting in any media. To upgrade painting skills through education and communication. To conduct educational workshops. To broaden the members’ knowledge and experience in all aspects of painting. Meetings are informative and educational with hands on painting. Meetings held monthly in Carrying Place United Church Hall.
Loyalist Decorative Painters GuildA meeting ground for those who are interested in painting in any media.
Carrying Place, Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County Quilters Guild Workshops, Programs, Sewing with your friends, Comfort Quilts Biennial Quilt Show is held in even years in July.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
With Over 15 Local Vendors of Art, Craft, Antiques and Exceptional Eats! One stop shopping for the holiday gift giving season! Shop 100% local and support the artists, craftspeople, and food producers in your community! December 5th – December 24th 2016 from 9am-6pm 289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario – Above Books and Company! https://www.facebook.com/WintermarketAndGallery/
289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario