October 2012 studio tours

In case you missed out on the long list of studio tours taking place in September, here’s another great lineup of what’s happening across cottage country in October.


2012 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour (October 5 – 8, 2012)

This tour will take you to more than 30 artists and fine crafts people, who will be exhibiting their work at 16 different locations in Oro Medonte, Horseshoe Valley and Orillia. At these stops, you’ll find everything from paintings and pottery to jewellery and accessories. Turn this popular Thanksgiving tradition into one of your own.

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Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble (September 1 – October 31, 2012)

The Rural Rumble draws thousands of visitors every year. It has evolved from a small, two-day farm tour to an ongoing fall festival featuring four different themes: Adventure and Exploration, Agriculture and Food, History and Heritage, and Arts and Culture.

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Victoria County 25th Annual Studio Tour (October 6 – 7, 2012)

Presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, this studio tour held in the Kawarthas runs on the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October. At 14 different locations you will find more than 20 artists creating their work, which includes oil, watercolour, acrylic and encaustic paintings, mixed media constructions, furniture and ceramics.

More info: Victoria County Studio Tour


Annual Haliburton County Studio Tour 2012 (October 6 – 7 , 2012)

This annual studio tour will also be celebrating its silver anniversary, displaying local artists for 25 years. Along with the spectacular fall colours you will find in this region, there will also be nearly 30 artists demonstrating the process behind their original work.

More info: Haliburton County Studio Tour


Escarpement Studio Tour (October 6 – 7, 2012)

This tour takes place in Bognor, Massie, The Queen’s Valley and Walter Falls of Grey County, southeast of Georgian Bay. Along with the area’s stunning fall vistas, the Escarpement Studio Tour features more than 20 artists in a variety of disciplines, such as wood carving, felt sculptures, photography and prints, among others.

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Country Creations Artisan Tour (October 20 – 21, 2012)

Country Creations Artisan Tour is comprised of nine different destinations in Thorndale, Thamesford and St. Mary’s, north of London, Ontario. Each of the stops features something different, including everything from local artists’ acrylic and oil paintings to a winery and eatery.

More info: Country Creations Artisan Tour


Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour (October 27 – 28, 2012)

Artists in Elmira, St. Jacobs and the surrounding countryside north of Waterloo-Kitchener are featured in this tour. Now in its tenth year, the Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour consists of eight different stops and more than 15 artists working in a variety of disciplines.

More info: Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour