Fall Studio & Art Tours

Fall studio tours in resort destinations introduce many rural artists and craft experts to see on an autumn road trip.

Featured Arts and Crafts Show

Images-Thanksgiving-Studio-TourImages Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Oro Medonte, Scenic Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shores, Orillia 
October 6-9, 2017
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily (Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm daily)

This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!

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Learn more about the area at Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism

Sainte-marie-Among-the-Hurons-Thanksgiving-FestivalThanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Midland
October 7-8, 2017

Celebrate the Fall Season with the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and the return of the popular Arts & Crafts Show and Sale.  Harvest activities and displays, the history of corn, Native foods, and more!  The quality Arts & Crafts Show features outstanding artisans offering a diverse range of craft and food items.  Admission to the show is included in the price of admission to the historic site.
Learn more about the area at Midland Tourism

Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village
October 7-9, 2017
Every thanksgiving, celebrate the harvest in Ontario’s largest apple growing region.  There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours! Free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area from the Village to Thornbury & Clarksburg. Live Music, The Apple Pie Trail, street performers, hiking, biking, trails,gallery tours and much, much more!

Nottawasaga-Resort33rd Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
November 11-12, 2017
Whether you’re a return or first time visitor you will experience a treat at this year’s show. We’re excited to welcome back some incredible vendors and introduce a line-up of new and talented crafters and artisans who will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 100 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sock monkeys, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit.

 

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September Studio and Arts Tours

Northumberland Hills Studio Tour
September 9-10, 2017
Drive through Northumberland Hills and explore the artistic interpretations of approx. 40 artists and their studios. Follow the blue studio tour signs.    

Uxbridge Studio Tour & Sale
September 16-17, 2017
The Uxbridge Studio Tour is a self guided tour of 27 artists in their homes and studios, located in the beautiful town of Uxbridge and as well in the surrounding hamlets of Claremont, Goodwood, Sandford, Victoria Corners, Port Perry and Sunderland. The juried professional artists and their work and studio environments are truly unique.  

Apsley & District Autumn Studio Tour
September 16-17, 2017
The Apsley autumn studio tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where our local artists and guests present new and exciting works created specifically for this annual event.

Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour
September 16-17 & 23-24, 2017
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, jewellery, oil, acrylic, digital & water colour paintings, wood furniture, photography, stone sculpture, stained glass and leather goods.

Bradford Studio Art Tour
September 16-17, 2017
This year’s studio art tour involves 19 local artists, 4 studios and the BWG Library and 2 student art locations. Artists will once again open up their studios and showcase their work to the public.

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
September 23-24, 2017
The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) is delighted to present the  Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. For two days, more than 38 local artists open up their studios to the public. You will see them creating their work, including furniture, oil, watercolour, acrylic, and encaustic paintings, mixed media constructions, and ceramics. 

Georgina Studio Tour & Sale 
September 23-24, 2017
The 22nd Georgina Studio Tour on the South Shore of Lake Simcoe takes place September 24 & 25, 10 am to 5 pm is a self-guided FREE tour through The Town of Georgina’s lakeside communities on Lake Simcoe of Keswick, Sutton, Jackson’s Point, Pefferlaw. Discover a wonderful group of artisans on a self-guided adventure amidst the spectacular autumn colours in one of York Region’s most picturesque settings. The tour has been introducing visitors to a diverse and talented group of artisans representing a wide spectrum of mediums for 22 years. You have the opportunity to purchase a wonderful works of art, and opportunity to meet each artist and learn about the process behind the artwork, ask questions and place custom orders, made just for you. This 2-day event is your one opportunity to visit homes and studios that, for the rest of the year, are available by appointment only. Remember commission requests are also welcome. Come and explore, experience one of the highlights of the fall season of Lake Simcoe, just follow the Georgina Studio Tour signs.

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1, 2017
The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is proud to continue its rich legacy of the arts presenting scores of diversely talented artists and giving people a glimpse into the studios where raw materials are transformed into superb art pieces.  This rewarding experience bridges the gap between creator and patron, as visitors witness the artistic process at work through demonstrations and displays. The Muskoka landscape and the artists who draw their inspiration from it extend a special welcome to visitors on this glorious weekend in Autumn.
More information on Muskoka Tourism

Tweed and Area Studio Tour
September 23-24, 2017
The Tweed Studio Tour provides an opportunity for these artists and artisans to showcase their talents in their studios by means of a self-guided tour and to entice visitors to discover the wealth of artistic talent and natural beauty.

Victoria County 25th Annual Studio Tour
Artists in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1, 2017
Come by car or bus to the City of Kawartha Lakes or by boat along the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway during the Fall season and experience the changing colours first hand – and our Artistic interpretation on site with practicing and professional artists 

October Studio and Arts Tours

Purple Hills Studio Tour – Creemore Festival of the Arts
September 30 – October 1, 2017
The studio tour is centered around the beautiful village of Creemore Ontario, near Collingwood.  Studio tour brochures are available at all studio locations  and the tour welcoming centre at the Station on the Green in Creemore.  Plan a fall road trip to this beautiful region of Simcoe County. 

Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
Every fall the artists of the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour invite the public into their homes and studios. Explore the diversity of our seasoned artists and the artworks of a number of first time studios. The range of mediums include; glass, watercolours, pottery and ceramics, acrylics and oils, fiber art, wood, preserves, print and metal. Discover the talents of 46 artists exhibiting at 24 studio locations. As you travel through the heart of Grey County (Flesherton, Durham, Markdale) you will find that perfect piece to take home, delectable locations to stop for a meal, and inviting accommodations.  

Art Map Fall Open Studio Weekend
September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
Tour 20 art studios and galleries open for your shopping pleasure. Great art and beautiful fall scenery in Bruce, Grey and Southern Georgian Bay! What could be better? No appointment necessary. We have some of the best artists in the region. Join us for another great art weekend! Without question, you’ll see something you’ll love.

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1, 2017
The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is proud to continue its rich legacy of the arts presenting scores of diversely talented artists and giving people a glimpse into the studios where raw materials are transformed into superb art pieces.  This rewarding experience bridges the gap between creator and patron, as visitors witness the artistic process at work through demonstrations and displays. The Muskoka landscape and the artists who draw their inspiration from it extend a special welcome to visitors on this glorious weekend in Autumn.
More information on Muskoka Tourism

Madawaska Valley Annual Madawaska Studio Tour
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Discover the Artists, towns and villages of Combermere, Barry’s Bay, Brudenell, Rockingham, Wilno, Purdy.  
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour
Oro Medonte, Scenic Horseshoe Valley, Lake Simcoe Shores, Orillia 
October 6-9, 2017
Open 10 am to 5 pm daily (Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm daily)
This highly acclaimed self-guided tour takes you to the studios of some of Canada’s finest artists and craftspeople. Over thirty artists and fine crafts people will exhibit their work over 4 days and 16 locations.  You’ll find an amazing selection of paintings, pottery, textiles, metal and glass, photography, woodcraft, jewellery, basketry, clothing and accessories – from fine art and sculpture to home décor and fashion to funky and fun! Don’t miss this popular Thanksgiving tradition. You’ll discover exceptional art, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful fall colours. 
More information on Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism

Haliburton County Studio Tour
Haliburton County
September 30, October 1, 7 & 8, 2017
Visit the studios of Haliburton County’s artists and craftspeople while enjoying the autumn colours of the Highlands. Visit each studio and experience the creative process. Talk to the artist or watch demonstrations. An abundance of hand.   
More information on the Haliburton Highlands

Victoria County 25th Annual Studio Tour
Artists in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1, 2017
Come by car or bus to the City of Kawartha Lakes or by boat along the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway during the Fall season and experience the changing colours first hand – and our Artistic interpretation on site with practicing and professional artists 

Thanksgiving Harvest Craft Show
Buckhorn Community Centre
October 7-9, 2017
More than 120 artisans from across Canada offer jewelery, designer clothing, soaps, woven goods, handmade furniture, home accessories and even local gastronomical delights including candy, honey, jams and jellies.

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
October 7-8, 2017
Celebrate the Fall Season with the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and the return of the popular Arts & Crafts Show and Sale.  Harvest activities and displays, the history of corn, Native foods, and more!  The quality Arts & Crafts Show features outstanding artisans offering a diverse range of craft and food items.  Admission to the show is included in the price of admission to the historic site.
Learn more about the area at Midland Tourism

Apple Harvest Festival
Blue Mountain Village, Thornbury & Clarksburg
October 7-9, 2017
Every thanksgiving, celebrate the harvest in Ontario’s largest apple growing region.  There’s no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours! Free activities throughout the Blue Mountain area from the Village to Thornbury & Clarksburg. Live Music, The Apple Pie Trail, street performers, hiking, biking, trails,gallery tours and much, much more!

Escarpment Studio Tour
October 7-8, 2017
Bognor, Massie, Queen’s Landing, Walters Falls
Spectacular Fall Vistas, Artwork, and Fine Crafts with over 20 artists in and around Bognor, Massie, the Queen’s Valley and Walters Falls

Calabogie Artfest
TBA, 2017
Come visit the scenic town of Calabogie and enjoy our 16 th annual Calabogie Artfest. Here you will find a variety of paintings in oil, watercolour ,acrylic and pencil . Also find the very talented fibre artist, weaving ,carving ,metal works and more. Enjoy our Tea Room hosted by The Valley Food & Drink .

November Art and Studio Tours

Ininisfil Studio Tour
November 4-5, 2017
The Artists on the InnIsfil Studio Tour cordially invite you into their homes and studios to view their most recent creations.  Take this opportunity to meet the creators and find out more about what inspires each and every one.

Midhurst Arts & Crafts Tour
TBA, 2017
The Artists and Artisans of Midhurst, a quiet hamlet just North of Barrie, ON, invite you to browse and shop through their homes and studios and meet their guest artists. The tour celebrates its 29th year of holiday shopping for original designs & art work.
Admission is free and you can visit homes across Midhurst and Snow Valley. Come get all your Holiday Shopping done in one weekend!