Simcoe County Studio Tours start in April and run through to the end of November.
The scenic beauty of bright yellow canola fields, apple blossoms, blue flax, dogwood, and autumn leaves frame the arresting art that can be experienced as you meander through studios, speak to artists and share in the beauty of juried one of a kind work.
Coldwater and Area Studio Tour
June 23-24, 2018
The Coldwater and Area Studio Tour showcases the work of local and guest artisans & artists. We offer a diverse selection of work such as painting, jewelry, glass and metal work, photography, pottery, fibre art, and woodworking in studios, workshops and historic buildings in the lovely agricultural surroundings of Coldwater and the adjoining shores of Georgian Bay.
The exceptional group of artists and artisans of the Coldwater and Area Studio Tour are busy creating unique and innovative artwork and crafted pieces that will impress our visitors. Drop by and see demonstrations, talk to the artists and perhaps take home that special one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or someone special.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Tour
September 15-16, 2018
This artist run event is an opportunity to showcase the work of artist within Bradford West Gwillimbury as well as guest artists outside of our community. The tour will feature only original handmade work. Kit works, ceramics from commercial mold, factory or mass produced articles are not acceptable.
NEW for 2018: YOUTH CATEGORY - Youth aged 12 to 17 may submit two to three works of art.
NEW FOR 2018: PRESERVE BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY. Each artist in the tour may submit one work executed in any medium to express the character of any recognizable landmark in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Locations not easily recognizable will not be accepted. Selection to be made as the Meet & Greet on August 27, 2018. Selection and Purchase final by select committee.
The Bay Studio Tour
September 29-30, 2018
The Bay Studio Tour features local artists from the towns of Penetanguishene and Tiny, Ontario, along with guest artists from the surrounding area. Their studios and galleries are located on or near the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay.
There are 32 artists participating this year displaying their work at various locations. Our talented participants create visual arts in all mediums including but not limited to; sculpture, painting, pottery, photographic art, textiles, jewellery, glass, native art, and much more.
The annual tour guide with artist bios, images and contact information, along with a tour map will be available from many locations throughout the area, including the tourist information centres in Midland and Penetanguishene. The tour runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on both Saturday & Sunday.
Images Studio Tour
October 5-8, 2018
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 Moonstone through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend.
Innisfil Studio Tour
November 3-4, 2018
This artist-run event is enjoying its 26th year. We are proud to showcase the vibrant and creative artists of Innisfil, and encourage our young fledgling artists as they explore their craft.
Innisfil is located less than an hour north of Toronto, on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe and expansive rural farms and wide open spaces. This self-guided tour allows you to discover exceptional art and artisanal crafts, talk with the artists and watch their process, while taking in the beautiful countryside and communities that make up Innisfil!
It's also a great opportunity for some special, one-of-a-kind gift shopping, with offerings in a wide range of price points! All locations are open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home Tour
November 24-25, 2018
The Artists and Artisans of Midhurst, a quiet hamlet just North of Barrie, ON, invite you to browse through their homes and studios and meet their guest artists. The tour will be celebrating its 31st year of holiday shopping for original designs & art work.
The Tour is free and visits homes across Midhurst and Snow Valley.
Barrie Spring Art Tour
April 27-28, 2019
Celebrating 10 years of unique, fine art and sophisticated crafts. Self-guided tour to visit the studios and galleries of local artists living and creating in the Barrie and surrounding area. This is a great way to meet local artists and find that special piece of art to add to your home or office.