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September 28 & 29

Get inspired with interactive events, speakers, workshops and much more!

www.elginartstrail.ca


2 Village Crier Gallery

6 Rubyeyes Kraftwerks

194 Currie Road, Dutton 519-762-2862 jennyphillips@golden.net villagecrierdutton.ca

1 The Arts & Cookery Bank 242 Graham Road, West Lorne 519-768-9986 info@theartsandcookerybank.com www.theartsandcookerybank.com “Vanishing Villages” Display Photo Search Search the Bank’s database for images which “bring to life” some of the area’s “vanishing villages”. Friday, four 60-minute sessions Photo Selection Help select photos for the display. Saturday, afternoon Interactive Showcase 20 community residents tell stories of life in the vanishing villages. Sunday, afternoon Long Lunch Featuring local food and hosted by guest student-chefs. Saturday, 11am-1pm $10 (under 8 and over 80 free)

Open Gallery Exhibition of current work by artist Jenny Phillips. Saturday, 9am-4pm & Sunday, 11am-4pm Workshops Take part in a workshop, “Creating an Amazing Wall Grouping” (Sat) or “Making Colour Work for Your Art & Décor” (Sun) Saturday & Sunday, 2pm; call to register

235 Colborne Street, Port Stanley 519-782-7443 | ruby@rubyeyes.com www.rubyeyes.com Fusing Glass Experience the art of fusing glass by creating a 4” suncatcher or coaster. 1:30-3:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

4 St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

301 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-631-4040 | info@stepac.ca www.stepac.ca

Interactive Mural Project Help create an interactive mural with artists Josepha van den Anker and Laura Woermke. Check out the current exhibits: West End Arts Mingle, Parade of Elephants and Wayne McKinnon’s Miniature Circus. Saturday & Sunday, on-going

5 Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellery Studio

643 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-633-3773 kat.medlynstainedglass@hotmail.com

3 Little Red Mitten

86 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-207-2880 info@littleredmitten.ca www.littleredmitten.ca Wool Arts Demonstrations Make a pompom, see how to knit with yarn in either hand, watch an old Scandinavian knitting technique called Tvaandstickning, twist fibre to make your own piece of yarn or watch a spinning wheel at work. Your name will also be entered in a draw for a $20 gift certificate. Sunday, 12-4pm

Open Studio See the exciting stained glass projects underway as well as a variety of finished pieces on display. Enter to win a class at the studio. Saturday & Sunday, on-going

7 Art Emporium

177 Main Street, Port Stanley 226-658-1888 | info@artemporium.ca www.artemporium.ca Art Trading Cards Create these miniature works of art with artist Rose Klein. They can be produced in a wide variety of media, fit in collector pockets and are usually traded or exchanged with others. Saturday & Sunday 11am-1pm, call to sign up or walk-ins also welcome


10 Peter Robson Studios & Gallery

13 Minerva Art Gallery & Custom Framing

46340 Main Street, Sparta 519-775-2522 robsonstudios@rogers.com www.peterrobsonstudios.com

Artist Meet & Greet Visit Peter Robson in his home studio where he will be on hand to share his artistic experiences and answer questions. Saturday 11am to 1pm

8 Portside Gallery

1871/2 Main Street, Port Stanley 519-782-7066 | pdc@start.ca portside.cuttingpromotions.com Shrink Art Create your own shrink art with artist Kit Cutting. A drawing is applied to plastic paper and then shrunk. You can also enter a free draw. 1:30-3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday

Computerized Mat Cutting Demonstration See Steve Robson demonstrate the art of computerized mat cutting to enhance artwork and family photographs. Sunday

11078 Springwater Road N, Aylmer 519-765-1616 | minerva@lweb.net www.minerva-art.com

11 Pinecroft Ceramic Art Studio

Framing Demonstration Learn about custom framing a piece of art, including information about types of mats and glass. Saturday & Sunday

8122 Rogers Road South, Aylmer 519-773-3435 pinecroft@amtelecom.net www.pinecroft.ca Potter’s Wheel Demonstrations Visit the pottery studio for ongoing demonstrations. Stop at the gift shop for a sale on select pottery or relax and dine in the Tea Room. Saturday & Sunday, ongoing

14 Clayworks Studio

128 Dyer Street, Belmont 519-644-0893 catherineacraig@hotmail.com

9 Concreations

7579 Yarmouth Centre Road, St. Thomas | 519-631-8192 andydv@hotmail.com www.concreations.ca

Claywork Demonstration See wheel-thrown and slab-built techniques and decoration methods. Ask Catherine your questions about claywork classes and her practice. Saturday & Sunday, ongoing

Live Demonstrations See how Andy casts concrete and uses stains and varnishes to create delightful garden ornaments with an antique, weathered look. 11am-12pm, Saturday & Sunday

12 Clovermead Gallery

WEEKEND HOURS

Saturday, Sept 28 – 11am-4pm Sunday, Sep 29 – 12pm–4pm See specific location listings for times of Artastic Elgin special demonstrations & happenings

11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer 519-773-5503 info@clovermead.com www.clovermead.com

Beeswax Candle Dipping Dip your own beeswax candle in the Bee Town Hotel next to the Art Gallery. Saturday only, closed Sunday


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THE ELGIN ARTS TRAIL Year-round the Elgin Arts Trail provides comprehensive resources to explore 15 Elgin County studios and and galleries exhibiting diverse collections of artwork. Prepare yourself for an imaginative and unforgettable journey of original paintings, pottery, stained glass, fibre art, candles and more. The County’s natural beauty and traditional character make it easy to understand how such a vibrant creative arts community developed over the years. Artistic inspiration is all around.

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