Artists to show in studios, businesses, on porches

 In Events, Visit Creemore

More than 60 artists will be participating in the Artists on Location program during Creemore Festival of the Arts Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, hosted by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society.

The two-day arts tour takes participants to more than 60 artists in studios, businesses and front porches throughout Creemore, Glen Huron and Dunedin.

The list includes both emerging and established artists in a variety of mediums including paint, pottery, textiles, sculpture, metal, wood, photography, and more.

Artist coordinator Martha Bull said attendees are invited to start their tour at Station on the Green where each artist will have a feature piece on display. There, they can get a map and plan their tour.

“The area is a hotbed for artists,” said Bull, who works out of Mill Street Art Studio in Creemore.

The Mill Street walk goes as far north as the old rectory on County Road 9 where resident Stacey Karsgaard will show her work with master printmaker Louise Zurosky, and Paulette Dennis, who will be creating live on location. Walk south to find artists set up on Mill Street’s historic grand porches, and then on to the downtown sector, where businesses are hosting a variety of artists.

Bull who is coordinating the artists said she has extended invitations to many of the artists who were members of the Mad and Noisy Gallery, which was an artists’ co-op on Mill Street from about 2004-2013. “The gallery had more than 40 artists, all of them great,” said Bull, adding that it was a real draw for Creemore.

She is thinking of the event as a bit of a reunion for all the artists that helped to shape the community and made it a very attractive place to live and work. More than a dozen of the gallery’s artists are participating in this year’s event.

“[Art] was THE reason to come to Creemore for many, many years,” said Bull. “The Gallery attracted a lot of artist from the area.”

The Barrie Art Club is featuring 10 artists at Dunedin Hall, and Lynn Connell will be at the Creativity Art Retreat down the road.

Artists on Location is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 2. Admission is free.

In addition to artist shows and sales, there will be Kids’ Crafts at Creemore Log Cabin from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and Martha’s Amazing Audience Participation Art Project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the corner of Mill Street and Caroline Street West. Participation is free.

The Choir! Choir! Choir! shows and the drag show are sold out but there will be a PG 13 Drag 101 presentation, Drag It out with Justine, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Admission is by donation.

There will be a reception with the artists on Saturday evening. Get all the details at phahs.ca.

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