Not Your Average Art Experience
The Madawaska Valley Studio Tour 2018
September 29 & 30 10am – 5pm
The mystical Madawaska Valley has been an enclave of alternative-minded artisans since the sixties. This is your chance to get an insiders view of the minds and methods of our cherished creative community. Two tours, two seasons, two chances to interact with, weavers, painters, potters, glass artists, wood carvers, jewelers and more, each medium intimate reflections of life in this wonderful valley.
As you’re welcomed into our homes and workspaces you will experience art making, living history and traditional trade. Watch a blacksmith forge a piece of found metal into a sculpture, discover local plants being transformed into healing creams, observe traditional weaving, painting in varied styles and mediums, glass flame working, stone carving demonstrations, tie-dying and much more. Interacting with our artists is more than educational, it’s uplifting and inspiring.
Our 27th year welcomes new studios and guests featuring handcrafted wooden toys, abstract painting, traditional basket making, candle making, wood-burned artwork, and stained glass. Our exciting new tour booklet is a fantastic year-round resource for valley explorers providing information on our artists, the Madawaska Valley and area east of Algonquin Park.
This award winning Studio Tour is a landmark cultural event in eastern Ontario. Art patrons from the northern states, southern Ontario and Quebec mark their calendars in anticipation.
You can connect with our tour coordinator, Tanya Lyons at [email protected] or at