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Gravenhurst Autumn Arts Tour Event Information

Thank-you to all the artists who participated in the inaugural Gravenhurst Autumn Arts Tour & mark your calendars for this year's event taking place September 28th & 29th, 2024 from 10am to 4pm both days. 

                                                                  
Featured Artists from 2023

Dan Brown Image

Dan was born and raised in Mississauga & fell in love with the area after moving to Muskoka 5 years ago. He has been wood working for the past 15 years, but after experiencing wood turning, was hooked. Dan primarily makes wood bowls but is always experimenting with new ideas and techniques, including making bowls out of resin with natural items, burls, hardwoods, exotic woods and other various turned items. He is self taught and is always looking to improve his craft.

Contact artist:
dannybrowncreations@gmail.com
705 204-4044

danielle loshaw

I'm an urban explorer, photographer and artist using my unique adventures to inspire and drive me to bring something special to the world of art. I have been recognized for my drawing abilities and recently, painterly landscapes. 
Visit in town.
Location # 5.
Arts at the Albion
Contact artist:
Danielleloshaw@outlook.com 
705 770-1241

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Colour, texture and the wonder of nature's bounty influence Pat's various creations. Unique shawls are rendered from unraveled sweaters, sari silk, ribbons and project leftovers. 'What nots' are fabricated using sticks, rocks, feathers, hemp and discarded treasures to nudge curiosity and wonder.
Visit in studio at:
Location # 14
410 Phillip Street East
Contact artist:
ploughead@gmail.com
705 644-2694 

Lorraine Maher watercolour

Lorraine Maher shares her love for nature and people with her spectacular works in traditional watercolour studies. You'll experience light and shadow that will excite you. Work includes commissions, plein air and studio.
Visit in town.
Location # 8.
185 Sarah St. N
Contact artist:
lorrainemaher97@gmail.com
705 770-1241 

Josianne Masseau Image

The Bohemy Co is a line of boho-inspired jewelry that is a perfect addition to any outfit. Behind the Bohemy Co is me, Josianne, a French bohemian creative type.
Visit in town.
Location # 5.
Arts at the Albion
Contact Artist:
thebohemyco@gmail.com
705 646-3361

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Derek is a diverse artist who paints both landscape and abtract, oil on canvas paintings. Derek’s paintings are rich in colour and texture and have been inspired by visits to Muskoka.
Visit in town.
Location # 4.
Gravenhurst Train Station
Contact artist:
vernostudios@me.com

Wendel Messer Image

I am the self-published author of 4 very different books. The best known is The Conquest of Canada. Reviews etc. at www.thesink.ca & I make full-grain leather belts from solid, top-of-the-hide, bridle leather.
Visit in town.
Location # 9.
Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
Contact artist: 
wmesser@thesink.ca 
705 687-8149

vikki nicholson fibre arts

Expertly created decorative & functional fibre arts. Luxurious fibres sourced locally  and globally are incorporated into a variety of knit, crocheted, and felted pieces.  Unique and one-of-a-kind treasures for yourself or gifts for a special someone. 
Visit in town.
Location # 9.
Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
Contact artist:
fibrejunkie@gmail.com
705 801-9665 

Christine Peterkin

With a love for the north and all elements of nature, Christine Peterkin is truly a classic Canadian artist and a pioneer in the propheti arts. Christine attributes her style of painting to her spiritual interpretation of the seen and unseen.
Visit in town.
Location # 9.
Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
Contact artist:
email@christinepeterkin.ca
705 645-4490

G.C Stiver

Artisanal yarns and fibres for handcrafters & on farm spinning mill and dye studio.
Visit in town.
Location # 9.
Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
Contact artist: 
gail@gatewayfibreworks.com

Thank you to the below sponsoring businesses from the 2023 event!

Arts at the Albion - Arts at the Albion is a co-operative gallery in the heart of Gravenhurst, Muskoka, showcasing the work of 20 diverse and unique local artists and crafts people n a heritage building.
100 Muskoka Road North

Barkway Farms Town Shop - Welcome to the Barkway Farms Town Shop! Featuring upcycled furniture, seasonal and tropical plants, as well, a fabulous collection of local Artisans displaying their talents in the shop. Please join us on the tour...see you soon!
365-A Bethune Drive North

Muskoka Discovery Centre - Feed Your Imagination! Explore our one-of-a-kind museum that inspires curiosity and feeds the imagination for persons aged 1 to 101. When you explore our exhibits and galleries you will get to know Muskoka. Be sure to check out new programming and their newest exhibit: The Muskoka Story: A Microcosm of Canada featuring Misko-Aki/Confluence of Cultures.
275 Steamship Bay Rd

Relish Kitchen & Market - Healthy living made easy. Relish is all about real food. Mother and daughter team (Emily + Jess) make food with care and love. Relish is located in the heart of historic downtown Gravenhurst Muskoka, in a renovated 1900’s salvation army church. The building is airy, bright and comfortable. You will feel at home in no time. 
240 Muskoka Road North

The Shipyards Muskoka Marketplace - Steps from the iconic Lake Muskoka, The Shipyards Muskoka Marketplace offers over 4000 square feet of shops and products geared to Muskoka life & style.  The Shipyards is anchored by six signature main floor merchants offering a selection of Jewelry, Apparel, Home Décor and Gifts. Affectionately known as The Upper Deck, the 2nd-floor features over 30 pop-up marketplace vendors offering a selection of original art, handcrafted gifts and cottage must-haves.  While the vendors and merchants change and evolve, we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled retail experience.To complete the experience, The Wheelhouse Café, Lounge & Winebar proudly serves premium coffee, specialty beverages and café snack selections.  Complete with a lounge, guests can choose to enjoy their cafe selections lakeside in the cozy lounge with a stunning view of the Muskoka Steamships.
908 Bay Street 

The Shops on the Boardwalk - The Shops on the Boardwalk feature a variety of vendors with everything from unique wearables and giftware, boating and ‘at the lake’ accessories, handmade jewelry, and carefully curated antiques. There is even an e-bike vendor offering test drives and unique everyday goods.
1140 Bay Street at the Muskoka Wharf

Gravenhurst boasts a vibrant legacy of artisans, ranging from the pioneering boat and home builders to contemporary artists who embody the spirit and essence of Muskoka that beckons us all. Join us in celebrating this rich heritage, from the earliest craftsmen to the modern-day artists who encapsulate the allure and essence of Muskoka.

The Gravenhurst Autumn Arts Tour is a two-day event in Gravenhurst featuring local artists as well as from across Muskoka 

Event dates: September 28 & 29, 2024, 10am to 4pm

Where: In town Gravenhurst locations such as the Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst Opera House & other participating locations throughout historic downtown with the option for Gravenhurst artists to host at their studios.

Who: Open to all artists in Muskoka; artists in Gravenhurst artists may host at their studios

Get Involved: Follow the link below to register. Have questions?  Want to share some feedback with us?

Give us a call and speak to Jennifer at 705-644-2207 or email at jennifer.brockett@gravenhurst.ca 

Gravenhurst Autumn Arts Tour Registration

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