Bruce County is where artists and artisans thrive and shine

With scenic vistas, limestone cliffs, sandy beaches, turquoise waters, ancient cedars and rolling farmlands, it’s no wonder why many of our artists and artisans have been inspired by the beauty of Bruce County.

Where Creativity Thrives….


Golden Gallery Tobermory features fine art, pottery, woodwork, jewellery and more, and showcases the Kent Wilkens’ artwork.

The Bruce Peninsula Artists Co-op Gallery in Ferndale features the works of 15 of the area’s finest artisans. All work is original, including fine art, printmaking, pottery, stained and fused glass, sculpture, photography, jewellery and other one of a kind pieces.

The Dandy Lion in Lion’s Head is a place where local artisans can sell their art year round.

Be sure to check out the Berford Steet Artist Market in Wiarton to see a fantastic selection of hand-made products made by local artisans.

On the main street of Paisley, in a designated heritage building, Elora Soap Company has been making natural skin care products since 1987. The shop also features the works over 20 local artisans.


The Southampton Arts Centre – Art School & Gallery has been an arts and culture fixture in Southampton for many years. The Art School offers an array of art classes for every age and skill level, in a variety of mediums. The Art Gallery showcases the finest regional and local talent; Find that unique one-of-a-kind work of art for your home, enjoy a relaxing afternoon taking in creativity, and soak in contemporary art exhibits. Open year round, admission to the Southampton Art Centre is free.

In South Bruce Peninsula, you’ll find regional artists’ work exhibited at the Deep Water Gallery and the work of local artist, Marianne Gibson featured at the Riverwood Gallery & Studio.

Paisley’s Artisan Village is filled with stunning murals and works of art decorating the streets, bridges, building, and silos! More are being added regularly, so be sure to stop in.

New to South Bruce are the barn quilts. These works of art showcase a story of the homeowner or the heritage that fills our rural countryside – to find these you’ll be looking on the sides of barns, buildings, and even in some shop signs. See how many you can spot – or use the map.

Kincardine‘s Artemis Atelier retails quality fine art supplies in a working atelier for skilled and emerging artists. Workshops and classes are offered in Classical Drawing, Watercolour, Technical Drafting, Oil, Acrylic and mixed media, printmaking, life drawing, and more.

On the Peninsula, the studio of Margarethe Vanderpas is open to the public during the summer long weekends or by appointment. A visit to the studio in Lion’s Head provides visitors with not only an opportunity to visit the artists studio but you are also encouraged to wonder through the gardens and take in the views of Georgian Bay and the cliffs of Lion’s Head during your visit.

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