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Artists & Artisans

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Where Creativity Thrives....
Where Creativity Thrives....

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


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.

Port Elgin’s Art on the Promenade is a fantastic event, now held twice annually, where artists showcase their work at the Main Beach. The day wraps up with a concert at the Bandshell.

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.

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, Acylic and mixed media, print-making, lifedrawing, and more.


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 artists. 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.

Visit Pottery by Don Dubois and enjoy a wonderful and practical mix of hand crafted stoneware. Everything from teapots with cream and sugar to large stoneware vessels. A warm welcome awaits you just one mile east of Wiarton.

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