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

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.

Artists
Artists

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.

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 the Southern Bruce area 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, Acylic and mixed media, print-making, lifedrawing, and more.

On the Peninsula, the studio of Mararethe 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. 

Artisans
Artisans

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.

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.

For more area artisans visit www.theartmap.com.