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Creativity comes alive on the Artastic Elgin Art Tour! Discover your inner creativity as the artists of the Elgin Arts Trail invite you to take part in two days of interactive events on September 28th and 29th at Artastic Elgins first art tour. There will be something to satisfy every type of art lover during Artastic Elgin.The Elgin Arts Trail is comprised of a diverse group of local artists who work with many media to create a number of distinctly different styles of art. Participating artists will be offering workshops, gallery events, art talks, specials, and interactive demos and tours for the public during the two day event. See behind the scenes as ideas come to life and learn first hand how pottery is hand crafted, how paintings are created and how artisan jewellery is designed. Engage and meet with the artists themselves and be amazed by their talent and passion for their craft.

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  • www.elginartstrail.ca

    September 28 & 29Get inspired with interactive events,

    speakers, workshops and much more!

  • 1 The Arts & Cookery Bank 242 Graham Road, West Lorne 519-768-9986 info@theartsandcookerybank.com www.theartsandcookerybank.com

    Vanishing Villages Display

    Photo Search Search the Banks database for images which bring to life some of the areas vanishing villages. Friday, four 60-minute sessionsPhoto Selection Help select photos for the display. Saturday, afternoonInteractive Showcase 20 community residents tell stories of life in the vanishing villages. Sunday, afternoon

    Long Lunch Featuring local food and hosted by guest student-chefs. Saturday, 11am-1pm $10 (under 8 and over 80 free)

    2 Village Crier Gallery 194 Currie Road, Dutton 519-762-2862 jennyphillips@golden.net villagecrierdutton.ca

    Open Gallery Exhibition of current work by artist Jenny Phillips. Saturday, 9am-4pm & Sunday, 11am-4pm

    Workshops Take part in a workshop, Creating an Amazing Wall Grouping (Sat) or Making Colour Work for Your Art & Dcor (Sun) Saturday & Sunday, 2pm; call to register

    3 Little Red Mitten 86 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-207-2880 info@littleredmitten.ca www.littleredmitten.ca

    Wool Arts Demonstrations Make a pompom, see how to knit with yarn in either hand, watch an old Scandinavian knitting technique called Tvaandstickning, twist fibre to make your own piece of yarn or watch a spinning wheel at work. Your name will also be entered in a draw for a $20 gift certificate.Sunday, 12-4pm

    4 St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 301 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-631-4040 | info@stepac.ca www.stepac.ca

    Interactive Mural Project Help create an interactive mural with artists Josepha van den Anker and Laura Woermke. Check out the current exhibits: West End Arts Mingle, Parade of Elephants and Wayne McKinnons Miniature Circus. Saturday & Sunday, on-going

    5 Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellery Studio 643 Talbot Street, St. Thomas 519-633-3773 kat.medlynstainedglass@hotmail.com

    Open Studio See the exciting stained glass projects underway as well as a variety of finished pieces on display. Enter to win a class at the studio. Saturday & Sunday, on-going

    6 Rubyeyes Kraftwerks 235 Colborne Street, Port Stanley 519-782-7443 | ruby@rubyeyes.com www.rubyeyes.com

    Fusing Glass Experience the art of fusing glass by creating a 4 suncatcher or coaster. 1:30-3:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

    7 Art Emporium 177 Main Street, Port Stanley 226-658-1888 | info@artemporium.ca www.artemporium.ca

    Art Trading CardsCreate these miniature works of art with artist Rose Klein. They can be produced in a wide variety of media, fit in collector pockets and are usually traded or exchanged with others. Saturday & Sunday 11am-1pm, call to sign up or walk-ins also welcome

  • 8 Portside Gallery 1871/2 Main Street, Port Stanley 519-782-7066 | pdc@start.ca portside.cuttingpromotions.com

    Shrink Art Create your own shrink art with artist Kit Cutting. A drawing is applied to plastic paper and then shrunk. You can also enter a free draw. 1:30-3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday

    9 Concreations 7579 Yarmouth Centre Road, St. Thomas | 519-631-8192 andydv@hotmail.com www.concreations.ca

    Live Demonstrations See how Andy casts concrete and uses stains and varnishes to create delightful garden ornaments with an antique, weathered look. 11am-12pm, Saturday & Sunday

    10 Peter Robson Studios & Gallery 46340 Main Street, Sparta 519-775-2522 robsonstudios@rogers.com www.peterrobsonstudios.com

    Artist Meet & Greet Visit Peter Robson in his home studio where he will be on hand to share his artistic experiences and answer questions. Saturday 11am to 1pm

    Computerized Mat Cutting Demonstration See Steve Robson demonstrate the art of computerized mat cutting to enhance artwork and family photographs. Sunday

    11 Pinecroft Ceramic Art Studio 8122 Rogers Road South, Aylmer 519-773-3435 pinecroft@amtelecom.net www.pinecroft.ca

    Potters Wheel Demonstrations Visit the pottery studio for ongoing demonstrations. Stop at the gift shop for a sale on select pottery or relax and dine in the Tea Room. Saturday & Sunday, ongoing

    12 Clovermead Gallery 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer 519-773-5503 info@clovermead.com www.clovermead.com

    Beeswax Candle Dipping Dip your own beeswax candle in the Bee Town Hotel next to the ArtGallery. Saturday only, closed Sunday

    13 Minerva Art Gallery & Custom Framing 11078 Springwater Road N, Aylmer 519-765-1616 | minerva@lweb.net www.minerva-art.com

    Framing Demonstration Learn about custom framing a piece of art, including information about types of mats and glass. Saturday & Sunday

    14 Clayworks Studio 128 Dyer Street, Belmont 519-644-0893 catherineacraig@hotmail.com

    Claywork Demonstration See wheel-thrown and slab-built techniques and decoration methods. Ask Catherine your questions about claywork classes and her practice. Saturday & Sunday, ongoing

    WEEKEND HOURSSaturday, Sept 28 11am-4pmSunday, Sep 29 12pm4pm

    See specific location listings for times of Artastic Elgin special demonstrations & happenings

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    September 28 & 292013

    Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year. www.culturedays.ca

    THE ELGIN ARTS TRAILYear-round the Elgin Arts Trail provides comprehensive resources to explore 15 Elgin County studios and and galleries exhibiting diverse

    collections of artwork. Prepare yourself for an imaginative and unforgettable journey of original paintings, pottery, stained glass, fibre

    art, candles and more. The Countys natural beauty and traditional character make it easy to understand how such a vibrant creative arts community developed over the years. Artistic inspiration is all around.1

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