SCUGOG: There will be 54 artists spread across 23 different sites at this year’s 18th annual Lake Scugog Studio Tour, on May 6th and 7th.
The tour is at no cost to participants and self-guided, allowing people to visit each stop at their own rate.
There will be 28 scheduled live demonstrations scattered throughout the Scugog area, with sites in Port Perry, Utica, Scugog Island, Seagrave, Nestleton, Valentia, Myrtle, and Sunderland.
“Some of the artist have things set up, where people can give it a try,” said Marion Meyers, event organizer. “For example, printmaker Erin LePage will have it set up, so people can try a couple printmaking techniques themselves.”
Over the two-day tour, there will be 11 sites, where adults and children can paint, chisel, print make, sculpt with clay, make tiles, work a loom, and rehearse a scene.
Each display is filled with various forms of art such as: watercolour, oil, acrylic, and encaustic paintings, metalwork, sculptures, photography, jewellery, glass, fibre, wood, weaving and ceramics.
“Grab a couple of friends, go on the tour, bring your wallet, and you are going to see great art and artists first hand,” Marion said. "We have an exceptional roster of talented artists, juried onto our tour, offering visitors unique studio settings and an eclectic variety of media for purchasers of original art."
In the past, she says, the Scugog Studio Tour gets, anywhere from, 200 to over 500 visitors at each artistic display.
There are 20 different prize packages scattered across the sites, with cash values ranging from $75 to $325. People visiting these sites can enter their name into the draw, for a chance to win.
Tour books, outlining the locations of the 23 sites and information about the tour, are available at the Scugog Memorial Library, Scugog Chamber of Commerce, and the Township of Scugog Municipal Office.
A map outlining the sites locations is available online, at https://scugogstudiotour.ca/. The website also includes information about the artists, sites, prize packages, and where to eat along the tour.
For more information about the tour, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-985-1335.