September 22 & 23, 29 & 30

10 am to 5 pm


Check out a preview of the artists' work:




Hastings Highlands Centre Library in Maynooth




Art Gallery of Bancroft

Studio F



Rene & Elaine turn bowls in their own unique style from wood grown in the North Hastings area.  This year they have over a hundred new pieces for you to enjoy.

613 332 0790

151 Reid Road. From Bancroft follow Hwy 28S about 4 km to Reid Road. Turn left, then keep left to 151. From Peterborough, follow Hwy 28N to Reid Road, on the right about 1 km north of Kawartha Dairy. 


Studio I



Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is also experimenting with wildlife.  Her media of choice is oils & acrylics. Come check out her new stunning studio located 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake.

613 332 858    613 334 6478

80A Ponacka Road. Take Hwy 62, left on South Baptiste Lake Road about 16 km, right on Clark Lake Rd for 1.7 km, right on Storey Rd for 1.4 km, right on Ponacka Rd.



Studio J


KAREN ISTEAD - glass artist

Using fused and stained glass techniques, Karen captures the dazzling light that reflects upon the skies, forests and waterways of North Hastings.

613 332 0504 - 613 334 6478

68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go north on #62 to South Baptiste Lake Rd. Go about 6 km to Golden Shores Road, on the right past the causeway.





Studio L


KETHA NEWMAN - painter, printmaker

Enjoy the spectacular view from a hilltop studio.  Ketha's vibrant watercolours, mixed media paintings and lino block prints are inspired by life in the backwoods and infused with magical realism.

613 334 9686

488 East Rd. Take Musclow-Greenview Rd from Hwy 62 (at Birds Creek or Maple Leaf) to East Road.


TEENA SURMAN - doll artist, guest

Teena uses paper-clay & fabric to create one-of-a-kind dolls. Her artwork includes dolls, animals & other creations from her imagination. Each piece has its own unique personality & emotion.


Teena is a guest at Ketha's studio.


Studio G


PHILO SMITH - painter

On beautiful Diamond Lake, Philo's divergent practice includes works in oil (primarily landscape & still life) & colourful acrylic works on paper leaning towards the intuitive or the conceptual.

613 332 0613

387 West Diamond Lake Rd. From Bancroft take South Baptiste Lake Rd & turn left onto West Diamond Lake Rd.

TARA MCMURTRY - chocolatier

Wild edibles & local ingredients inspire fair-trade & organic truffles, bars & limited-edition creations.  Sometimes savoury, sometimes sweet,  come explore the boundaries of the cacao bean. 10% proceeds to North Hastings Community Trust.


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Tara is a guest at Philo's Studio.

Studio D


JENNIFER MARTIN - clothing designer

Jennifer has been designing & creating original children's clothing for 25 years. Located downtown Bancroft, she uses quality unique fabrics to create designs that grow with your child.

613 334 6354

60 Hastings St Bancroft. Downtown Bancroft.




Studio K



Using various wheel & hand-built clay techniques, Saidie continues to be inspired by the natural world & her simple joy in creating pots from the heart.

613 332 6339

328 Buck Hill Road. halfway between Bancroft & Maynooth just off hwy 62 N. Look for Saidie's Pottery sign.


MARGO MERRITT - stained-glass artist, painter

Margo will be showing her unique stained-glass pieces as well as presenting a new medium, alcohol-ink painting.  Her colourful take on nature is evident in her glass & her paintings.

613 338 2852

Margo is a guest at Saidie's studio


Studio N


LAURA CULIC - painter

Originally from Toronto, Laura now resides in the landscape that fires her creativity & moves her soul. Her cold wax & oil paintings express her feelings for the land & commitment to environmental conservation.

416 452 8223

32945 Hwy 62 Black Spruce Art Works. Downtown Maynooth, between Hwy127 & Peterson Road.



A contemporary landscape painter, Carol presents slightly abstracted views of the natural & built environment in images formed from memories, fragments of experience & the influence of her early life in rural Ontario.

416 938 2405

Carol is a guest at Laura Culics's Studio.



Studio H


MARC L. GAGNON - painter

Marc paints in watercolour & acrylics overlooking beautiful Lake Baptiste.  For Marc, painting is a process of self-realisation allowing him to understand his reactions to nature & the built environment.


75 Rangers Road, Highland Grove.  From Bancroft drive west on South Baptiste Lake Road. Turn right on Clark Lake Road. Turn right on Forest View Road. Continue straight to the intersection of Rangers Road & Jogi Road. Continue straight onto Rangers Road to #75 on the left.



Studio M


AMY DOOLE - potter

Amy creates functional stoneware pottery in her farmhouse studio. Her work is nostalgic & playful with bright & earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures & vintage image transfers.


613 334 7967

566 Hillsview Rd. From Maynooth, travel 3 km N on Hwy 62 to Mc Alpine Rd., turn right.  Take first left on Hillsview Rd. 800 m to # 566 (on right).



Rocky Green is locally born. His studio is aon a seccluded hill in Monteagle where he painyd on canvas and wood. For hid first local studio tour, he is doing mixed media paintings of local people and places, past and present.

416 432 2056

Rocky is a guest at Amy's studio.


Studio B


JOHN OLESON - woodturner

John brings out the intrinsic beauty of wood in his finely turned pieces.  These range from hollow forms, bowls & platters to decorative artistic items. The organic nature of his craft is inspired by the wilderness setting in which he works.

613 332 6248

From Bancroft follow Hwy 62 S about 7kms to Bay Lake Road. Turn Right & continue for 3 km. Sign on your left.



Studio E


ROSANNAH PENNER - fibre artist

Hand-painted canvas bags & accessories, screen-printed with original drawings & antique advertisements.


29292B Hwy 28 South. About 5km south of Bancroft , 1 km south of Kawartha Dairy.


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Studio A



William works the natural essence of his stone using only hard tools, forming sculpture that is simple in form.  The stone from Zimbabwe is unique in colour, texture & pattern. His work is created outdoors overlooking L'Amable Creek. 


533 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7kms) to Bay Lake Road. Turn right travel for 3 km. A sign will be on your left.


Studio C


WENDY TAXIS - wire sculptor

Wendy creates wire sculpture for home & garden. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are whimsical & quirky.  Enjoy them in her studio & take a stroll through her sculpture garden.

613 332 6961

114 Gaebel Rd.  From Bancroft, take Hwy 62 south 0.5 km, turn right at Gaebel Rd.


Studio O


MICHELLE BRUCE - jewellery designer

Michelle enjoys the challenge of working with wire, metal, semi precious stones and glass beads to create unique and functional jewellery.

613 334 2021

Instagram: Michelle Bruce

584 East Lake Road. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right on East Lake Road.  Keep straight and turn right at #584


KAREN GRAY- potter

Usiing Sgaffito technique, Karen carves Canadian images into functional pottery and wall hangings. Specializing in custom cottage platters and personalized wedding gifts.


Karen is a guest at Michelle's studio.



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