A New Face for Studio Tour in Haliburton County “The Studio Tour – Haliburton Highlands”

In Haliburton County one of the most prestigious studio tour events happens every fall. Celebrating its 32nd year in 2019 visitors will notice some significant changes to the Tour. This past winter, the marketing, media and brochure committees have been very busy creating a new look for the Tour.

Most noticeably the Studio Tour brochure itself is now a convenient booklet with an outstanding map in the centre. This booklet not only lists clear

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descriptors of the artists but also information for visitors to help them find events that they may wish to attend as well as places to stay, eat and shop. Visit the website at: www.thestudiotour.ca which also links to artists and gives information about the generous sponsors.

To enrich the experience of visitors, seven new guest artists have been invited. For the first time, these guests have been permitted from outside the Haliburton County boundaries. These are: Susanne James, potter; Albert Cote, imagination textile; Paul Savage, knives; Maureen Bennett, painter; Ian Varney, mixed media painter; Gayle McIvor, sustainable and wearable art; Mary Intven Wallace, painter. We look forward to the excitement these artists will bring to The Studio Tour. To those patrons seeking the artists who have shown their work over the years, you will not be disappointed. They are all still here and creating many new items and experiences to share with you.

Take notice of the spectacular banners in Minden, Haliburton and Tory Hill. These have been produced to help beautify the towns as well as to promote the artists who provided the images.

Invite your friends and family, pick up a brochure booklet and enjoy the excitement of the newly energized ‘The Studio Tour – Haliburton County’- The first two Weekends in October.

By: Sylvia Rose

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