Art in Action Studio Tour
Art is Thriving in Burlington
The month of November is being kicked off with the Art in Action Studio Tour an event that showcases area artists and their fabulous works. I am looking forward to a day out with a girlfriend, browsing and perhaps getting an early start on Christmas shopping with some unique one-of-a-kind gifts. A couple of years ago we spent a beautiful fall day visiting 4 or 5 of the studios, meeting the artists, admiring their works and selecting some fabulous gifts. It was a relaxing way to spend the day and really highlighted to me the talented creative community we have here in Burlington.
This year you can get a sneak peak by checking out the pre-tour exhibition Nov 2-15 at the Art Gallery of Burlington.
In its 15th year the studio tour is held on Saturday November 4 and Sunday November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and this volunteer run event features 9 “studios” with 27 artists. With photography, jewellery, fine art, mixed media, hand turned wood, glass, fibre art and sculpture it will be hard to pick which studio to visit so it is a good thing we have Sunday too! I am really interested in the art of jewellery making and thinking that I might take a course sometime to make my own creations.
Art in Action also supports budding artists and has awarded a $1500 scholarship to Assumption High School student Joanna Roselli. She will be featuring her art in studio 9 during the tour.
Of course the day wouldn’t be complete without stopping at one of the local restaurants for a bite and our challenge will be choosing from the many great locations. Tourism Burlington has a detailed list of culinary experiences so I am going to consult this for ideas and we will see what tempts our palate when we are out and about.
I could not mention all of the talented artists participating in this tour so I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about them and decide what studios you want to visit by using their map. We have copies of the brochure available at our visitor centre. Watch for our tweets during the tour at @BurlingtonTour.
For more information on family adventures, great hotel deals and getaway packages and local festivals and events visit Tourism Burlington.com.