Festival of the Arts 2023

MAG Artists’ Studio Tour…. We’re Back!

It’s been a while, but the Merrickville Artists Guild (MAG) Studio Tour is back, at the height of Autumn for one weekend only – September 30-October 1, 10-5 pm.

For the past two years, MAG chose caution, particularly for participating artists and studio visitors, with a hiatus on in-person tours during the Covid pandemic.

Now it’s time for local artists to throw open the studio doors and welcome the public back again, as has been the tradition since 1985!

The 22 tour participants this year are eager to show and sell their work, including paintings in various media, handbound books, printmaking, pottery and ceramics, jewellery, sculpture in glass and in cloth, hand blown glass, photography, thread painting, fibre art, woodworking and woodturning. Watch handblown hot glass take shape before your eyes, or pull proofs off of a vintage printing press.

New artists to the Tour include:

  • Lorraine Delangis, who creates evocative fabric sculptures perfect for home or garden
  • Stephane Gendron, a woodworker who turns wood
  • painter Manon Gendron
  • Sherry Clairmont, a woodworker who creates fantastical birdhouses
  • thread painter Lisa McShane

A beautiful 19th century village…. A lovely autumn weekend…. What better time and place to discover Merrickville’s nationally and internationally renowned artists and craftspeople in their own studios? Watch them create, discuss their processes, buy directly from them and leave with your own original work of art with its own story to tell!

View the MAG 2023 studio tour brochure (PDF – Opens in a new window). Brochures are also available in different locations in the village as well as with participating artists.

For any additional information please contact Larry Thompson or check the MAG Facebook page, the MAG 2023 Studio Tour Facebook page or the MAG 2023 Studio Tour Instagram page.