Art Works! Perth is an organization of creative artists working in, and close to, the heritage town of Perth, Ontario, just an hour west of Ottawa. The group was founded to provide a network for rural artists to come together to talk, learn, develop ideas and provide opportunities for other artists and community members to become involved in the visual arts in the Perth area. Art Works! Perth wants to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to meet the people who make art in Perth and to see some of them at work!
How? By organizing the first annual Studio Tour in Perth on June 21-23, 2019 featuring 21 artists in 11 locations, all within 12km of downtown Perth. The locations are a mix of 8 studios, two breweries and a distillery! Hours are Friday 2:00-6:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.
The founding group of 10 artists has invited 11 guest artists to join them, in order to offer visitors a wider range of art forms and styles: painting, batik, woodworking, illustration, furniture decorating, weaving, glass working and printmaking. All of the artists are keen to share their love of art, information about their chosen medium and what their studio space looks like.
A perfect summer weekend outing from Ottawa!