Creative Christmas Gifts, Festival of the Arts Oct 24-26, Uncategorized

Great Gifts at FOTA!


The Festival of the Arts is the place to buy affordable and original works of art — great Christmas gifts — that local artists have been creating just for you! 

Enroute by Victoria Terry

The visual artists of Spirit of the Hills Arts Association are creating paintings, photography, stained glass and fibre work that will sell for the affordable price of only $75 dollars.

CUBE by Mary Weilandt

Sized 12 by 12 inches, these items make up the Square Foot Show at FOTA this October 25 and 26 in Cobourg, Northumberland County.

Blue Hour at West Beach
Blue Hour at West Beach by Ian Davis
Blog Photo - FOTA Louise LeClair Farmland 2019
Farmland by Louise Leclair


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Image by Carol Anne Bell-Smith
Blog Photo - FOTA Wally Keeler FERAL EARTH
Feral Earth by Wally Keeler

At the Book Fair, authors will be present to sign their books – a personal touch for everyone on your Christmas list.  

Some are brand-new releases, such as Cynthia Reyes’ Twigs in my Hair and Linda Huntsell Manning’s Fearless and Determined.

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Blog Photo - FOTA Linda-Hutsell-Manning-fearless-and-determined

From new releases to award-winners, bestsellers and books nominated for prizes — all will be on sale.
Blog Photo - FOTA KD Miller Late Breaking book cover

KD Miller’s book Late Breaking, is long listed for the Giller. She will lead a workshop at FOTA this year. 

Blog Photo - FOTA Dane Swan book cover Tuesday

Acclaimed Poet Dane Swan’s books will be at FOTA October 25 and 26th. The Trillium finalist will also take part in both a poetry workshop and a panel discussion.

A special area of the book fair will feature children’s books, with prices starting at $5. (More on that soon. Stay tuned!)

Blog Photo - FOTA Artisan Show Image Stained glass 1

You’ll also find one-of-a kind pottery, mosaics, fibre art and stained glass on sale at the Artisan’s Show, such as this mosaic above by Anja Hertle, a picassiette mosaic artist specializing in using recycled materials.

Blog Photo - FOTA Artisan Lorelyn-Morgan-5

The pieces in the image above are by Lorelyn Morgan. After over 40 years of making music for a living,  she now makes art out of clay and pique assiette mosaic in her Lakeport studio.  

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This piece above is by Beth Willoughby, who works with “fabric manipulation and embellishment with the addition of free motion embroidery, beading, and dyeing, to produce landscapes and abstract collage”.

The show and sale of these creative pieces will take place from 2 p.m. Friday October 25 and all day Saturday October 26.

Location: 240 College St (The Great Hall at St. Peter’s Church) in Cobourg.

Access to these events is FREE.

Please note: For Drama and Dance Nights (October 24 and 25), Concert and Launch of Hill Spirits IV (October 26), Words on a Wire multi-media poetry event (October 26), and Arts Workshops, please register at:

The October 26 panel, “Sharing Across the Arts” is also a free event, but registration is encouraged.

*Please note: The images above are the property of the artists and may not be reproduced without the owners’ written consent.*



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