Art, Artisan & Photography Events

Wander through an exhibit, engage with an artist or purchase a unique piece of art to enjoy at home.

Sept 23: Warkworth Gallery Hop

Throughout the day, art lovers can take a tour at their own pace through galleries in the Warkworth Area.

Enjoy exhibits at the Periphery Gallery, Oak Heights Gallery, and Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre. Take in a demonstration of ceramics or glass blowing at Frantic farms and round it off with a visit to the Warkworth Library to see the Spirit of the Hills “Foot by Foot” show.

Periphery Gallery will also offer a performance of music and interpretive dance in harmony with sculpture and landscape at 4pm.

“Ambient Landscapes” -Juried Exhibit by Ontario Society of Artists at the AGN (Cobourg)

The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) invite you to an exhibition titled Ambient Landscapes with the themes of “Breath. Heart. Spirit.” This exhibition, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the OSA, will include about 40 artworks featured in the main gallery of the AGN.

NFOTA Augmented Art Exhibit (Cobourg)

Mounted by the Art Gallery of Northumberland, be prepared for some interactive surprises in this exhibit that takes its cue from the NFOTA vision.

Spirit of the Hills Foot by Foot Show and Sale. (Warkworth)

Throughout the festival during Library Hours, visit a fun show put on by the artists of the Spirit of the Hills Arts Association. All original works measure 1 square foot and include photography, painting, drawing, textiles, glass, collage, mixed media, and low relief modelling, and they are all for sale for just $125 each!

9th Annual Open Juried Show at the Colborne Gallery (Colborne)

Original works in all visual art forms: painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fibre, glass, fine jewellery, ceramics, metal, woodwork and digital media chosen by Juror Carlyn Moulton of OENO Gallery in Bloomfield.

Sept 19 & 20: Covers for Comfort (Colborne)

An exhibition of handmade quilts by the Salem Valley Quilters. In the last 10 years this community-minded group have made over 1000 items that have been
given to Women’s Shelters, North Bay Hospital Children’s Ward, Meals on Wheels, a fundraiser to furnish desks and seating for a classroom in Kenya, Veteran’s Quilts, Bridge Hospice, and
others in need of “Covers for Comfort.”

Sept 23, 24 & 25: Apple Route Studio Tour (North & East Northumberland)

Discover the art in Northumberland’s undiscovered east. 27 artists in 22 locations open their studios to you. Chat with the artists, explore their creative spaces, make a surprising find, purchase original, one-of-a-kind art. With studios located from Grafton east to Brighton and from Lakeport north to Hastings, art meets nature as you relax into the beauty of an autumn drive. Along the shore of Lake Ontario, through laden orchards, ripened fields and rolling hills – the variety of both the landscape and the art will astound you.

Sept 29 & Oct 1: Alderville First Nation Artists & Crafters

Koren Smoke and local Indigenous artists from Alderville First Nation host an exhibit and sale of paintings, crafts, beading, and jewellery at AV Ink & Art. Enjoy chatting with the artists and purchase something beautiful for yourself or someone you love.

Northumberland Photography Club Exhibit (Cobourg)

During the festival, visit area libraries to see a slide show of The Northumberland Photography Club’s work or visit the offices of Edward Jones in Cobourg to see the original photographs on display.