Great Art Accessible to All

Take a stroll in one of our quaint towns or a visit one of our beautiful cities and find your masterpiece among the many art galleries and shops. Meet some of our talented, local artisans and see Canadian works of art. Add a one of a kind, unique jewelry, pottery, or blown glass that was crafted in this area, to your collection. It’s all here for you in The Great Waterway.

The arts represent an outlet of expression and the Great Waterway has an abundance of talented, creative artists and artisans telling the story of our region. Their imaginations, talent and skill provide a wonderful visual experience showcasing our culture and natural beauty. All interests, all ages, all year round can attend one of the many art events or visit a local gallery!

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Art’s Trails, Galleries & Studios
Art’s Trails, Galleries & Studios
Art Related Events
Art Related Events
Arts Centres
Arts Centres

Art’s Trails, Galleries & Studios

Prince Edward County Arts Trail will awaken your creative spirit. Drive through the countryside of The County and meet the talented artists and gallery owners, enjoying their works. The many studios and galleries include:

  • Wellington Pottery
  • Bloomin’Barn Studio
  • Armstrong Glassworks
  • Pamela Carter Studio
  • Sidestreet Gallery
  • Garden Gallery Studio
  • Beach Street Studio
  • Amelie Silks & Fine Arts
  • Pottery31
  • Windswept Studio
  • Elements Glass Studio
  • Paul Ross Woodturning Gallery
  • Cranston Gallery on Main
  • Bloomfield Studios
  • The Black Licorce Tree Studio
  • Mad Dog Studio
  • Vicki Sharp Studio and Gallery
  • Bald Photographer Studio & Gallery
  • KAROLEM Art Studio
  • Atelier Annik
  • Paul Andrews Fine Furniture Studio
  • Mia Lane Studio
  • Ember Studio
  • Oneo Gallery
  • Lalaland Glass Studio
  • Love Nest Studio Gallery
  • J.D. Thompson Fine Paintings
  • Shattered Studio & Gallery
  • County Studio

Art Related Events

Explore the Great Waterway’s numerous fairs and festivals that are geared to showcasing the region’s creativity and the artistic talents.

  • Needle Arts Fair in Kingston
  • Feast of the Field – Food, Drink & Arts Fair in Gananoque
  • Kingston Multi-Cultural Arts Festival
  • Brockville Multi-Cultural Festival
  • Skeleton Park Arts Festival in Kingston
  • West End Arts Festival in Kingston
  • Annual Art Show & Sale – Rideau Heritage Route – Smiths Falls
  • Rednersville Road Art Tour – Bay of Quinte
  • Apple and Art Studio Tour – Cornwall
  • Brockville Artists’ Studio Annual Exhibition and Sale
  • Art in the Park – Napanee
  • Art After Dark – Kingston Galleries
  • Thousand Islands Fine Art Association
  • Annual Picton Art & Craft Sale
  • Art in the Barn – Rideau Heritage Route
  • Art in the County – Picton
  • Art in the City Brockville
  • Cornwall Art Studio & Workshops
  • Artefest – Kingston
  • The John M. Parrott Art Gallery in Belleville offers numerous art exhibits throughout the year.

Arts Centres

Kingston known for its heritage, higher education venues, its waterfront and its famous limestone architecture is also a home to exciting cultural facilities open to visitors all year round.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research-intensive art museum located on the historic Queens University Campus in Kingston that serves as a learning space and as a public gallery. Its superb collections numbers 16,000 works. Through dynamic year round programs of exhibitons and outreach activities, the Agnes illuminates the great artistic traditions of the past and the innovations of the present.

TETT Centre for the Arts – the Tett is an arts cluster, a hub for creativity and home to many of the inspiring organizations in Kingston. Active participants include The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library; the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners; the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club; the Kingston Potter’s Guild; the Kingston Arts Council; the Kingston School of Dance; Creativity Studios and Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre and Theatre Kingston.

Arts and Culture is alive and well in the 1000 Islands area with Confederation Sculpture Park , Ontario’s largest outdoor art gallery. The area also boasts numerous artistic groups and shows throughout the year. VAGA (Visual Artists of Gananoque and area) operates its own art gallery on the waterfront all summer long.

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