Friday, April 27, 2012

Ontario Art Tours in Historic Huronia and Durham Ontario

Barrie Studio Tour Festival  Banners Downtown

The spring season brings out fresh new artistic endeavors in many locations north of Toronto. Cities to the north and north east as well as rural back roads are featuring many artists showcasing a variety of media over the weekend of April 28, 29.  The City of Barrie in Simcoe County plays host to the Barrie Spring Art Tour 2012, and the region of Durham features Durham West Studio Tour--Guide to the Rural Route Artists. Both locations are close to Toronto day trips with a driving time of 30-45 minutes.

Discover the free juried tour Barrie Spring Art Tour and experience unique original local art. Meet the artists and learn more about their creative process. Visit the studios and galleries of over 50 local artists living and creating in the Barrie, Lake Simcoe and surrounding rural areas. The Barrie Lakeshore Mews is a favourite location with walking trails nearby and great views of Lake Simcoe. Meet the artists in person. Find best hotel deals at Barrie area hotels & resorts.

Start the Durham West Studio Tour from Uxbridge, Port Perry, Ajax or Pickering.  The Durham West Studio Tour explores the rural countryside back roads where visitors can meet and visit colorful characters and colorful artworks. Stay overnight with best hotel deals in Ajax, and  Pickering.
Dining and finding the right restaurant is always an exciting part of the studio tour experience.  In Simcoe County visitors can experience the Gem Food & Wine Festival, and in the Durham area visitors can visit a number of local farmers’ markets.
Travel to Barrie via Highway 400 north from Toronto.  Travel to Durham via Highway 401 north east of Toronto.
Barrie Studio Tour Posters Downtown
Barrie Spirit Catcher Inspiring on Barrie Waterfron
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