September 22 & 23, 29 & 30

10 am to 5 pm


Check out a preview of the artists' work:




Hastings Highlands Centre Library in Maynooth




Art Gallery of Bancroft

Studio F



Rene and Elaine turn bowls in their own unique style from wood grown in the North Hastings area.  This year they have over a hundred new pieces for you to enjoy.

613 332 0790

151 Reid Road. From Bancroft follow Hwy 28S approx 4 km to Reid Road. Turn left, then keep left to 151 (3rd house on left). From Peterborough, follow Hwy 28N to Reid Road, on right 1 km north of Kawartha Dairy


Studio I



Using various wheel & hand built clay techniques Saidie continues to be inspired by the natural world & her simple joy in creating pots from the heart.

613 332 6339

328 Buck Hill Road. 1/2 way between Bancroft & Maynooth just off hwy 62 N. Look for Saidie's Pottery sign.


PHILO SMITH - painter

Studio J

KAREN ISTEAD- glass artist

Using unique fused and stained glass techniques to capture the light of North Hastings. Gifts for home and cottage.

613 332 0504


68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go north on #62 to South Baptiste Lake Rd., Go approx 6 km to Golden Shores Rd., just right past the causeway.

KETHA NEWMAN - painter

Celebrating Canada's 150th with an Ontario Arts Council grant, Ketha explores our pioneer history and modern day rural experience in paintings and prints. Enjoy spectacular views from this off-grid studio.

613 334 9686

488 East Rd. Take Musclow-Greenview Rd from Hwy 62 (at Birds Creek or Maple Leaf) to East Road.



Studio L


MICHELLE BRUCE - jewellery designer

Michelle enjoys the challenge of working with wire, metal, semi precious stones and glass beads to create unique and functional jewellery.

613 334 2021

584 East Lake Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right on East Lake Rd. Keep straight and turn right at #584.

KAREN GRAY - potter

Whimsical Canadian images carved into functional pottery and artistic wall hangings: poppies, sunflowers, loons and dragonflies abound. Specializing in custom cottage platters and wedding gifts.

705 783-0242

Karen is a guest at Michelle's Studio.



Studio G


PHILO SMITH - painter

On beautiful Diamond Lake, Philo's divergent practice includes works in oil (primarily landscape and still life) and colourful acrylic works on paper leaning towards the intuitive or the conceptual.

613 332 0613

TARA MCMURTRY - chocolatier

Wild edibles and local ingrediants inspire fair trade and organic truffles, bars and limited edition creations.  Sometimes savoury, sometimes sweet, this chocolatier's love affair with chocolate explores the boundaries of the cacao bean.


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387 West Diamond Lake Rd. To Get to Hoi Polloi, from Bancroft take South Baptiste Lake Rd and turn left onto West Diamond Lake Rd.






Studio D


JENNIFER MARTIN - clothing designer

Jennifer has been designing and creating original children's clothing for 25 years. Located downtown Bancroft, she uses quality unique fabrics and creates designs that grow with your child.

613 334 6354

60 Hastings St Bancroft. Downtown Bancroft.




Studio K


AMY DOOLE - potter

Amy creates functional stoneware pottery in her farmhouse studio. Her work is nostalgic and playful with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage image transfers.

613 334 7967

566 Hillsview Rd. From Maynooth, travel 3 km N on Hwy 62 to Mc Alpine Rd., turn right.  Take first left on Hillsview Rd. 800 m to # 566 (on right).

SUSAN DECIANTIS - weaver, fibre artist

A weaver for 30 years, Susan still enjoys creating beautiful things from all kinds of fibre - shawls, wraps, and scarves, tea towels and rugs, placements and bags.

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Susan is a guest at Amy's studio.




Studio N


LAURA CULIC - painter

Originally from Toronto, Laura now resides in the landscape that fires her creativity and moves her soul. Her cold wax and oil paintings express her feelings for the land and commitment to environmental conservation.

416 452 8223

32945 Hwy 62 Black Spruce Art Works. Downtown Maynooth, between Hwy127 and Peterson Road.


A contemporary landscape painter, Carol presents slightly abstracted views of the natural and built environment in images formed from memories, fragments of experience and the influence of her early life in rural Ontario.

416 938 2405

Carol is a guest at Laura Culics's Studio.



Studio H



Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is also experimenting with wildlife. Her media of choice being oils and acrylics. Come check out her new stunning studio 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake.

613 332 6858

New Location! 80A Ponacka Rd. Take Hwy 62N, left on South Baptiste Lake Rd approx 16km, right on Clark Rd approx 1.7 km, right on Storey Rd approx 1.4 km, right on Ponacka Rd.



Studio M


MARGO MERRITT - stained glass artist, painter

Margo will be showing her unique staind glass pieces as well as presenting a new medium, alcohol ink painting.  Her colourful take on nature is evident in her glass and her paintings.

613 338 2852

315 Madawaska Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right onto Madawaska Rd, to # 315



Studio B


JOHN OLESON - woodturner

John brings out the intrinsic beauty of wood in his finely turned pieces.  These range from hollow forms, bowls and platters to decorative artistic items. The organic nature of his craft is inspired by the wilderness setting in which he works.

613 332 6248

From Bancroft follow Hwy 62 S (about 7kms) to Bay Lake Road. Turn Right for 3 km. Sign on left.



Studio E


ROSANNAH PENNER - fibre artist

Hand-painted canvas bags and accessories, screen printed with original drawings and antique advertisements.


29292B Hwy 28 South. Approx 5km south of Bancroft , 1 km south of Kawartha Dairy


Please note:

Some locations do not accept credit and debit card payments.

Cash is accepted everywhere.




Studio A



William works the natural essence of his stone using only hard tools and forms sculpture that is simple in form.  The stone from Zimbabwe is unique in its colour, texture and pattern and his work is created outdoors overlooking the waters of L'Amable Creek. 


533 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7kms) to Bay Lake Road. Turn right travel for 3 km. A sign will be on your left.


Studio C


WENDY TAXIS - wire sculptor

Wendy creates wire sculpture for home and garden. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are whimsical and quirky.  Enjoy them in her studio and take a stroll through her sculpture garden.

613 332 6961

114 Gaebel Rd.  From Bancroft, take Hwy 62 south 0.5 km, turn right at Gaebel Rd.



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