It must be spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto
There are some sure signs of spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto: muddy dog parks, an abundance of "For Sale/SOLD" signs, and the spring Beach Studio Tour.
The Beach Studio Tour for Spring 2011 is taking place this coming weekend, April 29 and 30th, and May 1, 2011. This self-guided tour is the 35th such art tour since its founding 17 years ago.
If you have never done this Beaches walk-about, it is well worth your time. 25 local and guest artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling paintings, photography, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture and textile arts in 13 local studios. A number of new artists are exhibiting this Spring, along with many favourite returning contributors.
Free refreshments are offered in each studio location and there will be a prize draw for a piece of work donated by the artist(s) showing there. The artists, many of whom accept personal commission work, will also be on hand to chat with Beach Studio Tour visitors.
If you miss this tour, you’ll have to wait for the Fall Beach Studio Tour the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Here are the Beach Studio Tour artists and artisans on show this weekend. For a location map of the studios on tour, see the Beach Studio Tour website HERE.