Join us Thanksgiving Weekend for the Perth Autumn Studio Tour

Painting by Catherine Orfald

Painting by Catherine Orfald

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso

Well, summer has zoomed by and, already, we are into September! Kids are back in school, the nights are cooling, and the leaves are just beginning to show some colour. The participants of this year's studio tour are honing their attentions now, preparing for the upcoming tour and the long list of to do's each of us has! There is furniture to be made, stone to be carved, pots and sculptures to be created, paintings to finish. Everyone is at one stage or another of the creative process.

What's in store this year...

Our beautiful studios will have their doors open to welcome you this Thanksgiving - Saturday, October 12, to Monday, October 14.  10 am - 5 pm

It may, in fact, be our biggest year to date, with 8 studios, 34 artists all together, including 9 new guests! Last year we introduced several emerging artists to our visitors and were really pleased that they were so well received. So, we've decided to do this again and have invited 5 new emerging artists to join us this year.

We strive to keep the tour fresh and diverse each year. There will be a wide array of work this year  from painting, pottery, printmaking, turned wood, fabric art, stone sculpture, jewellery, garden art, leather goods, photography, chocolate, even tattoo art! If you'd like to check out the full list of participants (and their locations) it can be found HERE.

Brooke Valley School - the mighty little independent school in our midst - will once again host home-cooked, healthy, hearty and delectable lunches at the school (location is marked on the downloadable map HERE)  This has always been a favorite mid-day stop for our patrons!

Communicating with you...

We encourage those of you who use Facebook and/or Instagram to find and follow our pages (@perthstudiotour or click the icons below to be directed to our social pages). Here in the coming weeks you will find more information on each of the artists as well as opportunities to win gift certificates! 

Please help us spread our news by following our pages, liking and sharing our posts with your friends and tagging us (@perthstudiotour) on your related posts!

Finally - keep your eyes open for our brochures which you will find at locations across eastern Ontario.

That's all for the time being. We look forward to seeing you in October!

2019. New year. New Website!

We have a new website! We hope you enjoy exploring it. Over the next couple of months we will continue to add more content so be sure to check back once in a while to see what is new. Please also let us know if you experience any difficulties, and definitely drop us a note to let us know what you think!

2019 will be our 27th tour! Hard to believe this but it’s true! After all these years, the Perth Autumn Studio Tour has become an anticipated part of many people’s Thanksgiving traditions and each year we welcome into our studios visitors seeking beautiful, imaginative, handmade work made by dedicated artists and craftspeople.

Guest Applications for this year

The importance of keeping the tour alive and vibrant is always in mind. As part of recent efforts to do so, last year we introduced a new guest category for emerging artists - those (of any age) in the beginning stage of launching their careers as artists. We are also encouraging younger, established makers to apply as guests. Interested in applying? Look here for more information.

communicating with you!

We encourage those of you on Facebook and/or Instagram to find and follow our pages. Please help us spread our news by sharing our posts with your friends.

Consider joining our email list (bottom of the page). We only email the essential information you need to know about the tour each year (so we won’t be bombarding your inbox!).


We would not be here without our visitors. Thank you for your support over the years, and if you are new to the Perth Autumn Studio Tour, we look forward to meeting you in our studios this Thanksgiving!