Enjoy Local Talent & Village Hospitality on the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour
On Sunday September 29th, the village of Lyndhurst and surrounding area, will once again be hosting the Lyndhurst Art and Culture Tour. The Tour, part of the Ontario Culture Days weekend, invites visitors to spend the day in the Lyndhurst area enjoying local artistic talent and hospitality. As in the past, the event will involve a self guided tour at locations in and around the historic village of Lyndhurst. Six Art Hubs, each housing several artists and displays, are all located within a 10 minute drive of the village. The theme of the tour is Art in Action and you will find many artists working and demonstrating onsite. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the artists, asking questions about inspiration, technique and style. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested in trying out an art form to get the inside scoop.
Expect to find fine art and traditional craft demonstrations, and with more than 30 artists displaying there’s sure to be something for everyone. While you drive from one hub to the next you can enjoy many other unique features of the area including Lyndhurst’s Plaid House and the 17 large painted barn quilt blocks posted on buildings throughout the region.
This year’s tour includes three significant local historical locations; Long Point School House, Love Blacksmith Shop and the Kammann Barn restoration. A stop at these hubs will allow you to not only view local art but also admire the artistic beauty of well loved local historical buildings. “I think it’s great how the tour brings local history and art together, it’s the perfect mix for an intriguing day” says Margaret Brennan, owner of the Long Point School house.
The tour was started in 2017 by the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee, an all-volunteer group that promotes community improvement. The 2018 tour was an extremely successful year including being awarded runner-up in the Best Collaborative Event category by Ontario Culture Days. Building on this success, the tour is highlighted in the Ontario Culture Days Treks which can be found on their website https://culturedays.ca/on/trek/eastern-hike.
New this year at the United church: a coffee, tea and sweets rest stop where, along with viewing handmade quilts, you can take a break, listen to live music and enjoy a refreshment.
To join the festivities, visitors are encouraged to design their own personal route by visiting www.lyndhurstarttrail.com. The site features a mobile-friendly map, and information about each Art in Action Hub. The event can also be found on Facebook or if preferred, a tour map can be picked up at any of the Art in Action hubs on the tour. More info: 613.928.1196 -30-
For more information contact: Terri Dawson (613) 928-1196, email@example.com
436 Lyndhurst Rd
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