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Festival Guide


Headwaters Arts Festival

Event Guide


(1) Janet Simmons Sweet

From the Dock 638 Lake Rosseau

The Lake Collection

 Sept 17-18, 24-25, Oct 1-2, 8-9 from 12 – 5 pm.

Experience a season on Lake Rousseau in Janet’s latest Collection.
The impressionistic artworks showcase her signature dramatic light, reflected over water…in oil.
As it turns out…they do mix!

Studio 204, Alton Mill Arts Centre

416 797.3954

(1) Margi Taylor Self

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Open Studio

Sat. & Sun. Sept.17/18, 24/25, Oct. 1/2: 10am – 5pm.

Wed. to Fri. by chance or by appointment

Margi’s love for the creative process has motivated her to paint and to do print-making. While she favours traditional techniques, her current focus includes mixed media and acrylics painted with an abstract edge.  Situated in the historic Alton Mill, her studio provides inspiration to artists and visitors alike.

Studio 205 – Alton Mill Arts Centre

519 940-0935

(2) Cory Trepanier


Open Studio

Artist, Filmmaker, Explorer

Sat. & Sun. Sept 17/18: 10am – 5pm.

Trepanier’s oil paintings and films are conceived through extensive exploration into some of the most wild places on our planet.  View works from his decade-long Into The Arctic Project(, which begins a North American exhibition tour starting January 2017.

16662 The Gore Road, Caledon

905 880-2029,

(3) Dan Glassco

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Woodlands – Open Studio


Sat. Sept. 17 to Sun. Oct. 9

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

Dan Glassco is a woodworker, making cutting boards, canes, paddles, turned pens and rustic furniture from locally sourced wood that he mills.

6931 Coolihans Side Road, Caledon East

(3) Karen Hunter

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Woodlands – Open Studio

Niobium & Silver Jewellery, Watercolours & Quilts

Sat. Sept. 17 to Sun. Oct. 9

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

Karen’s Niobium and Sterling Silver Jewellery, Watercolour paintings and Quilts are all very colourful and fun.  Niobium: a very rare metal,

naturally hypo-allergenic, when anodized produces colours.

6931 Coolihans Side Road, Caledon East

(4) Sonja Mortimer


Common Ground – Acrylic Paintings

Thurs. Sept. 26: 1 – Sun. Oct. 1: Noon to 5pm.

Sonja Mortimer’s art is essentially landscape re-interpreted, altered or boldly abstracted.  These paintings are inspired by momentary

glimpses of natural settings viewed along country road-sides.

Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre

515 Main Street, Glen Williams

(5) Patti Powell


 The Log House – Open Studio

Sat. & Sun. Sept. 17/18, 24,25,Oct. 1/2, 8/9: 11am to 5pm.

Open Studio in the Woods – New and past works.  Pieces made from materials outworn, outdated and perhaps obsolete.

387194 20 Sideroad, Mono

(6) Theatre Orangeville

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The Judy Garland Story

Wed. & Thurs. Oct 5/6 @2pm & Fri. & Sat. Oct. 7/8 @8pm.

The delightfully nostalgic musical adventure will sweep you over the rainbow with such a loving look at the life and times of the incomparable Judy Garland.  From a young woman discovering her voice, to her final curtain call, this fast paced revue spans this legendary performer’s tumultuous life.  You” find yourself singing along to all of Judy’s greatest hits in this wonderful musical tribute that stars the sensationally talented Debbie Collins.

519 942-3423 or 1 800 424-1295

87 Broadway, Orangeville



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Mon. to Fri. Sept. 19 to Oct. 7: 9am to 5pm.

Local kids paint original art cards to sell and help DAREarts bring the arts to Aboriginal kids in the north.  Order yours today.

1 888 540-2787

3042 Concession 3 Adjala, RR1, Palgrave

(6) Orangeville Art Group

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Harvest of Colour Art Show

Sat. Oct.1: 10am – 9 pm & Sunday Oct.2: 10am – pm.

Artist’s Award Ceremony Sun. Oct. 2 @ 2 pm

Jin us for our 47th Annual Show, our most exciting Fall Show ever.  New and expanded location, larger displays and more spectacular art by local artists. Free admission.

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(8) North of 89 Studio Tour 2016

Sat. Oct. 1 & Sun. Oct.2: 10am to 5pm.

Self guided tour in the beautiful Hills of Mulmur.  Five Studios with 20 local artists and guests.  Featuring Fineart,Pottery, Glass, Quilts, Jewellery, Wood and more. Free admission.

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(9) Hills of Erin – Studio Tour 2016

Sat. & Sun. Sept. 17/18 & 24/25: 10am to 5pm.

HOEST’S 28th Annual Tour.

Meet the amazing artists and build your art collection!  Drive this free self-guided tour featuring all original art by 19 artists at 10 locations.  Various studio locations can be found in and around the Town of Erin.

519 855.9639

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(1) Alton Mill Arts Centre

Galleries, Open Studios & Café

Wed. to Sun. Sept. 16 – Oct. 10: 10am to 5pm.

Celebrate an explosion of artistic creativity at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre.  View the works of 20+ artists in their studios, explore new exhibitions in our galleries including the Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Art Show and Sale, participate in an arts workshop or demo, and relax over lunch in the Millrun Café.  Check our website for details of a Culture Days weekend filled with art, music and more activities throughout the Festival.

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(1) Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Wed. to Sun. Sept. 16 – Oct. 10: 10am to 5pm.

Headwaters Arts, in partnership with the Alton Mill, presents a large outdoor sculpture installation located throughout this terrific venue.  Stroll through the grounds to find these hidden gems created by talented artists who use a multitude of unusual materials to make their ideas a reality.


Dufferin Arts Council

Hearts beat! Pulse rises!

The Headwaters Arts Festival is here again.



(10) Dufferin County Museum & Archives

Contemporary Abstraction by 5 – AGroup

Sun. Aug 28 to Sun. Oct 30

Opening Reception: Sun. Aug. 28: 2pm.

The AGroup are five artists each with unique styles in abstract/non-objective domain.  Their artistic energy is borne of the passions that propel them to express related thoughts, ideas and feelings through two dimensional art.  As a respite from all the negative contemporary issues that continuously bombard humankind, the AGroup chooses to balance their images by creating works that are designed to evoke a myriad of emotions, thoughts and feelings both positive and negative.  You are invited to share in their unique perspectives on the current state of humanity.

Admission by donation.


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