Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

daffodils The 2015 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place July 4th and 5th in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.

The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information contact Margaret Kelk 613-272-2604 or visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com.

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While prowling the nooks and crannies of the Rideau Lakes area this summer looking for that special something to take home, be sure to check out the gems to be found at this year’s Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour. This tour is one of the longest running and most popular tours in Eastern Ontario. The Tour continues to attract new artists while maintaining a core of favorites with collectors. Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district concentrated around the villages of Portland, Philipsville and Chaffey’s Locks, the 2015 tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At some studios you will meet surprise guest artists who are unadvertised but are invited by their hosts. The goal is to have more than one artist at a stop to make your tour experience more enjoyable. You will find paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Enjoy great lunches at the local churches: Elgin United Church on Saturday and Portland United Church on Sunday, both from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. For more information contact Margaret Kelk 613-272-2604 or visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com.