Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour — October 8-10

Wander, Savour, Collect – The Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour  8 – 10 Oct

20160514_164508-1_resizedThe 20th Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour will take place in the Almonte and Clayton areas on the Thanksgiving weekend, 8 – 10 Oct from 10am – 5pm, with more studios and participating artists/artisans than ever before !  There will be 19 Studio stops with works from over 45 creators. For details visit www.crownandpumpkin.com

Embracing the spirit of the Economuseum Networks in Quebec, we have expanded to include more innovative and creative artisan products such as Fluid Solar Roasted coffee, award winning Hummingbird Chocolate, exceptional children’s hats, gluten-free and vegan baking, maple syrup and more.  Our array of artists has grown with the addition of a paper relief artist, new glass artists, fibre artists and printmakers, on top of our already impressive line up of painters, jewellers, photographers, heritage farmers, potters, decor upcyclers, pewterer, soap maker, weaver, animal portraiturist, milliner, book illustrator, maker of natural skin products, and a Korean paper crafter.

We invite you to wander from studio to studio, past historic buildings and spectacular fall scenery. Jim Bishop said that “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and that is truly evident as you travel the rural road “tree tunnels” where it feels as though a gold and orange filter has been placed across your eyes.  You need not drive the whole tour; the Almonte portion of the tour is walking-friendly. Park on a street-side or in free parking areas. In Clayton you can walk between stops 4, 8 and 9. Crown and Pumpkin is also bicycle-friendly; artists will deliver purchases of larger items within a 70 km radius.

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We encourage you to savour the unique offerings of our artists and artisans in a captivating non-retail environment. And we offer you the opportunity to collect pieces of treasure, those “golden nuggets” that speak to you. On a more traditional note, you can  also savour some tasty lunches during the three-day tour at: Carriageway Studios (Studio 12) where you can relax and enjoy beverages, soup, corn bread, scones; Clayton General Store, where you can experience a traditional country general store with home baking, sandwiches, snacks and beverages (and a convenient ATM and gas bar); and at Fluid Coffee (Studio 5)  where Sweet Cheeks Kitchen will offer vegan and gluten-free treats and pies and cakes for take-away.

For more information look for our brochures at popular locations, or contact Barbara Mullally: 613-256-3647, or follows us on facebook at Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour.