Lyndhurst & Area is host to an amazing variety of talented artisans. Please join our self-guided Art & Culture Tour as part of Canada Culture Days to experience for yourself the natural and artistic beauty of this spot in the Canadian Shield.
View the google map below for location info. Use this mobile friendly map to navigate the tour as you go. If you'd prefer a paper map you can pick one up at any Art in Action location or use files below and download and print at home. Green dots: Displays & Events for Sun Sept 30 Culture Days Tour (11am-4pm unless noted) Purple Dots: Our growing Barn Quilt Trail Blue Dots: Local points of interest All dots: enjoy, have fun, chat, engage, give us your feedback
Rather have a printed map to navigate the tour? No problem! You can pick one up at any Art in Action location on Sun Sept 30. Or you can download and print the files below. Look forward to seeing you!
SO MUCH TO TAKE IN ON SUNDAY SEPT 30 DURING THE LYNDHURST ART & CULTURE TOUR! All of the below locations are on the mobile friendly map and the printable map (above).
Locations are in 3 catagories: ART in Action: events set up specifically for the tour day Sun Sept 30. BARN QUILTS & LOCAL ATTRACTIONS.
Culture Days Art in Action. All locations are open 11am-4pm unless noted Meet & chat with local artistan, share art, stories & inspiration.
* Blessing of the Animals Service – NOTE: starts at 11am. 459 Lyndhurst Rd, St. Luke's Anglican Church.Two feet? Four feet? Wings? You’re invited! St. Luke's Anglican Church, Lyndhurst will celebrate St. Francis on Sunday September 30th at the 11AM worship service. It will be 'cafe' style worship in a relaxed atmosphere and everyone is invited to bring their pets for a special blessing. If your pet is not able to be with us, please bring a picture. Stuffed animals are welcome too!
*Textile Artists, Photographer, Woodworking & Music - NOTE: 1-4pm. 459 Lyndhurst Rd, St. Luke's Anglican Church. NOTE: 1-4pm. 459 Lyndhurst Rd, St. Luke's Anglican Church. Textile Artist Liz Smith; Photographer Matt Malloy; Woodworker and Musician Jack Harvey; Knitter Pat Marcus. View their work, chat about technique and inspiration.
*The Green Gecko - 436 Lyndhurst Rd. Local and International Artisan work for sale. (designated tour info centre)
*Quilting, Rug Hooking Demos & Displays - 403 Lyndhurst Rd. United Church Hall .Meet with artisans quilting, weaving and rug hooking. Chat and learn about their work.
*Round House Alpaca – 401 Lyndhurst Rd. Round House Alpacas will show you the source, journey and finished luxurious products from our lovely Alpacas. With fibre second to none, alpacas give the warmest, breathable, hypo-allergenic yarn, that we then handknit into wonderful things to wear and enjoy. 11am-4pm
*Berry Homestead Farm - 936 Sheffield Lane. Donkey milk soap & elderberry products. Meet the donkeys! . NOTE: Sheffield Lane is a new road which does not show on google maps yet, you will find it east of Jonas St, South of the village.
*Meet the Local Painters - 306 Lyndhurst Rd. Lyndhurst Legion. Phil Chadwick, Valerie Spence, Rosalyn Insley, Joan Hubbard, Jacquie Kelly. View art & artists are work. Chat about technique & inspiration. Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks & Coffee available at this site.
*Music & Inspiration - NOTE: 1-3pm - 306 Lyndhurst Rd. Lyndhurst Legion. Listen to local singer/songwriters perform their music and talk about their inspirations. Audience participation encouraged! Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks & Coffee available at this site. Pat Johnson is a passionate musician who is fiercely committed to the music that he plays, and it shows every time he picks up his guitar Tao Hipwellis a singer songwriter from the Ottawa Valley. She lives on a small homestead in the Thousand Islands with her partner, two young sons, their dairy goats, and a handful of chickens. Her thoughtful lyrics bring deep Canadian roots to raw, original folk music. Her lyrical nature and playful way with words keeps the attention of listeners of all ages, and her songs are equal parts romantic ballad, war cry, and whimsical lullaby. Joshua Mensen is one of the singer songwriters from the band Rocky High & the Northern Lights. The songs and music come from the rugged shields and lakes and the fields that we work. *Long Point School House & Artists in residence. - 3410 County Rd 3. Restored historic building. Artists & artwork on display. 3410 County Rd 3. Descendants of Daniel O'Connor & Bridget Trainor, pioneer settlers at Long Point South of Lyndhurst, will be showing their artistic talents at the Long Point School. The school was built in 1862 and has been rehabbed to the way it was around 1900. Featuring artists Maureen O'Connor Allin, Bill Laughland, Norah Brennan, Sheila Byrnes and Noah O'Connor Laughland. With loads of local connections and beautiful art pieces you'll have lots to chat about with these artists. Be sure to take a turn ringing the old school bell!
*Vegan Body Products in the making – Charleston Lakeside Retreat Boutique – 40 Greer Point Lane.(maps as Lansdowne). Hand made vegan skin care and artisan soap. Meet with Angela and browse her wares. Tour special: Make your own herbal salve. Angela will help you select your ingredients to create a salve perfect just for you! $10 each.
*Chair Caning demos, Wiltse Creek Studio - 2935 County Rd 3. Local artisan shop. (designated tour info centre) Visit with Dawne Fiegen, artist in residence. A self taught artist and amateur photographer, Dawne paints primarily in acrylics on many mediums to create unique and fun pieces for her customers. Dawne will be demonstrating her chair caning skills during the tour.
*Jewelry Making, Lime Shack Designs @ Wiltse Creek Studio - 2935 County Rd 3. Local artisan shop. (designated tour info centre) Deborah Varley, it is rumoured, lifed her godmother's diamond earrings when she was just one year old and has been teased about her love of all things that sparkle ever since. It is fitting that she made a career creating jewellery. Starting with wire and beads, she quickly became obsessed with silversmithing and metal work to create pieces that fulfill her need to stretch her skills and of course, play with sparkly objects. Deborah is constantly searching for new ways to approach jewellery making and enjoys taking classes to expand her skills.
*Wendy's Country Market - 408 Fortune Line Rd. Local food & artisan market day. Apple themed event with chefs, samples and artisans on site. Snacks & lunch available here.
*Noah’s Metal Art - 169 Lyndhurst Rd. Up-cycled metal lawn art created and displayed by Noah. View some pieces from the road, but DRIVE UP THE LANEWAY to the end to find a natural oasis with including a pond surrounded by Noah's metal art. Chat with artist Noah about his up-cycled metal art and see his current project.
Barn Quilts Traditional quilt blocks painted and hung on locally significant buildings.
Bear Paw – 628 Lyndhurst Rd.
Posie - 516 Lyndhurst Rd.
Pinwheel – 500 Lyndhurst Rd.
TurkeyTracks – 461 Lyndhurst Rd.
Sweet Star Four Patch – 442 Lyndhurst Rd.
Dresden Plate – 124 Ford St.
Chuck A Luck Block – 436 Lyndhurst Rd.
Library Books – 426 Lyndhurst Rd.
Checker Board with Turkey Inset - 170 Jonas St.
Canada 150 – 426 Lyndhurst Rd. A Canada150 legacy project.
Canoe Crossing – 412 Lyndhurst Rd.
Maple Leaf – 117 Cook St. (best viewed from the park on the opposite side of the creek)
Pride Star – 400 Lyndhurst Rd.
Tumbling Blocks – 141 Jonas St.
Rail Fence Variation – 280 Cedar Sands Rd.
Friendship Star, Interwoven Star, Guiding Star – 138 Woodvale Rd.
Miss Fox, Following My Dreams – 2935 County Rd 3.
Local Attractions Art installations, historical sites, places to find local info and naturally beautiful spots.
The Plaid House - 432 Lyndhurst Rd.
Lyndhurst Creek Waterfront Trail – From Furnace Falls Park to Jonas St Park.
Jonas Street Park – playground, gazebo, entrance to waterfront trail.
Furnace Falls Park - public washrooms, dock, canoe/kayak launch, boat launch, picnic tables, benches, gazebos, bike racks, entrance to waterfront trail.
Lyndhurst Historic Bridge – oldest stone bridge in Ontario.
Public Access to Lyndhurst Lake - dock and paddling dock for launching canoes and kayaks.
Carding Mill Mini Park – look out on Lyndhurst Creek, historic plaque.
Kendrick's Park - sandy beach, swimming, pavilions, playground, barbecue facilities.
Canoe-shuk – Lower Beverly Lake. A traditional Inuksuk with one difference, a canoe on top.