Lyndhurst & Area is host to an amazing variety of talented artists & artisans. Please join our self-guided Art & Culture Tour as part of Ontario Culture Days to experience for yourself the natural and artistic beauty of this spot in the Canadian Shield.
Please peruse the map and list of amazing local talent below. Plan to to spend SUNDAY SEPT 29 in BEAUTIFUL LYNDHURST VILLAGE! Printed maps will be available at all locations on tour day. If you'd prefer to print yours in advance you can do so HERE. COMING SOON - mobile friendly map.
Locations are in 3 categories: ART IN ACTION: events set up specifically for Sun Sept 29. The tour is filled with artists working and demonstrating. Get a peek at the process behind the creation. All artists are available to chat about technique, process, and inspiration. Are you interested in a particular art form? Come with your questions! You are welcome to bring your current project for advice and information. BARN QUILTS: traditional quilt blocks (sometimes with artist's license) painted and hung on locally significant buildings. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: art installations, art & craft shops, historical site, places to find local info and naturally beautiful spots.
Culture Days Art in Action
Hubs are a spot where you can park and walk to all exhibits in that hub. Locations are open 11am-4pm unless noted. The tour is filled with artists working and demonstrating. Get a peak at the process behind the creation. All artists are available to chat about technique, process, and inspiration. Are you interested in a particular art form? Come with your questions! You are welcome to bring your current project for advice and information. HUB – 169 Lyndhurst Rd Drive up the laneway to behind the house to find an oasis with a pond surrounded by art. 1. Noah’s Up-cycled Metal Art – artistic pieces welded and created from all recycled material. Noah Graham Gong Mediation & Singing Bowl Demonstrations - Join Siri Sat Kaur (Andrea), a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
HUB – Lyndhurst Village 2. Alpaca Products & Demonstrations – presented by Round House Alpaca, from source to finished product. 3. Quilting – displays & demos by the Stone Bridge Quilters. Music & Inspiration – listen to local singer/songwriters perform their music and talk about their inspirations. Audience participation is encouraged. Pat Johnson, Tao Hipwell, Erika Lamon. TEA ROOM – take a break while you enjoy the music. Tea, Coffee & Sweets. 4. Painters – on display in the Love Blacksmith Shop built in 1887. A chance to see inside this historic building while viewing local painters' works. Weather permitting, artist will be painting onsite in this scenic spot at the Lyndhurst Creek. Valerie Hounsell, Jacquie Kelly, Phil Chadwick, Joan Hubbard. 5. Adult Painting Class Demo – presented by Fun Art Paint Parties, painting class demonstration. Parnie Nolan. Aspiring Artists Display – young adults display their works and discuss furthering their art inspiration. Kristen Lavery. 6. Hiking with Donkeys Info Session – presented by Berry Homestead Farm, interactive information session about the traditional way of traveling with donkeys. Donkey milk soap for sale. Annick Rousseau. Local Farm to Table Producer – presented by Stone Bridge Sweet & Sauce Co. Preserves, sauces and baking for sale. Talk directly to the producer. David Tye. 7. Local Painter – at Peter’s Post, refreshments and lunch available. Peter Kordos. 8. Fabric Artists – displays and demos of rug hooking, knitting, weaving, crocheting. Jane Griggs, Elaine Horemans, Pat Marcus, Nicole Wright, Phyllis Beale. (note: side door of library) 9. Fabric Artists – presented by Sliabhan Custom Apparel, sewing, clothing design. Irene Davelaar, Danielle Schinborn. 10. Local and International Artisan work for sale – The Green Gecko.(designated tour info centre) Canada 150 Painted Paddles – a display of canoe paddles turn artwork. To commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary community members turned canoe paddles into art pieces. See paddles that have been painted, fabric-ed, wood burned, carved and more. Barn Quilts - display and painting demo. Susan Magalas.
HUB – Gleanna Lea Barn Restoration: 303 Lower Oak Leaf Road (watch for the dragon gates) 11. Authentic, Historic Building Restoration – visit an historic wood & stone masonry barn restoration in progress. Learn about traditional techniques. Demonstrations weather permitting. Mark Barclay, Jason Wills, Sean Price. Antique Car Display – Fully restored 1952 MGB on display.
HUB – Lyndhurst Laser Engraving : 3336 County Road 3 12. Laser Engraving - demos of how the laser engraves artwork on to wood , glass, metal and more. Marilynn Wykes. Visual Arts - displays and demos of origami, woodworking and felting. Interaction & questions encouraged. Majella Turcotte. Photography - displays and meet the makers. John Truyens, Matt Molloy. Restored Boler Camper – camping is ingrained in Canadian culture, take a peek inside this fully restored beauty.
HUB – Long Point School House : 3410 County Rd 3 13. Descendants of Daniel O’Connor and Bridget Trainor, pioneer settlers at Long Point (1830), south of Lyndhurst will be showing their artistic talents at the Long Point School. The Long Point School (SS#5) was built in 1862 and has been rehabbed back to the way it was around 1900. It closed as a school in 1960 and reverted to ownership of the O’Connor family. It is currently owned by Denis and Margaret Brennan, Margaret is the gr gr granddaughter of Daniel O’Connor. 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! Textile Art - sewing, quilting, crochet, knitting, weaving, Norah Brennan will be spinning wool. Painting – display, meet the maker, Bill Laughland, Michael O’Connor. Photography – display, meet the maker, Ted Kaiser. Card Making – display, meet the maker, Sheila Byrnes.
HUB – Wiltse Creek Studio : 2935 County Rd 3 (designated tour info centre) – Charleston Lakeside Retreat : 40 Greer Point Lane 14. Vegan Body Products – presented by Charleston Lakeside Retreat Boutique, meet the maker, products for sale. Angela Bourbonnais. Pentecostal Church Camp Reunion – past camp goers and anyone interested are invited to visit the Retreat which was a church camp in the early 1900’s. Enjoy the opportunity to gather and share memories. Guests are encouraged to browse through the many old photos and tell stories. If you have photos or stories to share, please bring them along. Visitors will be invited to walk through the cabins (as available) Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon among old and new friends. 15. Visual Arts, Photography, Painting, Chair Caning – demos and displays, a chance to chat with an artist that has turned her passion into a collaborative storefront. Dawne Fiegen. Metal work & Jewelry Making – presented by Lime Shack Designs, demo and display. Deborah Varley. Stained Glass Art – presented by Shards of Time, displays and meet the maker. Carol Mitchell. Pottery – presented by Asleep at the Wheel, displays & meet the maker, watch the pottery spinning wheel at work. Barb Bakker. Live Music – 1-3pm enjoy live music from award winning local bluegrass band CR5.
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.
Art installations, historical sites, places to find local info and naturally beautiful spots.
The Plaid House - an art installation by the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee.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.