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Artwalk

Enjoy a self-guided art tour through the village of Elora, Ontario. The Elora Artwalk is your opportunity to explore and experience the richness of visual art and culture in our community. Stops include public and private galleries, outdoor sculpture projects and public art displays.

The Elora Artwalk demonstrates that the arts are a key component of Elora’s downtown area. Artwalk increases awareness of arts and culture, encourages and support local artists, inspires local residents and tourists alike to get involved in the arts, and highlights the role the arts play in community life, including the economy and tourism. The Elora Centre for the Arts is the best place to start your tour where visitors are able to see current gallery exhibitions, pick up an Elora Artwalk brochure and continue onto other sites of interest throughout the community, all within walking distance.

This year’s Elora Artwalk includes sixteen galleries, the Elora Sculpture Project installations and four public art displays. A PDF version of the Artwalk Brochure is available.

PUBLIC GALLERY

Elora Centre for the Arts # 1
Open Tue-Sat 10 to 5, Sun 12 to 4
www.eloracentreforthearts.ca
Note: call ahead at (519) 846-9698 to check if the Gallery is open.


RETAIL GALLERIES IN ELORA

Karger Gallery #2
An eclectic mix of modern ethically sourced and crafted furniture, original art, Canadian and European designer clothing, jewellery and more.
www.kargergallery.com
Open seven days a week, 11 to 6 pm
Phone: 519-846-2921 email: facebook@kargergallery.com


Macadi Jewellery #3
A jewellery studio specializing in repurposing YOUR GOLD and diamonds. We also do custom alternative Engagement and Wedding bands.
www.macadijewellery.com
Open Friday and Saturday 10 to 5 pm


Styll Gallery #4
Featuring hand-crafted metal art and wood furniture by owners Heather and John, along with a broad range of craft from over sixty North American artisans.
www.styll.com
Open May to December daily 10 to 6 pm, January to April Thursday through Monday, 10 to 6pm.


The Bell, Book & Candle #5
Specializes in unique antiques, ethical gifts and fair trade items as well as wellness and new age products.
Open Thur to Sat 11 to 5 pm, Wed & Sunday 12 to 4 pm.


reFIND Salvage # 6
Antiques, vintage finds, locally handmade goods, and repurposed home decor. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and other DIY materials. Offering fun workshops weekly!
www.refindssalvage.ca
Open Mon to Wed 11 to 5 pm, Thur to Sun 10 to 5 pm
Phone: 226-979-2668
Email: refindsalvage@mail.com


Images Studio Gallery #7
Marquetry is an ancient art form of creating images in wood using the tones, textures and colours of different species.
www.stephenhaighmarquetry.com
Open Thu to Sun, 12 to 5pm, and by a phone call other days.
Phone: 519-846-2655


Rio Bravo Iron Works #8
David Cross employs traditional blacksmith techniques, ancient methods of casting and modern fabrication to create both functional and artistic metal works.
www.riobravoironworks.com
Open Mon to Fri, 10 to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday by chance or by appointment.


Hanscomb Glass #9
Over thirty years making really great windows, décor and functional art, right here in Elora.
www.hanscombglass.com
Open Mon to Sat, 10 to 5 pm, Sun 11 to 5 pm


HoneyChurch Lane #10
Specializes in Canadian Made eco-friendly milk, mineral and chalk-based paints, refurbished furniture, vintage lighting, rugs, antiques and hand crafted gifts.
Open Thu to Mon, 10 to 5pm.
Phone: 519-993-4058
Email: honeychurchlane@gmail.com


Kreso Cavlovic #11
Welcome to the colourful world of Kreso’s paintings at the Gallery Studio Vernissage. Representation in Hong Kong, Mexico and in beautiful Elora…
www.kresofineart.com
Open seven days a week, 11 to 6 pm


Elora Pottery #12
A studie/showroom gallery/home for owner Staci Barron who offers semi-private classes as well as mug painting workshops for groups. Custom orders welcome.
Open weekends, or knock on the side door for access any day or call/text 519-846-0586 to secure an appointment.


RETAIL GALLERIES WITHIN MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN

The Bridge Studio #13
Studio/Home for Heather Wood. Kiln fired glass is shaped, sandblasted and altered creating original drawings, sculpture, and jewellry.
thebridgestudio.ca
Open Sat 1 to 5 pm, Wed to Fri by chance or appointment.
59 Victoria Street
Phone: 519-846-8232


Stackwall Studio #14
Ron Weilers’ rare stackwall studio adds the perfect must see backdrop for his one of a kind handcrafted wood items — bowls, cutting boards, vases, tables etc.
Open Fri to Sun 1 to 5 pm.
6498 Wellington Rd. 7
Phone: 519-846-2044


Blown Away Glass Studio #15
Since 1999, creating the highest quality custom art glass pieces, jewellery and glass blowing workshops.
www.blownawayglassstudio.com
Open Tue to Fri 10 to 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 to 5 pm


Artwork Salem mapOld Soul ReSale Furniture & Art #16
Specializing in one-of-a-kind Metal and Wood furniture, up-cycled, re-purposed pieces and original art. Commissions are welcome.
www.oldsoulresale.com
Open Tue to Sat 10 to 5 pm, Sun 11 to 4 pm.


Ancient Ways Native Arts
Ancient Ways is home to original art, crafts, music, clothing, and artifacts of the Algonquin and Iroquois nations. Experience the friendly atmosphere of a gallery and gift shop featuring well-known artists and exceptional artcrafts of the local nations.
Located across the street from #12 at 30 Church St. W.
http://www.ancientways.ca/
Open Sat and Sun 1 to 5 pm
Phone: 519-846-2571


PUBLIC ART

Elora Sculpture Project
The Elora Sculpture Project is an outdoor exhibition running from May to October in the downtown BIA (Business Improvement Assoc.) area. An information plaque is presented with each piece and a separate walking tour flyer is available.


The Letter
An outdoor installation on the side of the Elora Post Office building is the simple story of a letter written, sent and received, in three separate panels. The work, proposed by local artist Marilyn Koop was commissioned by the Post Office in the late 1990’s. Restored in 2013 by the Elora Arts Council as a memorial to Marilyn.


A.J. Casson
The Elora Portfolio, installed in the tourism office, was created by local artist Beverley Cairns. A.J. Carson, one of the Group of Seven, spent time in Elora from 1929 to 1931 creating a series of watercolours known as the “Elora Portfolio”. He referred to Elora as Ontario’s “most beautiful village”.


The Tall Man
This finger pointer created by Scott McNichol, actually titled “Who’s in Charge”, moved into the Elora Greenspace in 2012 to become of the most photographed art features of Elora.