Elora Art Walk – Self Guided Map
Enjoy a self-guided art tour through the village of Elora, Ontario. Take the opportunity to explore and experience the richness of visual art and culture in our community. We have a variety of public and private galleries, outdoor sculpture projects and public art displays. The Elora Centre for the Arts is the best place to start your tour where visitors are able to see current gallery exhibitions!
The Elora Art Walk self-guided tour is organized and updated by volunteers within our community. Special thanks to Kirk McElwain who ensures the map is updated, printed and available for community members and visitors alike to enjoy the art throughout the village!
Scroll down to view the map, and find out more information about all of the artistic points of interest around Elora!
GALLERIES IN ELORA:
#1 Elora Centre for the Arts
Gallery exhibitions, handmade artisan shop, adult & youth workshops and camps, outreach programs and special events. Enjoy our FREE outdoor art & sculpture garden, with picnic and bike parking. A community-minded charitable organization, located in a historic stone school house, steps from downtown.
#2 Karger Gallery
An eclectic mix of modern ethically sourced and crafted furniture, original art, Canadian and European designer clothing, jewellery and more.
Located: 14 East Mill Street, Elora
Open: 7 days a week 11-6pm
#3 Ron Wilkin Jewellers on Mill
A jewellery boutique offering beautiful and unique jewellery and artwork. We have a large collection of watercolour and oil paintings by local artist Barry McCarthy, renowned for his luminous landscapes.
#4 Kreso Cavlovic
Welcome to the colourful world of Kreso’s paintings at the Gallery-Studio Vernissage. Representation in Hong Kong, Mexico and in beautiful Elora.
Located: 178 Metcalfe St., Elora
#5 Elora Pottery
Studio, showroom gallery and home for owner/artist Staci Barron who also offers private pottery classes. Book Early. Custom orders welcome.
#6 Ancient Ways Native Art
Ancient Ways is home to original art, crafts, music, clothing, and artifacts of the Algonquin & Iroquois nations. A friendly gallery/gift shop atmosphere.
#7 Hanscomb Glass
Over thirty years making really great windows, décor, jewellery and functional art – right here in Elora.
Located: 40 Church Street East, Elora
Open: Monday thru Saturday 10-5pm Sunday 11-5pm
#8 HoneyChurch Lane
Beautiful things for you and your home. Retailer of Fusion Mineral Paint plus Farrow & Ball Paint and Wallpaper. Custom Furniture painting and more!
#12 Blown Away Glass Studio
Since 1999, creating the highest quality custom art glass pieces, jewellery and glass blowing workshops.
ARTIST GALLERIES (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Macadi Jewellery – 54 Victoria Street, Elora
A jewellery studio specializing in repurposing YOUR GOLD and diamonds. We also create alternative Engagement and Wedding bands.
To schedule an appointment please email or call.
Elora Sculpture Project
Elora Sculpture Project is an outdoor art exhibition running from May-October throughout downtown Elora and Fergus. An information plaque is presented with each piece and a separate map is available or visit www.elorasculpture.ca
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.
The Elora Portfolio, installed in the tourism office, was created by local artist Beverley Cairns. A.J. Casson, 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 (located at the corner of Mill St. and Geddes St. in downtown Elora).