The Dundas Studio Tour will celebrate 25 years this fall, taking place Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
There are 7 studio locations with 30 participating artists, – including potters, jewellers, goldsmiths, furniture and clothing designers, wood-turners, and fine artists.
Since 1997, the Tour has been showcasing the finest art and craft Southwestern Ontario has to offer.
Visitors are invited to stroll through the Valley Town, meet the artists, find the perfect gift, and support local shops, galleries and restaurants. It is an opportunity to experience the autumn colours and charm of Dundas and celebrate artistic excellence again.
The tour theme for the 2022 Studio Tour year is “Renewal.”
Local Artist Danuta Niton will be displaying her work at the Dundas Museum and Archives, Location #2. Along with her Dundas Forever collection of cards, prints and originals, she will also have copies of her recently published book, “My Walks of Art”, which includes over 130 paintings of Dundas homes, history, stories from the community and 6 guided walking routes and maps.
When Covid-19 shut down civilization in March 2020, Danuta found herself taking daily walks through the streets of her beloved town, Dundas, discovering beautiful houses on the way.
Danuta has been sketching and producing watercolours of Dundas’ historical buildings for the last 20 years. This time she was drawn to the quiet residential home, – the ones providing peace and solace in these uncertain times.
She started painting and posting her work online, receiving positive feedback and comments about the buildings. This inspired Danuta to walk more, paint more, and create more connections.
Stories were told, memories were shared, people were reconnecting, and the idea of a walking guidebook was born.