One of the longest running tours in Eastern Ontario, the Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour continues to attract new artists while maintaining a core of favorites with collectors.
Located around the villages of Portland, Philipsville and Chaffey's Locks, the 2014 edition will be adding an additional day by opening on Friday, July 4 as well as the usual Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The artists welcome visitors to their studios to share their work and stories. Some studios also host surprise guest artists who are unadvertised but are invited by their hosts. The goal is to have more than one artist at a stop to make your tour experience more enjoyable as you view paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden.