On the Festival Opening Weekend the 2.6K Millennium Lilac Trail from the Main Street to highway 29 will showcase the work of local artists, artisans, writers and craftsmen. There will be demonstrations and music by the Tropairitz Harp and Wind Duo. Coffee will be available from Our Lucky Stars, and snacks from the Minor Hockey League.
@Le Saladier – Beautiful wood turned and other creations by Marc Poirier and James Hall. “When I pick up a piece of wood and start to turn it is most often the wood itself decides the form it is going to take. I am simply the one that has the joy of bringing it to life.” For more information, check out their website at www.lesaladier-jamarfarm.com
@DunRoaminGallery by Bernice Collingridge.
Bernice is a local artist painting in acrylic, oil on canvas, and ink on ceramic tile. She also creates jewelry.
Pure, local, unpasteurized honey (wildflower, creamed, buckwheat, and comb varieties), as well as 100% beeswax candles.
Leo Brouwer works in both water colour and in acrylic. His works will be available for viewing and for sale during the Market.
Murray Gemmell of RECREATED creates wonderful repurposed silver jewellery and small wood creations including windchimes and live edge boards.
Sylver Stephens and Georgina are two well-known local Warkworth artists. Both artists work with a variety of media to create paintings, murals and sculpture. Georgina sculpts with clay, works in oils, acrylics, and mixed media incorporating unusual and re-purposed items. Both artists are well-represented in outdoor Visual Art throughout the Village. Sylver is currently working with acrylics, and is doing abstracts, often with rich and satisfying colours.
Both Georgina and Sylver will be painting ‘plein air’ at their booth, working in acrylics, and giving you a unique and exciting opportunity to observe an artist at work!! Their works will be available for sale during the Market.
‘Woman of Summer,’ by Georgina is an award-winning sculpture, life-size and life-like and can be found at various locations in the Village. You may spot her at the entrance way, or along the Lilac trail. She will be delighted to pose for ‘selfies’!
Steve Welch creates wooden cutting boards, handturned pens, kitchen utensils, game calls and cribbage boards
Kricklewood Farm is a “seed to bottle” cold pressed sunflower oil producer. They offer pure oil as well as flavour infused oils and bread dippers. Kricklewood Farm is north of Brockville with over 90 acres total devoted to sunflowers.
@Wonky Works and Mamagaters Glass Design are displaying their creations at the Market!
Wonky Works by Julie creates jewelry, sun catchers, and chimes made out of repurposed household items.
Mamagaters Glass Design with Lindsay Kelly makes beautiful stained glass art: ornaments, sun catchers, and one of a kind glass pieces.
Be sure to stop by and admire their unique pieces!
Linda Wakeman paints with alcohol ink on ceramic tile and yupo paper. These beautiful works are protected with UV spray and resin to give long-lasting beauty, and can be hung or displayed on table-top easels.
@Campbellford Seymour Rug Hookers Guild will display their creations and offer demonstrations, advice and opportunities to join the Guild. The rug hookers meet every Mon afternoon from 1 till about 3.30 at the Presbyterian Church on Ranney Street S in Campbellford. All are welcome!
@Hangin’ By a Thread Heather & Bob Kaiser are the dynamic duo and the power house behind Hangin’ By A Thread. They travel far and wide to find special fibres that can be pieced or joined together into stories that are used for functional everyday works of art for the modern day home.
Hangin’ By A Thread has you covered for Home Décor (quilts, placemats, table runners, towels, pillows) accessories plus baby and children’s needs. Contact – 613-847-2443 firstname.lastname@example.org
@Jeff and Irene Gibson – Jeff has been making jewellery for approximately 12 years, working mainly with Swarovski crystals and natural stones. Irene does sewing, quilting and machine embroidery. They are often exhibiting their creations at craft shows. Drop by to say hello and talk with them about their work!
@Linda Coffee – Linda has been painting since the early 1980’s, primarily using acrylic although she enjoys exploring a variety of mediums and textures. Recently she began working with alcohol inks on tile because it provides an abundance of colour and imagination.
Linda is a member of the Cobourg Pine Ridge Art Association and her art is often on display, most recently at Buckhorn, GALLERY ON THE LAKE, and various venues in Cobourg. More information is available from her website at www.lindacoffeeartist.com
Spirit of the Hills Book Booth – Featuring Books by local writers for all ages. Look for them in the parking lot, bottom of Main Street, at the main entrance to Trail. And for more information on Spirit of the Hills check out their website at spiritofthehills.org
@Little Treasures – by Lois Post.
With a lifetime of sewing and knitting experience, Lois specializes in entertainment and wears for little ones, from baby size to youth with all handmade items such as baby bear rattles, 18″ doll clothes and accessories, quilts and sometimes dog wears.
@Michele Rose – a creator of fine art, working with acrylics on canvas and wood. “I create rural peaceful landscapes Canadian and British, with a twist of humor. ” For more information, visit her website at michelerose.com
Codrington Open Studio will be at the Market.
The artists from both the Codrington Open Studio and the Spirit of the Hills will be displaying their paintings for sale at the same location. Artists from both groups will be painting en plain d’air along the trail. The paintings are original and the work is a variety of mixed mediums. The artists range from emerging to the well established. Something for everyone’s individual palette.
Codrington Open Studio provides a casual atmosphere in which to work regardless of your medium. It meets every Monday from 9 till 11:30 at the Codrington Community Centre. There is no fee to join. You can find more information on their page on Facebook.