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Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what is happening at our studios year round! Post your pictures of you visiting our studios there too!

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New artists joining the tour this year!

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We have many new guest artists joining the Haliburton County Studio tour this year:

Guest of Studio B (Marty Gyrciuk) - Paul R. Rolfe
-Bowl Woodturning

Guest of Studio I (Susan MacDonald) - Joyce Pruysers Emmink & Peter Emmink - Ivy Cottage Studio
-Glass Fusion Art

Guest of Studio J (Helen Newton) - Shelley van Nood - A Stitch in Time
- Quilting

New/Returning Artist Studio:

Studio AA - Wendy Wood
-Weaver Painter

Studio Z - Carole Finn

Studio with a different letter:

Studio T - Tiffany Howe - How(e) Creative
- Mixed Media Painter

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Get your 2016 Studio Tour Brochure!

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Our 2016 Haliburton County Studio Tour brochure is out to help you plan your tour. You can get your copy around the county or at one of our studios that is open year round!

Or CLICK HERE to get your copy online!

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*Due to technical difficulties the online application form will not be available for the 2016 submission.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

*If you have already applied online we may not have received your application. Please complete it using the word document. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need help.

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Call to Enter 2016

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If you are interested (or know of anyone who is interested) in being a guest artist or a full studio on the Haliburton County Studio Tour please go to our "Call to Enter" page for all the information, requirements, and online application.

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2015. For more information, please contact Susan Watson Ellis or Todd Jeffrey Ellis - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Local places to eat & stay in Haliburton County!

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Check out our website (or click here) to see our interactive Studio Tour Map with local places to EAT and STAY!  These businesses are open year round as well as during the H.C. studio tour. Please support them as they have shown their support for the Haliburton County Studio Tour!

Thank-you to:
Rhubarb Restaurant & Bochkung Brewing Co.
Mill Pond Restaurant
The Pepper Mill Restaurant
Baked & Battered Restaurant
Lakeview Motel & Dining
Heather Lodge
Suwan's Thai Cuisine
Sunny Rock B&B
Wild Swan B&B
Haliburton Highlands B&B
*click on any of their ads on our map and it will take you to their website.



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HCST welcomes a new artist!

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We have a new member of the Haliburton County Studio Tour!

Noelia Marziali is joining Tiffany Howe (studio AA), as a guest. Noelia's medium is painting and leather work. Check out her page on our website for more details and to see pictures of her unique work! (

Welcome to the tour Noelia!

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Enter to WIN $100 to one of our studios!

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Thank-you to all who came to visit us at our studios this year!

If you went on the tour this year, don't forget to fill out our SURVEY on our website for a chance to WIN $100 to use at one of our studios! We appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

All you have to do is click on the orange button that says "Win $100 to use at one of our studios..." on our website ( Answer the questions and provide us with your e-mail address.

The draw will take place at our next studio tour meeting.

Thank-you for your continued support of our tour!

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Printable Studio Tour Map on our website

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We had many people ask for a printable studio tour map, so we have now put one up for you! Sorry it wasn't there last weekend.

If you don't want to download the entire 2014 Studio Tour Brochure, and can't get to a place that has a brochure, you can now print off a copy of just the map with the artists names.

It is on the main studio tour page.  Click on the yellow "Printable Map" button and it will open a PDF copy of a map (8 1/2 x 11in).

See you this weekend!

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Studio T is CLOSED for Studio Tour 2014

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We wanted to let you know that Gary Chapman's studio (Studio T) will be closed for Studio Tour 2014.

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The Haliburton County Studio Tour teamed up with some wonderful PLACES TO EAT AND STAY in our community. This map shows where they are located around our studios. The map is interactive, meaning if you click on an ad or its corresponding number on the map it will take you to that businesses website. Similarly clicking on one of the studios letters or names will take you to their page on our website.

Please support our local businesses. They are open for you to dine at and/or stay at during the 2 studio tour weekends and year round.


Thank-you to our local businesses for your continued support of the Studio Tour!


Dominion Hotel (

Sir Sam’s Inn (


Rhubarb/Boshkung Brewing Co  (

Mill Pond Restaurant (

The Pepper Mill (

Molly’s Bistro Bakery (

Grill on the Gull (

Bonnie View Inn (

Baked & Battered (


Lakeview Motel (

Heather Lodge (

Sandy Lane Resort (

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We have 4 new stops on the tour this year

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We now have 27 Studios on the Haliburton County Studio Tour. This year four of the artists that were guests last year are now going to be full studios on the tour.

Studio B - Marty Grycick - Fibersden Studio.
Fabric Artists - Knitting, Crochet & Spinning

Studio I - Susan MacDonald - Sue Mac Designs.
Hand Felted Designs

Studio Q - April Gates - Blackbird Pottery

Studio AA - Tiffany Howe
Mixed Media

Please stop by to see them on the tour!

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2014 Studio Tour Brochures are out!

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The 2014 Studio Tour Brochures are done and are being distributed around town! Get your copy!

The tour this year is on October 4th & 5th and October 11th & 12th... we hope to see you there!  Many of our studios are open year round. Please look in the brochure to find out who!

You can also get an electronic copy of our brochure on our website or click here >  2014 HALIBURTON COUNTY STUDIO TOUR BROCHURE

*If you notice that brochures are missing from somewhere they should be or your business runs out of them, please contact the Studio Tour and we would be happy to drop some off!  CONTACT US

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Call to Enter for the HCST

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The “Call to Enter” is now available for anyone who wants to be a part of the Haliburton County Studio Tour. If you, or anyone you know,  want to be a part of our tour, please click here to find out more information about it or contact Laura Trach.

We now have an online application to make the process of applying easier and more convenient. Go to our Call to Enter page for the link to that application.

Deadline for applying is December 22, 2013!

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Winner of the $100 Gift Certificate!

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Congratulations to Kathryn Christenson, from Toronto, who won the $100 gift certificate to one of the studios on the 2013 Haliburton County Studio Tour!

Thank-you to all the people who filled out our survey for a chance to win the $100 gift certificate. The information we gathered is very helpful to us.

If you know of anyone who wants to be on the Haliburton County Studio Tour mailing list and wants a chance to win $100 please direct them to fill out our survey on our website!

The 2013 HCST was a success, now it’s time to get ready for next years! Hopefully we will see you on the tour in 2014!

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The article below was written by Sylvia Rose for the 2013 HCST Fall supplement in the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times.


Haliburton County Studio Tour - Sylvia Rose

As the fall colours begin the their display in the Highlands, there is a buzz of activity
quietly forming from its rich artist community. This call to action is in preparation for the
annual Haliburton County Studio Tour which will occur this year October 5th , 6th , 12th
and 13th . The Studio Tour allows the artists to show the many visitors, their new and
individual pieces of art and offer it for sale. From year to year it is a requirement that, as
a member of the Tour, each artist produce new work and have present a large body of
work for the Tour. The artists have also show their culinary skills. Each studio boasts
home-made treats for all to enjoy! They are excited to show their art. What a treasure
this is for the visitor to each of the studios.
The Tour began in 1988 with a group of artists who were looking for a venue to sell all
the wonderful things they had created. Together they formed the first tour to an
overwhelming success for the artists and their visitors. During the 26 years of the Tour,
there have been more than 100 artists involved. Now it is common to see licence plates
from all over North America and guest book entries from many places around the world.
It is difficult to decide who has more fun, the visitors or the artists. Artists proudly
demonstrate their talent and the visitors exclaim their appreciation. Both are left with
ideas and inspirations. The drive through the rugged terrain of the Haliburton Highlands,
as nature paints the way with its colour display, helps to refresh the minds of everyone.
The art on the Studio Tour is unprecedented. Artists must pass a jurying process and
promise a large quantity of work to qualify. In the Minden area, you can find exquisite
pottery by Lisa and Matt Mihlik, Earth and Fire Pottery, Rickie Woods, and Studio Rose
with demonstrations of their unique styles at each location. If fabric art is what you seek
then visit the Chapman Studio, The Orange Cat Studio, The Two Sisters Studio or
Seasons in Silk and you won’t be disappointed. Beautiful stone sculptures by
Discoveries in Stone, can be seen as guests with Seasons in Silk. Glass Eagle Studio
boasts wonderful glass pieces and guest painter Tiffany Howe. In the Haliburton area
wonderful pottery comes from the studios of Barbara-Joy Peel, Singing Dog Studio,
Blackbird Pottery and Pottery Lane Studio. For fabric art, visit Hand Felted Designs,
Jane Selbie Studio and Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers. There is also exquisite
jewelry for everyone at Windy Ridge Studio and Paradigm Designs. Lia’s Glass Dreams
and Artech Studios feature beautiful blown glass pieces. If you are looking for furniture
or wood products, the Marquetry Man or Windy Ridge Studio should be your
destination. Chuck O’Neil, Rose Pearson, Carole Finn, Annette Blady and Al Van Mil
are painters, each with a unique style and appeal. Chuck also creates fabulous wire
sculptures. The artists are influenced by the beauty and uniqueness of the Highlands
and it shows in their work. It is indeed a festive time.
Each year thousands of visitors respond to the colorful brochure with the loon emblem
to celebrate the two weekends. It is well advertised and it has become an annual
destination for many. It is a well respected event. The benefit reaches beyond the
artists’ doors to the bed and breakfast providers, the golf courses, the restaurants, the
grocery stores, the shops and more. The impact is great and the community providers
are appreciative.
The Tour boasts 28 fabuous artists and is an adventure as the they invite you to come
and join in the appreciation of art, the personalities and the friendliness of the studios.
As you seek that special piece or view an interesting process, you will refresh you mind
and become inspired. Brochures are available at many in town locations or on line at Gather your friends and drive the beautiful art of the
countryside. Join in the excitement, the learning and the congeniality as you meet the
artists and new and old friends.

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Articles from Local Newspapers

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We want to thank our local newspapers, The Minden Times, The Haliburton Echo, and The Highlander for always covering the Haliburton County Studio Tour. They have written many articles showcasing our artists and artisans.  Please go to our "Article Archive" page to view some of the articles they have written both this year and in the past.

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What's New This Year!

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What’s New This Year on the HCST


All of the artists on the studio tour are working hard to produce new and interesting works of art. Below are some of the things that a couple studios have been doing in preparation for the 26th Annual Studio Tour.


Earth and Fire Pottery – Studio P

Grahame (aka The “hairy” potter) and Debbie have been playing with a couple of new and interesting glazes. All of their popular glazes are still available.

Jenn has many new jewellery designs and has started to make one-of-a-kind buttons and pins.