The Arts Trail on 21 is a collaborative endeavor promoting the fine arts community along Highway 21 in Ontario’s West Coast.
We encourage tourists and residents to visit these cultural destinations that include handmade art in many forms, public art installations, workshops, classes and many events.
Enjoy Ontario, and all that it has to offer in the arts, and plan a drive along the Arts Trail on 21!
Create your own self-guide and explore galleries, art schools, co-ops, and diverse artistic talent. Roll over each spot on the map to see more details or use the expanding section below the map to read more (better for Cell phones)
For information on becoming a member of the Arts Trail on 21
Tom Thomson Art Gallery is committed to being an open landscape for the exploration of art. The Gallery has a nationally significant collection of over 2600 artworks which provide important opportunities for new research, dialogue, and curation.
GB Arts is a main street Creative Hub, offering art and craft classes for adults and children. A variety of users, professional and amateur, have access to this open concept space and its specialized tools and equipment, encouraging collaboration and skills development.
Upwards Art Studio combines art supply retail with workshops. We carry a wide variety of art supplies including a huge range of encaustic painting materials. We also have supplies for acrylic, oil, watercolour, and gouache painting. We have a large selection of drawing, collage, and printing supplies. We carry brands such as R&F, Enkaustikos, Golden, Liquitex, and Gamblin. We offer many art workshops including topics such as encaustic, collage, and mixed media. We are located in the heart of the River District in downtown Owen Sound.
Southampton Arts is a Non-profi t Arts Organization located in the heart of downtown Southampton. Our gallery features more than 50 talented local artists, working in a variety of mediums, whose works we are proud to share with the community and visitors!
The Victoria Park Gallery and Gift Shop is located in downtown Kincardine on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We feature original artwork and gifts by local artists and artisans and feature a guest artist monthly.
Grubby Paws Art Studio is a clay studio and shop at the back of a historic Kincardine home. Artists Jane Rigby and Antje Martens-Oberwelland are creating in the basement studio and showing their art a few steps up at the shop.
Stilara is an artisan shop that showcases handmade, sustainable products. Our shop features over 100 artisans from all over Canada, many of which are made in Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties. Our mission is to support as many local artists as possible, and we continue to do so by seeking out some of our most beautiful local handmade products.
The Goderich Co-op Gallery, established in May 2002, operates as a cooperative. Currently, we have a combination of over 30 members & consignees and carry a wide array of original art pieces – including, but not limited to, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery and stained glass.
Brilliant original paintings done in oils, acrylics, soft pastel & watercolour by owner/artist Elizabeth R. Van den Broeck and a combination of acrylic and mixed media paintings by Natalie Hussey. Take the time to fully explore our beautiful display of originals alongside our creative artware collection that includes our wearable art, ceramics, jewellery in our bright and engaging 2000 sq’ gallery space. In the background studio we are busy with custom printing and framing projects, but we love to stop and answer any questions you have.
The Bayfield Centre For The Arts (BCA) is devoted to enriching lives through the creation and appreciation of visual arts. Building on the lakeside ambiance and creative heritage of Bayfi eld, BCA is a portal, opening opportunities for people of all ages to explore their often hidden creative side and to discover the magic of visual arts
We are located on the shores of Lake Huron in Bayfield, Ontario. Owner/artists Joan Bailey and Tony Eyamie are happy to welcome you. We offer beautiful paintings, functional and decorative pottery, hand woven items, and an assortment of other fine crafts by local artists. Contact us for currently available items.
Main Street Gallery
Address: 4 Main Street North, Bayfield, Ontario N0M 1G0
Main Street Gallery is located in the picturesque and historic village of Bayfield Ontario, located on the shores of Lake Huron. The gallery exhibits the work of many award-winning Artists and Artisans including Painters, Potters, Photographers, Wood Turners and Carvers, Sculptors, Jewellers, Textile, Glass, Metal and Ceramic Artists. The gallery is owned and operated by Jim and Linda Taleski.
The core purpose of the gallery is to showcase and promote the work of talented local and regional artists. The gallery exudes a friendly, relaxed vibe and provides an inviting environment in which to display the work.
Jim and Linda’s enthusiasm and enjoyment of their artists’ creative endeavors is evident. Their goal is a simple one; to celebrate the creativity of the artists they represent and to create a positive and rewarding experience for both artist and art lovers alike.
The Gallery House/Skwirl Contempory Art has been recognized as an excellent resource for exceptional Contemporary Fine Art. The gallery represents Senior Canadian Artists, Mid-Career Artists and a select group of influential young artists. We also specialize in secondary market post-war art, naïve and folk art. Showcasing many different styles of art from realism to abstraction and fabulously chic sculptures to invoke conversation and personality in your home whilst keeping it sophisticated and a pleasure to enjoy. Artwork should reflect your style, your taste, your vibe and your personality. Please visit the gallery and go wild and indulge in fine art by Canadian artists from across Canada.
Crichet Handmade Designs offers unique one of a kind pieces that embrace the creativity of 25 local artists and artisans. We believe in the power of making people feel loved and appreciated with small gestures of kindness, we speak the language of Gift Giving, champion the beauty of uniqueness, while taking care of our environment and embracing the art of Handmade.
The Metamorphic Rock Shoppe and Gallery features the creations of over 35 artists and artisans in addition to treasures created in nature, all gorgeously curated for colour and inspired by the lake and its sunsets.
Our artists’ palettes include sand, pebbles, glass and gemstones. Visit the gallery to experience how the energy of the space “feels really good” (customers say), and discover nature-inspired mixed media visual arts for yourself. The shop is a Beams Paints retailer.
Featuring local artists, Helmut Becker and Robin Ellis, who is the artist for the Pioneer Park Association’s ‘Paint the Sunset’ in the summer.
A registered charity working to develop an appreciation and understanding for art by developing and providing art programming for all ages and abilities, we also produce arts events such as the annual Paint Ontario show, festivals, outdoor art installations and more.
Sunset Arts is a cooperative art gallery featuring work by local artists inspired by the beauty of Lake Huron. Open from May to December, we welcome you to browse the gallery and meet the artist on duty.
We acknowledge that the land we stand upon today is the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples and is connected to the Dish with One Spoon wampum, under which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and its resources by the Great Lakes in peace. We also acknowledge the Upper Canada Treaties signed in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 ½. We recognize First Peoples’ continued stewardship of the land and water as well as the historical and ongoing injustices they face in Canada. We accept responsibility as a public institution and as treaty people to renew relationships with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people through reconciliation, community service, and respect.5