Manitoulin Art Tour spans Island with 63 artists in 35 locations

Rochelle Neal’s studio overlooking Lake Mindemoya is always a popular stop on the tour.

MANITOULIN—The weekend promises to be a stellar opportunity for patrons of the arts as the Manitoulin Art Tour returns after a two year hiatus.

“It’s going to be fantastic,” said organizer Judy Boyd. “I am ecstatic and so are all of the artists, galleries and stores. Everybody is ready to get out there and show their work.”

Ms. Boyd notes that there are 63 artists participating in this year’s Manitoulin Art Tour, spanning the entire length and breadth of the Island.

“From Meldrum Bay all the way to South Baymouth, it’s all over the Island,” she said. “Not only do you get to see some amazing art, you also get to take in the wonderful, beautiful scenery here on Manitoulin Island. It is so absolutely beautiful here.”

Ms. Boyd said that she wants to thank all of the people who have helped make this year’s Manitoulin Art Tour one of the best ever.

“Leslie McDermid looked after our social media, Petra Wall did our Facebook page, Marty Gryciuk did our letters, Christi Anderson Pearson did finance, Dylon Whyte did our webpage and Jon Butler was in charge of correspondence,” she said. “Then there are all of the sponsors.”

Ms. Boyd also lauded the many artists and locations that have stepped forward to participate. “Without all these people, the artists, the sponsors and the locations, this just wouldn’t be able to happen,” she said. “I just can’t say enough good about all of them.”

Please see the Art Tour spread on Pages 28 and 29.