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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For Arts Sake

This weekend is all about art in Burlington with two events showcasing area artists and their fabulous works.  I am looking forward to a day out with a girlfriend, browsing and perhaps getting an early start on Christmas with some unique one-of-a-kind gifts.

First of all we are going to check out the The Wearable Art Sale on Saturday November 5, from 10 am to 4 pm.  I have attended this juried show of hand-made jewellery, clothing, scarves, purses, accessories, hats and more for the last two years and I am always amazed at the talented artisans and the beautiful pieces on display.  I have been able to pick up gifts for some hard to buy for people on my list and they were as thrilled to receive as I was to give.  Often however I have a hard time parting with these treasures and have been known to buy myself early gifts from Santa!

Mandie Patterson (Burlington) photo courtesy of BAC

Izz Marazanna
photo courtesy of BAC

The next stop will be at a few of the studios on the Art in Action Studio tour held on both Saturday Nov. 5 and Sunday Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  In its 9th year this volunteer run event features 8 “studios” with 25 artists.   With Photography, Jewellery, Fine Art Oil, Resin, Mixed Media and Watercolour painting, Hand Turned Wood, Blacksmithing, Gold Smithing, Textile, Custom Handbags, Stained Glass, Copper and Stone Sculptures it will be hard to pick which studio to visit so it is a good thing we have Sunday too!  This tour will be featured on the Arts Matter show on Cogeco (channel 23) airing the week of October 31. 

Art in Action Studio Tour

Of course the day wouldn’t be complete without stopping at one of the local restaurants for a bite and our challenge will be choosing from the many great locations.  Tourism Burlington has a detailed list of culinary experiences so I am going to consult this for ideas and we will see what tempts our palate when we are out and about. 

For more information on family adventures, great hotel deals and getaway packages and local festivals and events visit Tourism Burlington.com.

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