What is the Milton Area Studio Tour?

 

Click on the image for a downloadable copy of the map for the 20th Anniversary Year of the Tour

The Fine Arts Society of Milton (FASM) has run a very successful Milton Area Studio Tour since 1998.  As a volunteer-run, not-for-profit group, we have relied on our members to contribute their time and talents for all that is necessary to run such a major event. The Tour area covers most of North Halton and we have welcomed guest artists from the area and beyond as long as they are FASM members.

The Milton Area Studio Tour has always been held on the weekend before Thanksgiving, on the Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Visitors would follow a self-guided brochure and map, with the aid of signs posted along the way.

Click on the image for a list of artists in the 20th Anniversary Year of the Tour

You can see in the sample brochure to the right, our Artists work in a wide variety of mediums and have exhibited in various locations which we categorize as:

Working Studioswhich can be free standing or in homes but are set up with the tools, finished works, works in progress or display space where the artist normally creates. They are in rural and urban locations.

Solo Locationswith one or two artist(s) in a private home, both rural and urban. An area of the home would be set up with displays of work and materials used and, where appropriate, a demonstration area.

Guest Artists could be invited to locate themselves in Solo Locations. There would usually be only one guest in a Solo Location.

Group Locations, with 3 or more artists, would be set up in private homes, community centres, galleries, or other suitable venues. These would be in rural and urban locations. For any Commercial gallery locations, you would see only those works on display by the Artists on the Tour.

In all cases, the many Artists on the Tour would welcome you to find an addition to your home décor, just the right gift for that special someone, or simply to find thoughtful inspiration for your own enjoyment.

The Milton Area Studio Tour is currently on hiatus while the Board of Directors concentrates their efforts on developing a revitalized and refreshed version of this event.

When it is ready to launch again, come again and see the variety and quality of the work yourself.  We look forward to seeing those who have come year after year and those who will discover the tour for the very first time.

Please Support Our Sponsors

Each year, many businesses throughout Milton have supported the artists in the community by sponsoring the Milton Area Studio Tour.  Please show your support for them in return:

  • Zak’s Pharmacy

  • Springridge Farms

  • Pasqualino’s

  • FirstOntario Arts Centre of Milton

  • FASM Gallery at the Mall

  • Milton Home Hardware

  • Corby Custom Framing

  • Cascata Bistro

  • LaRose Italian Bakery

  • Lowville Bistro

  • Benefits Edge