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  1. Insights Juried Art Exhibition

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    As the longest running regional juried art show remaining in Ontario, this exhibit will amaze and inspire. Don’t miss what is sure to be another amazing show, hosted by the Wellington County Museum.

    The 42nd Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Art runs from March 30, 2023 – June 11, 2023.

    Insights encourages and honours excellence, high levels of accomplishment, and innovative approaches to artistic expression in the work of local artists. Jurors are drawn from the ranks of top art professionals, educators and curators. Collaboration with the Wellington County Museum and Archives makes it possible to present the show in beautiful surroundings and in a wonderful gallery.


  2. Elora Fergus Studio Tour

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    We renowned for our artist collectives. Creativity thrives here. The Elora Fergus Studio Tour is your chance to get inside the creative spaces of our local artists, in a self-guided tour that takes place annually over two weekends. Meet the makers and see what inspires them. Start at the Elora Centre for the Arts, with their exhibit featuring the artists on tour, and then head off to get inspired.

  3. Art is our heart

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    As you wander throughout the downtown streets and riverside views of Fergus and Elora, you’ll discover that art is at the heart of our communities.

    Not only do we have a thriving arts community here, where creativity is inspired daily by our natural environment, but we also believe in making art accessible, attainable and a part of the landscape. If you look around, you’ll find artistic expression everywhere in the hearts of our historic towns.

    ‘Before Knowing’ is a sculpture about the desire and fear of being known by another. Two tentative and curious creatures, vastly different, discover a friend. These objects serve as a reminder of what was, what is and what could be. ‘Before Knowing’ explores emotions and feelings (which come and go). While being made of robust materials, they speak of impermanence. Sculpture artist Erin Perry. Photo by Lianne Carter

    The Elora Sculpture Project has added character and beauty to downtown streets and walkways. Take a tour around either town and you’ll find inspired pieces of intriguing sculptures.

    If you’re in Fergus, walk riverside along the manicured pathways alongside the Grand River and you’ll see sculptures set in amongst the gardens and natural beauty that overlook the waterfalls.

    In Elora, sculpture pieces can be found in interesting places throughout the downtown core, encouraging art lovers to tour beyond the main streets.

    And of course, there is perhaps the most famous sculpture in town, known to the locals as Tall Man. Located in the Elora Greenspace, in the heart of the village, stands a giant sculpture of a finger pointing figure by artist Scott McNicol. The piece is titled “Who’s in Charge,” and it has become a central fixture to the gardens and greenspace. Get your phones out and snap a photo of you and your friends with this grand landmark.  And if you post a photo with the big fella, tag us in on Instagram @visitelorafergus.

    Tall Man Photo by Bill Longshaw

    Be sure to seek out the artisan shops too, featuring hand-crafted pieces of pottery, jewellery, blown and designed glass creations, fine art paintings, wood working, quilts, photography and more. Best of all, most times you’ll get you’ll meet the maker and talk about their inspiration. Living here is inspiration enough.

    You’ll find even more art in the heart of Elora at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Located just a few blocks from downtown, at the cross of Melville and Mill Streets, sits a historic landmark that has been lovingly restored as a celebration of the local arts community. The old walls are alive and thriving with creative energy. Take in a free art exhibit in the Minarovich Gallery and browse local wares in the Artisan Shop. The grounds include the Outdoor Pathways Project outdoor art pieces and sculpture, a beautiful spot to picnic and appreciate that art is everywhere here.

    This delightfully whimsical section of the Pathways project was created by Supportive Arts participants. Photo by Lianne Carter
  4. Insights Juried Art Exhibition – 40th anniversary

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    The Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts marks its 40th anniversary in 2019.

    In honour of the occasion, the exhibition Opening Gala will be held on June 19 from 7 to 9pm at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

    Insights 40 runs from June 19 to Sept. 1 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

    The on-going collaboration with this historic venue has made it possible to present the show in beautiful surroundings and in a wonderful gallery.


  5. Opening – Insights 39th Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts

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    Join in the celebration of the opening of one of the most celebrated art shows of the year!

    Exhibit Opening Reception:


    The Insights Juried Art Exhibition will be returning to the Wellington County Museum and Archives this summer from June 13 to September 3, 2018. Admission is by donation.

    Organized and sponsored by the Elora Arts Council Insights Committee, this juried art exhibit displays a wide range of original art in a variety of mediums, showcasing the works of well-established artists with emerging artists.

    Now celebrating 39 years, Insights remains one of the largest and longest-running art shows in Ontario.

    Come out and enjoy the gallery space, the creative exhibition and the ceremonies to follow at 8pm, with live music and light refreshments.

    As an added feature, the Insights Committee has organized a Walk with the Jurors for Sunday, June 17 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Jurors John Kissick, Janice Mason Steeves and Tammy Ratcliff will share how their ideas and sensibilities shaped the exhibit. Admission for this event is $5.00.


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