Galleries & Artisans
More than just a place to view and purchase art, our local galleries are a window into the local architecture, flora, fauna, and people who live in here.
Gloria Kigma Art Studio
Vibrant acrylic, watercolours, pastel and encaustic works, are the focus of artist Gloria Kingma, she is adept at the play of light across her landscapes, florals, still life and animal works and captures a sense of fun in her pieces. Gloria Kigma Art Studio is located in a century old brick building in Dunnville and in addition to the studio, she offers instructional classes.
LVW Creative Barracks
Lacie Williamson is a self- taught professional artist and arts educator. She works in a variety of mediums and features original art pieces, artwork prints, photography, gallery and creative space, and offers classes and courses for all ages. Her eclectic gallery also teaches graffiti art techniques, hosts events and is a drop-in centre for creatives.
Wildwood Art Gallery and Studio
Wildwood is home to Artist Kerry Walford, her hubby Adam Peet. Kerry’s oil paintings of beautiful rural landscapes in rich colours are featured throughout the gallery as well as the work of other local & surrounding area artists. They also host several curated art shows throughout the year and offer classes.
William Biddle Gallery
William Biddle’s original watercolours of local landmarks and landscapes and limited prints, offer a glimpse into a simpler time, with romantic views of the countryside and shorelines. Stunning portraits with a light watery touch that accents the subject and reflects light. Also known for his paintings of architectural buildings. Offers classes as well.
Our artisans and craftsman will create something unique for you to take home and remember your visit. Take time to talk to our skilled craft workers about their traditional and new techniques involved in making your new hand-made treasure.
The Blacksmith’s Garden at Towpath on the Grand
Home and garden accessories including hand-crafted metal artwork. From whimsical weathered iron moose or elk, wire baskets, and metal bird feeders to large colourful metal flowers, the artisan at the Blacksmith’s Garden at Towpath On The Grand can help you find something unique and special for your yard or garden.
The Design House
Fine art reproduction studio and museum quality giclee prints. Their Master Printer has over 20 years of experience in working directly with artists to create the best quality and colour consistency and provides artists with certificates of authenticity for limited prints.
Whether you want a traditional chessboard or something unusual like a dice poker board, these handcrafted wooden boards will be a keepsake for generations. Great for the cottage, make sure to check out all of their unique wooden games and toys.
Sweet Escape Candles
Offering hand-poured natural soy candles and bath and body products, sumptuous scents which release quickly and last for hours. All of their candles are made from natural soy wax and our wicks are lead-free. Also offering a variety of unique gifts, artisan crafts, and bath & body products and launching a variety of soaps and bath products.
You don’t have to visit a gallery to view local art, why not grab a coffee or lunch at one of our many businesses that feature artwork for viewing and sale.
The Carolinian Cafe and Eatery
While enjoying a cappuccino created to your specifications, view the artwork on display both from local and Canadian artists and photographers. Using locally sourced meat and produce, the Carolinian features in-house freshly baked muffins and cookies, or enjoy a classic Panini pressed deli sandwich.
Edinburgh Square Heritage and Cultural Centre
Explore the history of Halidmand County through permanent & temporary exhibits, including artwork relating the region. An annual juried art exhibition is held every May. Formerly the Caledonia Town Hall and Lock-Up, built over 150 years ago by noted architect John Turner, Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre presents the history of Caledonia through educational and outreach activities and a number of permanent & temporary exhibits.
Flyers Bakery and Cafe
Home to Haldimand Art Works, an artists collective, Flyers showcases the juried work of Haldimand artists and artisans. Known for their all-day breakfast and their themed aviation decor, this is the place to go when you want to have soup and a hot sandwich on great store baked bread.
A local artist is featured every month, and the artwork on display is for sale. Grab a latte and muffin in this inclusive, welcoming space where people of all ages can come together to enjoy healthy, locally sourced, organic, handcrafted food and fairtrade, organic coffee.
Ruthven Park National Historic Site
Looking to view historic art? Learn about the history of the area through art pieces of and by members of the Thompson family in a tour of this unique historic estate overlooking the Canadian Heritage Grand River, and experience the mansion and the lifestyle of the family who lived here from the 1840s – 1990s.