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Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront. Come and enjoy a live theatre performance. Check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Promenade Days. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.


2023 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour

2023 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour celebrates 40 years Do you love art? Do you love fall colours? So do we! We are 30 artists/crafts people who will open our studios to exhibit work at 20 locations in Simcoe County during this year’s 40th Anniversary 2023 Images Studio Tour. We are proud to be one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours in Ontario.

Mark your calendars! The Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour takes place over four days from October 6 to 9 (10 am – 5 pm daily). This free self-guided tour takes you through the beautiful rural landscapes of Oro-Medonte, Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shoreline to Orillia. You will discover exceptional art and the beautiful fall colours of Central Ontario. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewelers and mixed media artists. Don’t miss this chance to get to know some fascinating artists and perhaps find a work of art that inspires you.

We welcome you to our studios and look forward to sharing our creativity as we celebrate 40 years! For more details, including a map and list of artists, please click here. (
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