The Elgin Arts Trail invites visitors to explore the area’s vibrant and thriving visual arts community. The trail takes visitors on a journey to 12 studios, galleries, and crafters across Elgin County and St. Thomas featuring original paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, and hand crafted items.

Numerous studios and galleries can be found in the quaint towns and villages that dot the Elgin County countryside and shoreline. The historic City of St. Thomas is transforming itself into a creative hub with several galleries calling the downtown core home. More studios and galleries can be found in the seldom explored, yet ruggedly beautiful western portion of the County where artists have an innate ability to capture the essence and history of rural life.

Visit Canada’s oldest continuously operating pottery studio, take an art class at a fully functional studio, or purchase a piece from one of Elgin’s charming folk artists. Experience the sweet scents of hand poured candles in the historic Quaker settlement of Sparta, ON, or visit a spacious 1842 home selling and displaying fibre and yarn art.

Come discover the delightful treasures that await you on the Elgin Arts Trail, experience the artistic culture, find that special gift, and discover the natural beauty of Elgin-St. Thomas.

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