Making Connections

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Making Connections
Making Connections

Following in the footsteps of the Group of Seven is just that: connecting the artworks to the landscape. It's about immersing yourself wholeheartedly in same the places, sights, scents and sounds that captivated the Group of Seven during those remote trips in Algoma and along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

The artists and artisans who reside in the region continue to be inspired by the landscapes, culture and history of this place. Following the Group of Seven Touring Route, add one or more of these stops to your itinerary:

Art Gallery of Algoma. An absolute must-stop on the route. The AGA's permanent of over 5,000 artworks include paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, installations and decorative arts. The collection consists of works by members of the Group of Seven. Book a Group of Seven Painting Tour which consists of a guided tour of the exhibitions and a mini painting lesson in the Group of Seven style. Visitors can book art-making classes including a Woodland Art Tour.

Arts on the Trail Tour. Enjoy the beauty of the Algoma region's fall colours with this art event. Held each year on the last Saturday of September, the Elliot Lake Arts on the Trail was created to promote the growth of artists, increasing appreciation for fine arts and crafts. This event gathers a diverse group of artists together amid the flora, fauna, and majestic beauty of the Elliot Lake area.

TVM Art Gallery. Situated at the Blind River Marina on the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, the Timber Village Art Gallery is a significant space as it represents the community's white pine logging history and relationship with the water. Visitors can view a diverse collection of work by local artists and purchase pieces. Rotating exhibitions take place throughout the year with various modern and heritage themes.

Arts at the Dock. This is Northern Ontario's largest outdoor juried art event. It's a one-day event held at the Hilton Beach Marina area and Community Hall. This multi-media show hosts over 40 of the finest artists who work in paint, photography, stained glass, wood, pottery, textiles and more. Held on the third Sunday of July each year.

Sylvan Circle Tour. Enjoy a drive along scenic country roads to meet over 50 of the finest artisans between the towns of Bruce Mines and Echo Bay. Pottery, paintings, glass, metal, photography, woodworking and textiles are just some mediums used to make stunning works.

Summer Moon Festival. This 3-day event is a unique event as it features the real-time creation of large-scale public art. An urban art experience, the event hosts three evenings of live music, Northern Ontario's largest Indigenous market, multi-disciplinary artist workshops and urban-style block parties in Sault Ste. Marie.

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