The Hills of Erin Studio Tour
Featuring artists from Erin, Hillsburgh and surrounding areas...

2017 Studio Tour Dates: 

September 16-17 2017 10am-5pm

September 23-24 2017 10am-5pm 

The award winning Hills of Erin Studio Tour welcomes professional and emerging artists and artisans who are committed to creative, original expression to apply to be part of the 29th annual studio tour.  We are encouraging dynamic artists from the Erin area to take part in their own studios or as a guest. Host sites are also available for artists from surrounding communities.  Our aim is to promote the arts within our area and showcase our countryside, full of charming, talented and supportive artists.  The tour is a co-operative effort by all participants where each member contributes equally to organize and promote the event and wealth of arts in our community.

The Tour will be held on two weekends, September 16-17 and September 23-24, 2017, with guests opting to participate in one or both weekends.  Application deadline is February 28, 2017. Notification of acceptance is March 12, 2017.


Jennifer McKinnon - Artist, Benitta Wilcox - Chair, Al Alls - Mayor of ErinCentre - Benitta Wilcox (with the award), Artist & 2015 Chair; Left - Jennifer McKinnon, Artist & Past Co-Chair; Right - Al Alls, Mayor of Erin


2015 Headwaters Taste of Tourism Award Winner for Best Arts, Cultural or Heritage Experience.

The award-winning Hills of Erin Studio Tour (#HOESTour) has flourished over the years with great artistic diversity. It boasts a large following of local patrons, business partners and host locations - and of course quality artists representing not only painters and photographers but also carvers, encaustic artists, fibre artists, wood turners, potters and glass artists.  The core intention of the tour remains - we represent a cooperative effort by local artists to promote art in our community!



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