The landscape, the history, the culture, the people; the authentic elements of Hastings County uniquely inspire each stroke of a brush, influence the fine details of curation, and forge hot glass into intricate designs. South to North and East to West, there is a vibrant artisanal vein that runs through Hastings County, and we have mapped it out for you!
The Arts Route creates a trail of discovery to painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, performing arts and other creatives, making it effortless for visitors to uncover the bountiful artistic talent here.
Plan out your route with our online interactive map!
Art in the Park - August 4 - Tweed, On
Art at Farmtown Park - August 12 - Stirling, On
Tweed & Area Studio Tour - September 22 & 23
Bancroft & Area Studio Tour - Sepetember 22, 23 & 29, 30
We understand the importance of supporting and celebrating our arts and culture. It is key to our quality of place and celebrating our place will attract more tourists, dollars and investment to our local economy. That’s why we promote local artisans on our award winning Arts Route. And it is through the Arts Route that we can begin to brand Hastings County as being the creative place that it is.
By supporting our rich cultural heritage, showcasing our unique identities and celebrating our cultural and entertainment amenities, we will become an even more attractive place for people visit and live, and investment will follow. Learn more about our cultural plan.
With financial support from Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) in Bancroft and Trenval Business Development Corporation in the Quinte Region, we have developed the Arts Route.
Artisans and arts organizations can have their venues featured on the route. An online interactive map was developed to make it easier for people to find the artisans and navigate around Hastings County.
There is no fee/cost to be a member of the Arts Route, but there are requirements that businesses/organizations must meet in order to be accepted as a member.
Interested in becoming a member? Complete the online application form and upon completion, you will receive an email from Kasey Rogerson, Tourism Development Coordinator, to confirm your application. If you have any questions about the Arts Route, please contact Kasey Rogerson at email@example.com or call 613-966-6712 x4012.