FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF MILTON
The Fine Arts Society of Milton was at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday September 17th. They set up a show there at least once a year. FASM is one of the non-profit organizations that use the space on the sidewalk. Knox Presbyterian Church kindly allows the art group to occasionally use their grass
The Fine Arts Society of Milton was at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday September 17th. They set up a show there at least once a year. FASM is one of the non-profit organizations that use the space on the sidewalk. Knox Presbyterian Church kindly allows the art group to occasionally use their grassy area under the trees as well.
The local artists have been part of the market for many years, showing samples of work and handing out brochures, just a few weeks prior to the annual Milton Studio Tour. (This year on October 1st and 2nd) Artists Trixy Benner, Jenny Panda, Tina Newlove, Dave Haringa and Ursula McDermid have faithfully shown art many times at the market, while Christine Mambourg, Heather Nagel and Trudy Priede joined them this year to add to the colourful, interesting show. They handed out Studio Tour Brochures to passers-by. Many people at the market expect to see the distinctive blue, white and yellow brochures at this time. The popular Studio Tour Brochure has maps of the area to help visitors locate their favourite artists and the art that they wish to explore.
The annual tour of artists’ studios and galleries takes visitors through downtown, then winds into the surrounding countryside. Visitors are helped to choose their route into the north of Milton which extends almost to Rockton (including the charming village of Eden Mills) and in the south through colourful autumn leaves to picturesque Carlisle and Kilbride.
The brochures were available through the summer and throughout the weekend of October 1st and 2nd at different stores, libraries and various venues around the area.
Arrows, signs and blue and yellow balloons, strategically placed by volunteer FASM artists and friends throughout the area, during the show, to assist visitors to easily locate the studios on the map.
Painters; Potters; Sculptors; Woodcarvers; Fabric Artists; Photographers; Graphic Artists; Artists in Mixed Media; Illustrators all show their work. Creative, fascinating people: in studios; homes; group galleries, are always eager to show their unique artwork.
Contact information is available in the brochures, so if you missed the 2016 tour, you could still discover each individual artist at their studio or at another local show. Area artists’ work can often be viewed at shows at for example at: the Milton Centre of the Arts ; FASM in the Mall; the Milton Town Hall and various venues in and around town. www.fasm.ca