ABOUT THE TOUR
Over its 41 year history, the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour saw a continued evolution, presenting only the finest professional artists and craftspeople working within Muskoka. There was always something new to discover, from well-designed functional items to expressive fine art. Everything you saw on the tour had emerged from the inspiration of the landscape and the skill of the members. The remarkable realm of colour, form, texture, and design created by the artists of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour was echoed in the splendour of the region at this magnificent time of year. The brilliant foliage and sparkling waters highlighted the pleasure of seeking out the studios tucked in back roads and overlooking scenic vistas.
The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour began its artistic journey in the late seventies, when sculptor Richard Green, joined by a few friends, first developed the innovative concept. Dedicated to the belief that a piece of art is best understood when the viewer can meet the creator, the original members of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour enthusiastically opened their studio doors and shared not only their finished work, but also the processes behind it. Through discussion, demonstrations and displays, visitors to the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour were able to deepen their understanding and appreciation for a multitude of artistic mediums and techniques.
In celebration of the Tour's 35th anniversary, the artists compiled a collection of brochures for each year during the past three decades of excellence. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of this annual event.