New Edinburgh art tour returns this fall
Two Manor Park artists featured on tour
The New Edinburgh Studio Tour (NEST) is returning this fall after a three-year hiatus and is set to feature 29 talented artists at 10 locations.
With studio and gallery destinations within walking distance from each other, this self-guided tour offers the public a unique opportunity to discover and connect with local and guest artists, professional and emerging, while experiencing the charm of New Edinburgh.
Typically tucked away in their studio spaces and engaged in creative expression, NEST provides the artists an occasion to step out, exhibit their work, and share their creative processes.
Media represented includes works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, encaustic, textile, printmaking, jewelry, photography, ceramic sculpture and glass.
The participating artists include Tracy Armstrong, Iris Arnon, Susan Ashbrook, Carmen Bohn, André Breau, Lori Brethour Coulter, Pat Carbonneau, Jane Cass, Mira Culham, Karen Dyrda, Lynda Dyson, Sarah Jane Estabrooks, Johanna Jansen, Jennifer Anne Kelly, Clara Kim, Leslie Lambert, Aileen Leo, Ariel Lyons, Cathy Mavriplis, Andrea Mueller, Sara Mullen, Musica Borealis (Karol Mabel Contreras, Yanik Fillion-Murphy, Eva Penner), Josée Robillard, Maureen Tracey, and participating Manor Park artists Martha Nixon and Beth Stikeman. (See profiles of Beth and Martha.)
Artwork will be for sale directly from the artists and live demonstrations will occur at various locations throughout the two days. A brochure will be available at select local businesses prior to NEST with the artists’ information, their locations and a tour map.
Volunteers and support
This event is possible only through the collaborative efforts of our outstanding local business sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, artists, and those who have donated spaces–all of whom contribute to elevate and strengthen the artistic and cultural profile of our community.
We are sincerely grateful for the ongoing support and title sponsorship of Natalie Belovic of Urban Ottawa, and sponsors Align Massage Therapy Lindenlea, Beechwood Auto Service, Beechwood Cemetery, Beechwood Market, Books on Beechwood, Metro, and Pandore Innovations. Thank you to our advertisers Ottawa-Vanier MP Mona Fortier, MPP Lucille Collard and Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King.
NEST is organized by a dedicated volunteer group of local artists who have combined their collective passion with a vision to build a vibrant arts scene in New Edinburgh. The planning committee includes founder Sara Alex Mullen, Josée Robillard, Ariel Lyons, Susan Ashbrook, and new to the committee this year is Beth.
NEST takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 at locations across New Edinburgh. Admissions is free, parking is free there will be free draws for door prizes at studio and gallery locations.
This article was written by Josée Robillard, a member of the New Edinburgh Studio Tour (NEST) organizing committee.