The Galleries of Georgetown

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Jul 25, 2016

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The Galleries of Georgetown

Georgetown is a community that lauds and supports the arts, and there are several outstanding galleries to visit. At SilverCreek we are big supporters of art in Georgetown and have provided help to several local galleries. We’ve comprised this listing of popular galleries to provide you with information about the excellent quality of art you will discover here.

Helson Gallery

Located within the Halton Hills Library  & Cultural Centre in Downtown Georgetown, the Helson Gallery is currently showing Locally Grown – which features recent work by various Halton Hills artists. The show is running until September 11, 2016. Also showing in the Sisnett Lobby is a collection called From The Vault: An exhibition of new acquisitions and old favourites from the Town of Halton Hills Art Collection.

The Gallery offers outreach presentations to local service clubs and other organizations.

A speaker will visit your group and provide a 45 minute talk on the culturally significant Helson Collection and Canada’s premier painters, the Group of Seven along with highlights of the many new gifts of art made to the Town of Halton Hills. Special in-gallery presentations about the Helson Collection are also available.

For further information please contact:

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536

Red Door Gallery

The Red Door Gallery reopened this past spring at 69 Main Street South in downtown Georgetown. Thanks to a generous donation by Doug Pattison of SilverCreek Group, Red Door Gallery’s new digs opened with “A Tribute to Northern Ontario” by juried show winner Gordon Mitchell.

Mitchell’s new show features a new body of work from his travels across the northern Ontario, including Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, and the Lake Superior region of Algoma.  He paints the scene with the emotion of the experience in vivid colours and with carefree brushstrokes that capture the natural and rugged beauty of Northern Ontario.  Gordon’s style has been influenced by instructors at the Oakville Art Society, Loyalist College, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Gallery and renowned artist Tony Bianco.

Address: 69 Main Street South, Georgetown

Website: www.reddoorgallery.ca

Sidedoor Gallery

This past Spring, The Sidedoor Gallery reopened in space made available within The Hotel McGibbon by Doug Pattison of SilverCreek Group – the developer behind The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon.

Affectionately dubbed Sidedoor Gallery, this community event space is cousins with the locally owned Red Door Gallery. Sidedoor offers residents of Georgetown a place to meet, collaborate and showcase local events and projects, like Canada 150 and the Heritage Trail design.

Artisans’ Attic Gallery and Gifts

The Artisans’ Attic is an artisan’s co-operative comprised of 10 local artists. It houses their original work, as well as that of more than 20 other dynamic artists and is in its 15th year. The abundance of skilled and beautiful work displayed at this store/gallery includes: functional and decorative pottery, weaving, basketry, jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints, photography, stained glass, blown glass, papier mache, fibre arts, metal sculpture, wood-working and so much more.

The Artisans’ Attic at 73 Main Street South, Georgetown, is manned by the membership artists who can be seen working at their craft during store hours.

Address: 73 Main Street South, Georgetown

Williams Mill in Glen Williams

Built originally as a sawmill, the property on which the Williams Mill is located is part of a 200 acre parcel that has undergone various iterations over the century. Purchased by local entrepreneurs Doug and Mary Lou Brock in 1985, the buildings underwent restoration. Between 1989 and 1994, parts of the building were usable and subsequently rented to a technology company. It was an original Mill artist, Carol-Ann Michaelson, who encouraged the Brocks to convert the space into artist studios and since then the Mill has grown into a collection of renowned professional artists that have built a unique and creative atmosphere for arts and culture.

Today Williams Mill is a comprehensive visual arts centre that showcases exhibits from emerging and accomplished Ontario artists. You can meet artists in their studios and watch them at their easels and workbenches. You can interact with the artists and buy their work even before it leaves the studio!

Address: 515 Main Street, Glen Williams

www.williamsmill.com

Kids Art Studio Experience

KASE, Kids Art Studio Experience, offers a community art studio where personalized instruction meets great inspiration. The studio is located on the corner of Mill near Main (just steps from The Residences at the Hotel McGibbon), in the heart of beautiful downtown Georgetown. For more than 18 years, KASE has supported and promoted youth achievements in education in the arts. KASE encourages kids to tap into their natural talents and let creativity shine. They strengthen their skills and build confidence.

KASE offers small class size and 2 instructor ratio giving each and every student the opportunity to express themselves and grow artistically.

KASE Art Programs:

Fine Arts Program (September-June)
PA Day – Art Smart Workshops
Summer Creative Camps- (Jul.- Aug.)
Seasonal Workshops
Birthdays and Special Events
Start with Art – Toddler and Me Program (Mon-Fri.)
Portfolio Development
Home School Program
Artist in the Classroom
Animation
And much, much more!

For more information and to reserve YOUR studio space, visit KASE online – http://v2.kase.ca

Address: 138A Mill Street, Georgetown