Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Event Weekend Aug 5 and 6

Studios open on Nancy lane, featuring new guest artists.
CWL lunch on the lawn beside St James church 11am until 2pm.
Historical tour of the village. Meet 11am at Ladyhead monument at the dock. Saturday only.
The Stone School Gallery has a new show opening Friday evening - click to see details here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Join us this weekend for Strawberry Shortcake Tea!

Strawberry Shortcake Tea
Saturday & Sunday July 8 & 9
11am-3pm at 29 Rue Mill

Our Studios will be open so come and bring the sunshine 😊

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Opening Weekend Success

Thank you to everyone who came to visit for our opening weekend event, we had a wonderful crowd!
Please visit us again this coming weekend, June 17th & 18th, our studios will be open from 11am-4pm.

Student display organized by Ginette Spearman & Frances Shea                                                                                          Luncheon on the lawn & Bake sale                     
Geraldine Classen in her art studio                                                                                                                   Student display
                'Get Art' river sculpture painting & prizes for kids organized by Kate Aley                                                                                  Guest artist Dave Mungall watercolors                                                    

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Opening Weekend June 3 & 4, 2017!

We are busy preparing for our grand opening weekend this summer. Please come join us! We have several activities happening throughout the historic town of Portage du Fort.

Special Opening Weekend
Saturday & Sunday - June 3 & 4, 2017 - 11am - 4pm

Nancy Lane Studios
Art station
Summer kitchen
Stone Stable
Art Barn

Church St Collections
Anglican hall Thrift Shop
Town Hall Yard Sale
St James​ Church Hall Art Exhibit

Mill Street special events
History walk at Lady Head monument – Saturday 11am
'Get Art' river sculpture painting & prizes for kids – Saturday 11am
Classic car show - Saturday​ 10am - 3pm
PAA studio tour preview at the Stone School Gallery
Wildflower Garden talk at the Stone School gallery – Sunday 2pm
Luncheon on the lawn & Bake sale - fundraiser
Live music
Photography fun with Champlain Cut-out
Special guest artists
Student displays

Art & Artisan Studios open most weekends 11am - 4pm June until August 2017



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Closed for the season - Join us again in June 2017

We had a great summer! Many new artists joined our weekend events and we had wonderful visitors from near and far.

Visit us again in 2017 for our opening weekend June 3 & 4!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Special Event Weekend

August 6
Historical Walking Tour 11:00 am at the Lady Head Monument.
CWL lunch at St  James church hall.
Music on Nancy Lane.
Basket making on Nancy Lane
Plein air painting on Nancy Lane and Mill Street.
Special guest artists.

Studios open all weekend, as marked on our map.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Join us this weekend!

We have special events and exhibits this weekend!

Open Studios 
Visit our art studios around town featuring artists working in
painting, sculpture, glass, pottery, furniture, mosaics, jewelry, photography, textiles and more! See our Map for details
Summer Kitchen
Stone Stable
Art Barn
Stone School Gallery
Church Hall

Cafe Fundraiser 
Enjoy lunch on the lawn, proceeds from the lunch will go towards building a school in Kenya
Saturday 11.30-2.30pm
29 Rue Mill

Youth Artists' Exhibit
Featuring the work of local talented high school students
Saturday & Sunday
17 Rue Mill


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Upcoming Event Weekend - JULY 2 & 3

We are celebrating with extra events and artists for the first weekend of July

The café charity fundraisers have been a big success and we will have another lunch on on the lawn Saturday, July 2nd from 11.30am-2.30pm at 29 Rue Mill

Portage du Fort is a beautiful village on the Ottawa river, please join us to celebrate its culture, and history
Our studios are open every summer weekend with additional special events the first weekends in June, July and August - follow our map!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Studios & Special Event Weekends, Summer 2016

Below is our French & English summer postcard. We have our studios open each summer weekend and special events the first weekend in June, July & August. Please come visit, use our map to walk around town!




Wonderful Opening Weekend

Had a wonderful opening weekend June 4 & 5th with community mural painting, gallery visits, outdoor luncheon, music, youth artists' exhibit and a historical walking tour. 
Please join us for our next special event weekend, July 2 & 3rd. 
Our studios are also open every weekend in the summer.















Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Special Opening Weekend - June 4 & 5, 2016

Please join us in beautiful Portage Du Fort, Quebec

Saturday & Sunday - June 4th & 5th, 2016 - 11-4pm

Open Studios
Visit our art studios around town featuring artists working in
painting, sculpture, glass, pottery, furniture, mosaics, jewelry, photography, textiles and more!

Community Mural Painting with 'Get Art' 
Come and join us in painting a mural for the park, we will have supplies, children and those new to art are more than welcome to participate
Saturday 11-3pm
Parc Brosseau (corner of Rue Mill and Rue Usborne)

Plein Air Painting
Community outdoor painting/drawing session, no experience needed, bring anything you have on hand to draw, sketch, paint or sculpt
Sunday Parc Brosseau (corner of Rue Mill and Rue Usborne)

Youth Artists' Exhibit

Featuring the work of local talented high school students
Saturday & Sunday
17 Rue Mill

Historical Walking Tour
Saturday at 11am, Lady Head Monument
Meet at the end of Rue Main near the monument by the water

Charity Lunch & Bake Sale with Live Acoustic Guitar
Enjoy lunch on the lawn of a historic home, proceeds from the lunch and bake sale are for the playground in Portage du Fort
Guitar will be performed by Larry Evans
Saturday & Sunday 11-2.30pm
16 Rue Mill


Members of Artistes de la Rivière:

Art BarnRue Nancy
Paintings & sculptures
Art Barn, Rue Nancy

16 Rue Nancy

Rue Nancy

Rue Nancy

Kathleen Ranger
Paintings
Rue Nancy

Tin Shed, Rue Nancy

David Lawrence
Drawing
Rue Nancy

Ellen Schowalter
Art & Unique Jewelry
Rue Nancy

Janet Springer
Fused Glass, Mixed Media
Summer Kitchen, Rue Nancy


Guest Artists for June 4th & 5th weekend

Melissa Soulière
Paper Art
20 Rue Water

Kathy Freamo
Intricate Doll Clothing
20 Rue Water

Leonard Denault
Furniture
Log Building, Brosseau Park

Leo Lanois
Soapstone Carver
18 Rue Church

Venetia Crawford
Author, historian & Artist
Rue Nancy

Jamie Cameron
Photography
Stone School Library, 28 Rue Mill

Kate Aley
Artist, Community Mural Painting
Brosseau Park

Stephan Scrak

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we said farewell to our dear friend and fellow artist. His spirit lives on in our memories and his wonderful paintings, some of which are on display in the church hall of St James Catholic Church Hall - 23 Rue de L'Église in Portage du Fort, Quebec. Our group is also planning a visual memorial this summer for Stephan. 
Stephan Scrak passed away October 19th, 2015.





Sunday, September 20, 2015

Studios will reopen in June 2016

In the meantime you may contact us by email. We had a successful 1st year, here are a few photos from last summer.










Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Still open this weekend

Studios 1,2,3,4  will again welcome visitors to see our work and enjoy a walk around town.
New plans are being made for next summer.we would love to have your ideas,join us.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Open studios this weekend

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11th of August
Studios 1,2,3,4 featuring 8 artists will be open.
In addition visit the Stone School gallery.
Please see map for locations

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Studios open - July 18 & 19

Join us this weekend in Portage du Fort, our three studios are all open. Also, the Stone School Gallery is open 11-4pm.
Look at the map in our previous post or just come and keep an eye out for the signs off Rue Mill.