Friday, April 19, 2019

Special Events June 1 and 2 Opening weekend

Our Historical town will unveil their newly installed history plaques on Saturday at 10.30 am, and Sunday at 1pm.
 A walking tour will leave from St James Church in Church St .lunch will be available,and there will be a chance to silently bid on a fabulous art collection at the hall.
In addition there will be many exciting and interesting events all around the town Presentations by local authors,Ont hydro, and the town council.
History displays of logging,boat building and old photos of the town and it's people.
Local artists will display and demonstrate their work at studios on Nancy Lane. In additon the Stone school gallery will have family fun day on Sunday.
We invite you  and your family and friends to come and celebrate history in our beautiful riverside town.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018



Wonderful weekend

Our history tour was a great success.many visitors stayed for lunch and donated towards out proposed plaques.  We hope to have many installed for next June's opening. This year our studios are open most weekends  until faĺl.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Special event August 11th

There will be another Historical walking tour of beautiful Portage du Fort. Please meet at the Lady Head monument beside the river at 11AM .Everyone is welcome .

 Join us after for lunch and live music 11am until 3pm at 16 Mill street.

 Don't forget to visit our open art studios and craft galleries on Nancy lane as well as other galleries as marked on our map.

 We are looking  forward to seeing you on August  11th 2018.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Painting of 29 rue Mill, Portage du Fort where you will enjoy art and tea


Speciaĺ Event Saturday. July 7th

We invite everyone to join us for a strawberry shortcake lunch 11am until 3pm at 29 Mill street, Portage du Fort. Donations for a Kenyan orphanage.Lots of art,crafts and more on Nancy lane to complete a wonderful day in the Pontiac.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018 Season opens in June with a family fun day in Portage du Fort

June 9 our studios located on Nancy lane invite everyone to come and paint woodern fish.
There will also be a history  tour meeting  at 11am by the river at the Lady head monument. We do hope you will come and spend the day . There will be a BBQ and others events in town as well as lots of exciting  new art work to enjoy.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Studios closed until June 2018

Thank you for a great season.
You may still find us open by chance, or you can email the artists for information.



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!