The Perth Autumn Studio Tour (PAST), held annually on Thanksgiving weekend, is a well-established event at which craftspeople, makers and artists sell a diverse range of work. Over the course of the weekend, approximately 3000 visitors travel between our studios concentrated in the beautiful rural area to the west of Perth, ON. At each unique studio, our visitors have an opportunity to meet host artists and their guests, to view interesting workspaces, and to purchase work from talented creators.
Over the years our tour has established a solid reputation, amongst visitors and guest artists alike, as a very well-organized tour with high-caliber work. Our intention is to provide our guest artists with an enjoyable and affordable opportunity to engage directly with customers coming from Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, and the local area.
Each year we invite applications from makers of all artistic disciplines interested in becoming guests in our studios. Traditional or contemporary media and approaches are equally appealing. We jury applicants based on the following criteria: craftsmanship/quality, suitability to available spaces, and variety in relation to other work on the tour.
Guest spaces are limited and the appropriate location will be decided during the jury process and confirmed with each guest following that. Most spaces are indoors and require the artist to bring their own displays, lights etc. Outdoor spaces (i.e. in gardens) are also available, though outdoor artists must be prepared for inclement weather.
Interested in applying to be a guest?
Note: In 2018 we have a new opportunity for emerging artists!
Download the application information HERE
Deadline for receipt of applications: March 31