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2019 Art in the Garden

Join us Saturday, July 13th.


Over 40 artists and artisans will participate this year. This is a summer opportunity to enjoy the gardens and the wonderful creations of our talented friends and neighbours.


Come and chat with the individuals who make this day so special.


This year you will find woodwork, garden furniture, paintings, watercolours, photography, pottery, jewellery, basket weaving, art cards, glasswork, leather work, multimedia and more.

All of this wouldn't be possible without our fabulous volunteers. Thank you all very much!


10 am to 4 pm



Entry $5

Children 12 and under free



Keppel Croft parking lot

South side of Grey Road #1 

Big Bay beach by the Big Bay dock


Rain Date

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

If a rain date is declared, we will post it here.


Steve Irvine was one of the original ten participants at the very first Art in the Garden over twenty years ago. His pottery is in collections around the world - add a piece to yours!


Joan Irvine, the 'Pop-up Lady', is a local author and artist. Stop by for some of her jewelry and artwork and enjoy an always engaging chat with Joan. 

Meet some of the many participants


Mette Baker offers a line of fine textiles printed with her rich floral painting. These are truly 'art to wear' and 'art for your household'. 


Sue Allan is a talented local baker. She is well-known at the Owen Sound Farmers' Market for her delicious biscotti. 


Pam McCowan's whimsical gargoyles are sure to bring a smile to your face. Look out for her beautiful paintings as well. 


Casey Smutylo is a multimedia artist. You are sure to find treasure at Casey's booth.


Susan Sparks presents her beautiful weaving and knitting - all wearable art to keep you cozy.


Brian Robin and Sarah Taylor of Grange Hollow Nursery Garden and Nursery always offer excellent plant stock. Brian's photo cards reflect his interest in the natural world. 


Georgia Helleiner makes exquisite cards from pressed flowers and leaves. Each one is a small masterpiece.


The Jane Patterson, Barb Wakeford, and Ellen Belanger create a range of colourful glass pieces from jewelry to tableware. The knowledgeable artists take pleasure in explaining their process. 


Ninette Systma offers hand painted decorative items that reflect her love of the rural landscape and lifestyle.

GERMINATE... .Labradortie Flow  Necklace

Shan is a multidisciplinary artist who produces enticing wearable art, organic apothecary & photography. All of her work is handmade from natural, reclaimed, upcycled, vintage, local,

organic, fair trade and sustainable materials.


Jim Collins offers whimsical garden art made of cedar harvested from his property. Guaranteed to enhance your flower or vegetable gardens.


Gary Eden is Big Bay's baker. Look for his delicious bread baked in his outdoor adobe oven. 


Lu-Ann Adams is an enthusiastic jeweller who always offers a wide range of unique jewellery from earrings to necklaces and more.


Bernie Range restores and makes crokinole boards and game pieces. Try your luck against this expert!


Anne Range is a basket weaver and co-beekeeper of Bernie's Bees. Try some honey made by Big Bay Bees!


Jenny-Lee Learn is a local artist and children's author. Join her on the magic mats for storytelling and reading. 


Marilyn Hammer makes a range of enamelled and beaded jewellery that will delight your eye.


Plants from Keppel Croft Gardens will be ready for you at Bill’s spot in the gardens. All his plants for sale have been grown on site.


Rob Thomas produces winter-proof wrought iron garden art which is highly sought after. Look for his pieces in Keppel Croft's garden throughout the year.


Ruth McLean is textile artist who often brings her spinning wheel to Art in the Garden. She is also a children's author and jewellery maker.


Emily Bi is a passionate peony gardener who also does Chinese brush painting. Ask her about her art classes.


Lynne Porter, a keen student of genealogy and local history, will be on hand with her new book of stories, sketches, and photos of the families who made Big Bay and North Keppel their home. Bring your questions!

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Ron and Caleb Charron, from Hanover, create custom designed furniture from salvaged and reclaimed wood. "If you can dream it....we can build it!"

View their environmentally friendly, functional art pieces.


If you live locally then you will have a chance to check out your membership with Islandview Drive and Area Ratepayers' Association. Cheery folks will inform you of local issues involving ratepayers.


Grey County Master Gardeners will be on site and ready to answer any of your enquiries about plants. These experienced gardeners will be ready to solve your garden problems!

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