The studio tours will include any/all juried and accepted artists who are residents with studios open to the public in the areas of Wainfleet, Port Colborne and Fort Erie.
Members who do not have “open-to-the public spaces” are can be considered as guest artists. They can be accommodated by joining a fellow artist’s studio. Arrangements must be made by the artist seeking an exhibition space on the tour.
The studio tours will be promoted as one whole group.
Refunds will NOT be granted for tour participation cancellations or changes.
Late additions (e.g. new members that join the tour(s) after the deadline) will not have a place on the printed brochure-map, but every effort will be made to include them in all online advertising.
Membership applications are accepted year-round and the website will be updated accordingly.
Lawn signs are purchased in addition to new/renewal membership fees (for year-round promotion and studio tours). Lawn signs may NOT be displayed if membership and studio tour fees have not been paid by the deadline for that membership year.
Retail locations are not permitted to participate on the tour, this includes stores and galleries whereas their primary function is not an individual artist’s working studio.
If an artist studio is in a gallery (or a gallery is attached to the studio), the studio and artist’s name will be featured on the brochure and website profile page.
Pop-up studio shops in retail spaces are not in the spirit of a “studio tour” and not permitted.
Last minute changes to the brochure are not possible (see brochure deadline on Membership Form).
Changes to the website are discouraged the month prior to the tours.
Extenuating circumstances whereas an artist has a change of tour location or closed for the tour must be expressed by email and AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so courtesy notices can be produced and distributed to the participating studios.