Terry Murray

Get Up Close and Personal with Local Artists at the Harte Trail Studio Art Tour

“We have a variety of artists and artisans… painters, photographer, jeweler, potters, stone carvers… people can get up close and talk to them, which you don’t normally get when you go into a gallery.” – Terry Murray

The Harte Trail Studio Art Tour is a volunteer collective of artists and artisans in the Charleswood-Tuxedo area of Winnipeg. Every third weekend in September, they open up their homes to the public, allowing visitors to come in and see their work and learn about their inspirations.

The Harte Trail Studio Art Tour has been a prominent event for the past five years, attracting artists and art enthusiasts from all around. What makes this tour unique is its informal setting, providing visitors with an up-close and personal experience with the artists. This intimate setting allows for conversations, fostering a deeper understanding of the artistic process.

The tour boasts an array of art forms, showcasing the diverse talents of the participating artists. Visitors can expect to see paintings in various mediums, photography, jewelry, pottery, and even exquisite stone carvings. With 19 to 22 artists participating each year, there is truly something for everyone’s artistic taste.

To enhance the experience and encourage exploration, visitors can obtain a passport that enables them to visit different studios. At each studio, visitors can get their passport stamped, creating a personalized memento of their art-filled journey. As an added bonus, at the end of the tour, one lucky passport holder is chosen to receive a $400 gift certificate to purchase any artwork of their choice.

The Harte Trail Studio Art Tour is not only a delight for art lovers but also caters to the community’s budget-conscious individuals. The event is entirely free, making it accessible to all. Information about the tour, including participating artists and their work, can be found on their website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

The tour’s website serves as a valuable resource for planning the perfect art-filled day. It provides detailed information about each artist, their inspirations, and their distinct artistic styles. Additionally, visitors can find a helpful tip sheet on how to plan their tour efficiently, ensuring no artist is missed along the way.

Terry Murray expressed her excitement about the upcoming event. She highlighted the tour’s growth over the years and pledged her own participation, creating an even more vibrant and diverse display of art.

The dedication of the artists and their willingness to share their passion with the public is truly commendable.

The Harte Trail Studio Art Tour offers a unique opportunity for art lovers, aspiring artists, and the community at large to come together and celebrate creativity. So mark your calendars for the third weekend in September and embark on a journey through the captivating world of art in the heart of Winnipeg.