-Art In Public Places

This is an initiative of the Elora Arts Council. Its purpose is to enrich exterior and interior spaces in our community with the vibrancy and beauty of visual art.

Art in the Municipal Building

June to October

The Paintings of Fergus Artist


Born in Wales and raised in Kincardine, Ontario, Stephen began painting in high school. He attended Sheridan College in Oakville receiving a diploma in Graphic Design. He has developed a successful career as a designer working all over the Toronto area. Although Graphic Design is his career he has never stopped painting. Creating art is his way of expressing thoughts and experiences. He travels the world and brings back inspiration from wherever he goes. He likes to create a sense of dimension and depth to his paintings, inviting the viewer to enter and explore. His choice of acrylic medium allows him to explore different techniques from soft washes to harsh brush strokes. His paintings are built like a stage, starting from the background and working up to the main players in the scene. He constantly strives to improve his technique while exploring a range of subjects.

"Painting is a life long pursuit that doesn't have a conclusion only new paths to explore."


Art in the Lobby of Groves Memorial Hospital

Late June to Early October


Andrea Howson is an acrylic artist living and working in Belwood, ON. She attended Sheridan College, in Oakville, ON, where she studied and completed a Fine Arts program with Honours. Initially concentrating on the human form, her focus gradually shifted towards wildlife art. Her work celebrates bright bold colours, typically acrylic on canvas.
Although she is diverse in her subject matter, her current focus is on farm life, stemming from her appreciation, fascination, and love of animals. She strives to give each of her four-legged or winged subjects a personality the viewer can connect with.
With influences of Van Gogh, Matisse, and Chagall, her style of artwork is naturally fluid, dynamic, and often intensely colourful. Her paintings show movement, rhythm, and energy, and above all, bring the artist's imagination to life on the canvas. She has participated in a variety of shows across Ontario; her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across Canada and the UK.

Andrea will be on the 2018 Elora-Fergus Studio Tour

www.ahowsonstudio.com- ahowsonstudio@gmail.com (905)299-1631


Art in the Day Surgery Corridor

A display of art Ages 8-17

Youth Art from STUDIOHERE, Fergus
Curated by Meredith Blackmore


Art in the Boardrooms of the Fergus Sportsplex

Late June to October

Art of



After a 33 year career as a Professor of Art Education at the University of British Columbia I retired to Fergus in 2008.
These paintings are reflections of my on-going exploration of place, especially the surrounding rural "landscape", its appearance, history, and cultural geography. Narratives of settlement and change are embedded in the work. For further information about Graeme and his work visit www.millieandgraeme.ca


Art In the Window Of Greg Oakes' Office, Geddes St., Elora


Heather Woods

Bridge Studio Glass






supported by artists and the entirely volunteer work of the Elora Arts Council for over 20 years