Autumn Colours: Headwaters Arts Festival 2008

The juried show features more than 2oo works by 4o of the region’s finest artists!

September 15, 2008 | | Back Issues

The Festival Art Show & Sales is the centerpiece of the annual Headwaters Arts Festival. This year the juried show features more than 2oo works by 4o of the region’s finest artists. Along with painting, photography and sculpture, the exhibition includes ceramics, glass, jewellery and fibre arts. A preview of some of the artists’ work is featured in the gallery below.

The free-admission art show takes place on the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October at the SGI Canada Centre north of Alton.

At the Festival launch party and art show preview, on Friday, September 26, wildlife artist Robert Bateman will present a lifetime achievement to his friend and fellow wildlife artist, Paul Burdette, founder of the Burdette Gallery near Orton. The evening will also include a tribute to the late, iconic Canadian artist Ken Danby. Tickets for the evening festivities are $5o.

For a second year, the Festival has also teamed up with Theatre Orangeville to present an art-and-drama package that includes the Festival Art Show launch party followed by the theatre’s season opener, Step Right Up! – a play about life and love under the “big top.”

On the following Friday, October 3, visitors can add literature to the art show experience. The popular Armchairs, Authors & Art event will feature readings by novelist Joseph Boyden and humorists Drew Hayden Taylor and Terry Fallis.

For information about these and all the events during the two-week arts festival, visit

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