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wfta 2016Wild for the Arts Studio Tour 2016.

The Friends of MacGregor Point Park are happy to announce that Wild for the Arts returns for another year.

It all takes place in the Fox Way Loop of MacGregor Point Park’s Nipissing Campground September 16 and 17 where festival artists and artisans will display and sell their paintings, watercolors, collages, sculptures, stained glass, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodworking and more.

This year the festival gives a record 23 different artists and artisans the opportunity to share and sell their work, outdoors, surrounded by MacGregor Point's autumn beauty.

More than just an arts festival in the woods, Wild for the Arts also offers live entertainment and workshops all weekend long.

Each morning Artist in Residence David Doyle will offer a first hand experience using watercolors on a variety of papers with other vendors will be offering various workshops as well.

Writer in Residence Judy Lowry will present poetry readings and a poetry workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday First Nations storyteller James Kewaquom will talk about cultural sharing. Also on Saturday, the Sandcastle Theatre Group will present a play that promises to be magically entertaining.

Face painting for kids, Kid’s Creativity Programs and an Artist’s Adventure Trail are on the agenda for both Saturday and Sunday.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday Beggar’s Road will perform, taking you on a musical road tour with their unique fusion of classical, celtic, blues, jazz, folk and rock.

On Sunday, beginning at 12:30 p.m., the classical sounds of the Southwinds Quintet will fill the air followed by Mid-Town Cross with their upbeat covers including funk, rock and blues. An afternoon workshop will give would-be actors and comics an opportunity to ‘Improve your Improv’.

The Campsite Studio Tour is happening both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a site map, click here. For a schedule, click here.

Check the festival out on Facebook at facebook.com/wildforthearts.

Admission is free. Come for the art. Come for the entertainment.

For coverage of the 2016 festival, click here.

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