Ξ June 21st, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, events, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Artisans, Maple Lake Ontario, Photography |
Above: At The Art Hive, 10239 Hwy. 118, Haliburton, Ontario. 705-754-0021 ( “B” on map below)
Somehow I missed the opening of The Art Hive last summer (perhaps because we had to delay our visit until late in the summer) even though proximity-wise it’s walking distance from where I stay on Maple Lake. I had sort of pushed Welch’s general store to the back of my mind because it wasn’t Welch’s anymore. For many years the building appeared vacant.
When I was a kid Welch’s was a favoured destination as barefoot, my cousins and I would troupe in (on our best behaviour, mind you) and pick out penny candy, pixie sticks, and the like whilst whichever adult in charge that day picked up a few grocery items.
Welch’s General Store closed years ago and I hadn’t realized that the store was once again vibrant with life. I am looking forward to visiting The Art Hive not only because I truly enjoy art of many kinds but because I’ll get to walk down memory lane.
“The Maple Lake Artisans Collective is a group of Haliburton County multi-disciplinary artists who have come together to share, catalyze, and nurture creative expression and the arts.
The Art Hive is a new and exciting enterprise located in the historical Welch’s General Store. Home base of the Maple Lake Artisans Collective, the business opened in June 2007. Local artisans display and sell quality-crafted pottery, fabric art, music, ironwork, sculpture, jewellery and more. In addition to the gallery and gift shop there are studios on site, creative workshops for both children and adults and an organic fair trade coffee bar.”
THE NEWS: Keep your appointment calendar open for June 28, 2008 because:
There will be a day of festivities at The Art Hive on Highway 118 just east of Carnarvon.
THE ART HIVE TURNS ONE (edited from a County of Haliburton, Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing release.)
“Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm The Art Hive will be celebrating its first year in business with free custom-made cake, art demonstrations, live music, hands-on sculpture, drumming, barbecued food and a special members’ exhibit, to name only some of what is planned for the day. “It has been an amazing year,” notes potter Lisa Barry. “The local community has been very supportive over the past 12 months, donating goods, services and historical items as well as participating in our events and programs. So now we want folks to come out on June 28 and have a good time.”