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Visual Arts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Art & Soul

You don’t have to look far to indulge your taste for the arts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. There’s a vibrant and varied scene throughout our region.

Artists and artisans are attracted for the same reasons that you will be: the scenery, the friendly people, the chance to escape the city. Painters, sculptors, glass and fabric artists, jewellery makers; they all flourish here.

Discover Local Makers

Guided Art Experiences

Stone Sculpting Workshops at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery
woman sculpting stone
Authentic Adventure
Experience, Arts, Outdoors

Stone Sculpting Workshops at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery

Draw inspiration from stunning scenery and inspiring Zimbabwean stone sculpture as you tap into your inner artist at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery.  This destination gallery is where you’ll find a taste of global culture nestled in the rolling hills surrounding Rice Lake.

Unique workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum
old canoes on display
Experience, Arts

Unique workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum

There’s truly something for everyone! The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a wide variety of workshops to suit all tastes.

Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel
Child creating pottery
Experience, Arts

Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel

Whether you’re a beginner just getting started with pottery or a serious hobbyist looking to refine their skills, the English Potter has a class suited to your individual needs.

Lavender workshops
Lavender
Experience, Agritourism, Arts

Lavender workshops

Enhance your senses with the fragrance of lavender. Try your hand crafting a lavender wreath or wand. Or enjoy a relaxing session of yoga, reflexology or aromatherapy in our lavender fileds.

Artisan workshops
A person works on a loom
Experience, Arts

Artisan workshops

Preserving heritage artisans’ skills and enhancing the community of Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ by providing education and skills training to locals and visitors alke!

Introductory Stone Carving Workshops
People carve stones under tents
Experience, Arts, Outdoors

Introductory Stone Carving Workshops

Introductory sculpting workshops led by a visiting Zimbabwean sculptor who has been invited to be ZimArt’s artist-in-residence for the season.

Get Inspired at a Gallery