Lyndhurst – The village of Lyndhurst won’t be left out of Culture Days Canada! In a partnership with Brockville, with its big downtown event on Saturday, the village of Lyndhurst is beckoning visitors to then spend Sunday, October 1st in the surrounding countryside, meeting the artists and artisans on the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour.
In this `get to know your neighbours` event, scheduled for 11am – 4pm, the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour will feature numerous opportunities to appreciate the art and folk art special to the region. “We want people to tour around, have a good time and be inspired, too. We want to show off our area; we have a great spot here that is naturally beautiful, rich in history and rich in art”, says Terri Dawson, Chair of the Lyndhurst Rejuvenation Committee, coordinators of the event.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Lyndhurst is a small village with a big history including Ontario’s oldest stone bridge and iron foundry. Through the Lyndhurst Art & Culture Tour, visitors to the town can enjoy modern and traditional “art in action” stations where they can engage with artists while they paint, rug hook or quilt. In the nearby countryside, Wendy’s County Market will host a music gathering, where local musicians will both play and share their inspiration while guests can sample traditional recipes and pet goats. Using a mobile-friendly map (available on www.lyndhurstarttrail.com) visitors can seek out various art installations, including Lyndhurst’s Plaid House and the 17 large painted barn quilt blocks posted on historic buildings throughout the area.
Of special note, is the display of a township-wide Canada 150 legacy project in which locals and visitors were asked to decorate a canoe paddle. Creativity was bountiful and resulted in 150 beautifully and uniquely designed paddles. These will be set-up at the Lyndhurst Outdoor Education Centre in downtown Lyndhurst during the event.
To join in on the cultural countryside adventure, go the Lyndhurst Art Trail website www.lyndhurstarttrail.com, and plot out your day. Find the event on Facebook and stop by the Green Gecko at 436 Lyndhurst Rd for a map and more information.