The Arts Route directs you to artisans, galleries and theatres across Hastings County. It makes it easier for you to find the artisans and begins to brand Hastings County as the creative place that it is. The Arts Route creates a trail of discovery to painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, performing arts, and other original people.
Travel the Arts Route at your leisure, enjoying beautiful local artwork. Satisfy your creative side by purchasing a creation direct from the artist who made it and make a memorable experience that connects you to Hastings County. Tour our online interactive map that showcases the many artisans across Hastings County and can help you plan your journey along the route.
We understand the importance of supporting and celebrating our arts and culture. It is key to our quality of place and celebrating our place will attract more tourists, dollars and investment to our local economy. That’s why we promote local artisans on our award winning Arts Route. And it is through the Arts Route that we can begin to brand Hastings County as being the creative place that it is.
By supporting our rich cultural heritage, showcasing our unique identities and celebrating our cultural and entertainment amenities, we will become an even more attractive place for people visit and live, and investment will follow. Learn more about our cultural plan.
With financial support from Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) in Bancroft and Trenval Business Development Corporation in the Quinte Region, we have developed the Arts Route.
Artisans and arts organizations can have their venues featured on the route. An online interactive map was developed to make it easier for people to find the artisans and navigate around Hastings County.
There is no fee/cost to be a member of the Arts Route, but there are requirements that businesses/organizations must meet in order to be accepted as a member.
Interested in becoming a member? Complete the online application form and upon completion, you will receive an email from Kasey Rogerson, Tourism Development Coordinator, to confirm your application. If you have any questions about the Arts Route, please contact Kasey Rogerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-966-6712 x4012.