Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour


The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is one of the longest continually running Studio Tours in Canada, and offers the public a chance to explore the work of the talented artists from across the Peterborough-Kawartha region. Artists working in a range of styles and media, open up their working spaces to the public and share their artistic practice, connect with potential supporters and the community, while also promoting their work. The Art Gallery of Peterborough also mounts a supporting exhibition to preview the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour

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Interested Artists: Apply to Participate in KAST 2024!

Interested in participating in the 2024 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour? The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in September 2024, marking it as one of the longest continually running Studio Tours in Canada. Applications for the 2024 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour open on December 1, 2023.

Deadline to submit: February 19, 2024

Please note:

  • We do not accept hard-copy or emailed submissions.
  • Jury decisions are final.
  • Submission of an application does not ensure acceptance to the tour.
  • Artists will be notified of jury results by mid-March.
  • The 2024 Studio Tour weekend is scheduled for September 28 & 29 from 10 am – 5 pm


To be eligible for the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour you…

  • Must have a demonstrated arts or craft-making practice.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have your own studio space [1]
  • Must be living and working in the City of Peterborough or surrounding Peterborough County [2]
  1. Artist collectives or artists sharing a studio are required to apply separately. Artists are juried onto the tour as individuals, and any guest artists not selected by the jury are not permitted to participate in the tour.
  2. Given the large geographical area that is Peterborough County, we have set the following boundary area for the studio tour: WEST from Peterborough County Road 10, and EAST to Peterborough County Road 40; NORTH from Buckhorn/Curve Lake/Stoney Lake, and SOUTH to Rice Lake/Peterborough County Road 2. If you would like to request more information, please contact us.
If you are having issues, or you are unable to submit your application through Submittable, please contact:
Andrew Ihamaki
Education Programming Coordinator
705-743-9179 ext. 2025

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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors



Tour Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor


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Silver Sponsors

Art School of Peterborough
The Cheesy Fromage
The Art Shop & Gallery
Buckhorn Festival of the Arts
Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Representative, Royal LePAGE FRANK Real Estate

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Bronze Sponsors


Watson & Lou

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Media Partners

Classical 103 FM
Move 99.7
Pure Country 105
Commercial Press & Design
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism

Regular Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is by Donation.

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