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HISTORY
2017
In our 8th Year of the Aurora Artists Studio Tour 2017 we "Sprung into Spring" by having this year's AST art show and sale on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th.  Our date changed from the fall in order to celebrate Canada's 150th with various event throughout the year.  Events this year were: Art In The Cabinet At The Aurora Cultural Centre.  April 8th & 9th, Art In The Park Kerry's Place Appreciation Day July 8th, Doors Open At Victoria Hall August 19th and Art of The Manor Show At Hillary House from November 16th to January 26th 2018.  The AST Artists generously gave individual artistic items and collected sponsor items for a gift basket donated for silent auction to The Hillary House Ball.  Thank you to Christine Valentini for creating this basket.  Fifteen Artists participated this year in 6 studio locations throughout Aurora.
Original works are for sale by the following Artists:
Katie Argyle
Carol Beaver
Shirley Binns
Judy Bobsin
Karen L. Bowen
Margarete Brunner
Ralph Brunner
Deborah Campo
Claire D'Aurore
Philippa Hajdu
Dianne Hughes
Willow Rodrigues
Campbell Sampson
Chrstine Valentini

AST Poster & Brochure, Postcards designed by Artist Deborah Campo.
Thank you to all our sponsors who support this cultural event created by the AST Artists.

2016
Can you believe this is our 7th Year of The Aurora Artist Studio Tour for 2016.
Twenty Eight Artists were participating this year in 8 studio locations throughout Aurora.
Original works are for sale by the following Artists.
Carol J. Beaver
Shirley Binns
Judy Bobsin
Karen l Bowen
Margarete Brunner
Ralph Brunner
Deborah Campo
Alexander K Conrad
Claire D'Aurore
Christa Grampp
Najma Kausar
Local Colour Aurora 15 Artists: Eva Folks, Judy Sherman
Willo Rodrigues
Christine Valentini

Postcards, Brochure, Passports, Poster, Ads & Flyers for the AST 2016  were designed by Artist Deborah Campo

Once Again some of the AST Artists Participated At The Town Park In Aurora
"For Art In The Park Kerry's Place Appreciation Day" Saturday July 9th

Included in this year was an exciting extra Show for all AST participating artists
at The Newmarket Theatre "Art At The Theatre "October 4th 2015  to January 19 2017 Thank you to Christine Valentini  for coordinating this event
Thank You To  All Our Sponsors for this amazing opportunity.


2015
Can you believe this is our 6th Year of The Aurora Artist Studio Tour for 2015.
Christine Valentini and Deborah Campo considered the various events happening in the fall. We felt it necessary to change our September two day event to November for various reasons. Various Studio Tours  are ongoing in Ontario. We did not want to conflict with weekend getaway cottagers, the Federal Election, Farmers Market and Cultural Days. We also considered the rush of back to school, thanksgiving and Halloween. Let's face it we want a couple of days that are all about us. Thirteen Artists are participating this year in 8 studio locations throughout Aurora.  
Original works are for sale by the following Artists.
Mariana Badescu
Carol J. Beaver
Shirley Binns
Meredith Blunt
Judy Bobsin
Margarete Brunner
Ralph Brunner
Deborah Campo
Claire D'Aurore
Angela Durante Dukát
Willo Rodrigues
Christine Valentini

2014
The Aurora Artists Studio Tour Artists decided to try a new approach for our fifth year in 2014. Eight artists joined together in one location to participate in Ontario Cultural Days.  We are pleased to invite you to:
The Aurora Artists Studio Tour 2014 Gallery Show & Sale                                       
During Cultural Days Saturday September 27th  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lebovic Room - The Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street Aurora, Ontario Canada
Original works are for sale by the Artists participating:
Mariana Badescu
Margarete & Ralph Brunner
Deborah Campo
Sabine Ellen
Linda Lehman
Najma Kausar
Christine Valentini
Artist Deborah Campo created the poster /flyer

2013
The date has now been set for our fourth year two day annual studio tour on Saturday & Sunday September 21stth & 22ndth from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The following Artists are already participating Jean Beard, Mariana Bedescu, Laura Brant, Michael Dwyer, Deborah Campo, Najma Kausar, Sabine Mayer, Maya Rodrigues, & Christine Valentini
We are excited about our new website c/o Mr. Eric McCartney and beloved Mr. Porter who I might add has a great passion for art.
Very excited to have the Aurora Artists on display at the Aurora Library from August 27th to October 7th 2013
Come visit us at our rotation of Artists’ booth at the Aurora Farmers Market
May 1st to October 31st 2013
It is with our great sadness to announce that Aurora Artist John Lloyd passed away January 19th 2013.  We found his studio to be unique and we would have enjoyed  having him return to this event.
Thank You Artist Eva Folks graciously allowed her website to become the Aurora Artists Studio Tour host for 2010, 2011 & 2012.  She created the AST logo  (that can be viewed at the left) and passports.
Artist Judy Sherman graciously designed the 2010, 2011 and 2012 brochures, posters and newspaper advertisements.
Corporate Sponsors donations for the past three years allowed our tour to grow. We are thankful to your support in the arts.
Thank you also the many dedicated hours of work in public relations, media, sponsor collecting, volunteer student hour coordinating, treasury and signage that our collective artists from these tours contributed to.
Thank you to The Town of Aurora & Council
The Aurora Library
The Auroran Newspaper
The Banner Newspaper
Snap Magazine
Rogers Cable
Photographer David Falconer
Videographer Sean Casey
Many lasting friendships have developed from these tours.
We would like to wish great success to those artists not returning and welcome our new artists to this great experience.

2012
The Aurora Artists Studio Tour opened its doors for its third year on Saturday and Sunday September 29th & 30th 2011 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with again eight studios and another increase to eighteen artists.
The following artists participated:
Artist Jean & Photographer David Beard with Guest Artist Jennifer Wolfe
Artist John Lloyd
Artist Eva Folks with Guest Artists Judy Sherman, Maya Rodrigues,
Katie Argyle, & Eliza Lam
Artist Deborah Campo with Guest Artists Sabine Ellen Mayer, Graham Ames & Laura Brant
Artist Najma Kausar
Artist Christine Valentini
Some Artists from the Aurora Artists Studio Tour participated at the Aurora Farmers Market during the 2012 season. They were Artists Graham Ames, Deborah Campo, Eva Folks, Judy Sherman & Christine Valentini
Our Sponsors were invited to a “Meet and Greet” the Artists of the Aurora Artists Studio Tour hosted by Gabriel’s Café on Wednesday September 26th.
Honorable Mayor Geoffrey Dawe attended.

2011
The Aurora Artists Studio Tour opened its doors for its second year on Saturday and Sunday October 1st & 2nd 2011 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with an increase to eight studios and an increase to fourteen artists.
The following artists participated:
Artist Judy Sherman with Guest Artist Maya Rodrigues
Artist Eva Folks with Guest Artists Nicky Hindmarsh, Katie Argyle, Cori Onofrio & Eliza Lam
Artist Deborah Campo
Artist Najma Kausar
Artist Christine Valentini
Artist Vicki Carruthers
Artist Jean and Photographer husband David Beard

2010
In 2010 Aurora Artist Deborah Campo wanted to create a holiday studio tour and sale in her residence inviting the general public. With that in mind her idea became open to having more artists participate. It started with one phone call to her friend Artist Christine Valentini to become involved with the studio tour. The tour then grew from artist recommendations to other artists.  The 2010 Aurora Artists Holiday Studio Tour and Sale opened on Saturday and Sunday December 4th & 5th from 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. with Six Studios showcasing the talents of:
Artist Judy Sherman with Guest Artists Eva Folks & Cathy Fairs
Artist Deborah Campo with Guest Artist Maya Rodrigues
Artist Mariann O’Neill with Guest Artist Svea Frantilla
Artist Linda Harti, Artist Najma Kausar & Artist Christine Valentini
Snowstorms did not hamper the turn out of excited guests looking for that one of a kind unique piece of artwork. It was decided that in 2011 the tour would be changed to the fall.

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