Arts and Crafts Festival

See Vendor List 2013 Below

When: August 10-11, 2013

Time: 10am - 4 pm

Venue: Park at Community Centre

Contact: Nancy at (705) 767-2372

Over 80 artisans featuring unique hand crafted items.

Baysville Arts and Crafts Festival  ... Since 1987

The Baysville Riverfront Group will host the 27th Arts & Crafts festival in Baysville, Ontario on August 10- 11, 2013.   It is a two day outdoor event featuring unique and original artisans from all over Ontario.

In 1987 Richard (Dick) Robinson organized the first event.  Eight vendors participated in the show.  It was held behind the present Liquor Store which was Maggie’s Restaurant at the time.  It remained at this locale for one year and then moved to the arena due to inclement weather.  The following year the decision was made to relocate the show to Centennial Park, rain or shine, with the number of vendors increasing to 34.  In 2001 the Riverfront Group began organizing the festival as a major fund raising event with the proceeds being used to support the community.  Cathy Racine coordinated the event from 2001 – 2011.  

In 2011 bridge construction created challenges for the festival, resulting in the necessity to transfer the venue to the Community/Library Park.  The decision to remain at this setting was decided after the completion of the bridge.  It rendered Centennial Park non accessible for the vendors.

We have 84 artisans participating in our 2013 festival.  Our vendors are exceptional and creative. All are required to generate handcrafted items “Made in Canada”.

Specialities of art include fabric (sewing, embroidery, quilting, rugs, home decor) , wool, glass, wood, string, paper (gift cards, books) , metal, stone, leather, pottery, painting and drawings (canvas, wood, metal, ceramic,  in multiple medias), wax, bath & beauty, photography, gourmet delights, jewellery (silver, pearls, beads, gem stones, wrapped etc) recycled art, floral,  and misc creations.  There is something for everyone including women’s and unisex clothing designs, fashion accessories and Muskoka and Christmas themes.    Our gallery of artists will be posted on the website in May.  Visit us at “” for details.

Admission to the festival is by donation with the proceeds going to the Baysville Horticultural Society.  There is plenty of parking and a playground for the little ones (unsupervised).   In addition food is available for purchase.

A special thank you is extended to the vendors, friends, and the Riverfront committee for their support in helping me to organize this year’s event.  Also thanks to Michael Woodside (Braemore Pond Studio) and Richard Robinson (Original Oils) for designing our signage. 

Please come and support our community.  The Baysville Riverfront Group supports the building of and the maintaining of the infrastructure along the Riverfront, including walkways, docks, lighting and seating.  In addition, donations are directed to support various community organizations and projects. 

If you have questions or comments you may contact me, Nancy Van Geytenbeek, Festival/Vendor Co-ordinator, at 705 – 767 – 2372 or email me at

Mark the dates ... August 10 – 11th  ( 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Bayville Riverfront Group proudly presents our Exhibitors  participating in the Baysville Arts and Craft Festival  August 10th and 11th 2013


A-Designs Ornament Co.                                     Wong Alan and Alsa

Handmade unique and affordable jewellery for all ages and all genders.


Algonquin South Trading Co.                                          Hobbs, Phil and Bonnie


Fine leather goods. Men’s and women’s hats one of kind creations.  All are finished with an eye to detail and superior quality.

 Alicia Wishart                                                                     Wishart, Alicia                             

Vividly coloured, whimsical animal paintings.


Art Space                                                                              Ding, Tina                                                       

The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the hours when we are truly alive.  I paint the joy of living, which at the same time brings happiness, peace and delight to those who look at my work.  From the countries that I have travelled I draw inspiration from subject matter from objective facts and real scenery, forming an artistic response to create images, which are both lyrical and contextual.



ATHENA CREATIONS                                                         McBride, Stephanie

Children's beach covers and bath mitts; adult, child and baby bibs; adult and child

aprons; pillows and pillowcases; one-of-a-kind table runners and lap quilts; small gifts

and accessories.





BaggyPants                                                                          Stevens, Suzanne                                                

The whole family will love to wear their own baggypants.  Whether you’re a tiny new born or XXl, one of our 13 sizes will fit you.  Fun fabrics in 100% cotton flannel or cool cottons,  They are the best cottage wear 100% Muskoka made by me “Suzanne Stevens”


Bearpaw Jewellery                                                            Jessen, Peter and Mi-Shell                               

 Hand crafted jewellery made out of sterling silver, brass, copper, shell, beads, crystals, leather, fur, feathers, bone, antler, wood, semi-precious stones. We create pendants, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pins, rings, necklaces, shamanic pieces. Most of our designs celebrate the grace and beauty of wild animals . Others attempt to capture the spiritual essence of what it is to be human. Then there are those, that show the process of transformation from animal to Spirit to human - or back, that is so often the focus of native myth, world mythology, lore and legends. We make our jewellery right here in our home near Fraserburg, outside of Bracebridge.



 Big Ass Garlic                                                                     Jones, James and Janice

Featuring a temping, bountiful variety of classic, traditional condiments and Ontario braids all expertly hand crafted in Muskoka/Haliburton for over 20 years. 



Braemore Pond Studio                                                     Woodside, Michael

Original Muskoka landscapes in several media (i.e. oil, watercolour, pen and ink) Special emphasis on heritage buildings.  Sizes range from 6” X 8” to 24” X 30”.   A card rack (including art cards based on original artwork ) is included in the display.



Bran View Stables                                                              Goulding, Mike and Kim

100% handmade wool products such as blankets, ponchos, sweaters, socks and hats.



Breller Books                                                                       Messer, Wendel                                                       

Idea novels of distinction. The latest is Farmers Market, a murder mystery/ exposé         


bumblebee jewelry                                                           Flynn, Katherine                                                  

So pretty it stings!  Bumblebee jewelry is fresh, striking and entirely timeless.  For the woman seeking more than generic, mass-made pieces, bumblebee is truly one of a kind.  Design is everything, with customization on site. Like a ring that’s not in your size? Katherine will make one for you on the spot.  Like those earrings but don’t have pierced ears?  She will convert them to clip ons for you.  Adorn your hair with bumblebee’s unique ’ hair jewelry’, try a necklace that you can also wear as a belt … earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets and more.

Come visit bumblebee for some of the prettiest jewelry around.   



Canadian  Shield Granite                                     Moore, Christine and Gil                       

Unique art and artisan products made of Muskoka granite.


Carole  Ann’s Art work                                                      Thur, Carole Ann

Acrylic painting done in a combination of impressionistic and realistic style on wooden products such as replica paddles, welcome signs, boxes, etc. and on canvas.  Mostly Muskoka-themed.  Commissioned artwork also done upon request.


Catajjen                                                                                Markel, Allen


Hand crafted wood products, created from hard and softwoods, local and exotics.  Include bone, shell, coral, nut and recycled ivory as decorative accents.  All inlays are hand made.  Usual finish is oil and wax.  Urethane is sometimes applied


 Clearwater Soap                                                                 Weishar, Sheila

Handmade Products. Soap – premium glycerine, lake friendly, free of SLS and parabens.  Lotions – excellent absorption, delicate blend of six ingredients. Soy Canales – biogradeable, cotton wick, virtually no soot. Bath balms and salts – soothing combination of Epsom and sea salts.


Comfee Living                                                                     Benson, Kerri-Lee                                        

Comfee cushions offer massage on demand!  Vibration increases blood flow and oxygen to the muscles, helping your body to release tension/stress.  Great from head to feet!  Use in the car, home, office or patio.


Cook’s Gourmet                                                                 Cook, Dave and Sandy   

Cook’s Gourmet is a gourmet food producer. We make gourmet food for everyday and entertaining. Great for appetizers, BBQ, pasta and rice dishes. Products are vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free and/or sugar-free. We sell Tapenade, Tapas, Stuffed olives, Culinary sauces, Herb blends, Infused Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar

 Curlew Linens                                                                     Daniel, Kate

Table linens and accessories 


Deb’s Designs                                                                     Toner, Deb / McLaren, Bev                                            

Handmade jewellery from  swarovski crystals, semi precious stones ,and manufactured glass beads , wire work.  Children’s birthstone line.  Brooches from zippers, neck ties and old felted sweaters.


D&K Crafters                                                                       Meredith, Dave and Kathy

Handcrafted Muskoka furniture ( tables, muskoka chairs etc.)

 Dream Weavers                                                                 Kane, Marilyn 

 We present Swedish Weaving which is a 17th Century craft, regaining popularity in our area.  The fabric used is Monk’s cloth  which is 100% cotton, pre-shrunk by us to enable our customers to wash and dry on the gentle cycles.  We hand weave patterns onto the Monk’s cloth, creating amazing designs on blankets and table runners.  Blankets take approximately 60 – 100 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the pattern.  We take special orders and offer classes from the Hamilton area.


Elizabeth Block Potter and Craftswoman                    Block,  Elizabeth                       

Wheel thrown porcelain in a wide range of functional items.  Elegant, tasteful, sophisticated, designed never to go out of style.  Specialty: images of Canadian animals and birds.


Floral Fantasies by Olga                                                   Butch, Olga

 Hand-wrapped wreaths with floral and/or beads. Silk and/or dried floral arrangements.


Gelmania                                                                              Pasto, Lana                                   

The home of the reusable candle.  The perfect gift for any occasion.

  Gerry Woodcraft                                                                Mongeau, Gerald

Hand crafted wooden transport and machine toys.  

 Go-pher-it Embroidery                                                     Van Geytenbeek, Pat/Nancy                                                     

Go-pher-it Embroidery resides in the heart of Muskoka .  We have been providing high quality embroidery products since 2009. For most items, cotton is the material of choice.  All the material is per-washed (pre-shrunk) prior to being made into the final product.  Madeira rayon thread is used for all embroidery.  This provides a pleasing lustre and sheen and finishes very well.  Our products include accent pillows, towels, placemats, aprons, assorted hats, beach totes pictures and more.  Muskoka  and Christmas themes. In addition a line of hand crafted wood folk art  - welcome signs, home and cottage décor.

   Gridley's Handmade Soap and                                       Sauve, Michele

 Bodycare Products                                                  

Gridley’s is located in Woodville, Ontario and sells handmade soaps, bodycare, herbal and aromatherapy products.   We carry both all natural and vegan products as well as whimsical fragrance scented products.  Gift sets also available.  Check out our soaps, moisturizers, bath soaks, salt scrubs and more on our web site. 


 Harwood Water Craft                                                       Harwood, Mark   

Mark is a custom boat builder who builds small wooden boats (row boats, canoes and sailboats)

  Hide and Seek Creative Services                                   Danielson, Lana

Leather products made individually by hand with a very distinctive look, quality and endurance



 Inner Soul Art                                                                      Vasquez, David                                                

Oil paintings on canvas with palette knife




Johnathan Bullock Pottery                                              Bullock, Johnathan


Wheel- thrown, hand-carved stoneware.  All glazes made from minerals.  Functional wares, garden sculptures, floral Ikebana (floral arrangements) 


John’s Chainsaw Carving                                      Thomas, John                                                                                                                        

Chainsaw carved bears, and other wild life.  Hand carved totem poles and native masks.  Bark carving and various soapstone carvings of different soapstone.  Chainsaw/hand carved welcome signs and personal signs to order.

 Joyce Butler – Pottery and Photography                     Butler, Joyce             

Mugs, bowls, spoon rest, toothbrush holders, vases, soap dishes, animals.  All in popular colours.  Also photographs.



 Karen Hunter Designer                                                    Hunter, Karen                        

Karen’s handcrafted jewellery is very colourful and fun.  She works with sterling silver, semi-precious stones and niobium, a very rare pure metal which is naturally hypoallergenic and when anodized produces a rainbow of colours.  Karen graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1985, from the Design department.

 KarensRopeWork                                                               Conabeare, Karen              

Karen makes creative nautical home décor and gifts with rope.

 Karen Wilson Handbags                                                   Wilson, Karen                                              

Vintage inspired textile and leather handbags.

 Karizma                                                                                 Dean, Karla                                                      

Assorted fashion bead jewellery


La Glasserie                                                                         Nada, Asem

Glass Art - Hand blown ornaments, pens, candle holders, animal figures, perfume bottles


Lathe-Works Muskoka                                                      Quinton, Ryan

Wood turning – bowls, serving platters, cheese boards, Lazy Susan’s, cutting boards and other items from high quality wood found in Ontario.


 Mark’s Muskoka Maple                                                    Lupton, Mark and Hazel

Maple products -  syrup, butter, candies and other maple delights.

 My Moon Phase                                                                 Cyr, Renée

We create pewter and photograph based jewellery pieces surrounding the phases of the moon and the astrological connotations surrounding the moon itself. An interesting look into the specific implications of the Moon’s position on particular dates, for example your birth date. What phase were you born in and what does it mean?


Muskoka Lakehouse Furniture                                       Hurley, Jamie

Hand built traditional unique rustic twig products using hand picked local native trees.  Imaginative works of art.  Mirrors, signs, toys, Some products incorporate local eclectic cottage articles within the art of tree’s.

 Muskoka  Marquetry                                                        Verbonac, Brian

My plaques are unique … I re-use century Muskoka barn board often paired with various exotic woods selected entirely for their colour and grain characteristics.  My intent is to provide an item from Muskoka that depicts our remarkable area.


 Natures Image by Dave Gordon                                     Gordon, Dave                                   

Watercolour Art – Originals and prints framed and matted only. 

 Nine Star Designs                                                               Blanchette , Andy                                   

Custom crafted rugs professionally crafted and are carved/sculptured to enhance pattern and design.

 Northbound Elements                                                      Guman, Ryan & Britnell, Isaac            

Metal art and home and cottage décor.


 Oils and Images                                                                  White, Lynne,

Photographic images of Muskoka, Algonquin Park and beyond.  Available  framed,  on canvas or card

 Olio Studio                                                                           Ruck, Jannis                         

Organic and natural fiber clothing and hats.

 Out of Ruins                                                                         Proulx, Diane                                              

Recycled of wooden windows are salvaged from landfill sites and used as a canvass to create unique one of a kind Glass Art Windows.  These windows are all made individually with 2- 3 kiln firings.  We also reclaim and recycle all glass remnants into glass tables and sculptures.


 Paula`s  Handcrafted Jewellery                         Robertson, Paula

Over 300 original designs.  Braided with stone, glass and wood beads.  Items include earrings, bracelets anklets and necklaces.

 Pearl Girls                                                                            Forsyth, Kristine

Fresh water pearls with necklaces, bracelets, earrings and sets.  Sets in both classics, new look and colours.

 Pet Creations                                                                        Dillon, Gale                                             

Unique products that cannot be found in pet stores. Pet creations, pet clothing and accessories.  Products for pets, dog coats, embroidered bandannas, catnip toys and more. We love pets!!!

 Photo Letters                                                                      Corso, Noemi                                             

Photographs of objects found in architecture and nature that resembled letters of the Alphabet.  Then using the letters to spell any word/name you love.  



Raggedy Dolls and Clowns by Liz                                   Clarke, Elizabeth (Liz)


Raggedy  Ann, Andy Dolls in 3 sizes; 15”, 20” 25”.  Ann has calico print dress with apron and panties.  Andy has blue pants and red gingham shirt.  Clowns are 20” with bright coloured outfits.  Ann and Andy have embroidered heart saying “I Love you”

Ripples Naturals                                                                 Verrier, Angela

Cold Process Goat milk soap – plain and felted ,   Polished river rock soap dish, Beeswax candles

 Seamless wet felted mitts

 Rita White                                                                            White, Rita                                                                                  

Mixed media using art glass, recycled and natural material depicting nature and landscapes

 Rock “n” Hilly Craft Studio                                              Sly, Michelle

Unique Home made gifts, made from fabric ... aprons (adults and child), bags, Bear baby blankets,  bibs, chair cushions, oven door towels, pillows, placements (reversible), Pot holders, toaster covers (2 & 4 slice) tea cosies, totes (large variety of carry on), rocking chair cushion sets.

 Ron Leach Soapstone                                                        Leach, Ron                             

Soapstone and alabaster carvings.

 Roothams Gourmet  Preserves                          Maclean, Joanne

Gourmet jellies, jams, chutneys, dipping sauces, marinades and salad dressings.


 Shaman’s Rock Communications                                   Poling, Jim, Sr.                         

Soft and hardcover books written by the author and published by major Canadian publishers.  Main titles to be exhibited include: Tom Thomson:  the Life and Mysterious Death of the Famous Canadian Painter; Bears in the Birdfeeders: A Cottage Life at Shaman’s Rock;  The Canoe: An Illustrated History; Lights in Dark Forests:  North Country Stories  (fiction); Smoke Signals:  The native Takeback of the North American Tobacco Industry.                                                                       Seidman, Irwin and  Susan                                                  

The perfect combination of art and function . . . designs and creates fine quality hand made spice mills, spice funnels and spice bowls (along with our fragrant and flavourful hand blended peppercorns). Each piece is individually crafted in our Owen Sound studio by professional turner and mill maker Irwin Seidman using only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods, and hand buffed to a soft sheen using the best quality earth friendly wood finishes. Beyond the fine craftsmanship and beautiful design is an authentic CrushGrind™ ceramic mechanism. This makes every mill ideal for grinding peppercorns, salt or spices.

 Stan W Tait Jewellery                                                       Tait, Stan W.                                      

Stan W. Tait is a renowned Canadian Jewellery designer who has been creating classic, contemporary Sterling Silver Jewellery since 1974. While honoring the traditions of individual craftsmanship, his timeless designs incorporate clean flowing lines, harmony, balance and form - resulting in individual pieces that fit the body and satisfy the soul. Known for his “Inukshuk Collection” ,“The Muskoka Pine Tree Collection” and “The Angel Pendant”, plus many other classic pieces worn by satisfied customers around the world.

 Stone House Studio Designs                                           Spinks, Sandra

Chic and unique Greeting cards.  Aprons, tote bags, and cushions featuring vintage graphics.

 Susanne’s Rag Rugs                                                           Farncombe, Susanne

Hand made rag rugs.  Can be machine washed and dried.  Sizes range from 29” to over 5 feet.


 The Creative Side                                                               Sedore, Laura / Plante, Remi

Hand crafted rustic garden benches, canoe shelves, small and large tables, bird and bat houses, planters, rod holders, foot stools


The Flower Touch                                                              Kuehlem, Eva

Pressed Flower pictures some with sayings decorated with flowers and others are all flowers only and pressed flower soaps (flowers do not wash off).


The Village Potter Muskoka                                            Newell, Mary Ruth               

The Village Potter offers a complete range of wood-fired functional stoneware.  Made to be used everyday in your home and cottage.


 U.V. Hats & Accessories                                                   Dennison, Bob and Sandra

100% handmade designer reversible hats and purses with fine Italian ribbon scarves.