Discover Your Inner Artist – Group Show and Sale
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30
Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7
Discover Your Inner Artist at the Mill Pond Gallery! This member group exhibition and sale will include a large variety of original artwork featuring many styles, mediums and themes. What is your favourite? Is it realism, abstract, expressive work? Watercolour, Mixed Media or Oils? All this and much more for you to ‘discover’.
The first weekend of this show is Culture Days, a national event promoting arts and culture in communities across Canada. There will be ongoing artist demonstrations and a free Children’s activity on Sunday afternoon.
Visit the Culture Days website to see all the events happening this weekend.
Buy a Rose For Your Garden! – Silent Auction
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30
You have seen our 40th Anniversary Rose Art Installation on the lawns of the Mill Pond Gallery all summer. You have admired them, taken photos, posted them on social media and picked your favourite. Now is your chance to buy one or more of these beautiful original works of art for your own garden!
The silent auction for some of these works will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. Join us on Sunday between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm for a Closing Reception. Bidding will finish at 4:00 pm.
Minimum bids will start at $50.
Support the RHGA and The Mill Pond Gallery with your purchase!
*This project is funded in part by the Town of Richmond Hill’s Community and Culture Grant Program*
Canadian Landscapes – Robert McAffee
Demo – Monday, October 1 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Robert McAffee is a professional Canadian landscape artist, photographer and traveller. His passion is painting Canada, its dramatic landscapes and shares them with the world.
Robert will be demonstrating this painting of Mount Rundle.
In the workshop he will be working step by step with the class to build from scratch this painting of Mount Rundle, one of Canada’s most iconic Rocky Mountains. As a long time full time artist he will also tell short stories of his experiences in the business of art as well as take questions from the class.
16th Annual Studio Tour and Art Show
Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14
The RHGA is a proud sponsor of Richmond Hill’s 16th Annual Art & Studio Tour. With over 46 artists at 18 locations (9 community spaces and 9 Artist’s Studios) the tour showcases some of Canada’s most impressive works of art!
The Mill Pond Gallery will showcase the work of 5 of our talented members. Several more members will be participating in this year’s tour opening their home studios or showing at other community venues.
What a great opportunity for residents of the Town of Richmond and surrounding communities to take the tour, meet the artists and purchase one-of-a-kind works of art!
*New* Non-Instructional Figure Drawing – All Welcome!
Sundays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Life drawing or figure drawing has always been the backbone of any artistic training and is the ultimate way to improve your hand to eye coordination. These are non-instructional sessions from a nude model. Poses will range from short to long and participants bring their own materials. What can be a better way to wrap up the week then in a company of your fellow artists, refreshments and making art inspired by human form!
Members $15/session, Non-Members $20/session
Member Open Studio
Mondays 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
All members are welcome to come in and paint in our bright studio/workshop space during our Member Open Studio days. Please contact us if you would like to learn how to open/close the gallery. Enjoy creating in an informal and supportive environment.
Please note: Open Studio is not available on Monday evenings when a Demo/Artist talk is scheduled. Check our Calendar of Events for dates.