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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

Perth County Artists Map

Choose a category by clicking the box and the subjects will appear. Click an icon on the map or the matching numbered listing below the map and a brief description will appear with the name, description and location of the artist, crafts person or gallery.

Unless studio hours are otherwise noted, most artists/artisans offer studio visits by appointment only. Please contact the artist before visiting.

Many of the artists represented in this listing are members of Perth Arts Connect. Please visit the association's website at

List Of Locations

Stratford has raised many visual artists to national and international acclaim

We live in an inspirational setting. That’s why so many artists are drawn to our town and its surroundings. Stratford has seen many of its visual artists rise to national and international acclaim. William Ronald, founder of the influential Painters Eleven, was born in Stratford. Tony Urquhart, one of Canada's leading contemporary artists, has called Stratford home with his wife Jane Urquhart, author of The Stonecarvers. And those are just a few names—other contemporary artists making their home in Stratford include:

As well as benefiting from the energy brought by the presence of these artists, our town also enjoys the benefits of the following:

Perth Arts Connect, an arts collective composed of Stratford and Perth County artists, performers, and cultural and heritage associations; it’s an excellent source for creative resources in the area.

Start Stratford arts and culture magazine offers profiles and features on the writers, performers and artists who make Stratford their creative home.

Recognized as one of the leaders in backstage production arts training in Canada, Off The Wall offers hands-on courses and weekend workshops that teach students the skills required to achieve their personal or professional goals in theatre production.

In May and September, the Stratford Studio Tour lets you experience the studios and galleries of exceptional artisans on a self-guided adventure.

Click on the Map to Perth County Artists for an interactive listing of various artists, associations, and galleries, along with their locations in Stratford and Perth County.

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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