Portage artists circuit encourages local tourism, exposure

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
PORTAGE DU FORT
July 18, 2018
An ever-evolving group of artists along the Ottawa River have made it their mission to promote both their town and its rich history, all the while inspiring local artists to start showing their work in public.
Portage du Fort’s Artistes de la Rivière have created a network of studios in their town available for touring through every weekend during the summer months, as they seek to increase tourism and the arts.
Starting up a few years ago, studios in town began opening their doors, allowing guests to not only browse their displays, but to see the artists in action. Frances Shea, one of the artists, explained that the tour has become an annual collaboration that is looked forward to by folks from across the Pontiac, Ottawa Valley and even up from the city.

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