Please support our sponsors listed below. They make the Sylvan Circle tour possible.



Berkana Art Studio. 
A teaching studio offering art lessons for children and adults in drawing and painting using pencils, pastels and paints.  Taimi Poldmaa – artist/instructor.  Ste. 7A, 875 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 942-2610


Color Your World. 
Your Complete Framing Centre!  Large selection of in stock and custom order frames.  78 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 942-2700


Life’s A Stitch. 
Sewing machines, sales, service and accessories.  Quilting fabrics and notions.  Quilting classes.  516 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 254-3339


Mobile Glass & Framing Gallery. 
Creative custom framing.  Come and visit the 2nd floor show room for all your framing needs.  325 Wellington St. W., Sault Ste. Marie   
(705) 254-7394


Karen Nisbet. 
Functional and sculptural pottery, painting and collage, vintage greeting cards and theatrical set decoration.


Photographic Art by Gordon Stone. 
My images of God’s Creation reach out to touch you, heart and soul, as we journey through life together.
Google me@ “Gordon Stone Zazzle”


Roses Art Gallery & Framing. 
Original paintings, wooden bowls, jewellery, pottery and photographs by local artists.  Custom and ready made framing.  348 Bruce St., Sault Ste. Marie  (705) 946-4440


Rose Sundaram
is a pastel artist who welcomes commission work from portraits, especially children; pets; landscapes and still life images.  (705) 946-4440





Johnson Farmers’ Market Desbarats. 
Features local produce and products.  Saturdays.  Jun. 1-Aug. 31: 9am-2pm; Sep. 7-Oct. 12: 10am-2pm; Special hours for Green Expo:  9am-3pm; Fibre to Fabric: 9am-3pm and Sylvan Circle: 10am-4pm.   Hwy 17E,  Main St. (next to the Community Centre/Arena),  Desbarats  (705) 782-2201


Karhi Contracting Inc. 
General contractors; sand, gravel, topsoil, excavation, concrete foundations/slabs, house lifting/moving and septic installation/pumping.  6949 Hwy 17E, Desbarats (705) 782-6863


McClelland’s Hardware Ltd. 
Est. 1958.  Hardware, feed, paint, maple syrup supplies, muck boots and seasonal items.  Friendly service.  LCBO Agency.  Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-6pm.  3 Lake Huron Dr., Desbarats  (705) 782-6281


Pine Island Wood Products. 
Solid wood baseboard, casing and other trims - stock and custom patterns; carved doors; custom millwork.  Buy directly from manufacturer.
(705) 782-6938

Smith’s Desbarats Market. 
“Mainly because of our meat”.  Fresh whitefish and lake trout on Fridays.  Freezer meat packages - $50.00 and up.  ATM available.  4 Lake Huron Dr., Desbarats  (705) 782-6261


Stobie’s Family Restaurant. 
“Home cooked food and desserts”.  We aim to please.  Stop in and try us or order take out.  ATM available.  7931 Hwy 17E, Desbarats 
(705) 782-6534



Algoma Ag Centre (CO-OP). 
Your one-stop store for all your feed, seed, fertilizer, petroleum products and pet food.  Seasonal lawn and garden supplies.   3475 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-2201


Bucci’s Place. 
Enjoy a cozy atmosphere with great tasting food and portions to satisfy all appetites.  Lunch, dinner and take out pizzas.  Hwy 17B, next to the Loon Dollar Monument


Dinelle’s Country Market. 
The small town grocery store with an in-store bakery, fresh meats and produce.  ATM Available.  3217 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-2161


Headrick Farm and Gardens. 
Farm gate produce stand.  Contact Tom and Berniece. 
4137 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay  (705) 248-2140

Heritage Home Hardware Building Centre. 
“Home owners helping home owners”.  3 locations to serve you better.  Echo Bay, Bruce Station and Sault Ste. Marie.

Penokean Hills Farms
Tender, nutritious beef and lamb.  Always free of added hormones and antibiotics.  (705) 971-MEAT




Calico Hen. 
Yarns, DMC embroidery floss, knitting, crocheting, embroidery supplies as well as things from the past.  Unique jewellery and bee glo candles.  1188 Richards St., Richards Landing  (705) 246-0875


Island Scoop.
Ice cream café and gift shop. St. Joseph Island coffee and maple syrup; woodturnings and carvings, pottery, puddingstone art and candles. Kodakiosk. ATM available. Hilton Beach – by the Marina (705) 989-4102


St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters
Fair Trade certified and organically grown coffee freshly roasted in small batches.  Available at select locations throughout Algoma.  Call Shane or Heather.  (705) 246-7093




Algoma Mutual Insurance Company. 
Insuring Northern Ontario.  131 Main St., Thessalon  (705) 842-3345


The Round Barn. 
Enjoy “The Round Barn”.  Antiques, pottery and unique gifts await you in this peaceful country setting.  Find us on Facebook.  Brownlee Rd.  - 8 miles east of Thessalon)  (705) 842-3341




Artists below are from 2013. The 2014 tour information will be posted early in May, 2014. Please come back then.

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Numbers refer to the Sylvan Circle Tour map
Printable copy of the list (pdf file-no pictures)
1..... Echo Bay Hall  
MacDonald Waite

Lisa MacDonald-Waite.  Handcrafts from Grandma’s fur and leather coats: furbears, mitts, moccasins, handbags, headbands, pillows and blankets.
Tel:  (705) 842-3441

Hugh Morrow

Hugh Morrow, a self-taught artist, finds that watercolour is ideal for interpreting rustic subject matter including old structures, marine scenes and people.
Tel:  (705) 946-2386

Karewn Nisbet

Karen Nisbet.  A retired high school art teacher, creates unique functional and sculptural earthware, both on the potter’s wheel and hand built.
Tel:  (705) 949-6348

Philip Mitchell

Phillip Mitchell.  A self-taught carver, Phillip uses salvaged wood and a chainsaw to create pieces of art for home and garden. 
Tel:  (705) 248-3173

Rose Sundaram

Rose Sundaram employs the vibrance of pastel, the subtleness of charcoal and watercolours to capture portraits, still lifes and images of Algoma.
Tel: (705) 946-4440

Ella Wigmore

Eila Wigmore is an Emerging Artist who began painting at the age of 5.  Now 11, she is inspired by nature and loves to experiment with various techniques and media.

2..... Sylvan Valley Hall  

Errol Caldwell creates unique and functional woodturnings and wood products from native and exotic woods.  His work is sold at several Ontario galleries.
Tel:  (705) 248-1545

Errol Caldwell

Hélène Caldwell specializes in 100% pure beeswax hand-poured candles and figurines.  She also creates firestarters using recycled wax and sawdust.      
Tel:  (705) 248-1545

Hélène Caldwell

Eileen Halfpenny.  Exhibiting artist at the “Art Gallery of Algoma” during July 2012.  Produces Algoma area paintings of a spiritual nature.
Tel:  (705) 942-4464

Eileen Halfpenny

Gil Sachro.  Landscape and architectural themes are used to create unique and functional pottery that celebrate and bring sunshine into everyday life. 
Tel:  (705) 759-8496

Gil Sacchro

Nancy Sachro creates unique functional and decorative fabric artworks using a wide variety of techniques, fabrics, fibres and found objects.
Tel:  (705) 759-8496

Nancy Sacchro
3..... Leeburn Hall  
Skip Bailey

Skip Bailey.  Using wheel, hand building techniques and a variety of glaze combinations, Skip enjoys creating functional, decorative, whimsical and raku pottery.
Tel:  (705) 946-3774

Carson Merrifield

Carson Merriefield.  A fused glass artist who encompasses a wide range of ‘kiln formed’ glass creations for jewellery, art and functional items. 
Tel:  (705) 971-9389

Zoey Wood-Salomon

Zoey Wood-Salomon paints in the traditional Woodland style that reflects her Odawa heritage.  Self-taught, Zoey has one book published “Healing”.
Tel:  (705) 759-4897

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
4..... Dieter Heller Studio

Dieter Heller.  Handcrafted fretsaw woodwork.  Traditional German patterns, as well as Dieter’s own designs, are combined with woodburning techniques to create unique pieces. 
Tel:  (705) 785-3875

Dieter Heller
5..... Rydal Bank Community Hall  

Ken Hanson began his art full-time in 1970 and still enjoys drawing and painting the local scenery with watercolours.
Tel:  (705) 246-3884

Heather Jordan

Heather Jordan.  Gorgeous, handcrafted jewellery, featuring wire-wrapped fossils, meteorites, semi-precious stone and crystal.  Organic, contemporary style.  Adorn yourself in nature’s finest treasures!
Tel:  (705) 946-5364

Jan Miller

Janice Miller’s hand-stitched English smocked garments and her unique fabric snowman collection are today’s gifts and tomorrow’s treasures. 
Tel:  (705) 942-8051

Donna Nelson

Donna Nelson.  Donna chooses nature as her subject and oils as her media to enhance the beauty of local rock.
Tel:  (705) 785-3853

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
6..... Bruce Station Hall  

Les Burt.  Working with soapstone for over ten years still fascinates.  Each piece of polished stone reveals its own unique character.
Tel:  (705) 942-3777

Les Burt

Michele Forrester and Hans Wesselius.  Hand crafted wood art.  Sculptures, carved doors, plaques and tabletops. 
Tel:  (705) 782-6938

Michelle Forrester and Hans Wesselius

Cathy Redmond.  Cathy’s watercolours reflect her appreciation of the changing seasons and varied landscapes of Algoma – in particular St. Joseph Island.
Tel:  (705) 945-7032

Cathy Redmond
  Cécile Sénéchal paints on feathers.  She reproduces birds, animals, flowers, canoes and commission pieces.  Each feather is matted and framed.
Tel:  (705) 848-2088
Cécile Sénéchal

Karen Singleton.  A true Canadian artist, her attention to detail is amazing, no matter the subject or choice of canvas.
Tel:  (705) 882-1250

Karen Singleton
  Food Is Available At This Hall  
7..... Brander Studio
Hilkka Brander and Lena Skyum

Hilkka Brander and Lena Skyum.  For over 50 years, Hilkka and Lena have been artistically transforming recycled clothing and materials into beautiful and practical Finnish rugs, placemats and runners. 
Tel:  (705) 785-3453/3842

8..... Stephanie Mitchell and Steve Haaksman Studio
  Stephanie Mitchell and Steve Haaksman. The combination of stained glass, local stone and metal makes their work one-of-a-kind and unique to the North Shore.
Tel:  (705) 785-2466
Stephanie Mitchell and Steve Haaksman
9..... Desbarats Arena  
Lucy Boston

Lucy Boston.  An award-winning artist, Lucy carefully selects 100% cotton/batiks for her wildlife and country quilts, Raggedy Ann/Andy dolls.
Tel:  (705) 945-9294

Cindy Coccimiglio

Cindy Coccimiglio creates functional and decorative pottery, both wheel-thrown and hand built in traditional and contemporary colours and forms. 
Tel: (705) 971-9055

Sheila Currie

Sheila Currie.   Sheila is a prestigious awards recipient and owner/operator of “Watercolour by Sheila”, an art gallery and frame shop.    
Tel:  (705) 842-3599

Ritva Longstreet

Ritva Longstreet.  One-of-a-kind jewellery and metal art are individually created using silver, copper, semi-precious and found stones.
Tel:  (705) 649-2742

Vince Riddel

Vince Riddell.  Unique local and exotic woods turned into bowls, vases, platters, wine glasses, and candlesticks for display and functional use.
Tel:  (705) 246-1567

Ruth Wigmore

Ruth Wigmore.  Unique and unaltered photography.  Salvaged treasures altered into curious and functional pieces.  Simple to the unique embellished paper creations.
Tel:  (705) 782-4387

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
10..... MacLennan Hall  

Jeanne Dumas.  Nature’s elements of stone, wood, clay, copper and semi-precious stone are incorporated into Jeanne’s creations to reflect our landscapes.
Tel: (705) 882-2231


Lou Lacroix.  Lou creates fashionably inspired fine art drawings and illustrations using pastel, charcoal or paint reflecting how she feels when she dreams. 
Tel:  (705) 843-0884

Lou Lacroix

Ulrike Schneider.  Exceptional handcrafted pieces for your enjoyment.  Whimsical, organic and elegant forms inspired by the natural beauty surrounding her at Batchawana Bay.
Tel:  (705) 882-2154

Ulrike Schneider

David Solomon creates decorative boxes and serving boards from maple and exotic hardwoods, carefully selecting complimentary colours and grain patterns.
Tel:  (705) 759-8790

David Solomon
  Food Is Available At This Hall  
11..... Laird Hall  
Jack Dunning

Jack Dunning.  Jack creates both functional and decorative stoneware pottery, playing with shapes and glazes.  Photography is a new addition to his work. 
Tel:  (705) 248-2321

Lawrence Howard

Lawrence Howard creates unique woodturnings emphasized by fine finishes.  His award winning functional and decorative woodturnings and writing instruments are made from local materials.
Tel:  (705) 253-7983

Marilyn Mills

Marilyn Mills.  Marilyn’s goal is to create a painting that transfers her feelings about a subject to the viewer.
Tel:  (705) 254-7272

Jude Ortiz Jude Ortiz.  Fine jewellery for everyday pleasure and special occasions.  One-of-a-kind designs by award winning goldsmith/silversmith.  Custom orders. 
Tel:  (705) 942-8283
Lise Portelance

Lise Portelance weaves traditional blankets known as “catalognes”.   Working with modern fibres, she creates blankets which can be machine-washed and dried. 
Tel:  (705) 843-2789

Lidia Silvestrova

Lidia Silvestrova hand paints wooden eggs and Matroshka dolls in traditional Russian style, with nature, Christmas and Easter themes.
Tel:  (705) 946-5373

  Food Is Available At This Hall  
12..... Bar River Hall  

Cathy Barton.  A wide selection of functional as well as decorative stained glass including suncatchers, bowls, napkin holders, lamps, lanterns  and jewel boxes.
Tel:  (705) 949-4487

Cathy Barton

Jim and Joanie Lindamood.  Jim carves each bird in tupelo or basswood, while Joanie completes each carving with detailed painting.  The work is mounted on driftwood.
Tel:  (705) 461-1745

Jim and Joanie Lindamood

Diana Madill invites you to experience the warmth and beauty of copper within her nature inspired designs.  Collection includes unique jewellery and decorative pieces.
Tel:  (705) 246-1950

Diana Madill

Irene Patterson expresses her love of nature and country by painting scenes on natural leaves and incorporating leaves into extended scenes.
Tel:  (204) 725-1769

Irene Patterson

Warren Peterson is a landscape artist of the Canadian wilderness capturing a sense of time, place, light and space.
Tel:  (705) 949-9972

Warren Peterson
  Food Is Available At This Hall  
Photography (copyright) 2013 - Tim Harris
Light lunches and snacks available at:  

Leeburn Hall

  Desbarats Arena
Northland Central United Church   MacLellan Hall
Rydal Bank Hall   Laird Hall
Bruce Station Hall   Bar River Hall
Bruce Mines United Church    
ATMs available at:  

Dinelle’s Country Market, (Echo Bay)

Smith’s Desbarats Market, (Desbarats)
Pit Stop Gas Bar, (Echo Bay) 17E Trading Post, (St. Joseph Island Turnoff)
Royal Bank, (Bruce Mines) Stobie’s Family Restaurant, (Desbarats)
Copper Bay Shell, (Bruce Mines) Island Scoop, Hilton Beach
Printable copy of the list of artists (pdf file-no pictures)

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