About Artists in the Gardens

Artists in the Garden Annual Tour first began in 2000, a few community minded individuals decided to plan a one-day event to raise funds for a couple of local charities; Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre and Friends of the Library. The concept was to showcase local artists in area gardens, thus complimenting two art forms. We continue to seek to promote local artists/artisans by featuring their creations in Durham Region gardens. From 2003 to the present, Artists in the Garden proceeds have been directed solely to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre. Since its inception, the volunteer committee has been able to raise over $220,000.

Our dedicated team of volunteers presenting you Artists in the Garden are:

Donna Arnold                     Raffle/Food organization
Lila Conkie                         Plant Sale
Janet Connors                    Musicians/Sponsors
Judith Crowell                     Website/Stones
Carolyn Hoar                      Volunteers
Veronica Kerr                      Artists
Carole Keys                        Past Chair/T-shirts/PreEvent
Irena Kropman                    Hearth Place Liaison
Mary MacInnis                    Gift Coordinator
Tanya Mustachi                   Publication
Jan Richmond                     Chairperson
Kathie Steffler                      Recording Secretary
Gerrie Wonnacott                Gardens