Culture Days

Culture Days returns for 2024!

Caledon Creative Arts Festival

Culture Days Studio Tour

We welcome back the annual celebration of Culture Days! This national celebration of arts, culture and heritage is scheduled to take place from September 20th to October 13th across Caledon and seeks to eliminate barriers, engage residents and attract visitors while celebrating vibrancy in our communities. During this month-long event, the Town invites the community to participate in FREE “behind the scenes,” activities to discover Caledon artists, creators, performers and heritage for our 50th anniversary. Check back soon for a full list of programs and events! 

Important dates:

  • Caledon Studio Tours: September 21-22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Caledon Creative Arts Festival: September 28 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Caledon CultureFest: October 4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Caledon Creative Arts Festival is back!

Caledon Creative Arts Festival

The Town of Caledon is excited for the third annual Caledon Creative Arts Festival. This free festival will be held at Caledon East Community Complex on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Participating artists in the 2024 Caledon Creative Arts Festival will have the opportunity to engage with residents and visitors at this celebration of all things art, performance, music and creativity. Connect with fellow artists, showcase upcoming workshops, sell pieces – the stage is yours at the 2024 Caledon Creative Arts Festival. Be part of an event that showcases Caledon’s vibrant and captivating arts and culture scene.

We are looking for applicants for the following:

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Please contact or phone 3-1-1 if you have issues applying.

Town staff will review applicants and contact successful applicants to be included in the Tour.


Studio Tours: Call for Studios Now Open

Culture Days Studio Tour 

The Town of Caledon is launching their inaugural Culture Days Studio Tour on September 21 and 22, 2024. The Town of Caledon welcomes applications from Caledon artists and craftspeople with an established studio within the borders of the Town of Caledon. This is not a juried tour but an opportunity to showcase your studio and artwork as part of the Town of Caledon’s Culture Days programming. There is no fee to apply.

 What makes the Caledon Studio Tour unique is our dedication to giving visitors an exciting peek ‘behind the curtain’ to where art is created. This is a tour of remarkable and beautiful creative spaces around our community. With studios surrounded by forests, farmland, and beautiful historic towns visitors get a fascinating tour of spaces normally hidden behind closed doors. 

Studio Requirements:
  • Studios must be available during the Tour dates, September 21 & 22, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Artists must be present in their studio at all times for the duration of the tour and the artist must be prepared to demonstrate and/or discuss their work during the tour.
  • All mediums are acceptable.
  • Applicants must be working artists* with studio space located in the boundaries of the Town of Caledon. If space allows, the artist may act as a host studio for a guest artist.
  • If you are an artist without a studio space and are looking for space to showcase your work please apply to the Town’s Art in the Halls program or Caledon’s Library program Artful Caledon to feature your work in Town or Library facilities  
  • All participants/studios must have commercial liability insurance during the tour. Studios would be required to show proof of liability insurance prior to the start of the Tour.  
    • If you do not have commercial liability insurance, the Town recommends contacting your insurance provider to add two-day commercial liability insurance coverage to participate in the Tour.
    • If you do not qualify for or not able to obtain commercial general liability insurance, please contact If you are selected, you will be able to showcase your work at the Town’s facilities. An Arts in the Hall’s Agreement must be completed and signed prior to the installation of your work. 
    • Successful Applicants must complete and sign the Town’s Waiver Form. Which includes the Indemnity Clauses. 
  • Applicants are required to provide their contact information, studio information with opening hours, an artist’s profile, and a demonstrated online presence through a website and/or social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) for the Town to promote and include in the Studio Tour guide.


*The Town of Caledon defines a "working artist" as an artist with a publicly accessible, permanent studio space where they create their art. A "working artist" will have a substantial body of original work (10+ works) available to display and sell during the studio tour weekend. 

How to apply:
Apply here by May 15, 2024

Studio Tour Application Form

Complete the following waiver:

Studio Tour Waiver Form

  • Please contact or phone 437-423-5765 if you have issues applying.
  • Town staff will review applicants and contact successful studios to be included in the Tour.
Benefits for Artist Studios:
  • Printed tour map with your studio featured.
  • Digital tour map for participants to follow along.
  • Digital, print and social media advertising of the studio tour.
  • Be featured on the Visit Caledon website year-round under the Arts, Culture and Heritage page.
  • Display and sell artwork to a targeted audience, demonstrate art in process, engage in hands-on connection with guests and customers, and foster relationships with visitors and fellow artists.
Safety Suggestions for Studios:
  • Studio should be a dedicated space in the home/workshop where artwork is created and well-lit to prevent tripping hazards.
  • Studio and gallery areas should be easily accessible and safe for the public. Nothing to trip over. No sharp tools, dangerous electrical wires or connections, no small items at child level, no very hot or cold apparatus within reach. It is recommended that all machinery be unplugged for the Tour weekend unless in a separate area not accessible by the public.
  • Flooring should be even and stable. Stairs must be safe and include handrails.
  • When open to the public, supplies, materials and tools used by the artist should be clean and organized. It is preferable to have some works in progress, some older and some recent examples of artist’s work.
  • All work should be labeled and priced.
  • Ability to handle sales transactions electronically (ie: Square, e-transfer, etc.).

 Culture Days