New Riverfront Location – the Caron Pumping Station Monday, Aug 15th, 9 a.m.

This incredible sunset over the Detroit river at our Monday location was taken by Natalee Labiak.

The lower left corner of this image shows the pumping station and the free parking lot. It is quite popular with fishermen, so be sure to be early to secure a spot to park. There are public washrooms available at the station.

Here is a google link to the location:

The riverfront has a lot of parkland from this location past Ouellette Ave and all the way to the bridge, but you need not travel that far.

Weather information:

Our weather is topsy turvy of late check this link before you go it gives long-range, and hourly, updates on the weather conditions.




Bug spray



Folding chair (but there are many benches)

Plein Air easel

Drawing board

Paint and drawing supplies of your choice

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Happy Painting!

Sunday, Aug 7th Lost Arts Festival

Come visit the Plein-air artists at work!

John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area

915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0

Google map link:

It’s almost here! The Lost Arts Festival is back and will be taking place on Sunday, August 7th from 11am to 5pm at the John R. Park Homestead.
Discover the lost arts of blacksmithing, Plein air painting, butter making, flirting with fans, woodcarving, textile weaving and more while enjoying the beautiful lakeshore grounds of the Homestead! This festival celebrates old-fashioned artistry through live demonstrations, making it an immersive experience. Shop the various artisan booths for unique, handmade, local items. Meet local makers and become inspired to learn a ‘lost art’ yourself- you can help revitalize these traditional crafts.
The event also features ‘Imagination Station’ for kids – get hands-on at various maker crafting spots throughout the festival.
Live music by the Essex County Ramblers, and food available for purchase from Scotty’s BBQ Catering.
Special for 2022: This year the 1842 Park Family Home turns 180! We will be celebrating with architectural tours of the original, Greek Revival home throughout the day! You won’t want to miss this special opportunity.
Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased online at:…/lost-arts-festival-tickets…
For more information visit or contact the Homestead directly at 519-738-2029 or email:

Reception at the Gibson Gallery July 31st