Welcome to the Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts

Author: 
Hall, Heather
Date: 
1997
Location: 
U-links 705-286-2411; Haliburton Highlands Museum 705-457-2760
Reference: 
TPB-582
Collection: 
Study: 
1996-1997
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

The Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts is a community volunteer organization, affiliated with the Haliburton Highlands School of Fine Arts, whose work has created a cultural center in the region drawing people to the School and the Guild. The mandate of this paper was to produce an orientation package for the Guild that would be used to attract new members and aid new and present members in becoming more familiar with Guild activities.

The history of art and craft in the Haliburton Highlands from native times through early settlement days is presented as a backdrop to work on the actual orientation package. Information about the Guild was attained through primary research and is organized under the following headings: 1) the history of the Guild and Rails End Gallery 2) financial structure of the Guild and 3) the role of the Guild in the community and its relationship to Sir Sandford Fleming College's School of Fine Arts and the Municipality of Dysart et al. The finished product is included as an appendix to the paper.