Bayfield Fall Foto Fest 2023

Join us at FFF to explore the joys of photography. Friday evening, we begin with a keynote presentation at the Bayfield Community Arena which is open to the public with payment at the door. Saturday is filled with hands-on workshops that will delve into the craft of photography (pre-registration is required). The theme this year is Travel: Near and Far. Whether you enjoy traveling far from home or taking a stroll just outside your door, there is always something worthy of capturing on your camera. Register at


Join us August 25th for the final POETRY IN THE GALLERY evening of the summer. This month we are featuring the work of London, Ontario poet Joanne Stryker. Readings start at 7:30 in the Bainton Gallery. This is a free event.

Joanne Stryker is a London (Ontario) poet who lived for many years in Huron County, as well as in the U.K. Her poetry is published in anthologies and journals, and has won prizes in Canada and abroad.  AFTER, a sequence of mourning poems, was published in Wales and launched in York and London, England, in 2018. Current projects include three collections: The Swedish Death Purge; Here/After; and a series of love poems.

HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN exhibition

The Blyth Festival Art Gallery would like to extend an invitation to our next exhibition entitled “HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN” by local artist Kelly  Stevenson. The Show’s reception is August 19th at 6 pm with remarks happening at 6:30. The show runs through September 9th and is open during Blyth Festival box office hours.

Through a multi-disciplinary exhibit, entitled “HOW FAR I’VE FALLEN”, Stevenson uses the changing state of the rural landscape and experience to explore her own state of mind-one of living with severe and chronic mental illness. Finding a kinship with the abandoned and falling down buildings that fit the countryside, she explores if there is life and hope in the debris and darkness, and of life beyond illness, beyond the seemingly never ending falling apart.