Monday, 3 October 2011

Elgin Arts Trail Launched: Tour Promotes Local Art Attractions

The new Elgin Arts Trail that launched Thursday Sept 29th, invites visitors to discover the unique artistic treasures in Elgin-St. Thomas.

The trail was kicked-off by Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism at the Public Art Centre where Elgin County Warden Dave Mennill, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman and Elgin Business Resource Centre General Manager John Regan were on hand to support the program partnership.

"The trail will have a far-reaching effect," said Mennill. "And it will bolster tourism and business development."

Jackson-Chapman also congratulated participants for their "artistry and creativity."
The trail is a route through Elgin and St. Thomas that invites visitors to discover the exemplary visual arts attractions of the area. The program is supported by a comprehensive guide book, detailed website and signage.

Visitors to the launch toured a miniature replica of the trail that included displays from all 12 Elgin Arts Trail members.

"We look forward to a successful first year," said the County’s Tourism Development Coordinator Kathryn Russell. "The trail will serve as an economic generator for the tourism industry as well as raise the profile of local visual art attractions."

The trail guide book is available at Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism and at all participating trail locations. For more information, please visit:

(Elgin County Warden Dave Mennill, Elgin Business Resource Centre General Manager John Regan, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman)

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