The Secret Garden Arts Festival
Sunday September 26th, 2021, 10 am - 3 pm
Rain or Shine, RSVP registration required, see EventBrite link below
Join us for a unique arts experience, in a secret location, located on private property, in the heart of Muskoka.
Closest Location: The Village of Vankoughnet
RSVP and register through the EventBrite link. You will receive an email notification with the exact location and directions.
This is a BYOP & LC (bring your own picnic and lawn chair event) We have outdoor washroom facilities, a handwashing station and limited picnic seating and shelters.
Due to Covid limitations, tickets are limited. For that reason, this will be a hybrid arts festival, with opportunities for all to participate either in person or online, purchasing items from our website and following our live music event on IG or FB livestream.
Covid safety policy in effect, vaccination required for qualified adult attendees. Masks required in designated vendor areas. Stay tuned for the Secret Garden webpage and online gift shop. More to come...
Nestled in the forests of Muskoka, the gallery is minutes away from the waterfalls of Vankoughnet, in Bracebridge, Ontario. The Green Forest Gallery offers a mixture of tranquility and arts. The gallery is a labour of love for visual artist and musician, J. Claveau from Box of Paints Studio. It is a place of fun, inspiration and community spirit. The gallery features Canadian fine art in many forms and picnic inspired goods, in partnership with local Canadian businesses. Our hope is to find a balance between city and woods while bringing you delicious treats, program offerings, exciting events, and various forms of art. Join us in experiencing the power of nature and local artists and artisans.
FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY
The new honeybee puzzles just arrived and are available for sale through the shop tab. Today we had a fun little photo shoot in the garden, getting ready for our lavender honey themed pop up event on Saturday August 28th in Bracebridge. Save the date, and be on the look out for more to come…
We offer a variety of unique and one of a kind items through our gift baskets. We encourage visitors to pick their favourite items and combine them for a custom gift set. Book your tour and see the beautiful and unique items you cannot find anywhere else! Eco-wrapping included! Email email@example.com to order products or book your appointment. Artwork and gift basket delivery available from Muskoka to Toronto.
Summer Fizzle Pop-up
Our brand new booth! I had the best day! I met so many lovely people including Carol, who is celebrating a birthday soon. Thank you Michele, @muskokayarn, for making art happen at the Summer Fizzle Pop-up! It was a mood lifting day and my art is finding new homes. Couldn’t be happier!
Our new silk scarf collection is in high demand! 100% silk, designed and manufactured in Canada! Many designs from the entire J. Claveau collection are now on display, stocked and ready to fly away.
Eco Wrapping & Canadian Made
One of our core values is protecting the environment. To do our part, all purchases and gifts are eco-wrapped with reusable and recyclable materials. We also love supporting local businesses. The Green Forest Gallery currently uses 100% Canadian manufacturers for all custom printed goods and artwork and features a wide range of local small businesses and artists. See our featured partners below.
It’s official! The Green Forest Gallery is now open. Here are some highlights from the ribbon cutting ceremony with Bracebridge Mayor, Graydon Smith. Graydon said some lovely words and our neighbours gathered to watch us cut the ribbon with a great big pair of scissors. It was a special moment and we are grateful to have such a supportive community and group of neighbours surrounding us. Thank you!
MAGPIE & BIRDIE
Jen Blanchard is a multi-media and pottery artist located in the quaint Village of Vankoughnet. 100% Canadian made, you can now shop Magpie & Birdie collections ranging from wind chimes to mugs at The Green Forest Gallery.
Kristen Murray is a local Muskoka artist creating handmade sterling silver wearable art. 100% Canadian made, you can shop for MarsdenArt Jewellery at The Green Forest Gallery.
You can find MarsdsenArt Jewellery on Instagram @marsdenart
Beam Paints are plastic free, lightfast pigments, and wildflower honey handmade watercolour paints. Making its move into Indigo, you can now also enjoy Beam Paints during our Green Forest Gallery artist retreats.
You can find Beam Paints on Instagram @beampaints
VILLA VIDA LOCA FARM MARKET
Villa Vida Loca is a farm market that focuses on farm-fresh, handcrafted and personally chosen goodies. Located in Sunderland, Ontario, you can now shop for all your honey needs at The Green Forest Gallery.
You can find Villa Vida Loca Farm Market on Instagram @villavidalocamarket
Righteous Gelato is a Canadian made, gluten fee, dairy free, and non GMO gelato producing company. Making its way into various stores across Canada, you can now enjoy Righteous Gelato on the terrace of The Green Forest Gallery.
You can find Righteous Gelato on Instagram @righteousgelato
Good for you and the environment, Remix Snacks is featured within The Green Forest Gallery. You can now shop for the 100% dark chocolate bean bark at the gallery today!
You can find Remix Snacks on Instagram @remixsnacks
JOSEPH'S NUTLESS CLUSTERS
A Canadian brand, Joseph's Nutless Clusters are gluten free, non GMO, and nut free. You can now shop for these delicious snacks at The Green Forest Gallery.
You can find Joseph's Nutless Clusters on Instagram @josephsnutlessclusters
City Bonfires are the original handmade portable bonfire. Non toxic and food safe makes City Bonfires you newest need to quench those smore cravings. You can now shop for City Bonfires at The Green Forest Gallery.
You can find City Bonfires on Instagram @citybonfires
The Green Forest Gallery is open by appointment. When you make an appointment with us, you have the opportunity to enjoy a private picnic, music, art work, and gelato, while taking in the scenic forest views of Vankoughnet. All reservations are free of charge. To book your trip today, please email Jen@greenforestgallery.ca, or call (705) - 645 - 7495.
All visitors are required to follow the proper COVID-19 protective protocols. Please be aware that social distancing and face masks are required.