Artists’ Impressions Hike/Boat Tour Planned

The annual “Artists’ Impressions” Hike and Boat Tour at The Top of the Island is once again planned for the Celtic Colours Festival of Celtic Music this fall.

The events, a half day hike and a half day whale cruise, will both be led by artists from the Arts North gallery who will discuss with guests the varied inspiration that can be derived from a specific location, view, scene or experience.

The artists, silversmith Johanna Padelt, landscape fibre hooker Claudia Gahlinger and potter-wood carver Linda Doyon will each elaborate upon their specific impressions of particular scenic experience.

The tours, which take place on October 15th, include a morning beach walk and an afternoon whale watching cruise,  coordinated by Arts North gallery of Cape North and Oshan Whale Cruise of Bay St. Lawrence. The event is sponsored by the Northern Cape Breton Development Society, more commonly known as the Top of the Island group.

Ray Fraser, chairman of the Top of the Island group, expressed satisfaction that the event was returning for this year. “We’re pleased that Arts North and Oshan are once again cooperating with these professional artists. The artists’ willingness to share with visitors the unique inspiration each receives from an identical environmental experience means our guests will take away not only the unique environmental experience in itself, but will see that experience through the eyes of incredibly creative artists.”

The work of these artists can be seen at the Arts North gallery outside Cape North, Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail, and on the Arts North web site at

For more information, visit the Celtic Colours web site at   To reserve space in either or both of the tours contact Arts North at

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