23 York Street, Haliburton

(705) 457-2330

Rails End Gallery and arts centre


Haliburton Art and Craft Festival 2020 is cancelled

On April 9, 2020,  Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre cancelled Haliburton Art and Craft Festival 2020. We did this with the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff, the public and you, the Artist, in mind. The COVID19 crisis and the waves that are bound to follow are rippling through the arts community and around the world. We are confident this was the right thing to do. We are also confident we will get through this together.  

Thank you for checking in. We will rise again.  You can join  our arts-minded community by subscribing to  Rails End  UPDATES below. 

New to Haliburton Art and Craft? 

Ceramics, glass, leather, fashion, visual art, sculpture, fibre art, jewelry, fine woodworking, music, great food, craft beer and more are what make Haliburton Art and Craft the highlight of summer in cottage country in #myhaliburtonhighlands . 

Haliburton County's largest outdoor event celebrates all that's great about handcrafted and original designs by Canadian artists and artisans. Entry is open to Canadian makers. This is a juried event. The selection committee evaluates entries based on originality, identity of design, craftsmanship and use of materials. We strive to bring festival-goers a well rounded, eclectic and one of a kind outdoor craft show experience that will appeal to the seasoned collector and the first time buyer alike. Whether you live in cottage country  or visiting for a day, week or more if you value creativity and excellence you will not be disappointed. 

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How Artists are selected for the Festival

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How Artists are selected for the Festival

How Artists are selected for the Festival

How Artists are selected for the Festival

Haliburton Art and Craft is a juried event. We curate an eclectic open air shopping experience where original Craft and Art are embraced and valued. 


A  Call for Entry is issued  in December by Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. Entries are received until the deadline (usually mid -February). A Selection Jury is convened to review all applications in March.  We invite new jurors from the Arts community to this committee each year. 

There is no entry fee to apply.  

Selection Criteria

  • Identity of design 
  • Innovative use of materials 
  • Craftsmanship 
  • Overall impression

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