VISIT JOSH

148 King St. E. Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

 

Tuesday to Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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905-664-5049

 

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905-664-5049

Established in 2010, nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery features the studio space and art gallery of Tiessen's work, occasionally joined by guest artists for special events. Voted #1 Best Art Gallery in the region for four consecutive years by Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice. Visitors from all over the world, travelling the QEW highway between Toronto and Niagara Falls find their way by following blue Ontario Attraction Signs at Fruitland Rd. (Exit 83). City directional signs lead to the gallery a short drive from the highway, on the edge of historic Olde Town Stoney Creek, on the SW corner of King St. and Gray Rd.

Attached to the back of Tiessen's 80-year-old tudor style home on a property of thirty trees, the studio gallery is located in a large sun room with skylights and windows spanning the width of the home. There is an inspiring view of the escarpment, and the sight of squirrels, rabbits, and chirping birds splashing about in the fountain. While Josh paints at his easel, visitors view original paintings, limited edition giclée prints in framed and unframed versions, and read the stories he writes to accompany his work. Smaller mounted artist proofs and artist notecards are also available, plus the artist's art monograph coffee table book "Josh Tiessen: A Decade of Inspiration."

 

Come and take a look behind-the-scenes at Josh's latest work in progress on his easel, and the unique equipment he uses to create his one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Due to the demand for Josh's paintings, please keep studio visits to a limit of 30 minutes. A small friendly Boston Terrier may greet you, please call ahead if this is an issue. We apologize that the facility is not wheelchair accessible.

 

DIRECTIONS

148 King St. E. Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

(SW corner of King Street and Gray Rd.)

Parking available in driveway or on Gray Rd.

FROM TORONTO/BURLINGTON

Take QEW Niagara over the Burlington Skyway Bridge. After passing the Centennial Pkwy. exit look for "Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery" on a large blue highway attraction sign and take Fruitland Rd. (exit 83) to Stoney Creek. When you come off the highway ramp you'll pass a smaller blue directional sign. Turn right onto Fruitland Rd. and travel toward the escarpment (south), then follow another blue directional sign and turn right at Hwy. 8 (cemetery on corner).  Travel a few kilometres then follow a third blue directional sign and turn left onto King St. E. (cenotaph on corner). A few blocks down you will come to a major intersection at King St. and Gray Rd., where Josh’s home/studio gallery is located on the SW corner in a tudor style brick house. Turn left and park on Gray Rd. at the side of the house, then follow the pathway in and you’ll see a sign directing you through a gate to the back of the house where the studio gallery is located in a large sunroom. Alternately, go straight through the intersection and at the end of the median do a U-turn, then park in the driveway and follow the sign through another gate to the back of the house.

FROM NIAGARA REGION

Take QEW toward Toronto. After passing the Fifty Rd. exit look for "Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery" on a large blue highway attraction sign and take Fruitland Rd. (exit 83) to Stoney Creek. When you come off the highway ramp you'll pass a smaller blue directional sign. Turn left onto Fruitland Rd. and travel toward the escarpment (south), then follow another directional sign and turn right at Hwy. 8 (cemetery on corner). Travel a few kilometres then follow a third directional sign and turn left onto King St. E. (cenotaph on corner). A few blocks down you will come to a major intersection at King St. and Gray Rd., where Josh’s home/studio gallery is located on the SW corner in a tudor style brick house. Turn left and park on Gray Rd. at the side of the house, then follow the pathway in and you’ll see a sign directing you through a gate to the back of the house where the studio gallery is located in a large sunroom. Alternately, go straight through the intersection and at the end of the median do a U-turn, then park in the driveway and follow the sign through another gate to the back of the house.

FROM BRANTFORD/HAMILTON

From Lincoln Alexander Pkwy. (aka The Linc) take the Red Hill Valley Pkwy. travelling north down the escarpment. to the King St. exit ant turn right. If you are travelling from downtown Hamilton follow Main St, veering right after Gage Park to merge onto King St. Stay on King St. travelling east a few kilometres and crossing over Centennial Pkwy. passing Battlefield Park & Museum. Drive through Olde Town Stoney Creek. When you pass New Mountain Rd. intersection you’ll see Attic Pizza on the left, then a few blocks further just before the next major intersection is Josh's home/studio gallery on the right, a tudor style brick house on the SW corner of King St. and Gray Rd. Park in the driveway and follow the sign through the gate to the back of the house where the studio gallery is located in a large sunroom OR if you pass the house turn right at the intersection and park on Gray Rd. then follow the pathway in and you'll see a sign directing you through another gate to the back of the house.

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS

$ Parkermanns Fine Tea Co.  47 King St. E.  Quaint little shop with a wide selection of specialty teas & coffees, plus homemade baked goods and healthy lunches.  Free parking on King St. or in parking lot across street at Elm King Plaza.

$ King Pizza  44 King St. E. (Elm King Plaza).  Take-out or quick bite in, friendly Croatian couple makes fresh pizza in front of you while you wait (or order ahead by phone). Free parking in front of restaurant in plaza parking lot.

$ Sprinkles on Top  39 King. St. E.  Hand-scooped Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream & Vintage Candy Shoppe. Free parking on King St. or in public parking lot just south of King. St., access off Mountain Ave.

$ Tim Horton’s  8 King St. E.  The usual fare served in a unique town-hall-style building. Free parking on King St. E. or in public parking lot behind restaurant, just south of King St., access off Mountain Ave. or Lake Ave.

$$ Attic Pizza  89 King St. E.  Small pub-style restaurant and sports bar with the town’s famous pizza, wings, meatball subs, and good salads too. Parking lot in front of restaurant.

$$ Banana Leaf  44 King. St. E. (Elm King Plaza).  Small family-owned Asian Cuisine restaurant specializing in Thai dishes. Located in Elm King Plaza on south side of street, free parking in front of restaurant in plaza parking lot.

$$ The Village Restaurant  35 King St. E. (& Mountain Ave.)  Casual dining, comfort food at reasonable prices, including some vegetarian.  Free parking on King. St. E. or in parking lot behind restaurant, off Mountain Ave.

$$$ The Powerhouse Restaurant  21 Jones St. Historic building behind fountain & parkette, visible from King St. E.  Fine dining and also musical entertainment on the weekends.  Parking lot adjacent to restaurant.