11 AM to 2 PM -  SEPTEMBER 21, 2013



The Owen Sound region is richly supplied with luthiers who practice the art and science of string instrument making. Since 2004 an exhibition of their art has been associated with the SweetWater Music Festival.


This year the exhibition will be expanded to include a photography exhibition, demonstrations of violin making and a special concert.



  • Itzel Avila. Toronto from Mexico
  • Lou Currah. Owen Sound
  • Eric Gagné. Montréal.
  • Johann Lotter. Toronto
  • John Newton. Toronto ex Owen Sound
  • David Prentice. Flesherton
  • Sybille Ruppert. Paisley
  • Mark Schnurr. Flesherton
  • Bernard Walke. Ottawa
  • Greg Walke. Paisley
  • Isabelle Wilbaux. Montreal

Ten locally made instruments will be used to perform Bach's third Brandenburg concerto as part of the Saturday evening concert at Georgian Shores United Church (Owen Sound)


These instruments will be used again to perform a new "Seventh Brandenburg Concerto" composed for this festival by Ontario composer Rob Carli.


Tom Thompson Art Gallery (Owen Sound)

Exhibition 11:00 - 2:00 pm

Live Demonstration at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Pay-what-you-can