Fairy Doors 2023 Project

Alton Mill Arts Centre is pleased to announce The Fairy Door Project which will enhance the Pinnacle Trail in the historic village of Alton. Everybody is invited to take part in creating miniature abodes for woodland fairies, pixies and elves enhancing the 1.9 km looped forest path. 

This is the perfect project for artists, artisans and families to design, create and build a whimsical addition to our forest environment. Creating Fairy Doors is a perfect activity for families to involve their kids in a magical summer activity.

Vote on your favourites now: https://forms.gle/pcmnJzJh5KQfsSkf8

The project has already gained support by local artists and educators alike: 

Maggiolly’s Art is planning on including Fairy Doors into their kids’ art camp curriculum scheduled for July and August.

Art with Jada who is offering a workshop August 3rd.

Becky Crawford, who has decorated Tottenham and Alliston trails with many fairy houses will be offering classes for those interested in creating these quaint and playful doors. 

Peggy Dickey, retired teacher, and a resident of Caledon, who has raised funds for Bethel Hospice through her project Pixie Properties has donated pieces for this project.

Lindsay Pearson, Artist and Sheridan College student has also donated some of her fairy doors to this initiative.

The Fairy Door movement is a global initiative, and we hope that our beautiful Pinnacle trail will soon become a part of Ontario’s Fairy Door maps. 


Artwork can be submitted from June 10 to August 30, 2023: 

-       Any media or shape: wood, bark, sticks, clay, epoxy, moss, rocks, fiber, metal

-       Maximum size: 6”x 8” (15 x 20 cm) 

-       Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists in 3 categories:  

Professional Artist          Youth under 16              Creative Adult 16 +

All of the submissions will be available for viewing September 9, 2023 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre to at which the time the winners will be announced. 

Workshops and classes dedicated to this project can be found at www.altonmill.ca.

When you are ready to submit, please drop off your door to Rare Threads located in the mill.

Starting on September 10th all the whimsical miniature artworks will become an integral part of the Pinnacle Trail, allowing day-trippers and hikers to discover these little gems on their walks between Alton Mill Arts Centre and Millcroft Inn. Let these little doors be the gateway to your imaginary realm of the Forest Folk! 


For media information, interviews and up-to-date photo materials, please contact: 

Bri Wilson, Marketing Coordinator AMAC  bri@altonmill.ca

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