About Artfest Shows


Lory MacDonald~Photo by Allan Ross

About Artfest Ontario

Artfest Ontario hosts four art & craft shows yearly. Our events are FREE to the public and held outdoors in beautiful historic settings. Artfest Toronto at the Historic Distillery District is celebrating it's seventh year. Founded by the late Donald Nausbaum, the three shows are now run by Lory MacDonald.

Artfest Kingston is now in it's third year, and replaces the well-loved Fanfayr previously run for over 30 years by the late Joan MacGrath. Artfest Kingston has relocated to City Park and expanded to 150 exhibitors and includes live music, dance, children's art workshops, theatre workshops, interactive mural project, community arts tent and the International Food Area plus more. All programming is free to the public.

About Lory MacDonald

Lory MacDonald is an Artist and Artfest Show producer. She has spent her entire life creating beautiful things, inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art, and selling her art pieces across Canada, USA and Hong Kong.

A graduate from the Ontario College of Art, Lory's philosophy about life and art is: Life without creativity and passion is dull! This is her motivation to promote artists and artisans from across Canada and to create the best opportunities for herself and other creative people to thrive.

The world is a beautiful place because of creative people~ like the artists & artisans in our shows.

Lory's Art