Rosalie's Trip: An Artist’s Take on Visiting The County

A Quebecois shares their love for the welcoming nature of The County with their favourite things to do while adding some artistic flair for good measure!


Artistry at Drake Devonshire

Experience a blend of murals, sculptures, and timeless charm, along a lakeside retreat

Vintage Treasures

Curated spots offering cool clothing and unique finds

Base 31: a Hub of Creativity

Local businesses, art installations, and food trucks are all nestled in a creatively designed environment promising an enriching cultural experience

A County Itinerary

An Artist's Take on Visiting The County

Nurture your inner artist in The County

Rosie's Insider Tips

Embracing the vibrant spirit of Prince Edward County for over 7 years, Rosie seamlessly blends artistry and passion in both freelance design work and as a valued member of Oeno Gallery. With a deep love for art and design, Rosie collaborates closely with local businesses, infusing their branding and advertising with creativity and flair. As a proud member of the Prince Edward County Art Council, Rosie champions community initiatives and supports fellow artists.

What are your insider tips to help people have a great trip to The County?

Book your transportation if you plan on going to multiple wineries/breweries. I recommend Prince Edward County Wine Tours. Some of their drivers speak french and they are very acknowledgeable. Also, plan in advance, reservations for restaurants are highly recommended especially in the summer.

If PEC had its own anthem, what would be the perfect song to represent it?

Ginette Reno : Des Croissants de Soleil (it's a Quebecois classic! a song about waking up with sunshine, love and croissant and eating happiness for breakfast)

What's your perfect day in The County?

First, a coffee and croissant at Beacon Bike and Brew, followed by a quick stop at the skatepark. I might stop in and browse for a graphic novel at Books and Co so that I can enjoy it later at the beach. If it's market season, I'll grab some snacks and drinks at the Picton Farmer's Market before filling my car with my dog and friends for a beach day until it's "apero" time. Then, it's off to Slake for the view and some relaxation. For dinner, I'll likely head to one of my favourite restaurants, such as Stella's Eatery or Darlings. If I still have some energy left, I'll check out a concert or art event at Base 31 or enjoy some local music – there's always a party somewhere! But I might also just chill with friends by a bonfire, gazing up at the stars.

Re-fuel your creative mind

Art runs in our veins – and down our back roads. Find an array of work in a variety of styles and price points or a wealth of workshops at a range of creative spaces, from intimate studios to restored barns and modern galleries. Here's where you can find your muse or take home a piece of The County.

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