With its majestic lake, bucolic landscapes, rich heritage, and historical village that is as charming as its residents are, Brome Lake is a place where authenticity, calm and conviviality converge. Feeling the pull of its breathtaking views and countless landscapes, exceptional quality of life and community of authentic, lovely people, many artists choose to settle down in the heart of town.
For ceramist Rachel Grenon, it was the town’s sharing spirit, infectious energy and the curiosity of its residents that pushed her to move to Brome Lake. “The lake water’s movement and its energy are a source of wellbeing, and it helps us renew ourselves as artists to create different things,” she notes.
It’s hard to gloss over Knowlton’s cultural and artistic lifestyle since it allows you to discover many art galleries, renowned artists, and the beloved Tour des Arts, which promotes artisans and artists working in their own workshops. The event is also a unique foray into many well-known artists’ creative spaces and artistic processes.
A Vibrant Artist Community
The concept of community is deeply rooted within the local artistic crowd, and its reputation is forged by the generosity of its artists and their willingness to interact with the public. As a result of this interest in having contact, Brome residents and visitors alike are extremely open. The population is available, open, and curious, which solidifies the feeling of a strong artistic community, and everyone joins in.
Residents are to thank for making the Brome Lake artistic community so vibrant by being very aware of buying locally and supporting the area’s artists.
Artistic diversity is also a stimulating factor, highlights Isabelle Daval, a painter and owner of the Hors-Cadre workshop and gallery that has been established in the heart of town for many years. “The gallery’s content is always changing. I take great interest in my customers and visitors. I love knowing where they’re from, and that curiosity is mutual. That’s what makes our clientele so fun to interact with,” says Ms. Daval.
As the initiator of many projects, each one more innovative than the last, Isabelle Daval takes it upon herself to democratize access to art and artistic creation. According to this artist and gallery owner, living in Brome Lake has a direct impact on creativity. “Brome Lake is an inspiring region! For artists, its light and proximity to nature are very inspiring. Artistic diversity is also truly alive and stimulating here,” she adds.
Would you like to learn more about Brome Lake’s unmatched artistic world? Take advantage of the 24th edition of the Journées de la Culture, from September 25 to October 25, to pay a visit to Brome Lake’s artists.