Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery

In 2018 Wendie Donabie opened Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery, located steps from downtown Bracebridge. Working in a variety of mediums, her paintings are inspired by nature and concern for the environment.

Currently, the intimate studio gallery features Wendie’s paintings, limited edition prints and blank greeting cards, as well as stained glass by Maureen Haines (Log Cabin Glass Studio), artisan designed furniture by Conel O’Regan (Happenstance Design), paintings by Pat J. Whittle (Pat J Whittle), the metal artistry of Deb Harkness, Artisan Blacksmith, the hand sculpted animal creations by self-proclaimed, ‘Dysfunctional’ Potter, Naomi Frohlich and the semi-precious stone bracelets from EARTH TREASURES by Carolyn.

The work shown at Heron’s Nest will always draw its inspiration from the natural world around us. When you visit, take time for a walk through the beautiful flower gardens and catch a view from the back of the property.

Check out our short video clip of Heron’s Nest.   Video 1

Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery is a participant in ARTrail Muskoka Purple Banner, a year-round, self-guided tour of Muskoka artist studios and artist-run galleries. At any time throughout the year, the PURPLE BANNER hanging outside will let you know the gallery is open.


Visit Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery’s at 95 Muskoka Road, Bracebridge  or shop ONLINE through our complete inventory. Contactless curbside pickup and delivery is available.

COVID-19 Update:

We will officially open for the season on Saturday, June 12  and Sunday, June 13, 10 am – 4 pm. For the balance of the season (until mid-October), our plan is to be open most weekends. If you are interested in visiting during the week, just call 705-646-3663 to ensure we are here or to schedule a time to come by. 

You can also shop at our online store for all products in the gallery. We can arrange a safe viewing area for items, as well as shipping, local delivery or safe curbside pickup.

Your health is of upmost importance to us. Therefore, we ask that all visitors come wearing facemasks; we provide hand sanitizer at the door. We will permit only 2 people at a time to access the gallery. In addition, we are using Rapid Testing for our staff to ensure our premises are COVID free.

These protocols will remain in place until the government allows businesses to be wide open to the public. 

HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays or by chance or appointment (705-646-3663).
We look forward to welcoming you.

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