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Studio is located in the

Alton Mill Arts Centre, Studio # 204

1402 Queen St, Alton, Ontario Canada

L7K 0C3

12 months of the Year

Janet's Studio #204

Studio Hours: 

Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm weekly

By Chance or Appointment for other business

hours (Wednesday to Sunday)                  

Janet Simmons Sweet's Studio, number 204, is at the top of the red stairs in the Alton Mill Arts Centre.

The Studio is open selectively to the public throughout the year. All artwork in her Studio is for sale. All of her artworks are oil on canvas, and professionally framed. Available artworks are listed on this website under "Artworks Currently for sale" (roll over the image for details). However, Janet also exhibits extensively in Public and Private Galleries in juried, group, and solo exhibits. As a result, artworks found on this website may be in several locations at any given time. 

Appointments are highly encouraged to ensure the artwork you see, is in Studio.

Please use the "Contact" page for this purpose. 

The artworks are impressionistic in style, and often pushed to realism or pulled to abstraction. Dramatic light is her signature. Canvas is used exclusively for a base of texture, often enhanced with various mediums. Her artworks vary in size and price for a wide demographic. A comprehensive description of Janet's style, inspirations, exhibiting history, awards, and publications, can be found on the "Biography" page. Previous years available on request.

Janet is recognized for her artwork painted in Collections and exhibited in Solo Exhibitions. One concept, location or time frame, may be delivered by using multiple canvases to symbolically deliver one idea. The artwork is painted, and installed, in a specific order. The canvases transition from one to the next, and the Collection viewed in its entirety tells the story. She is an emotional painter with the concept/subject matter having a personal connection and meaning. Selections from Collections can be found in the Studio.

Quick Facts on the Alton Mill Arts Centre

  • The Mill is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm year round
  • The Alton Mill Arts Centre is comprised of a Retail Main Floor, and Artist Studio's in the upper level, with a total of over 30 Artists and spaces. The lower level has a Heritage component with artifacts from the original Mill. There are outdoor sculptures throughout the property that comprise an outside exhibit, viewed on the banks of the Shaw's Creek.
  • The retail main floor is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Studios are by chance or appointment, although there is always working Artists to be found!
  • Entrance is free (with the exception of Event Weekends, held four times a year).
  • All artwork at the Mill is for sale. 
  • Artist Studios and Galleries are privately owned, as is the Mill itself.
  • Artwork for sale includes: Oil, Acrylic and Encaustic Paintings; High-end Jewelry; Designer Clothing; Pottery; Glassworks; Outdoor Sculptures
  • There is a self-serve Cafe on the Main Floor
  • Ticketed Events held four times a year involve activities timed to the season, including: Skating on the pond, a Luge, Fire and Ice sculptures, Music, Food Tastings, Art battles and even the Grinch!


Janet's home base of The Alton Mill Arts Centre is approximately 45 minutes outside of Toronto (GTA), to the north-west. Easy access via Hwy 410 brings you to Hwy 10 (Caledon), only minutes from the village of Alton. To view all of the Artwork, Galleries, Studios and the grounds, you should plan for a visit of at least an hour and a half.

"Light transforms the mundane to the spectacular"

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