With so many galleries, studios and art openings near Georgian Sands in Wasaga Beach, why not spend a January day exploring? This Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., head to 65 Simcoe Street in Collingwood for the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts’ opening of an exhibition of members’ artwork. The show is on until February 23. Nearby Clarksburg, aka Artsburg, is another perfect place to visit galleries. Just up the street from Clarksburg is the scenic town of Thornbury, with The Loft Gallery off the main street. Or try your hand at creating original work by joining the Wasaga Artists, a collective of artists who meet weekly at the Wasaga RecPlex, minutes from Georgian Sands.