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“Some may ask, what is art and why. They seem to think they can get along without it, but they don’t stop to consider, that it is one of the most vital things in life. As we struggle for a finer civilization always with beauty as an ideal, then one may say art is life.” – Homer Watson

Homer Watson House & Gallery is a charitable organization that relies on the support of our community. Contributions are essential to our continued success. Your donations help us make art accessible to everyone by providing vital support for our exhibitions, funding educational programs for adults and children, and enabling us to preserve the collection for future generations to discover and enjoy for years to come.

Your donations help

  • Build a cultural legacy for future generations
  • Showcase the artistic achievements and talent of local artists in the Waterloo Region and beyond
  • Provide affordable programs for children, adults, and families
  • Make art accessible for all

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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