Thanks to the continued support of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Mask Magic with Janice McHaffie and Michael Jack:
2016 PARTICIPATING PRAC ARTISTS
Marie Louise Blanchard-Thomas
~ Marie Blanchard-Thomas Fine Artist
[Canvas paintings, hand painted bags, decorative scrolls
for the fence (outdoor/indoor art) a few cards]
~ Kade's Custom Canes and Carvings
[Orignial artwork, artcards one-of-a-kind necklasces,
earrings & bracelets]
Jocelyne Brosseau ~ Glass by Jo
Suzie Rutter and Dawn Everson
Cottonwood n' Canvas
[Woodcarving, painting on wood, refurbished wood art,
paintings on canvas.]
Diane Doherty ~ Doherty Stained Glass
Cheryl Ingram ~ Designs by Cheryl
[Acrylic, Oil & mixed media paintings, photography,
Erum Irtaza ~ Erum's Gallery
Dorsey James ~ sculptor
[Paintings, cards, tags, bookmarks and coasters]
~ Stained glass
[Stained and Fused Glass indoor and outdoor garden
ornaments, suncatchers, bowls etc.]
Romella Kumar ~ Art by Romi
[Paintings on Canvas, landscapes and Abstracts.
Refurished Used Vintage Furniture]
Alex Paterson ~ Ontario Wood Carvers
Pickering Museum Village
Frances Sancroft ~ Studio 46
[Fabric Sculpture, wall decoration]
Michelle Slivinsky~ Moxnme
[Handmade stained glass windows, uncatchers, garden
Ontario Woodcarvers Association
[Garden cups, serigraphs, gift cards, watercolour & acrylic
Complete List of Artists
Tips for selling your art at festivals.
Artfest, now in its 18th year, will included over 120 artists, artisans and crafters selling original works and live performances
by local artists and groups.
"Projects for the 1997 Year: One of the big projects we would like to become a reality this year is an artisan show involving all the visual and performing artists. An outdoor show at Rotary Park in Ajax or at Pickering Town Hall with pantomime, bands, artists, craft show and hands-on demonstrations." from PRAC minutes.
First Artfest was held on
Saturday, September 12, 1997
Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show and Sale with over 120 artists this year! Art activity hosted by PineRidge Arts Council, Hands•On•Art tent with mask painting and cartooning. Also contributing to the 2016 art activities is DeSerres, and Station Gallery.
Returning this year, Durham West Blues Fest.
In the Hands•On•Art Section:
Mask Magic returned again this year thanks to the generous support of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Cartooning with Michael Jack
Station Gallery: pop-up studio
Inspired by the Keeping it Real exhibition, explore the possibilities of realistic drawing with graphite.
DeSerres: painting and sculpting
Great art activities for everyone.
Pickering Public Library:
HOW-TO IN 10 MINUTES
Do you love to learn new things, but just can’t find the time to do it? Ten minutes is all you need to learn how to do almost anything! Visit the Pickering Public library on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and find out all of the fun things you can learn!
3rd Annual Durham West Blues Fest:
FREE - Live Blues - Musical Instrument Inspired Art Auction – Live Festival Painting - Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop - Family Event - Gourmet Food Trucks - FULLY LICENSED ~
Noon to 8PM
The 3rd Annual Durham West Blues Fest will feature live music performances from award winning and emerging blues artists. The 2016 line-up includes Steve Hill, Swingin’ Blackjacks, Blue Room, VOODOO Pawn Shop, Richard Henderson, The Focklers and The Marwills.
The festival also includes a blues guitar workshop from 1-3PM taking place in the acoustical setting of Council Chambers, hosted by Suzie Vinnick.
In addition to world-class blues, the Durham West Blues Fest includes the unique musical instrument inspired art project, where artisans bring music to life through their creative expression. This year, we’re excited to introduce Live Painting to the festival throughout the day.
The 2016 volunteer driven and locally organized Durham West Blues Fest is modeled after other successful community blues festivals. Our objectives are to present an annual event to promote, educate and celebrate the art of the blues music genre and visual arts within a fully accessible community festival.
Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities can be found by visiting the website www.durhamwestbluesfest.com
ARTISTS | MASK MAGIC | SNAPD
Mask Magic at Artfest Since 2014
Each year PineRidge Arts Council offers a new arts experience to visitors at Artfest. This year, thanks to the generosity of Enbridge Pipelines Inc., kids of all ages will be able to paint and decorate free wooden masks to take home. The annual popular outdoor event, Artfest on the Esplanade, brings families together at the arts and crafts tables. Parents, grandparents and kids will receive guidance and suggestions from a PRAC teaching artist (if they wish) and create their unique mask to show off and treasure.
Click for photos from Artfest
2015 PHOTOS ARTISTS | MASK MAGIC | SNAPD
2014 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007,
2005 no photos, 2004 photos, 2003, 2002
Photography by Mary Cook©