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June 2018

Great things to do in the Region of Durham and the GTA in June!

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section as events updates keep appearing!


to June 7 ~ Nesrin Blair, Cathy Clark, Ann Robinson

3 Mediums, Styles, Friends
Description Art Show featuring 3 friends with 3 different styles and mediums.
The Kent Farndale Gallery, 231 Water St., Port Perry

to July 7 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsAjax Creative Art Juried Art Show
60 paintings chosen to hang at McLean Community Centre and the Juror is well known - Allan O'Marra-unafilliated to Ajax Creative Arts.
Paintings will consist of People & Animals, Still Life/Flowers, Scapes (Land, Sea or City) and 4 abstract paintings. Included in the show are Best in Show paintings & Honourable mention paintings receiving awards! The awards presentation will be held at the reception on May 29th 6-8 PM at the McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax. Refreshments will be served and you can come and meet several artists, enjoy browsing, and view the wonderful artwork.
McLean CC, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax
Contact person: Mary Allen,

1 ~ St. Francis Centre ~ TIFF

St. FrancisFilm Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

1 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenColours of Joseph

Durham Philharmonic Choir

Celtic Colours

2 ~ The Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreThe Latcham Art Centre staff and volunteers will be on hand at the grand opening of the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre on June 2, 2018. Get creative and join in our free art activity and talk to staff about the new Latcham Art Centre.
Latcham Art Centre will be located at 2 Park Drive, Stouffville ON. For more information or to get involved, our current website is or call us at 905-640-8954.

2 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsYork Pioneer and Historical Society
Jubilee United Church
40 Underhill Drive Toronto ON M3A 2J5
Please tell us if you are attending by email to


2 to July 1 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Preponderance of the Small, an exhibition by artist Jane LowBeer
Reception: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2 - 4 PM
Artist conversation with Curator:
Sunday, June 17, 2 - 4 PM
Jane LowBeer invites us to join her contemplation on the significance of the ordinary, the quotidian, and the impermanent in The Preponderance of the Small. Her monotypes explore contemporary still-life, making drama out of inconspicuous household items.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council. Admission is free and all are welcome.
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K8
Gallery Hours:
Monday: Closed, Tuesday - Thursday: 10am – 9pm, Friday - Sunday: 10am – 4pm.
Media contact: Áine Belton, Marketing Coordinator
Email: Phone: (905)-623-5831 ext. 1 | Facebook Event


NEW BEGINNINGS from 10 am to — 4 pm
Wine & Cheese
4395 Westney Road, Claremont

3 ~ Pickering Rotary Ribfest

RibfestRibFest remains our number 1 annual fund raiser, and its success depends on our wonderful volunteers. The money raised helps us give to all of your wonderful organizations.

5 to October 2 ~ Pickering Farmers’ Market

Pickering Farmers' MarketTuesdays from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
City Hall south parking lot



Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 2
Pickering L1V 3Y7

8, 9, 10 ~ Port Perry Artists

PPAAArt At The Waterfront
Scout Hall
15585 Simcoe St., Port Perry


9 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band11 am to 1 pm – Aquino Day – Ontario Regimental Museum, Stephenson Road, Oshawa

9 10, 15, 16, 17 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJos. & Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

10 ~ Backwoods Players

A Wolf’s Tale– Noon to 3:30 pm
Pickering Museum Village
Hwy 7, 2365 Conc. Rd. 6

12 ~ Palette of Friends

Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Ajax Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Rd., W., Ajax

12 ~ Pick. Twp. Historical Soc.

PTHSMonthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Guest speaker: Kim Phuc

Pickering Civic Complex
One the Esplanade
Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7

12 ~ Cobourg Art Club Workshop

The Fine Art of Discovery – 10 am

13 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg.

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa


June 14, 15, 16, 17 ~ Keith Thirgood

Ottawa Valley Art Retreat | 6:00pm 3:00pm
Plein Air Art Retreat in Ottawa Valley
949 Lake Clear Road, Eganville, K0J 1T0

16 ~ Garage Sale & Bar-B-Que

Spectacular Fundraiser – 8:00 am
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

17 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Preponderance of the Small, an exhibition by artist Jane LowBeer
Artist conversation with Curator:
Sunday, June 17, 2 - 4 PM
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

20 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band7:30 pm - “A Night At The Opera” Concert in the Park – McLaughlin Bandshell

22 to July 29 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCASummer Celebration Cdn. Living
181 Perry St., # G-1, Port Perry

23 to July 26 ~ The Painted Ladies

The Painted Ladies, Margaret Brackley, Kim Johnson, Cheryl Trimbee Del Ciello, Cheryl Bannister, Bonnie Lusty and Irene Leach are back for another Art Show at the Kent Farndale Gallery. We are a group of six Artist friends with a collection of exciting and individual artwork.
Kent Farndale Gallery
Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water Street, Port Perry

24 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenGarden Gala – 1:00 pm

June 25 to July 22 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaTHE SHADES OF WATER exhibition. It’s all about water! Several members of the Newmarket Group of Artists present their works in a variety of media.
Meet the artists: Sunday, June 24 @ 1pm.
Exhibition dates: June 25 - July 22
Georgina Arts Centre& Gallery
149 High Street, Sutton, 905-722 - 9587 | www.

30 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra: Bach & His World
Saturday, June 30, 2:00 PM at The Barn

Before the Show:
Dare to Pair (11:30 am to 1:15 pm) Table Feast wine tasting and lunch. What wines go best with Bach? Sommelier Christopher Waters, editor of VINES, has a few suggestions! Join him for a special pre-concert wine-tasting, then choose your favourite and stay on for a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Tina Moorey from On The Side Gourmet.
Pre-concert Chat – 1:15 to 1:35
From Campbellford to Versailles – Westben’s Artistic Director & Friends. 705-643-5508


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If you are a PRAC member your event
SHOULD be listed on this page!

PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy, Leslie and Mary or click HERE to enter the info on-line.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

speaker's series AND art TALKS

Please check our members' websites and PRAC's facebook event listings.

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery

Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan. & Feb. 2018 ~ Katlin Rohn
Mar. & Apr. ~ James Ruddle
May & June ~ Sharon Ridge
July & August ~ Edson Inniss

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Charles Burke
March April ~ Gwen Williams
May & June – Mary Woodside

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Nesrin Blair
Mar & Apr. – Eileen Myers
May & June – Maggie Burgess

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 2 to February 26, 2018 | Sharon Steinhaus
February 26 to April 30 | Jayshree Mina Daya
April 30 to June 25 | Harry Fraser

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

January 8, 2018 to February 12 ~ Allan's Artists
February 12 to March 19 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
March 19 - April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra
April 23 - May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 - Jul.9 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 9 - Aug.7 - Charles Burke, Rola Jaber and Nezrin Blair
Aug.7 - Sept.10 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.10-Oct. 25 - Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser'
Oct. 25 - Nov.25 - PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 – Ajax photo show (not ours)


List your event FREE, If you are a PRAC member and have a show opening, event or performance that you would like listed on this calendar page, or there is an error, please let us know.


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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