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September 2017

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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!


September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2018 ~ Keith Thirgood

Killarney Art Retreat 6:00pm  9:00am
Plein Air rt Retreat in Killarney, great scenery, instruction & accommodations
1086 Lake St, Sudbury, P0P 2H0
647-551-3387 |

September 10, 11, 13, and 14, 2018 ~ Whitevale School of the Arts

Whitevale School of the ArtsHave you ever dreamed of carving a totem pole? In a four day class Lloyd Thomas will take you through that great West Coast adventure. You will start with a 4 ft. cedar pole and using a hatchet and mallet rough out 2 West Coast figures (eagle, bear, raven, wolf, beaver or owl), then progress to using large flat chisels. The detail work continues with a knife, followed by staining and painting, allowing you to go home with a finished pole.
9:30-4:30 | 905-294-1978

Sept. 15-16 - Uxbridge Art on the Fringe

Uxbridge Museum Historical Centre
Over 20 Exhibitors plus Music and Refreshments. Accessible.

Sept 28 ~ Galerie Q

Festival de peinture en plein air, Outdoor Painting Festival
Galerie Q
1521 County Road 10, Millbrook

September 29 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Banddaytime – Oshawa Culture Days – McLaughlin Bandshell – Schedule TBC




to Sept. 3 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsDifferent Spaces /Different Palettes
August 22 - September 3rd
Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Road, Toronto


to September 11 ~ Cavan Arts

CavanSummer Happy Days Exhibit and Sale
Featured Artists: Micheal Zarowsky | Lucy Manley
Artists of the Gallery: Dianne Brown Green | Val Carpentier | Linda Patterson | Fran D'Actis | Esperanza Melo | Olga Szarantsky | Valerie Kent
The Gallery is open daily weekdays from 11 - 6 pm, weekends 10 - 6 pm.
1535 County Road 10 in Cavan.

2 to 30 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAFarm to Table
181 Perry St, Port Perry

to Sept. 3 Station Gallery

Station Gallery Station Gallery presents Temporarily Mine, an exhibition of still-life paintings by Whitby-based artist and illustrator David Wysotsk
1450 Henry Street | Whitby, L1N 0A8


1 to 10 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsBeauty and the Beast
20 Queen St., Port Hope


4 to 18 ~ Wendy Bermingham

Society of Canadian Artists 49th Open International Juried Exhibition from September 4th - 18th, 2017 at the Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Centre, Toronto. The opening reception will be September 7th from 7pm - 9pm. |


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.


6 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of ArtistsMonthly Meeting–10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham


7-10 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtOrono Fair, 2 Princess St., Clarington L0B 1M0 |
905 983 9510


7 ~ Arts en Plein Air 2017: Celebrating Quinte Arts in the Open Air

Quinte Arts Council in Belleville, Ontario
By Quinte Arts Council FACEBOOK EVENT

8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francistiff Film Circuit ~ MAUDIE – 7 pm
78 Church St., Ajax

9 ~ The Stable Gallery

Wine & Cheese Opening – 1 pm
4395 Westney Rd., Claremont

9 & 10 ~ Northumberland Hills Studio Tour

NorthumberlandEnjoy a free self-guided tour of 24 artist’s studios across Northumberland County.
10:00am to 5:00 pm . Visit


9 ~ Station Gallery

Station GallerySG's Pop-up Studio is on the move to community events with free fine art experiences for families to enjoy at Brooklin Harvest Festival at Grass Park on September 9 and Heritage Day in Downtown Whitby on September 30


11 ~ Westben

Westben Festival Chorus this Fall!
Westben Arts Festival Theatre
#6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford,

11 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCWelcome Rehearsal 2017 Semester Call for Choristers
Room C113, Durham College Main Campus, Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.

11 & 13 ~ Gallery 67

Following popular demand, Gallery 67 is pleased to announce life drawng sessions with male and female models.
ARTISTS: $20/session CASH ONLY
In both cases... - please bring your own easels, donkeys, and drawing materials
- enter at the Gallery entrance at 67 Simcoe St. N. - parking is free at that time.
We want to accommodate everyone, so poses will be artists’ choice, but probably with a long, say 45 minutes pose at the end of the session, and the usually warm up quickies at the start.
Models will be booked two weeks at a time to enable familiarity and improved second week.
Please direct all Life Drawing enquiries and registrations to: Jeffrey Snape Tel: 416-905-8057
Note that IF YOU SAY YES I’m in, PLEASE DO COME as we have to pay booked models and instructor regardless. We need a minimum of 5 artists at each session to cover costs, otherwise we will have to cancel. Sessions start August 14 and August 16, after the Civic Holiday and OAA meetings are out of the way, and will continue until and including Sept. 11 and 13

12 ~ Palette of Friends

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

12 ~ Onstage Productions

Onstage ProductionsOpen House & Rehearsal
7:30 pm
Knox United church
Midland & Sheppard, Toronto FACEBOOK EVENT

12 ~ heather nicholson

Exhibition - September 11 - October 16, 2017
Opening Reception - September 12, 7-9 pm
heather (keith) nicholson
Solo Photography Exhibition & Exhibition
it's all in the details This show explores details in the world around us... the small details that most people miss as they hurry past in the bustle of their busy lives.
McLean Community Centre West Atrium, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax

12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSTom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsTasty Tidbits from Tom Thomson's Life
Guest Speaker:Angie Littlefield, author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography History, art and food
Monthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade S. | Pickering | 905-831-3811


13 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

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

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMembership meeting
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 ~ Backwoods Players

Backwoods PlayersA Spirit Walk
Pickering Museum Village
Hwy 7, 2365 Conc. Rd. 6


14 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryOpening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 7pm
1450 Henry Street, Whitby


15 to 17 ~ Gallery 67 Mosaic Workshop

oaa gALLERY 67Mosaic Workshop with Valerie McGarry

September 15 (Friday): 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 16 (Saturday): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 17(Sunday): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $185 OAA members | $200 Senior non-OAA members | $210 non-OAA members | $25.00 Additional for materials
Includes: 10” plywood substrate | Thinset | Colour tints | Stone, some small
Contacts: Mary Gartlan - 905-576-7693
or Tricia Van Oostveen – 905-242-4592
Gallery 67 67 Simcoe St. N. 289-991-1067

16 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsAbstracting the Landscape – Workshop
10:00 am - 4:00 pm with Marianne Broome
$75 for members
$90 non-members

Sept 16 & 17 ~ Uxbridge Studio Tour

Uxbridge Studio Tour32 Annual Uxbridge Studio Tour
Sept 16 10am-6pm | Sept 17 10am-5pm
2 DAY FREE STUDIO TOUR, to include 26 artist, 38 guest artists.
25 studios from all the north, south, east and west points of Uxbridge Township.
Check out list of artists HERE
Tour book HERE
large file, be patient.
visit for details

16 ~ A Gift-Of-Art

A Gift of ArtMeet the Teachers Open House
10am – 2pm
187 King Ave. East, Newcastle, L1B1H4
905 987 2264

16 & 17 Art on the Fringe

A venue for emerging and established artists with ...
over 20 exhibitors including paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and MORE ... refreshments ... exhibits and washrooms accessible
Sep 16-17, 10am - 5pm
Exhibitors confirmed in the SchoolHouse:
Barbara Simmons – Painter
Chris Chown – Painter
Karen Wideman – Painter
Diane Beach – Painter
Artists of Uxbridge – 15 Painters
Exhibitors confirmed outdoors:
Donna Painter – Painter
Katie Argyle – Painter, Ceramics and Printmaker
Monty Fillier – Painter
Alicia Moore – Jewellery
Aaron Levant – Painter
Helen Miller – Mixed media, Jewellery and Cards
Ann McDow – Fibre Arts (wool products, felt, yarn and more)
Kathy Baldry – Furniture (painted and distressed)
Nicola Mayer – Ceramics
Denny Corbett – Jewellery Designer
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6

17 ~ Westben


2:00 PM At Your Service Concert featuring The Good Lovelies
The Warkworth Community Service Club and the Rotary Club of Campbellford host
a joint fund-raising concert for the two clubs at the Westben Barn, featuring Juno and 4-time CFMA winning folk trio, The Good Lovelies. BBQ at 12 noon.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

18 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCRehearsal ~ New Choristers Welcome! Room C113, Durham College Main Campus
Simcoe Street North

19 TO 24 ~ Stuart Blower - STONE DEVIL STUDIO

Juried Art Show
Township of Uxbridge
51 Toronto Street South P.O. Box 190, Uxbridge

20 ~ Kay Hubbard

Reception on Wednesday, September 20 from 2-4 PM at the McLean CC as part of her exhibit ~ September 11 - October 16


22 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenBandits in the Valley – 4 pm
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford 705-643-5508


Thursday September 21 ~ Westben


4:00 pm TAPESTRY OPERA PRESENTS…Bandits in the Valley
There are two sides to every story! And now, two venues… Toronto’s Tapestry Opera presents a delightful two-scene opera about late 19th century Ontario, when bandits thrived in the dark corners between stiff Victorian values and the influx of new
immigrants. Will a wealthy land owner and his guests be distracted by a travelling Gilbert & Sullivan troupe long enough for a greedy bandit to break into his house?
And what of the bandit who has promised his love to both the leading actress and the house’s maid? (limited to 60 patrons)
at the Westben Barn & Farmhouse
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

23, 24 & Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour Annual

Victoria County Studio TourStudio Tour–10 am


23, 24, 30, Oct. 1 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

A Gathering of Friends
Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16, Sunday, September 17, Saturday, September 23, Sunday, September 24, Saturday, September 30, Sunday, October 1st
475 Whitevale Road, Whitevale

24 ~ Westben

Westben2:00 PM Chestnut Cabaret
Back by popular demand, and looking for more requests! Westben roasts up a colourful afternoon of musical “chestnuts” in a special fall fundraising concert
featuring Donna Bennett, Kimberly Dafoe, Gabrielle Prata, Robert Longo, Frank Moore and Brian Finley. Complete with chestnuts roasting on an open fire, expect a heart-warming concert based on patron requests performed by favourite Westben performers. Visit the wine tent and food auction tables for delicious treats all in support of Westben.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
For more information please contact Donna Bennett, 1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777
Box Office: 36 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

24 ~ Gallery 67 Watercolour Workshop

oaa gALLERY 67Watercolour Workshop with Bonnie Steinberg
Autumn Passion: The Dynamic Fall Landscape & its Elements In Living Colour September 24 (Sunday) 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost:$40 OAA members | $45 Senior non-OAA members | $50 non-OAA members. Materials list will be emailed. To register for workshops above, please call or visit the gallery.
Contacts: Mary Gartlan - 905-576-7693
or Tricia Van Oostveen – 905-242-4592
Gallery 67 67 Simcoe St. N. 289-991-1067

25 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Youth Collective Theatre
Training Program
Port Perry

25 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCRehearsal ~ New Choristers Welcome!
Room C113, Durham College Main Campus
Simcoe Street North

28 ~ Station Gallery

Station Galleryremarkable suite of 12mixed-media self-portraits is held in SG's Permanent Collection. This landmark series, entitled Collage Auto-Portrait I-XII, is an interesting blend of his Ojibwa-Saulteaux heritage, personal experience and visual abstraction; created for the gallery in 1997.

Sept. 29 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show

JASRegistration deadline





29 ~ Angie Littlefield at Lynde House Museum

Lynde House MuseumMeet author Angie Littlefield, Whitby
Literature and Spoken Word, Heritage — Talks and Discussion
Angie Littlefield, Author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends will be at Lynde House Museum for Culture Day to give a presentation about her most recent work and sign copies of her book.
900 Brock St. S., Whitby


Espressivo Singers


Come Sing With Us!

Espressivo Singers is an all-female chorus which performs an eclectic mix of challenging equal voice choral repertoire. The choir was formed in 2008 and rehearses at Durham College’s Oshawa campus on Friday evenings.
Be part of our coming Holiday Concert which will include a presentation of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols among others.
Auditions will be held in early September by appointment. Please contact J.-C. Coolen at or 289.314.8214.

29, 30, October 1 ~ Galerie Q

Cavan ON L0A 1C0

30 ~ Family Barn Dance

Proceeds in Support of Claremont United Church
• Tractor rides for children 6 - 6.30
• Supper 6.30 - 7.15
• Music & Dancing starts at 7.15
Bring your cowboy hat & dancing boots!
At Wendy & Gord Duncan’s Barn (4360 Sideline 12)
Adults and Teens $25.00 | Children (12 to 17) $10.00
Children under 12 Free | Family Price $60.00
For tickets please call: (tickets NOT available at door)
Tracey May at 905-408-0062
Wendy & Gord Duncan at 905-649-2170

30 ~ Station Gallery

Station GallerySG's Pop-up Studio is on the move to community events with free fine art experiences for families to enjoy at Brooklin Harvest Festival at Grass Park on September 9 and Heritage Day in Downtown Whitby on September 30


30 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandCulture Days Concert – 11 am
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. W., Oshawa

30 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. Francis2017-18 Season Launch – 7 pm
78 Church St., Ajax

30 ~ Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra

Scarborough Philharmonic OrchestraEast Meets West Chamber Music Concert
Public · Hosted by Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, September 30 at 8 PM - 11 PM
3333 Finch Ave E, Scarborough SPO.CA

30 & Oct. 1 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

A Gathering of Friends - 7 pm
475 Whitevale Road

30 ~ Latcham Gallery

Latcham Saturdays #4: Free Art Activity + Demo w/ Diana Bullock

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ArtScene deadlines HERE

What are you doing for Culture Days 2017?

Culture Days

Next Culture Days ~ Sept. 28, 29 & 30, 2018

Cavan Art Academy ~ Outdoor Painting Festival

Doors Open Oshawa

Doors Open Markham

Galerie Q ~ 2nd Annual Outdoor Painting Festival

Angie Littlefield ~ Lynde House Museum, Whitby details TBA

Lynde House Museum and Visitor Centre, Whitby details TBA

Markham Group of ArtistsMarkham Group of Artists

Welcomes new members. Members’ Days are held on the first Wednesday of every month, September to May, 10 am to 12:00 noon, and include presentations, demonstrations, lectures and critiques on a variety of topics. Location: Markham Village Library, southeast corner of Highways 7 and 48.
One-day Workshops are held at the Markham Village Arena Boardroom, (beside the Library). Workshops are open to members and the general public, and are limited in size. Please visit the MGA website: for more information on upcoming workshops and to register. Fees for workshops vary and are not included in the membership.

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Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept. & Oct. – Denise Gracias

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

May & June - Nesrin Blair
July & Aug. – Maude Lipsett
Sept. & Oct. – Jennifer & Gordon Ross
Nov. & Dec. – Sharon Janushewski
Jan. & Feb. 2018 – Sharon Steinhaus

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Feb. 6 - Mar. 20 - Lemonville Group
Mar. 20 - Apr. 24 - Jeanette Hay & Mirek Bialy
Apr. 24 - May 29 - PRAC - JPE
May 29 - June. 26 – ACA – Juried Art Show
Jun. 26 - Aug. 7 - David Robinson & Erum Irtaza
Aug. 7 - Sept. 11 - Kim Johnson & Denise Gracias
Sept. 11 - Oct. 16 - Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard
Oct. 17 - Nov. 27 - PRAC - JAS
Nov. 27 - Jan. 8 - Ajax Photo show (not ours)




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