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September 2018

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!

to Sept. 2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryStation Gallery is excited to present Metaphor, a solo exhibition of artwork by Barbara Buntin; and community-sourced exhibitions It’s all Relative and Family Ties, on view July 14 – September 2.
905.668.4185 x7605 |

to September 23 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACGerald Banting: If You Go Down To The Woods Today
Opening Reception: Sunday August 26, 2018, 2-4 pm.
Artist Talk: Dates TBC
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10-9pm, Fri-Sun, 10-4pm.
Tel: 905-623-5831

to October 26, 2018 VAC

VACAncillary Exhibitions at Clarington Town Hall:
Main Gallery and Artist’s Showcase
Hi-Sook Barker - Selected artworks
Municipality of Clarington, Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6


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 1 & 2 ~ 28th Annual Kawartha Arts Festival

Arts Festival
Fine Art Sale with over 100 artists 1,500 Original Paintings & Sculptures, Tin Ware, Glass, Pottery, Jewellry, Stone and Woodcarvings.
FENELON FAIRGROUNDS | Free Shuttle Downtown

5 ~ Village Voices:

Village Voices 7:30 PM: Village Voices, a non-auditioned community choir, invites singers who might be interested in joining to our first rehearsal of the season at Unionville Presbyterian Church. We are looking for all voices, especially male voices. We sing a variety of music and have two major concerts every year, in December and May. Find us at or


Pickering Recreation Complex


8 & 9 ~ Northumberland Hills

NorthumberlandStudio Tour
Come Fill Up Your Senses – 10 am
Northumberland area


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

12 ~ Oshawa Art Association

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

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

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


15 & 16 ~ Uxbridge Studio Tour

Uxbridge Studio TourLove Art in September
– 10:00 am
North Durham area.



Sept. 15-16 - Uxbridge Art on the Fringe

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

15 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsMount Zion Community Hall. The Port Perry Grandmother to Grandmother Group holds a Literary Fundraiser for African grandmothers who care for their grandchildren who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. This year their feature authors are the Waddingtons (In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven).
230 Salem Rd, Pickering

16 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsVolunteer and Membership Appreciation Event will be held from 2pm-4pm at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery with a panel including Tim Bouma, Geoff Taylor, Greg Klages and Angie Littlefield
72 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3
905-576-3000 |

16 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenSultans of Strings – 2:00 pm



22 ~Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre:

The WACC is sponsoring PorchFest, a free musical event on Saturday, September 22 (Noon-6pm) on Churchwin Street in Whitevale. Bring your lawn chair and relax while listening to local bands playing on various porches in the heritage hamlet of Whitevale. Food and refreshments available at cost.
Find us on





28, 29 & 30 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsFall Show and Sale
Pickering Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Road West

Sept 28 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QFestival 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

September 29-30 ~ The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival

VACCOAF VAC(COAF) is a summer festival presented by the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, COAF is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.
Clarington Outdoor Art Festival is an outdoor arts festival of fine art, music, and local food. The event serves three purposes: To celebrate the national Culture Days; to show appreciation for the local art community by providing a platform to exhibit and sell art; to bring the community together for a day of learning and discovery. We look to introduce artists and audiences from diverse communities to each other and create an inclusive space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.
Application forms online.

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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 and Mary or click HERE to enter the info on-line.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

What are you doing for Culture Days 2018?

Culture Days 2018

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

Oshawa Civic Band

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is aligning with Culture Days

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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Xmas Ad Elsie Hetherman

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
September & October ~ David Reid
November & December ~ Hanika Koonstra

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

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

Jolie's (Debbie's Boutique) Café,

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
July & Aug. – Heritier Bilaka

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 - July9 - ACA Juried Show
July 9 - August.7 - Charles Burke and Nezrin Blair
August 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)





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