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Next Artfest on May 27, 2017

Mask Magic at Hands on Art

Enbridge PipelinesThanks to the continued support of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Mask Magic with Janice McHaffie and Michael Jack:

Cartooning with Michael Jack

Michael Jack


Cheryl Bannister
[Watercolour paintings]

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]

Patrica Bolger
~ Kade's Custom Canes and Carvings

Margaret Brackley
[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

Joan Greenhead

Cheryl Ingram ~ Designs by Cheryl
[Acrylic, Oil & mixed media paintings, photography, assorted crafts]

Erum Irtaza ~ Erum's Gallery

Dorsey James ~ sculptor

Kim Johnson
[Paintings, cards, tags, bookmarks and coasters]

Veronica Kerr
~ Stained glass
[Stained and Fused Glass indoor and outdoor garden ornaments, suncatchers, bowls etc.]

Romella Kumar ~ Art by Romi

Adrian Liggins ~ Adrian Liggins Photography

Donna Painter
[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 accessories]

Ontario Woodcarvers Association

Ruth Smith
[Garden cups, serigraphs, gift cards, watercolour & acrylic paintings]

Complete List of Artists

Tips for selling your art at festivals.

Artfest, now in its 18th year, will included over 80 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


2017 Artfest


DEADLINE Thursday, April 6, 2017

Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show and Sale with over 80 artists this year! Art activity hosted by PineRidge Arts Council, Hands•On•Art tent with mask painting and cartooning. Also contributing to the 2017 art activities is DeSerres, and Station Gallery.

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

Angie Littlefield:
Meet the Author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food at the PRAC tent at Artfest

Station Gallery: pop-up studio

DeSerres: painting and sculpting

Camp Creativity:
Great art activities for everyone.

Pickering Public Library:

Pickering Public LibraryHOW-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 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and find out all of the fun things you can learn!




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.

Artfest and sponsors City of Pickering


Click for photos from Artfest


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 no photos, 2004 photos, 2003, 2002
Photography by Mary Cook©


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

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


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