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May 2023

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA that almost happened in May

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!

Reading and RemembranceMay is Asian Heritage Month



May 2024 Early Bird Listings

Early Bird


continuing May 2023

Lake Scugog Studio Tour will take place on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 2023. 

to May 4 ~ Michael J.B.Black

Garden Stories
Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Library
231 Water Street, P.O. Box 1049
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A8 (905) 985-7686

to May 7 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryEarly Spring Show: "SPLASH", March 10 - May 7;
April 1, open Thurs. too. Participant in the SPARK Photography Festival in April, featuring CAG members Ian Davis and Ken Solilo
51 King St E, Colborne |

to May 7, 2023 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersA Night in Provence
Ah, the French Riviera – where the well-to-do rent luxury villas for exorbitant sums in order to get their annual fix of sun, sea, and sumptuous cuisine.


May ~ Espressivo Singers

Espressivo SingersDate to be announced
For more information, or to arrange an audition, please call (905) 683-5757, email or visit

May 1 to 31 ~ Dominique Faivre

Display and Exhibits art rail at the Whitby Central Library.
On-line and In Person
405 Dundas Street West, Withby or

May 5 to May 7 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville Group30th Annual Lemonville Group of Artists Show and Sale
We are back in person! Our show begins Friday May 5th 2023 from 7 pm to 9 pm and continues Saturday & Sunday May 6th and May 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 5pm. A wide variety of original works of art by the group members are for sale. Everyone is welcome. Browsing is very welcome! The Lemonville Community Centre
Time(s) 7 pm - 9pm May 5th, May 6th, 7th 10 am to 5 pm
13453 McCowan Road, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
L4A 3Y5
(905) 985-8209

May 6 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirSpring Concert
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Both Concerts will be held at:
St. Mark’s United Church, 210 Centre St. S., Whitby

May 6 ~ La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra

La Jeunesse Youth OrchestraSpringtime with the Symphony
Port Hope United Church
34 South Street, Port Hope


May 6 & 7 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour

LSSTOur list of artists for the 2023 tour is now live! list of artist pages.



May 9 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS Guest speaker Adrienne Hood "The Narrative of Quilts: Making, Collecting and Researching.
Pickering Central Library
doors open at 7 pm




May 11 to July 2 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryCAG members themed show: REFLECTIONS
The 9 CAG members present works on a group theme.
Reception on Saturday, May 13
Time(s) 2 - 4 p.m.
51 King St E, Colborne


13 ~ Durham Notables

Durham NotablesBroadway Theme
St. George's, Pickering Village, Ajax .

13 ~ Durham Potters Guild

Durham PottersSpring Pottery Show and Sale
Noon to 5 pm
Thornton Dundee Center
210 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa

13 ~ Music4life Ensemble

Music 4LifeRhythms of the Heart
Join us for an afternoon of multi-cultural, spirited live string music with Special Guests the JUNO-Award winning and Grammy-nominated, Afro-Cuban jazz and global rhythms duo "OKAN".
Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr, Ajax
Doors open at 2pm. Show starts at 2:30pm - 4PM.

MAY 26 to JUN 11, 2023 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersThe Cemetery Club
This heartwarming comedy about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves has been on Broadway and made into a movie.
213 Second St.
Cobourg, ON

May 27 ~ Artfest

ArtfestMask Magic is back and a new event Paint Party


May 31 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts

Workshop: Chrissie Wysotski
Pen and ink workshop, Chrissie will provide supplies (pen etc. to be returned to her at the end). If you have your own you wish to use please bring those (permanent markers in sizes 005, 02, 08 Micron/Staedtler/Winsor Newton are recommended). Chrissie’s workshop details: Learn to create contrast and interest using varied line weights and values with pen. In this workshop we will explore a variety of basic texturing techniques. We will then put pen and ink techniques into practice creating a beautiful Northern Oriole Leaving you with new knowledge and inspiration to take your pen and ink drawings to the next level.DATE: Wednesday May 31, 2023
Ajax Creative Arts
22 Sherwood Dr W, Ajax On L1T 2Y2



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Juried Art Show

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2023

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Now partnering with A Gift of Art

Deborah Bateman Mar/Apr
David Robinson May/June
Sujesh Chitty V July/Aug
Bonnie Arnsen Sept/Oct
Nancy Moore & Lauren Boissonneault Nov/Dec

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2023

Feb. 10 to Mar 20
Harsh Raghav & David S. Robinson
Mar 20 to Apr 24 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
April 24 to May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 to July 3 ~ Allan O'Marra
July 3 to Aug 7 ~ Lauren Boissonneault
Aug 7 to Sept 11 ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept 11 to Oct 16 ~ OPEN
Oct. 16 to Nov. 19 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024 ~ Nancy Mueller


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