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September 2016

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!

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
- get it listed on our calendar page!

Early BirdSeptember 2017 EARLY BIRD LISTINGS

Sept. 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

Sept. 12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSTom Thomson's Fine Kettle of FriendsGuest 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

Sept. 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

Sept 16 & 17 ~ Uxbridge Studio Tour

Uxbridge Studio Tour32 Annual Uxbridge Studio Tour
Sept 16 10am-6pm
Sept 17 10am-5pm
visit for details



Sept 28 to Oct 1 ~ 2nd Annual Cavan/Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival

CavanSeptember 28  ~ Plein Air Workshop
September 29, 30, October 1, 2017 ~ Festival
Cavan Art Academy & Gallery
1535 County Rd 10. Cavan ON L0A 1C0, CA
+1-705-944-9444 |

September 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

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

Sunday September 24 ~ Westben


2:00 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

Sept. 29 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show

JASRegistration deadline





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.


August 30-September 28th ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA50th Anniversary Calendar Tour
A display of 13 juried works of art by members of Ajax Creative Arts
Open Studio
617 Liverpool Road

to Sept 25 ~ VAC

VACOpening Reception and Artist Talk
W. Mark Sutherland - Time Signatures
August 28th, 2016 from 2-4 pm
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

to Sept. 26 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamJenna Faye Powell and Amy Alice Thompson
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street


to Sept. 30 ~ Allan O'Marra

Lush Gravitas II and Other Recent Paintings
The Ontario Shores Gallery
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario

1 ~ Deadline for Submissions EXTENSION ~ September 1st, 2016

OAAOshawa Art Assoc.
Juried Art Show

Sept       ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACJohn Krasinski
VAC Main Gallery, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville
905 623 5831


to 18 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsMamma Mia
Port Hope Festival Theatre
Cameco Capitol Theatre,
20 Queen St, Port Hope

1 to October 4 ~ Pickering Farmers’ Market

Pickering Farmers' MarketBuy Local Produce – 8 am to 3 pm
Next to Pickering City Hall


6 ~ Onstage Productions

Onstage ProductionsSounds of Christmas Rehearsal
We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary production of Sounds of Christmas. Be part of this anniversary year.
Rehearsals begin September 6th,
7:30 pm at Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Ave (north east corner of Midland and Sheppard).


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, 1867 Valley Farm Rd.


7    ~ Oct. 1 & 2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk ~ Remember When - A Nostalgic Trip Back to the 50s & 60s with Tim Westhead
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185

9 to 11 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAFall Art Festival at Camp Samac
Fri., Sept. 9th to Sun. Sept. 11, 2016
10 am to 5 pm

10 to Oct. 1 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryThe SG Pop-up Studio
The SG Pop-up Studio brings free fine art experiences to events in our community
905 668 4185


12 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Paint PartyPaint Party
22 Sherwood Road W., AJax
The 3rd Monday of each month 6-9PM
Refreshments, chatter, laughs, and then take home YOUR finished art!
All supplies included $45.00


10 to Oct. 1 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryThe SG Pop-up Studio
The SG Pop-up Studio brings free fine art experiences to events in our community. Various, check website

10 to Oct. 16 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery

Steve Kean: Spina Bifida – Front to Back
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185

Station GallerySG Rocks
Local sculptors Stuart Blower, Malcolm Campbell, Gail Cunningham, Grant Davis, Rob Hudyma, Beth MacDonald, Danny Quail and Gordon Reidt release the spirit and colour found within stones. 
Station Gallery 1450 Henry St. Whitby 905.668.4185

Station GalleryUOIT/ Durham College Art Club
Artwork created by the members of the UOIT/ Durham College Art Club
Station Gallery 1450 Henry St. Whitby 905.668.4185

Station GalleryAnimal, Mineral, Vegetable
This permanent collection exhibition takes its cue from the famed parlor game.
Station Gallery 1450 Henry St. Whitby 905.668.4185

13 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest Speaker: William C. Allen “Following Florence”
Over the summer Bill Allen published a beautiful coffee table book: A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray. McGillivray’s first job was as a teacher of fine art at Pickering College in the 1890s. Allen has sought out every painting of hers that he could find and is now the expert in her life, her influence, and her place in Canadian art history.
Monthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade S. | Pickering

14 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – second Wednesday of the month from
1 pm to 4pm
Greenwood Rec. Bldg.
3551 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood

14 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Doug Purdon from Winsor and Newton will demonstrate on Water mixable Oils
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa

14 to 25 ~ Kawartha Artists' Gallery & Studio

Kawartha Artists' Gallery“bare naked 3 – larger than life”
Figurative work by the Wednesday Painters Group.
Opening Reception: Saturday September 17th, 1-4
420 O'Connell Road, Peterborough
Ontario K9J 4C9 pm


15 to Oct. 2 -- Oshawa Art Assoc.

OAAJuried Art Show
Opening Reception: Sept. 15 at 7 pm

Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St., Oshawa

16 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour ~ Call for artists

Scugog Council for the ArtsWanted: Engaging, Eclectic and Emerging Artists for the 18th Annual Lake Scugog Studio Tour!
Tour Dates for 2017:  May 6 & 7, 2017

LSSTClick here for more information:



16, 17, 23, 24 ~ Backwoods Players

Backwoods PlayersA Spirit Walk: Call to Rebellion
Pickering Museum Village
Hwy. 7, Greenwood


17 & 18 ~ Uxbridge Studio Tour & Art on the Fringe

Uxbridge Studio TourThe artists of the 31st Uxbridge Studio Tour proudly invite you
to visit twenty seven studio sites, many of which have exciting
guest artists.

Art on the Fringe
Uxbridge Historical Centre
7239 Conc. 6, Uxbridge

17 ~ St. Francis Centre

Music by the Bay LIVEMusic by the Bay ~ Rik Emmett
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

17  ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryCurator’s Walk & Talk
Curator’s Walk & Talk | Anong Migwans Beam: Submerged Landscapes
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185

18 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenLeahy – Next Generation – 2 pm
In partnership with the Community: At Your Service!
At the Barn
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford

18 ~ Dancyn Productions Theatre Co.

September 18th, 2016 at 7:30PM.
The Dancyn Theatre
681 Dnipro Blvd., Oshawa



24-25 and Oct. 1-2 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour

Victoria County Studio TourVictoria County Studio Tour - Kawartha Lakes from 10am-5pm

24 ~ The Latcham Gallery

LatchamBig Night Out
A fundraising event on September 24th to benefit exhibition and arts education opportunities in Stouffville!
7:30 pm | Tickets are $40 each
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street


25 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenChestnut Cabaret – 2 pm
Featuring your favourites for Fall at The Barn
At the Barn
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford

29, 30 and more ~ Dancyn Productions

Dancyn Productions Theatre Company
681 Dnipro Blvd, Oshawa
T: 289-988-2040


Susan Brown | Brian Smallman


30, Oct 1 & 2 ~ Oshawa Art Association Juried Art Show

oSHAWA arTCulture DaysThe 48th Annual Oshawa Art Association Juried Art Exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in downtown Oshawa.

30 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Scugog Council for the ArtsCulture DaysJoin our Volunteer Curator and Arts Administrator for a demonstration and discussion on how to hang and prepare for a real Gallery Exhibit.
181 Perry Street, Unit G-1, Port Perry

30 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt + Oktoberfest. Two awesome things. One great event.
7 to 11 pm | Cost: $50 per ticket
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry Street, Whitby
905 668 4185

Have you checked our Workshops and Auditions |
Juried Art Show

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.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

What are you doing for Culture Days 2017?

Culture Days

Here's what some of our members did in 2016!

Oshawa Juried Art Show

An Afternoon at the Opera

Station Gallery Tread on It!

Doors Open Ajax

Cavan Art Academy ~ Outdoor Painting Festival

Oshawa Civic Band

Victoria County Studio Tour

SCA Exhibit Opening - Printmaking with Angela Hennessey

Doors OpenDoors Open Ajax



Check our Workshop page for:


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.

Have you checked our Workshops and
Auditions | Juried Art Show

Xmas Ad Elsie Hetherman

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, not word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary or complete our on-line form.

Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan/Feb ~ Gordon Wilson
Mar/April ~ Gary Faulkner
May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Mar. & Apr. - Madhuri Bansal
May & Jun. - Margaret Brackley

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

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

Mar/April ~ James Gordaneer

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Mar & Apr. - Gord Wilson
May & June - Nesrin Blair

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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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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