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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!

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



Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd. 905-509-3855

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. 11 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCC2017 Semester Call for Choristers
Room C113, Durham College Main Campus, Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.

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

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

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

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


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 & 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 Arts Festival Theatre

Good Lovlies – 2 pm
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford 705-643-5508


24 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenChestnut Cabaret– 2 pm
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford 705-643-5508


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

28 ~ Cavan Art Academy & Gallery

CavanPlein Air Workshop
An Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) Endorsed Event
Cavan Art Academy & Gallery
1535 County Rd 10. Cavan ON L0A 1C0

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.


29, 30, October 1 ~ Cavan Art Academy & Gallery

Cavan Art Academy & Gallery REGISTRATION INFO
1535 County Rd 10. Cavan ON L0A 1C0

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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

Cavan Art Academy ~ Outdoor Painting Festival

Doors Open Oshawa

Doors Open Markham

Angie Littlefield ~ Lynde House Museum, Whitby and Claremont/Pickering details TBA




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

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


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