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Artfest will be celebrating its 14th year on May 29, 2010!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

2009 photos

Visitors to Artfest created
postcards, drawings and sculpted a copy of
"The Pickering Pioneer Family"
by Andreas Drenters
with one of PRAC's teaching artists:
Joan Bontje, Janice McHaffie, Allan O'Marra,
Laura Warburton, Gwen Williams

PRAC participating artists
for Artfest 2009

Visual Artists:
Melanie Baker, Amber Bond,
Joan Bontje,
Florence Booth,
Margaret Brackley, Brooklin Woodcarvers,
Tiffany Dawe, Judith A. Jewer,
Alpheus Jones
, Hanneke Koonstra,
Martha E. Lewis, Kirsty Naray,
Jaan M. Peets
, Kim Reynolds,
Ruth Smith, Ellen Tihane
and Dorsey James

Performing Artists:
Backwoods Players
Kim Michele Reynolds ~ harp performance
Mark Nathanielsz (Act One School of Drama)
Pickering Community Concert Band
Eastside Harmony Chorus at the Gazebo

2008 PRAC artists participating in Artfest

Heather Banks, Shelley Beach
Jade Blaney, Joan Bontje, Margaret Brackley
Shirley Heard, Robert Hinves
Dorsey James,
Judith A. Jewer
Hanneke Koonstra, Martha E. Lewis

Sarah A. McDougall, Jaan Peets
Rose Schul, Ruth Smith, Miles Tsang
Backwoods Players
Eastside Harmony Chorus

Click for Artfest 2007 Photos, 2005 photos,
2004 photos, 2003, 2002.
City of Pickering Photos!
Photography by Mary Cook©

"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 - Saturday, September 12, 1997


Click for Artfest Photos 2009, 2008, 2007 Photos, 2006, 2005, 2004 photos, 2003, 2002
Photography by Mary Cook©



PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

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

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Vision: We envision a world where the arts are valued and accessible to all,
and where we inspire others to embrace the arts as an essential part of their lives.

Mission: Our mission is to build a vibrant and inclusive arts community that celebrates
and supports visual, audio and new media art. We strive to connect and engage
diverse audiences while providing resources and opportunities for artists to thrive
and create impactful work.

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We are currently located on land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among the
Mississauga Peoples, and is the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
We honour, recognize, and respect this nation and Indigenous Peoples as the traditional stewards of the lands
and waters on which we meet today.

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