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Artfest 2013

Hands on Art

MASK MAGIC new in 2013 with
Janice McHaffie,

Jayshree (Mina) Daya, Susan Brown,
Ramola Vanderhyden, Aaron Hinnecke,
Taylor Johnson and Maddy Smith

Michael Jack

Michael Jack


Angela Adam | Angela’s Fine Art
Laura Armenis
Cheryl Bannister
Bloomers and Britches
Brooklin Woodcarvers
Lisa Case | Life by Lisa
Marie Blanchard-Thomas
Barbara and Stuart Blower | SB Visual Media
Amber Bond
Margaret Brackley
Dorsey James
Esther Forde | Cultural Expressions
Tom Gallagher
Heidi Graf | Ink Monkeys Art and Tattoo Studio
Shirley Heard
Michaela Helliwell | Velvet Mae’s Glass Press
Elsie Hetherman | Theresa’s Boutique
Kimberley Johnson
Kimberley Kaye | Kayecreations
Veronica Kerr
Jacqueline LaFrano | Jacqueline LaFrano Photography
Ryan Larvin
Kim Lowes | Kim Lowes Photography
Ravi Persaud | The Ice Breaker
Pickering Concert Band
Gordon Reidt
Kim Robertson
Sarah Shaw
Michelle Slivinsky |
Ruth Smith

Tips for selling your art at festivals.

Artfest, now in its 17th year, will include over 100 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


2013 Artfest

Artfest brochure page 2013


Mask Magic at Artfest 2013

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

2013 PHOTOS on-line


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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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