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Next Artfest on May, 2015

Mask Magic at Hands on Art

With Janice McHaffie, Maggie Burgess, Mina Daya, Ramola Vanderhyden and Gwen Williams

Cartooning with Michael Jack

Michael Jack


Cheryl Bannister ~ Watercolour paintings
Margaret Brackley ~ Paintings, jewellery ~
Fabia Davis ~ Artwork and Jewelery
Pamela Edmonds ~ Pottery ~
Shirley Heard ~ Paintings - art cards - bracelets
Dorsey James ~ Sculptor
Kimberley Johnson ~ Paintings, hand made cards
Kimberley Kaye ~ Pencil Portraits
Veronica Kerr ~ Stained glass ~
Kim Lowes ~ Photography ~
Dave Marlowe
Heather and Eileen Myers ~ Photo prints, acrylic prints ~
Surriya Raheel ~ Oil paintings
Fran Sancroft ~ Paverpol Sculptures
Sujuta Sharma ~ Hand painted wall art
Michelle Slivinsky ~ Stained Glass ~
Ruth Smith ~ Painting, garden cups
Suzanne Snyder ~ Portraits - pastels ~
Shirley Stroud
Erika Takacs
~ sculpture and paintings ~
Peter Reider ~ Acrylic paintings ~
Helal Uddin ~ watercolour paintings ~

Tips for selling your art at festivals.

Artfest, now in its 18th 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


2014 Artfest

25th Aniversary

PineRidge Arts Council was honoured at Artfest by MPP Tracy MacCharles, Pickering City Councillor David Pickles, Pickering Regional Councillor Bill McLean, Cathy Schnippering, Mayor Dave Ryan, Pickering City Councillor Peter Rodrigues, MP Corneliu Chisu, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies and Pickering City Councillor Kevin Ashe

Photos on facebook ~ Artfest 2014 and Mask Magic at Artfest 2014



Mask Magic at Artfest 2014

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

Artfest 2014, Main Stage Performers

11:00 pm ~ University or Toronto Scarborough Alumni Concert Band

12:15 pm ~ Act One School of Drama

12:30 pm ~ Rebecca Scott

1:00 pm ~ PRAC 25th Anniversary Presentation

1:30 pm ~ Denise Lester Dance Academy

2:00 pm ~ Eastside Harmony Chorus

2:45 pm ~ Timeless

3:30 pm ~ Zahra's School of Belly Dance

4:00 pm ~ Voodoo Pawn Shop

Click for photos from Artfest 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 no photos, 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.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
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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