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Join us at Artfest on the Esplanade on May 23, 2020 “The Art of Sound”

Mask Magic at Hands on Art

Enbridge Pipelines
Thanks to the continued support of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Mask Magic with Rola Jaber, Tanya, Maggie and Gwen and Cartooning with Michael Jack and amazing youth volunteers Emily, Thomas, Michael, and Sidney.

Cartooning with Michael Jack

Indie Author Day 2020
will be part of Artfest on
Saturday, May 23
watch for details!

Indie Author DayPineRidge Arts Council was pleased to partner with Indie Author Day, Pickering Library, Angie Littlefield and Marangi Editions in this third Pickering Indie Author Day. Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade, Pickering L1V 6K7
Watch for 2020 details coming soon!

Tips for selling your art at festivals.


Michelle Slivinsky ~ Moxnme
Dorsey James
Jan Pettafor ~ From the Heart Pet Portraits
Arts Unleashed
Ontario Woodcarvers
Station Gallery
Pickering Community Concert Band (performing and Instrument Petting Zoo)
Pickering Library

Complete list of artists and artisans HERE ~ click on the dropdown box for list.

Artfest, now in its 23rd year, will included over 90 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


Artfest 2019

Mask photos HERE ~ Mask Magic photos HERE
or go to our group facebook page, photos, albums and choose from there.
Ajax Snapd Pickering HERE

Every summer, Esplanade Park comes alive with music, dance, crafts and singing, along with children's art areas and artists demonstrations. This free arts event will include over 90 artists from across the province who show and sell a fantastic variety of original art which include Paintings (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour), Photography, Pottery, Wood Carvings, Jewellery, home decor and more!

The event is rounded off with our fantastic partners offering activities and experiences for all to enjoy; Live artistic performers and buskers, hands on activities, and special offerings from PineRidge Arts Council who will offer their mask magic activity, Pickering Community Concert Band providing a live performance at the gazebo.

2019 Facebook Photos: Event | Masks of Mask Magic at Artfest 2019

2018 Facebook Photos: Event | Masks

One The Esplanade, Esplanade Park, Pickering


Mask Magic at Artfest Since 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 2019 | Mask photos HERE ~ Mask Magic photos HERE
or go to our group facebook page, photos, albums and choose from there.
Ajax Snapd Pickering HERE

2018 Facebook Photos: Event | Masks
PRAC 2017 Facebook



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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