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June 2019

Great things to do in the Region of Durham and the GTA in June!

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our group facebook page

June 2019 Listings

Community art events every Saturday from September - June
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

to July 8 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA6th Juried Art Show presented by ACA members at the McLean CC.
Opening Reception May 30
The Ajax Creative Arts (ACA) celebrated the opening of its annual Juried Art Show. Linda Jansma, of the The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, chose more than 60 works from over 100 entries. Prizes totaling $1,000 were presented for five categories of subject matter while participants had the chance to meet other talented artists over light refreshments. The show runs until July 8th, at McLean Community Centre for those wishing to view some awesome works of art! snapd photos HERE

June 1 & 2 Pickering Rotary Ribfest

Ribfest12th Annual Ribfest
FREE Parking, FREE Admission, and FREE Entertainment.
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade S, Pickering

1 ~ Latcham Art Centre

June 1, 2019 from 10am - 4pm for a behind the scenes looks at the exhibition and the Art Centre with Curator, Elisa Coish.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

to June 29 ~ Latcham Art Centre

You won't want to miss your chance to experience the compelling and thoughtful works by artists Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner on view now at Latcham Art Centre. Where We Stand features two collaborative projects that address important, overlooked histories in Canada and create a dialogue around how essential it is to understand our past in order to build a better, more inclusive future. Inspired by advertisements placed by Canadian slave owners in the 18th century that offered rewards for the return of people who had escaped from bondage or for the sale of people who were held as property, the artists pay homage to these forgotten individuals and reimagine them in our own time. The works are celebratory in the way they reflect what has changed, but a sombre reminder of what has transpired and not often discussed. This exhibition includes video interviews with the artists providing accessible ways to learn more about how the artworks function.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 |

1 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirOne World
Hebron Christian Reformed Church in Whitby at 7:30 PM

1 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSaturday, June 1st
Brooklin Spring Fair Parade
Brooklin, ON


1 & 2 ~Westben Centre

WestbenFrom the Top – 2:00 pm

2 to 16 ~ Jaan Teng

Jaan Teng & Friends Multimedia Show
Reception 2 June 2019 ~ 1pm to 4pm
420 O'Connell Rd. at Park St. S., Peterborough

to June 6 ~ Carol Matsuyama

A Polychromatic Response to Life
This show represents ideas that have sparked from the many diverse interests and experiences of the artist. Every painting is the exploration of a new idea—and a rejection of sameness, evident in the wide variety of subject matter. Carol hopes viewers will find it engaging and learn how to find their own creative sparks.
Kent Farndale Gallery
231 Water Street, Port Perry, L9L 1A8
905-985-7686 |

3 ~ Station Gallery

Monday June 3, 1pm
Despite their stature, miniatures have played a huge role in visual culture. In this hour presentation we’ll survey mini artworks and explore how contemporary artists employ model-making, “greebling” and “kitbashing” as a powerful means of expression.
*$5 suggested donation
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1


6 to 16 ~ Whitby Courthouse Th.

Whitby Courthouse TheatreThe Music Man – 8:00 pm
(Matinee on Jun. 9 & 16)
416 Centre St., S, Whitby 905-668-8111

7 ~ St. Francis Centre ~ TIFF

St. FrancisIf Beale Street Could Talk – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

7, 8, 9 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAPPAA Semi-Annual June Show & Sale
Art Show & Sale, original works by local artists. Variety of styles and media.
Reception June 7, 2019 5 pm to 8 pm
June 8/9 – 10 am – 4 pm
Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe Street
Port Perry L9L 1M3

8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic by the Bay Rory Block – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529

8 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreJoin us for Art in the Park this Saturday from 11am to 6pm to participate in a collaborative community art project! Create a drawing of something that you love about Planet Earth, like your favourite animal or plant) and add it to our Earth mural. All ages and abilities welcome to participate. @ Memorial Park

9 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenSounds of a Better World – 2:00 pm
Campbellford 705-643-5508


11 ~ Station Gallery

Tuesday, June 11th 6-8pm
We invite Station Gallery Members to join us for our Annual General Meeting.
Should you plan to attend, we request that you RSVP to
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8

11 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS“The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of one of Toronto’s First Arrival Communities” with Dr. Holly Martelle
This talk will provide an overview of archaeological investigations that were undertaken in 2015 in downtown Toronto on the site of a multi-ethnic 19th and 20th century neighbourhood. The excavations revealed the foundations of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, representing the third Black congregation church in the City of Toronto, as well as numerous early Black settler sites.
Meetings start at 7 pm at the Pickering Central Library Auditorium

June 12, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: Heidi R. Burkhardt
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

12 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood

13 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandSummer Concert by the Lake
Free summer concert series

Heydenshore Pavilion - 589 Water Street, Whitby
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time

15 & 16 ~ Oshawa's 15th Annual Peony Festival

The City of Oshawa is proud to present the 15th annual Peony Festival June 15 and 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event displays 300 types of peonies in the gardens and 100's more inside Children's Arena.
Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Visit Oshawa Arts Assoc. booth while you are there.

17 to 27 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Art Guild of ScarAnnual Arthur Show will be held from June 17 to June 27, 2019, Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive, Toronto, M1G 1B2.
The awards presentation and reception will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 4 pm.

19 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass BandJoint Concert with Oshawa Civic Band
"Concert in the Park"
Memorial Park Bandshell
110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7M7

22 ~ Lynde House Museum and Warren General Store

Lynde HouseA Steampunk Extravaganza from 10 to 5
Join us for Durham Region's first Steampunk Festival!
Dress in your Victorian best and enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family!
With Cosplay Special Guest: Professor Ravenscroft of Professor Ravenscroft's Fantastical Creations
900 Brock Street South, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4L6

22 ~ Music4Life

Music 4LifeMeet the Conductor 2:30 to 4 pm
Registration required
Revera Living Westney Gardens
1010 Westney Rd. N, Ajax

23 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenGarden Gala Fundraiser

30 ~ Westben Centre

WestbenViva Vivaldi – 2:00 pm

January 20 – November 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACTrans/mission: Barley-Corn-Maize, an installation by Ron Benner
Ron Benner is an internationally recognized, London (ON) based artist who has been producing mixed media/photographic installations, which visually investigate the history and political economy of food cultures for over four decades. For its very first iteration of annual commissions, the VAC has invited Ron Benner to create a yearlong site-specific installation that responds to the gallery and its unique space.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.

20 ~ Station Gallery

Thursday June 20, 7pm
Were the Old Masters “eye-balling it” when they created their highly accurate depictions—or did they have some help? Join SG Curator Olex and artist/educator Todd Tremeer as they explore scientific aids and tools that assisted artists before the advent of photography.
Art talks run approximately one hour
*$5 suggested donation
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8

21 to July 27 ~ Port Perry Artists Association

PPAAAnniversary Show
A group exhibition that celebrates the 20 years of this collective of painters.
Scugog Council for the Arts
181 Perry St Unit G-1, Port Perry
June 21 – July 27
Opening reception Saturday June 22, 1-3 pm

27 ~ Whitby Brass Band

whitby Brass Band Summer Concert by the Lake
Free summer concert series
Heydenshore Pavilion - 589 Water Street, Whitby
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket
7:30 pm start time



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Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May 6 and July 2 ~ Jelena Zivkovic
July 2 and August 26 ~ Charles Burke
August 26 to October 21 ~ Summi Siddiqui
October 21 to December 16 ~ Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Jan. 7 to Mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar.18 - Apr. 15 - Allan O'Mara 15 Reasons to Live
Apr. 15 - May 26 - PRAC - JPE
May 27 - Jul.8 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 8 - Aug.12 - Kay Hubbard
Aug.12- Sept.9 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.9-Oct. 21 - Janice Brown & Jayshree Mina Daya
Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show


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