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November 2017

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

Reading and Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day


November ~ Happy Diwali

Early BirdNovember 2018 Early Bird Listings

to November 11, 2018 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC38th Annual Juried Show
October 14 to November 11, 2018.
Opening Reception: Sunday October 14, 2018, 2-4 pm.
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.
Tel: 905-623-5831

to December 8 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Rosalie Favell
October 20 – December 8, 2018, Opening reception Saturday, October 20th, 1 - 3pm
Taking inspiration from her family hsitory and Métis (Cree, English) heritage, Rosalie Favell’s photography explores issues of identity and representation.
The Latcham Gallery | 6240 Main Street | Stouffville, Ontario Canada L4A 1E2
905 640 8954


to December 28, 2018 ~ VAC

VACAncillary Exhibitions at Clarington Town Hall:
Main Gallery and Artist’s Showcase
Jo-Ann Jordan - Selected artworks
Municipality of Clarington
Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6


Nov. 19 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends11 a.m. Scarborough Federation of University Women
"Tom Thomson and Women"






to Nov 12 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Art Show ~ "Through my eyes and the lens" featuring Hans Backer's photographs
Opening on October 20 7-9 pm and October 21 1-4pm
470 Whitevale Road, Whitevale

to Dec. 31 ~ Tony and Anne Labelle-Johnson

Tony and Anne are Exhibiting their paintings in Acrylic and Watercolour at the Beech Centre, 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville
Open from 9 am to 4 pm | Drop by and have a look.

to Dec. 10 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryOpening Reception Ingrid Ruthig: Re|Visions + Florence Helena McGillivray: Finding Florence
The solo exhibition, Ingrid Ruthig: Re|Visions, builds on a series of 120 portrait-and-biography diptychs of women creators selected from throughout history.
Back in 1970, Station Gallery opened its doors with an inaugural exhibition of Whitby’s most famed historical artist. This posthumous retrospective of Florence Helena McGillivray brought exposure to a little-known and under-appreciated figure in the development of early Canadian art.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby

to January 9, 2018 ~ Mirage a Trois

Visions of 3
Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell and Mike Scholte
Cliffcrest Library
3017 Kingston Rd., Toronto


7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.

1 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of Artists Monthly Meeting-10:00 am
Members' Day Presentation by Kal Honey
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham

Nov. 2 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show Reception

JASOpening Reception
Join us in the Banquet Room of the McLean Community Centre as we honour the artists of the 2017 Juried Art Show.



2 to Dec. 9 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamTravis Shilling, Customs: what you take and what you leave
Opening reception
Thursday, November 2, 7 to 9 pm
Travis Shilling’s paintings are inspired in equal parts by the world around him and the re-imagining of this world, where animals, spirit figures and the landscape take centre stage. For his solo exhibition at the Latcham Gallery, Shilling continues to explore ideas around adaptation and survival in both the natural and built environment. His practice is personal and instinctive, telling stories that not only reflect his experience of the landscape, but ruminate on the enduring spirit of the natural world and our place in it.
6240 Main Street, Stouffville | 905.640.8954

2-3-4-5 ~ Pine Ridge Art Assn.

Pine Ridge Arts AssocAnnual Art Show & Sale
Join us for our 25th anniversary show ~ (Library Hours).
Featured will be paintings in oils, watercolour, mixed-media, acrylic, watercolour pen & ink, collages and much more.
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario Street, Cobourg ON
Website ~ Pine Ridge Art Association or Myrtle Wardman, show coordinator 905 377 1930

2 to 18 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTEvita - 8 pm
3600 Kingston Rd., Scar.

3 to 11 ~ Dur. Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringIn (Roles We) Play –8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa

4 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisThe Final Clue? Mystery Dinner Theatre
78 Church St., Ajax

4 Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Turkey Supper – 5 to 7 pm
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering
CORRECTED TICKET PRICES: Adults $15 Children (6-9) $5

4 ~ 2017- 2018 Oshawa Opera Season

Oshawa OperaLa voix perdue by Skoggard
November 24, 2017 at 7:30PM
Kingsview United Church
505 Adelaide Ave East, Oshawa
Canadian Premiere! All tickets are $25. Children under 18 FREE.


4 & 5 ~ Art Guild of Scarborough

Fall Art Show 10 am to 5 pm
Awards & Official Opening: Saturday, November 4 at 10 am
Centennial Community & Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Rd. Scar

8 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting–1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg.

Nov. 8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMembership meeting
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

9 to Jan 6 ~ Gallery 67

Opening Night – Nov. 9 – 7 pm to 9 pm Refreshments served.

8 ~ A Gift of Art

Speaker's Series! Joseph Koo, a pharmacist at Shopper's Drug Mart, will be coming in to talk about controlling your blood sugar level from 10:30-11:30am

9 - 12 ~ Latcham Gallery

LatchamBeyond Craft Show & Sale 2017
19 On The Park - Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment in Stouffville
By The Latcham Gallery


9 to 11 ~ Marilyn Whitbread

Annual Oshawa Fibre Art Show
10.a.m.-5.00 p.m. Friday until 7.00
Centennial Albert United Church
19 Rosehill Blvd. Oshawa

10-12 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts2017 Fall Show & Sale  Nov 10-12
Nov 10 - 10AM-9PM  Nov.11 -10AM-5PM
Nov.12 10-5PM
Free Admission  Original Artwork by top local artists exhibited for your pleasure at Featuring a Draw every hour for a free small original painting. Tea, coffee and snacks served at Bonnie’s Tea Room & Café (donations accepted for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Durham Region).  New this year!! The Square Foot of Art Wall! Dozens of magnificent 12X12 paintings, each selling for only $150. Enjoy the variety of colour, style, subject, design and pick a couple for Christmas gifts!!  
Visit for more
Ajax Community Centre-HMS room
75 Centennial Road, Ajax |


2018 Call for Artists
McLean Community Centre

10 to December 31 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

A Bedful of Foreigners – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering 905-472-3085

10 11, 12 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsFall Show & Sale – 10:00 am
Opening Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm
Ajax Community Centre,
75 Centennial Rd.., Ajax


11 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Concert #1 – 8:00 pm
P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E

11 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassRemembrance Day
Whitby Cenotaph, Whitby



11 & 12 ~ Sumi-E Artists of Canada

Sumi-eAnnual Exhibition of Oriental Brush Paintings
noon to 5 pm
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Don Mills
905 882 9422

11 & 12 ~ Port Perry Artists' Association

PPAAAutumn Art Festival
10am - 4pm Scout Hall
15585 Simcoe St. N., Port Perry

12 ~ Jan Pettafor

Cuddley Cats Christmas Craft and Gift Show
Clarington High School in Bowmanville

12 ~ Theatre 3x60

Theatre 3x60Vimy & World War I~100 Yrs.Later
Scugog Mem.Library – 2:00 pm
231 Water St, Port Perry

14 ~ Palette of Friends

Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Ajax Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Rd., W., Ajax

14 ~ Pick. Twp. Historical Soc.

PTHSMonthly Meeting–7:30 pm
“The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Church historian, Dr. Paul Dekar, will put in perspective the history of the reformation – specifically October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther is reported to have posted his 95 theses.
Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade S., Pickering


16 to Dec 17 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Ontario Outdoors ~ An art show featuring Norman R Brown's paintings
Opening on Saturday, December 2, 2017 10 to 2 pm
470 Whitevale Road, Whitevale

16 to Dec 23 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsRobin Hood The Panto
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092

16 to 26 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreThe Game’s Afoot – 8 pm
(Mat. Nov. 19)
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787


17 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandTree Lighting - 6:30pm
Oshawa City Hall
50 Centre Street South, Oshawa

18 ~ Dec. 17 ~ Whitevale Arts and Culture Centre

Ontario Outdoors - The Art of Norman Brown
features oil paintings of the Ontario wilderness by Toronto born artist

475 Whitevale Road, Whitevale

18 ~ Station Gallery

Holiday House Tour 2017

18 ~ Gallery 67

oaa gALLERY 67Artisan Market from 11 AM to 8 PM. This is the day of the Oshawa Santa Claus Parade.

18 ~ Kawartha Lakes Art Council (KLAC)

Made In Kawartha Lakes Show
An exhibition and sale of art and crafts/Don't miss this show of fine arts at Fenelon Falls Community Centre. Great refreshments will be available, please enjoy the show! 10-4PM
Fenelon Falls Community Centre, Fenelon Falls



21 ~ Rotary Presentations

Thank you Pickering Rotary for supporting so many groups in our community. SNAPD PHOTOS

22 to 26 ~ Diversity Group of Artists

Gary Faulkner Robert Hinves, Shirley Huang, Angela Wong
10:00 am
Reception: Sat. Nov. 25 – 1 to 3 pm
McKay Art Centre
196 Main St., Unionville

24 ~ The Oshawa Opera

Oshawa OperaLa voix perdue
– 7:30 pm
Kingsview United Church
505 Adelaide Ave. E., Oshawa

25 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth OrchestraConcert & Silent Auction – 7:30 pm
Hebron Reformed Church
4240 Anderson7 St., N., Whitby

25 ~ Dunbarton Fairport U. Church

Deck Your Halls Bazaar – 10 am
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

25 & 26, Dec. 2 & 3 ~ Westben


at 3 pm - Upper Canada Christmas
Nov. 25 – 1:00 pm
Nov. 26 – 3:00 pm
The Westben Barn, Campbellford
Westben celebrates Christmas in Upper Canada with Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, along with the 80 voices of the Westben Choruses under the direction of Donna Bennett and Brian Finley. A heart-warming, narrated concert celebrating a Canadian Christmas “pioneer-style”, fit for the whole family.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
For more information please contact Donna Bennett, 1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777
Box Office: 36 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

26 ~ Durham Community Choir

DCCUnder the direction of John-Charles Coolen presents
with Talisker Players and Guest Soloists
Sunday, November 26, 2017; 3:00 pm
College Park Seventh Day Adventist Church
1164 King St. E, Oshawa
ADULT: $25 / CHILD 12yrs and under: $15
Purchase Tickets on-line: or in person day of Concert
For more information call Jennifer @ 905-550-1804 or


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Watch for new gallery opening in cavan

The Millbrook Gallery

New Gallery Coming Soon to Millbrook, Ontario
The grand opening of a new contemporary art gallery showcasing both 20th century and contemporary artwork by national and local Canadian artists. 36 King Street East, Millbrook, free admission, 705-932-0888

check workshops page for exciting new events

Markham Group of ArtistsMarkham Group of Artists

Welcomes new members. Members’ Days are held on the first Wednesday of every month, September to May, 10 am to 12:00 noon, and include presentations, demonstrations, lectures and critiques on a variety of topics. Location: Markham Village Library, southeast corner of Highways 7 and 48.
One-day Workshops are held at the Markham Village Arena Boardroom, (beside the Library). Workshops are open to members and the general public, and are limited in size. Please visit the MGA website: for more information on upcoming workshops and to register. Fees for workshops vary and are not included in the membership.

Art in Public Places

    927 Liverpool Road, Pickering

    • 927 Liverpool Road, Pickering

      Sept & Oct. – Denise Gracias
      Nov. & Dec. –Bob Hinves

      Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

      Sept. & Oct. – Janice Brown
      Nov. & Dec. - Nesrin Blair
      Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Charles Burke

      Debbie's Boutique Café

      94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library
      Sept. & Oct. – Gary Faulkner
      Nov. & Dec. – Jenny Vandette
      Jan - Feb.2018 - Nazarin Blair

    OPG Info Centre, Pickering

    Sept. & Oct. – Jennifer & Gordon Ross
    Nov. & Dec. – Sharon Janushewski
    Jan. & Feb. 2018 – Sharon Steinhaus

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Oct. 22 to Nov. 27 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 27 to Jan 8, 2018 ~ Photo Show (Not PRAC's)

Durham Artists Social Network



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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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