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September 2023

September 2024 Early Bird Listings

Early BirdThe Ontario Culture Days Festival returns September 20 to October 13, 2024

Aug 31 to Sept 1 ~ Kawartha Lakes Arts Council

Kawartha Art FestivalKawartha Arts Festival 2024

Applications to be a part of our 35th Kawartha Arts Festival will open Wednesday January 10th and will close on May 15th, 2024! SO APPLY NOW!
Note: Applications must be submitted on our Website www. no later than May 15th, 2024. Payment should be made with application, or later than May 30th. Note Some spots are limited and will not be considered reserved until payment is received.

Sept 19 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
It’s About Time
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM
At Station Gallery, Studio C This premiere art talk will investigates time-based media such as video, slide, film, audio or computer based art forms. Part of what it means to experience the artform is to watch it unfold over time according to the temporal logic of the medium as it is played back. Spend the next hour watching art float past on the river of time.
Station Gallery, Studio C
1450 Henry St. Whitby


September ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery's signature fundraiser and exhibition.
1450 Henry St. Whitby


Sept 14 & 15 ~ Uxbridge Art on the Fringe Festival

Art on the FringeCALL for ARTISTS !
To sign-up, please complete both of the steps below:
1. e-transfer the payment to
2. Send an email to with the following:
– your name
– your artwork description e.g. paintings, sculptures, fibre arts
– your website and/or social media for the website link and advertising
– questions
Indoors at the Schoolhouse – $110 *** SOLD OUT ***
Indoors at the Church – $110 *** SOLD OUT ***
Outdoors – $90
Students – (outdoors only) – $35
Demonstration Artists (no sales) – free

Sept 28-29 & Oct 5-6, 2024 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour Kawartha Lakes

Victoria County Studio Tour 2020Deadline is midnight, January 31st, 2024.  See our application page for information and to fill out the form.

Continuing 2023

to Sept 3 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART Gallery“Under the Sun” Members’ Show with Guest Artist Jodie Radoman show, “Moondance”
Running to Sept 3rd
The Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St. E. , Colborne

to Sept 3 ~ Eileen Myers

Capturing Magic Eileen will be the guest artist at the Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop 8 Queen St, Port Hope

to Sept 8 ~ Michael J.B.Black

Garden Stories
The Gibson Centre, Alliston
63 Tupper St W, Alliston

August 2 to Sept 13 ~ Mona Trivedi

One woman art show at Ajax Town Hall
65 Harwood Ave. S. Ajax 

June 10 - Sept 24 ~ RMG

RMGAnna Binta Diallo, Those mountains of shadows and valleys of light, from the Topographies series, 2023. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist.
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa


June 10 - Sept 24 ~ RMG

RMG Aaron Jones: Fountain of Dreams
Aaron Jones, Wandering, 2023. Film still. Courtesy of the artist.
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa


June 24 - Jan 15, 2024 ~ RMG

RMGQueering the Collection
June 24, 2023 - January 15, 2024
John Lander (Canadian, 1951 – 1992), Lullyhill, 1975, photo-serigraph on paper. Purchase, 1976.
Oshawa Creek: Industrial History
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa

June 24 - Jan 7, 2024 ~ RMG

RMGOshawa Creek Flooding in the “Hollow”, 1922, The Thomas Bouckley Collection.
Oshawa Creek: Industrial History
72 Queen St. Civic Centre, Oshawa


Aug 25 to Oct 14 ~ Latcham Gallery

Latcham Art CentreVanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient
Open: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, October 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, August 25 | 7 – 9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday September 21 | 7 – 9 PM
Vanessa Dion Fletcher is Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent work that expands the possibilities of contemporary quillwork. She transforms this surface embroidery technique into textile design and vinyl imagery, playing with geometric shapes and repeating patterns. Taken together, these works build on Vanessa’s continued exploration of what it means to live in an Indigenous, gendered body with a neurodiverse mind.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville


NEW September 2023

September ~ Durham Potters Guild

Durham PottersPottery exhibition in McLean CC, Ajax


Sept. 2 – 3, 2023 Kawartha Arts Festival

Fenlon Falls

Sept. 3 to 27 Ajax Public Library

AjaxLibraryKathy Moore Photography.
Exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours at the Ajax Public Library Main Branch, Rotary Room
55 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax


Sept 7~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryThursday Night Live 2023 with The Doozies
Join Station Gallery for a night of art and music. Station Gallery’s Thursday Night Live is a night of music, food and art, with various local musicians and local businesses coming together for a night of fun. Enjoy the art and the music all summer long on our patio at Station Gallery.
From 6-10PM | Entry by suggested donation $10
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185

Sept 7 ~ Regent Theatre ~ CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT




Sept 7 to Nov 5 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART Gallery10th Annual Juried Art Show
The Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St. E. , Colborne

Sept 8 ~ Oshawa Art Assoc

OAAPaint Battle
Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Ave., Oshawa
doors open at 6, battle starts at 6:30
Before the final round OLT will treat us to a live Theatrical Performance!


Sept. 9 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsSandy MacKenzie’s Palette Knife Workshop
September 9, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is an Ajax Partnership Fund workshop and open to the public on a first come first serve basis, aiming for 10 participants from the public and 10 from our ACA members.
Ajax Creative Arts
22 Sherwood Dr W, Ajax On L1T 2Y2

Sept 10 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersAuditions for the Northumberland Players fall season:
Auditions for Disney's Beauty and the Beast:
Sunday, September 10th from 1pm-4pm on the 2nd floor
Monday, September 11th from 7pm-9pm on the 3rd floor
Callbacks Wednesday, September 13th from 7pm-10pm on the 3rd floor.
Details for all auditions on our website at

Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseSept 10 ~ Music at the Museum 1 to 3:30
Sept 16 Historic Magic Workshop 3:30 to 5
Sept 19 ~ Tea Leaf Readings with Julie Ditta 1:30 to 4
Sept 20 ~ Rhythmic Fun for Everyone Drum Circle 6:30pm - 7:30pm
900 Brock Street South, Whitby

Sept 7 to Nov 5 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colborne ART Gallery10th Annual Juried ART Show
The Colborne Art Gallery
51 King St. E. , Colborne

Sept 8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

Paint Battle

Sept. 12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSThe General Meeting of the PTHS will be both a book launch for John Sabean, "The Travel Journals and Correspondenc of Charles Fothergill 1816- 1840", and a talk on “The Life and Times of Charles Fothergill in Upper Canada”

Pickering Central Library NEW TIME 7:00 pm
One The Esplanade, Second floor.


Sept 12 ~ Durham Notables

Durham NotablesWe will be accepting new members, especially Tenors and Bass or 905-686-5271 or show up at St.George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Crescent, Ajax on September 12th 1:00 pm to 3:00pm

Sept. 12 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSGuest Speaker: John Sabean
Pickering Central Library, 2nd floor
NEW Time 7:00 pm





Sept 15 to Oct 1 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersCottagers and Indians
by Drew Hayden Taylor
September 15 - October 1, 2023
Firehall Theatre



Sep 16-17 ~ Uxbridge Art on the Fringe Festival

Uxbridge Art on the FringeWatch for details





Sept 15 to 17 ~ Durham Blues Festival

Durham Blues FestialFriday, September 15, 2023 – 4pm to 8pm
4:00 pm – Tin Pan Alley
5:30 pm – hard soda
7:00 pm – Andy Earle and The BanditsSaturday, September 16, 2023 – 1pm to 8pm
2:30 pm – Cold Shot
4:00 pm – The Blues Junkies
5:30 pm – The Nemoniks
7:00 pm – The Fabulous TonemastersSunday, September 17, 2023 – 1pm to 7pm
1:00 pm – Broke Fuse
2:30 pm – Emerson Ireland Band
4:00 pm – James Anthony
Victoria St Parkette, adjacent to the Regent Theatre in Oshawa


Sept 21 – The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGUntouched Landscapes and Topographies, Erin Szikora
Thursday Curatorial Tours are free and open to everyone. They provide deeper insight into the themes, context, and content of our exhibitions.
72 Queen St.
Civic Centre, Oshawa

Sept 22 – The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Join us for the opening reception of Couzyn van Heuvelen’s solo exhibition, "CAMP". This free event features a performance, artist talk, Q&A, and a meal in our Backyard. For those coming from Toronto, we have set up free transportation to the RMG. Registration is required.
72 Queen St.
Civic Centre, Oshawa

Sept 21 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:00PM

Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185



Sept 21 – 24 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeSamuel Stout by Uju Umenyi
World Premiere Production
In her first full length play, Uju Umenyi, tells a story of triumph. One that resonates with music as a means of healing and forging community, about a man who defies all perceptions of who he should be to find joy, and home, in a new community.

Sept 23 ~ Whitevale Porchfest

whitevale PorchfestBANDS and PORCHES
This is a Free Music Festival
Whitevale Porchfest is located in Whitevale, just google it.
Bring your own chair & dress for the weather, it's rain or shine.
This Free Music Festival is inclusive, LGBTQ and 2spirit, dogs, kids, parents, relatives and friends are all welcome. Dogs must be on a leash, people are optional.
​Cornroast, BBQ and baked goods for purchase (cash only) at Stage 5, prepared by the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church of Whitevale and an Icecream Truck will be available (cash only).
This is a Free Music Festival, thanks to our sponsors.
Parking is free, thanks to our neighbours.
The musicians volunteer their time, so bring some cash to buy a cd or fill their hats.
And a few surprises are still in development. Check back here soon.
Our Home on Native land -Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

September 23, 24, 30 and October 1 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour

Victoria County Studio Tour 2020Lending a scenic countryside drive while meeting our area's diverse artistic talent.
Throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes

Sept 23 to Dec 10 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caSpoiled Milk
Rah Eleh is an Iranian-Candian video, net, and performance artist based in Toronto. Her upcoming solo show Spoiled Milk will be exhibited across all galleries at the VAC from Sept 23 - Dec 10, 2023.
One of the major video works in this installation parodies and reimagines the classic game show Jeopardy!. The clues in this game show exposed coded internet dialects, trends, and memes that far-right hate groups use to disseminate political ideologies and animosity online.
The work features a series of characters performed by Eleh. The characters deconstruct racial stereotypes while acting as a pointed (though humorous!) critique of internet extremism. The rest of the exhibition builds on these themes to explore concepts of ethnic futurism in the digital age.
Visual Arts cEntre of Clarington
143 Simpson Ave, Bowmanville


Sept 28 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryDRAWING FOR ART 2023
Exhibition Date: September 2nd - 27th
Our biggest and most exciting event of the year! Join us as we draw winners for over 120 pieces of art.
Each ticket holder may attend the event with up to one guest. Each ticket holder is guaranteed one piece of artwork, drawn in random sequence.
Download the Artist Donation Forms Here: PDF or Word Doc
Station Gallery, 1450 Henry St., Whitby 905.668.4185

Oct 12 to 29 ~ Unity Through the Arts: Inaugural Juried Exhibition

Unity Through the ArtsCultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. is thrilled to announce “Unity Through the Arts,” an inaugural juried exhibition in partnership with The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. To enter, an online artist registration form must be complete by September 21st at 11:59pm. Open to all residents of Durham Region. For more information, please download the program brochure.
Awards Presentation and Opening Reception to be held October 12th from 6-8:30 pm at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Join us for live music, cash prizes, and more!






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Culture Days








The Ontario Culture Days Festival returns September 20 to October 13, 2024

Be sure to check the Culture Days website for events near YOU!

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2024

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Jan 19 - March 15
Michael Newman (Tomhol)
Mar 15 - May 10 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
May 10 - July 5 ~ Saba Kalim
July 5 - Aug 30 ~ Anja Sagan
Aug 30 - Oct 18 ~ Monique Rowe & Nancy Mueller
Oct 18 - Dec 13, 2024 ~ Open

Regent Theatre ~ 50 King St. E, Oshawa

Regetn Theatre Sept 7 ~ Runner
Sept 14 ~ Epic Eagles 2023
Sept 15 ~ The Maple Blues Band
Sept 16 ~ The Official Blues Brothers Revue 2023
Sept 17 ~ Sweet Soul Music @ 8pm
Sept 21 ~ Walk Right Back - the Everly Brothers Story 2023 @ 7pm
Sept 24 ~ The OMA 2023 Award Show @ 8pm
Sept 29 ~ Honeymoon Suite 2023
Sept 29 ~ Honeymoon Suite 2023
Sept 30 ~ the Canine Circus 1 pm

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2023

Feb. 10 to Mar 20
Harsh Raghav & David S. Robinson
Mar 20 to Apr 24 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
April 24 to May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 to July 3 ~ Allan O'Marra
July 3 to Aug 7 ~ Lauren Boissonneault
Aug 7 to Sept 11 ~ Kay Hubbard
Sept 11 to Oct 17 ~ Digital Art Show and Saba Kalim
Oct. 17 to Nov. 19 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 19 to Jan 8, 2024 ~ Nancy Mueller

WestbenWestben Summer Festival 2023
6698 County Road 30
Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

Sept 29 ~ Kris & Dee @ 7pm @ The Campfire
Sept 30 ~ Sounds in Nature Experience @ 10am @ Mary West Nature Reserve


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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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