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September 2020

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 group facebook page

to September 7 ~ Digital Doors Open

Doors OpenJoin the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open Ontario and its many partners throughout 2020 on a virtual journey across the province as we open Ontario’s doors – online!


to Sept. 6 ~ Scugog Arts

Scugog ArtsAnnual Juried Show
August 8 @ 11:00 am - September 6 @ 4:00 pm
Opening Reception & Awards:
Saturday August 8 & Sunday August 9 from 11AM – 4PM

Come see a selection of work from our local artists at our fabulous new space at 175B Queen Street in beautiful Port Perry.

Auugst to October ~ SCA's Market in the Mews!

Scugog ArtsWe’re turning our back parking lot into a Pop-Up Market on Sundays through this fall.
Come check out a selection of unique artists, makers and vendors every Sunday at our new themed Pop-Up Market in the Mews!
Dates & Hours: Every Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm (until Oct 11th)
Our address is 175B Queen Street in Port Perry. You’ll see the new Cycle Life where the old Home Hardware was. Walk down the lane on the east side of the building to find Scugog Arts Space. In behind us and Cycle Life and beside Branching Out, you’ll find our private parking area. That’s our Market Mews!
Want to become a vendor? Follow the link to fill out a form:
Theme schedule:
September 6th - Vintage
September 13th - Pop-up Art
September 20th - Vintage
September 27th - Steampunk
October 4th - Vintage
October 11th - Harvest and Hallows

to Sept 6 ~ Station Gallery

Station GallerySteve Nelson ~ Camp 30 Revisited
August 4 – September 6, 2020 in the Jill Dyall Community Gallery
2020 Lambs Road in Bowmanville, Ontario. Today this is a heritage location designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in September 2013. Decades earlier, this site served as a Canadian-run POW camp for German officers. The compound was in full operation during the height of the Second World War. It was known as Camp 30.
Today all that remains are the hollow shells of the derelict complex. Professional photographer Steve Nelson invokes a stark vision of Camp 30, a place aggravated by time. He states: “My intent in photographing Camp 30 in Bowmanville was to give the feeling of actually walking around the camp shortly after it was abandoned as a POW facility. Therefore, I have presented the images in black and white with a nostalgic, gritty film effect.” His black and white images of the abandoned complex suggest an introspective experience of wandering through—as though in a waking dream—a site haunted by history.

September 25 – October 31, 2020

in SG:UNDRGRND (lower level)
Downstairs Chris Trubela, our new SG:UNDRGRND Producer is debuting his first exhibit experience. Featuring the work of Michael Morton and Peter Elasigue the experience will reveal some of the history, techniques, art and design of comic books.
“MASKED: The Art & Design of Comic Books”

Station GalleryDrawing For Art 2020

In-gallery preview: August 4 – October 1, 2020
On-line event: October 1 @ 7PM
Have you ever seen a piece of art you wish you could take home from the walls of the gallery and bring home to enjoy? Station Gallery grants this wish at our signature Drawing for Art fundraising event. This year, the gallery celebrates the event’s 27th anniversary with many more exclusive works of art. Each work of art is unique and will be sure to please ticket holders as they tour the gallery and our on-line preview in search of a coveted piece. Proceeds from Drawing for Art go towards supporting educational and exhibition programs held at the gallery for the community and its patrons. Tickets are selling quickly—to purchase yours go to the shop page on our website or call the gallery.
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street. Whitby, ON L1N 0A8

September ~ Artists of Uxbridge

Artists of UxbridgeVirtual Art Show during September – visit to browse the artwork, then contact us to talk to the artists and for details on seeing the artwork in person (outdoors on the porch)

Espressivo Singers

Call for Choristers #2 - ES
Espressivo Singers is an auditioned women's choir based in Oshawa, performing an eclectic mix of challenging equal voice choral repertoire.
We're looking for experienced and passionate choral singers who would like to join our musical community.
In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. When it becomes advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person.
Fall rehearsals begin in mid-September, on seasonal holiday repertoire.
683-5757, email or visit

1 ~ PRAC




Sept . 6 ~ RESOUND Choir of Durham Region

Resound ChoirJoin RESOUND Choir virtually for the 2020/2021 season
RESOUND Choir of Durham Region
n/a – virtual now until September 6, 2020

SINGERS WANTED – Auditioned & Non-auditioned
RESOUND is Durham’s newest SATB contemporary-classical choir for younger, older and senior adults. In the upcoming virtual year, singers can participate in the auditioned stream (core choir) or the non-auditioned (audits) stream. All singers should have prior experience singing in 4-part harmony. Excellence in performance and meaningful community outreach are mandates of the choir. Our community outreach initiatives include hiring emerging musicians (Durham Region when possible), and reaching out to seniors isolated by the pandemic. Rehearsals this year will be held virtually via Zoom.
Performing 3 virtual concerts this year, our repertoire includes works by Handel, Mozart, emerging composers Joel Thompson and Connor Koppin, and a new piece commissioned for virtual choir.
Contact: Kim Alexander at or 905 718 0533 to join or to learn more
Auditions are being held August 15 & 16 and September 6.

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9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting cancelled


12 & 13 ~ 25th Annual Northumberland Hills Studio Tour




14 ~ Durham Community Choir

Call for Choristers #1
Durham Community Choir invites you to join us as a chorister! A non-auditioned community choir, we welcome into our membership anyone 16 years of age or older who loves and wants to sing.
In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. When it becomes advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person.
On September 14, we will begin fall rehearsals focusing on seasonal holiday repertoire.
The semester participation fee is $135, but we invite potential choristers to try a rehearsal for free.
For more information, including for information on participating in virtual rehearsals, please call
905-550-1804 or email or visit 

Come join us!

19 & 20 ~ Uxbridge Art on the Fringe

Art on the FringeSadly, with much thought and consultation, we are cancelling Art on the Fringe 2020.



19 & 20 ~ Uxbridge Studio Tour

Uxbridge Studio TourThis year (September 19-20) with several safe options which will vary from artist to artist: some virtual only, some by appointment, some outside, some inside...IT’S A MIXED BAG! (But you didn’t expect otherwise.)
More information coming soon on our website, in our newsletter and our virtual brochure. Stay tuned!


Sept 24 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsIt is with great sadness that we announce a further suspension of live mainstage theatre and concert performances through the 2020 calendar year.
Capitol Theatre (Main Stage)
20 Queen Street
Port Hope

25 to October 25 ~ Culture Days

Culture DaysCulture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. This year the celebrations have been extended to a 4-week run, read through our Culture Days 2020 page to find out more about the changes to this year’s festivities.

Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4 ~ Victoria County Studio Tour – Kawartha Lakes

Victoria County Studio Tour 2020This year, we have 23 artists at 16 studio locations. Covid 19 policies in place. Several of our artists will be open Sept.28-Oct.2 by appointment only. More information will be provided on our website closer to the time of the Tour.
from 10am-5pm




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ArtScene deadlines HERE

Culture Days

Culture Days 2020:
September 25th - October 25th

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


Sunday Market in the Mews

Scugog ArtsStop by the Sunday Market in the Mews! Hosted by Scugog Arts, the market will host a collection of unique artists and vendors offering art and wares that are vintage, pop-up, and steampunk inspired.

Located in the parking lot behind 175B Queen St, come and explore our amazing finds on Sunday, September 27th from 11 am to 4 pm.

Weekly Themes:
September 27th - Steampunk
October 4th - Vintage
October 11th - Harvest and Hallows

Sept. 26

  • Rock Painting
  • Encaustic Painting Demonstration with Linda Virio
  • Saori Weaving Demonstration with Kirsty Naray

Oct 11, 18, 25

  • Fibre Artists in Action! | Scugog Shores Fibre Artists Guild

Scugog Arts Artist Feature: Kirsty Naray
Scugog Arts Artist Feature: David Clubine
Scugog Arts Artist Features: Saundra Reiner
Scugog Arts Hub

Big Theatre/Small Towns

  • Big Theatre/Small Towns Podcast: From Large to Small, Theatre Will ALWAYS Be With Us
  • Big Theatre/Small Towns Podcast: Into the World of Professional Theatre
  • Big Theatre/Small Towns Podcast: Writing Big Plays for the Small Town Stage


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Xmas Ad Elsie Hetherman

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering

Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
July and August – Charles Burke
August 26 to October 21 ~ Elizabeth Lowe
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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