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May 2017

Makers’ Fest Opportunity

May 7

There is an exciting opportunity this year to partner with the Makers' Fest happening at Science North on Saturday, May 7, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. If you are interested in participating please follow the link https://sudburymakerfest.com/calling-all-makers/.

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Tickets Now on Sale for PlaySmelter 2017 – New Work Theatre Festival

May 9 - May 13

Tickets are now available for PlaySmelter 2017, Sudbury’s new work theatre festival. To celebrate its fifth year, the festival will be presenting the world premiere production of Blind Nickel Pig by Lara Bradley and the Sudbury premiere of Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti. Accompanying these full productions will be exciting first readings of three new scripts by Northern Ontario writers: Pakistani Sugar by Brigitte Gall (Minden, ON), Debwewin (Truth) by Sarah Gartshore (Sudbury, ON) and The Sandcastle by Eli Chilton (Moose Factory, ON). All events will take place May…

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KAHA:WI’S THE HONOURING COMES TO STC

May 12 - May 13

History comes alive like never before on the STC stage on May 12 and 13 with Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre’s The Honouring. The Honouring brings the First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 to the stage through a multi-disciplinary performance that is captivating audiences across the country with its mix of dance and theatre. Audiences will see the War of 1812 from a First Nations perspective, offering a human face to this history. First Nations took part in the War…

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NISA’s Spring Social Dance

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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MARIANA LAFRANCE: To not be so lonely

May 14
Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1P9 Canada
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There are only two weeks left to view contemporary art exhibition To not be so lonely | Pour ne pas être si seule by Mariana Lafrance, on display at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until May 14. Mariana Lafrance is a visual and interdisciplinary artist working in Northern Ontario. Originally from Manitoulin Island, Lafrance works in performance, drawing, textiles, installation, photography, video, and at the intersections of these. In this body of work, the artist doubles herself and her characters…

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The Good Lovelies live in concert this Thursday, May 25

May 25
Italian Club, 7 Craig Street
Copper Cliff, ON Canada
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Northern Lights Festival Boréal presents the long-waited return of Toronto’s Good Lovelies, who will be performing live in concert at the Copper Cliff Italian Club, May 25th, in Greater Sudbury, ONFunny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies’ textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping, and witty onstage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006. Their tireless rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather years…

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Heather Topp, Livid Here

May 25
Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1P9 Canada
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The Art Gallery of Sudbury is pleased to present the first retrospective exhibition of the work of Sudbury artist Heather Topp, opening Thursday, May 25, 2017. Heather Topp has been making art for more than 50 years. She has presented more than 15 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 65 group exhibitions since locating to Sudbury in 1980-81. Each series of art produced by Heather Topp seeks to create a dialogue with the viewer about the challenges in the…

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STC HEADS TO NEVERLAND WITH PETER PAN

May 26 - May 27
Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy Street
Sudbury, ON Canada
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Suspend your disbelief and fly away to Neverland at the Sudbury Theatre Centre next weekend! All you'll need is a little faith, trust, and a ticket to Peter Pan for May 26 or 27. STC is proud to present Peter Pan as this year's Students on Stage (SOS) production. STC's Meredith Zwicker is directing the play which she adapted from the 1904 script and 1911 novel by J.M. Barrie. "I largely drew from the script… but I drew a lot…

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The Dionne Quintuplet’s Turn 83 – One Day Exhibit

May 27

Date: May 27, 2017 Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Location: Callander Bay Heritage Museum (107 Lansdowne St. E. in Callander, just up the street from the corner of Main St. and Lansdowne St.) In commemoration of Annette and Cecile’s 83rd birthday on Sunday May 28th, the Callander Museum will be showcasing a special one-day exhibit on Saturday May 27th. Beginning in 1936, the largest calendar company in the world at the time, Brown and Bigelow, licensed the image of the girls…

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Sudbury Gardening Festival

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The 7th annual Sudbury Gardening Festival will be hosted by the Sudbury Horticultural Society on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the YMCA and Parkside Centre.  Artists and crafters interested in booking a booth to sell gardening-related products at the event are invited to visit our website - www.sudburygardeningfestival.ca - to learn more about the Festival and submit an application to participate. 

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House Concert Sunday May 28 Featuring Cape Breton/Scottish Duo

May 28

An international Celtic duo  from Scotland and Cape Breton Island, Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson, will perform  a house concert, with fiddle, harp, vocals and step-dance  in a private home in Sudbury on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome but the concert is already sold out. Email Scott Merrrifield at housecon.sud@gmail.com for details. Winner of 'Best Group' in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, the duo are one of the top Celtic…

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40th Annual La Cloche Art Show

May 30 - June 9
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June 2017

Special Season Closer- Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar at The Motley Kitchen, Thursday June 1

June 1

The final show of the third season of The Motley Kitchen’s Dinner & A Show series is selling out quickly  It will be Thursday, June 1 and will feature Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. Blessed with an extraordinary voice that was already evident to others by the time she was in Grade 4, Samantha Martin has worked hard, grown and evolved as she explored the many possibilities of what to do with this awesome talent. As Samantha Martin & Delta…

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​NEW EXHIBITION AT THE GNO : BESHAABIIGANAN

June 1
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 174 Elgin Street
Sudbury,
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Sudbury — The GNO (Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario) is inviting community members to its newest exhibition, Beshaabiiganan, from artists Darlene Naponse, Deanna Nebenionquit and Tanya Lukin Linklater. The exhibition runs from Thursday, June 1st to Saturday, July 8th. An opening reception will be held at the GNO on Thursday, June 1st at 7 PM. Beshaabiiganan (Lines) The exhibition is the result of conversations between the three Indigenous artists. Their shared concerns—land, Indigenous languages, treaty, relationships, histories and futures—inform the installation. The…

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Queer North Media Launch: this Thurs June 1st 10am

June 1

Hi Everyone: QUEER NORTH FILM FESTIVAL is entering its 2nd year. We'll be launching with a series of exciting announcements Thurs. 10am downtown at RBC on Durham, our presenting sponsor, and ongoing steadfast support from Downtown Sudbury. QUEER NORTH is the first LGBTQ-themed festival in Sudbury and remains currently the only queer film festival in all of Northern Ontario. QUEER NORTH is being organized by Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op-  indicative of our mandate to bring lesser heard voices to the…

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2 Lands Kathy Browning

June 1 - June 30
Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin Street
Sudbury, ON Canada
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Northern Lights Festival expands lineup, launches camping packages, adds venues

June 6 - June 9

Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival is turning alot of heads with a really diverse and exciting lineup, Headliners include: Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Yukon Blonde, Andy Shauf and Fred Penner. The festival will take place July 6-9 at Sudbury’s Bell Park, and tickets are currently on-sale. As part of a special project highlighting the work of contemporary Indigenous artists, NLFB is thrilled to present renowned poet, activist, and musician Joy Harjo. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and…

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Rayside-Balfour Days

June 9 - June 10

Pierre Robillard President of Café-musique Productions is proud to announce the program content for our First Annual Rayside-Balfour Days Celebration.  Building on our very successful celebration of Rayside-Balfour’s 125 anniversary, the planning committee has been very busy bringing back the once very popular Western Days organized by the former Chelmsford Lions Club. “We are hoping that our community will come out and support our program once again this year. Last year we had over 3,000 people watch our parade said…

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Pre-registration and Ivan Wheale’s Workshop

June 9

Artists - This is your last week to pre-register by June 9 and along with not having to stand in line, you also save $5. The $30 entry fee covers the entrant’s maximum of three entries. If you pre-register by mail the entry fee is only $25. Once you have printed the form (www.lacloche.ca) and filled it out, please send your completed entry form and cheque for $25.00, postmarked by June 9, 2017 to: La Cloche Art Show P.O. Box…

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Place des Arts Annoucement

June 13
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 174 Elgin Street
Sudbury,
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Sudbury Business Xchange

June 13

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Interested in making new connections and business leads and promoting your products or services and meeting other chamber members? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Join us for our June 13th Greater Sudbury Business Xchange at Eastlink This is a casual event, so just come straight from work in whatever you're already wearing.   We figured you would be hungry, so don't worry our host will provide you with plenty of delicious refreshments.…

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Less is More

June 23 - June 25
Perivale Gallery, 1320 Perivale Road E
Manitoulin Island, ON P0P 2B0 Canada
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Women’s Outdoor Weekend at Gordon’s Park Manitoulin Island

June 23 - June 25

Ladies, shake off your work week stress and head to Gordon’s Park on gorgeous Manitoulin Island for the annual Women’s Outdoor Weekend from June 23th to 25th! Be pampered with healthy and delicious meals, enjoy fabulous events and activities, and great company for a weekend getaway that will leave you feeling happy, satisfied, refreshed and revitalized. Beginning at 7 pm on Friday, June 23th, get into the swing of things with some exciting Circle Dancing, then let the unique storytelling…

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St-Jean Baptiste Day Celebrations to take place at the Townehouse Tavern Saturday, June 24 2017

June 24

Every culture has their day to celebrate. For francophones in Canada, that day is St-Jean Baptiste Day. Think of it as French-Canadian St-Patrick’s day. To blast off this year’s party we’re fusing two great traditions : the musical and festive nature of St-Jean Baptiste day and a good old Sudbury Saturday Night at the Townehouse in the downtown core. From 8pm until closing, a great variety of emerging francophone artists from across the province will take to the stage. We’ll…

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40th Annual La Cloche Art Show – Call for Entries

June 29

You are invited to enter the 40th annual La Cloche Art Show.  This juried show will accept work in the following eight categories; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastel, Coloured Pencil and Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography and Sculpture.   Prizes will be awarded according to the jury’s decisions.   We are pleased to announce our 2017 Distinguished Artist is the La Cloche Art Show co-founder Ivan Wheale.          Artist Demonstration   Thursday, June 29, 2017 is Artists Night   4:30…

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Georgia On My Mind

June 29 - July 2
Perivale Gallery, 1320 Perivale Road E
Manitoulin Island, ON P0P 2B0 Canada
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Friends of Killarney Park Art Show & Sale

June 29 - June 30
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Art on the Go Community Art Exhibition and Painting Memories Book Launch

June 29

he Art Gallery of Sudbury is preparing for the next annual Art on the Go for Seniors Community Art   Exhibition that will be on display at the Sudbury Theater Centre.   The opening reception and book launch of Painting Memories – Alzheimer’s and Art is set to take place on Thursday, June 29 at 1 p.m.   The Art Gallery of Sudbury has made art for seniors a very high priority. Since 2005, the Art Gallery of Sudbury has facilitated…

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branch Intensive

June 30 - July 5
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July 2017

South Simcoe Arts Council BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES

July 1

It is not too late; we invite you to join us! BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES 2017 is Saturday, July 1st CANADA DAY! This is always a really fun event for all artists in the community and beyond! It is a 30-minute painting competition anticipated by artists of all styles and levels and judged by spectators. Held in two rounds, the top two finalists will go on to "battle" each other in a final round for the ultimate prize of $500!…

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Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) Partners with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to Host ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ July 1st, 3pm-5pm, Providence Bay Village Square Park

July 1

Sudbury-Manitoulin, June 28th, 2017 —Waterlution, in partnership with Greatness—The Great Lakes Project—is thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to host, ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ held on the beach, adjacent the newly renovated Providence Bay Village Square Park! The public is invited to share their favourite Great Lake story with Manitoulin’s commissioned GAGL Artist, Julieanne Steedman, who will weave their story into her community art project,Stories of the Lake, to be installed at the Providence…

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Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) Partners with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to Host ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ July 1st, 3pm-5pm, Providence Bay Village Square Park

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Sudbury-Manitoulin, June 15th, 2017 —Waterlution, in partnership with Greatness—The Great Lakes Project—is thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Municipality of Central Manitoulin to host, ‘Providence Bay Beach Social’ held on the beach, adjacent the newly renovated Providence Bay Village Square Park! The public is invited to our FREE event and share their favourite Great Lake story with Manitoulin’s commissioned GAGL Artist, Julieanne Steedman, who will weave their story into her community art project, Stories of the Lake,…

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4elements river school event

July 5 - July 26
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NLFB 2017 lineup to include: Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Yukon Blonde Andy Shauf, Fred Penner, and more

July 6 - July 9

The time has come: Sudbury's Northern Lights Festival is releasing its full lineup. Ever since the outdoor music festival formed in 1972, it has been a staple of Northern Ontario's music & arts scene. The festival has become internationally known for its diverse programming and unique atmosphere, having presented such acts as: Broken Social Scene, Jeff Healey, Gord Downie, Serena Ryder and Rita Macneil, among countless others. This year the festival takes place July 6-9 at Sudbury's Bell Park. In…

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Northern Lights Festival announces installation artists & rock n’ roll legend cruise

July 6 - July 9

Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal is coming up July 6-9 in Sudbury Ontario. Excitement has been brewing around the diverse, acclaimed artist roster featuring headliners Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Andy Shauf and Fred Penner. This is just the tip of the iceberg, with over 50 artists and roughly 100 performances. Tickets and information are online at nlfb.ca. This year NLFB’s Arts Village is adopting a new format – artists will present installations, performances, video works, exhibitions, and…

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Weirdo-folk mastermind Ben Caplan returns to Sudbury

July 7 - July 9

Sudbury fans rejoice as Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers return to play Sudbury once more. Northern Lights Festival Boréal is excited to present the magnificent comeback of the eccentric klezmer-folk outfit. Caplan and his band blew audiences away during his last appearance, one year ago. “You can draw all sorts of comparisons to artists like Tom Waits, The Pogues, and may others, but the fact is a Ben Caplan show is 100% unique. We had a full house last…

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Save the date! New Horizons: Jay Favot Exhibition and Sale

July 15 - July 21
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Showcase a Piece of Canadian Muslim History

July 16
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All Artists Meetup

July 17

When : Monda,y July 17th 7:00pm - 9:00pm Where : The Fromagerie Elgin Who : All artists of all varieties Why? : This evening is an opportunity to meet other artists in Sudbury creating in               a range of genres. See both the range of artists and diversity in the art                   community in Sudbury. Meet your colleagues in your communities and          …

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Stargazing Manitoulin Event at Gordon’s Park

July 21 - July 23

Discover the universe like never before on Manitoulin Island, with Gordon’s Park’s annual Stargazing Manitoulin Star Party from July 21-23, 2017. The night sky is a mysterious thing, but come join this event and take a peek behind the curtain with nightly stargazing events. This event takes place in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve, which offers some of the darkest skies in Ontario and extraordinary 360 degree horizon-to-horizon viewing with no light pollution. Stars are 7.5 + magnitude, and…

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Movement & Murals / Dance Photoshoot Walk

July 22

Join us on a mural/dance photoshoot walk in downtown Sudbury. This walk will give participants an opportunity to capture some awesome personal dance shots in front of downtown’s colourful murals! After the event, enjoy and share your photos with family and friends and on social media! This is a FREE event taking place on Saturday July 22nd, 2017 (RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 23rd) Meet at 2:45pm at the “Oma’s Fables” mural (140 Durham St, YMCA entrance) to sign in. Walk begins at 3pm sharp - ends at 6pm latest)…

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Sudbury Dance Network community meeting #3

July 22
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Tom Thomson & the group of seven

July 22 - August 6
Perivale Gallery, 1320 Perivale Road E
Manitoulin Island, ON P0P 2B0 Canada
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Dance Show

July 27

When: 27th of July 2017, 2 - 3.30 pm. Where: At Voima Hall, Finlandia Village, 233 Fourth Avenue, Sudbury Why: The Dance to Finnish residents. In the event we have a live music and possibility to play the music from computer. The audience is old people who can not dance all the time. That is why it would be great to have the Dance show for them while they are taking a breath, for example 1-2 dances. This is voluntary based event. If…

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Theatre Cambrian Songs of Summer Festival This Weekend!

July 28 - July 30

Theatre Cambrian will be hosting its 4th annual Songs of Summer Music Festival this weekend with events in Memorial Park on July 28, Theatre Cambrian on July 29 and Bell Park on July 30. Songs of Summer begins at 12pm in Memorial Park on Friday, July 28 and will run until 10:30pm. The schedule is as follows: 12pm Sex and Summer 1pm Tea and Whiskey 2pm Natalie Crispo 3pm The Committed 4pm Sugar Boom 5pm Be Here Now 6pm JoPo…

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CANADIAN STOMPPER TAW CONNORS RETURNS TO SUDBURY IN SUPPORT OF THEATRE CAMBRIAN

July 29

The son of Canadian Icon Stomping Tom Connors, the Canadian Stomper Taw Connors returns to Sudbury on Saturday, July 29, 2017 to perform at Theatre Cambrian, 40 Eyre Street during the Songs of Summer Festival. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Wither it be singing Sudbury Saturday Night by the campfire, firing up some Bud the Spuds on the barbecue or taking a Road Trip with Lenora from Kenora, the music of Stomping Tom Connors is…

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August 2017

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL MEDIA PREVIEW INVITE

August 1

SUDBURY’S BIGGEST MUSICAL EXPERIENCE TO DATE FROM: YES THEATRE WHEN: 12:00 pm, August 1st 2017 WHERE: The Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy St. WHAT: YES Theatre is proud to present the internationally acclaimed musical BILLY ELLIOT, August 4-20 at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Featuring 33 actors, 9 musicians and a creative team of over 10 additional artists… This is one of the largest musical productions in our city in the last 25 years. The company will be performing 1 number…

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CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

August 7

NISA seeking proposals for design and for workshop assistance NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action is seeking proposals from local/regional professional visual artists for: 1) The design of quilt panels commemorating an event related to the history of mental health, mental illness, addictions and recovery in Canada. and 2) Workshop assistance The selected artists’ designs will be sewn by the facilitator of our Memory Quilt workshops. These workshops are a part of our 2017 “Uncovering Recovery” project, funded through the City…

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South Simcoe Arts Council BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES

August 12

BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES 2017 is Saturday, August 12th POTATO FESTIVAL! This is always a really fun event for all artists in the community and beyond! It is a 30-minute painting competition anticipated by artists of all styles and levels and judged by our large crowd of spectators wandering the street for the festival. Held in two rounds, the top two finalists will go on to "battle" each other in a final round for the ultimate prize of $500! The runner-up receives…

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Tie Dye Day at Gordon’s Park on Manitoulin

August 15

Grab your family and friends and head back to the 1960s at Gordon’s Park on Manitoulin Island for an evening of tie dye on Tuesday, August 15th from 7:00pm -9:00pm. Get creative with dozens of tie dye designs and a variety of colours guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd! Shirts, pants, hats, bed sheets, anything you would like to add some colour to, can be brought to the park and tie dyed – as long as it’s a cotton material.…

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