Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
August 2022 Newsletter
News from our members
If you are looking for something special to do this summer, come join us on the Art Trail. The Art in Public Spaces Committee of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands is hosting an art trail, located in public venues throughout the Highlands. The art trail showcases the amazing talent of our local artists. Focusing on the theme of Renewal, the trail will feature artwork that evokes a sense of re-awakening in the Highlands, as we emerge from the isolation and restrictions of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

The show opens on July 1st and continues until October 15th

Tour the beautiful Haliburton Highlands either virtually or in-person and visit the host venues along the trail.

 For more information visit the Arts Council website at and click on the Art Trail page.
 Pick up a map guide brochure from any of the host venues, or download the PocketSights app from the Arts Council’s website. Come join us on the Trail!
Special thanks to our sponsors Haliburton County Development Corporation, the County of Haliburton and Canoe FM.

Studio Rose: Sylvia and Wayne Rose
Raku, Pottery and Sculpture
2254 Duck Lake Road, Minden, Ontario
(1 km south of Blairhampton Road)
705-286-3383 |
Come and see exciting demonstrations of the centuries-old Raku process. As well as stunning decorative pieces, there is also a wide selection of functional stoneware for everyday use. Select a charming sculpture for your home in metal or clay: a whimsical dragon, a realistic loon, a Haliburton tree or an eye-catching wall piece. As always look for the red dragon mailbox to signal our location. Open by chance or appointment. |
Highlands Opera Studio
Calling all readers and writers to mark Sept 24th on their calendars for the inaugural Bookapalooza! No matter your age there is something here for you either at the daytime Trade Show or the evening Big Book Club with our feature author, Terry Fallis. Listen to stories in the  Haliburton Lions Club Children's Book Nook. Join award winning author Terry Fallis on the Boots & Books Hike, part of Hike Haliburton.
Join WhirlingWisdom Studio special event at Frog Hollow Integrative Arts first weekend in August:
August 6th at 11am to 4pm: 
"Love is in the Earth"-Crystal Trials Hike ~ with Crystal Bowls Sound Initiation
August 7th from 1 to 3pm 
Whirling Wisdom Creations is hosting " Follow your Bliss"~ Art~ Tea Party at the Enchanted Gardens with Intuitive Sound & Messages 
for full event information visit: 
Stained Fingers Dye Camp (for adults) - Indigodragonfly Studio
Learn to dye yarn, fibre, and wool/silk based fabrics at Indigodragonfly's Stained Fingers Dye Camp this summer. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. You will learn a variety of techniques over this 5 day course, including: mixing colour, immersion dyeing, handpainting, ombre and gradient dyeing, speckles, tied techniques, layering colour, and much more! Classes are limited to 5 people only, and include one on one instruction.
July 11-15: 3 spots available
August 15-19: 1 spot available
For more information about Haliburton County Public Library's latest additions click here or visit
To view all upcoming events at the Haliburton County Public Library, visit 

Hours for Rails End Gallery:
Wed. to Fri. 11am - 5pm & Sat. 11am - 4pm

Exploring Abstract 
July 12 - September 3 

Sept 8, 15 and 22nd, join author and editor, Ruth E. Walker for a series of three free workshops at the Dysart Branch of the Haliburton Library. Open to writers at all levels, from beginner to experienced, participants explore three aspects of creative writing: Finding Inspiration; Enriching Your Prose; Understanding the Power of Scenes. Workshops run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with hands-on exercises and group discussions for an engaging and creative atmosphere. This workshop series is part of Bookapalooza, the Highlands' full-day celebration of readers and writers on September 24 in Minden.
Together Again: Rural & Remote Performing Arts
Réseau SPARC Network’s biennial Symposium is back!
SPARC is excited to announce the return of our biennial Symposium. Set in beautiful Prince Edward County, the 2022 Symposium - Together Again: Rural & Remote Performing Arts - is full of industry led workshops, group sharing sessions and performances. Join us from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 16 at this one-of-a-kind gathering of rural and remote artists, presenters, community animators and arts practitioners.
Registration is now open and includes all of the sessions and meals, for one price. For more information please follow this link to our eventbrite page:
Janet Bradley
Ritchie Falls in Winter. Oil. 16x16
Guided Hikes
Yours Outdoors offers many guided hikes in the Haliburton area. Barnum Creek, Dahl Forest & Esson Creek. Please visit their website for details for guided hikes and many more wonderful experiences.
Yours Outdoors has many exciting ecotourism experiences waiting for you to experience. Please visit their webpage and Facebook page for upcoming tours.
Haliburton Sculpture Forest Guided Tours
Aug. 1, 7, 15, 21 & 29
Claim to Flame: 3 -hour flame work glass blowing session
Aug. 5, 10, 14, 19, 24, 27 & 31
Dominion Hotel
Selbie Art
Fabric Layering Magic
Join a Beginners Workshop and translate your chosen photo image into Fabric Layering framable art. Learn the steps for each future picture. Intermediate students are welcome.
Session held at Jane’s studio 
on the edge of Haliburton village
Choice of dates: Tuesday July 19, 2022
              Saturday August 13, 2022
Janice Archer
Newfounland Lupins Forever
Precious Fragility
Carole Finn,OSA,CFS,SFCA
Art on the Edge
About The Event
September 20, 2022 - September 23, 2022
Join award winning artist Carole Finn as she shares her deep love for the wild, untamed landscapes of the Pacific Rim, one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
In this 4 day course for all levels of artists, Carole will help you to find and nurture your own painting style, with an understanding of modern impressionism and landscape art; share her well-honed techniques of mastering of Photoshop to demonstrate its use in making good decisions in choosing the right color, value and composition; and learn how to use the software in painting a landscape that will astonish you with their depth and value.
Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson's art gallery at Pizza on Earth in Dorset is now open to the public, with the same hours as the pizzeria.. You can see oil paintings of the Dorset area and of Algonquin Park. Check out Elizabeth's website at, her instagram @ejohnsonart and her Facebook page at Elizabeth Johnson's Studio./Gallery

Holly Hutchison

This piece, What Holds Us Together, will be in a group show at the Rails’End from July 12 to Sept 13. Please contact Laurie Jones for more info. 

Tara Love
Open Studio
June 18-August 30
Open Studio consists of 2 hour time slots of self directed time in the studio this summer only. Simply book your time and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Ages 18+~ Children 8-17 are invited to Open Studio when accompanied by an adult . All ages must have completed the “Intro to Clay” class to be eligible. 2 Kids to 1 Adult maximum.

Monday & Saturday
10:00-12:00 & 6:00-8:00

Studio Fee - $45 + hst
Anne Bailey
“Hay Days”
Acrylic on Canvas- 10"x20"
Our next show is Byron Hodgins, opening Aug. 12th and called Nature Trail.

Nature Trail