Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
December 2017 Newsletter
December 2017 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Enchanted Garden
by Karen Sloan
Judges Choice award
Ikebana Flair & Floral Breeze Necklace.
by Sophia Tink
Winter is Coming
by Sandi Luck
Peoples Choice award
Fashion Fallies Review
Fashion Fallies, the wearable art event entertained a sold-out crowd on Friday November 10th at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. Artists, community members and students created artrageous wearable art which included everything from a crochet paper dress to an outfit made with old film from an abandoned drive-in theatre. Besides a run-way of fashion, the event also featured a number of other performances such as dance, spoken word and a drag show.  Money raised will go towards programing and events supported by The Art's Council. Plans are already underway organizing next year's event.
Erin Lynch
Thank you to Abbey Gardens
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Heritage Ballet 
The Nutcracker

Dec. 2nd & 3rd, 2017
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion 
An evening of Ukrainian dance, music and food. Featuring guest artists from Winnipeg's Verba Ukrainian Dance Company.

Admission by donation.
Cash bar.
Friday, December 1, 2017 
7:00 - 9:00pm
Fleming College Haliburton campus
297 College Drive, 
Haliburton ON 
Canadian Blues Legends 
'A Blues Christmas' Concert
Howard Ross & Pat Carey and the Full Count Blues Band
Satuday Dec. 16/17
8-11:30 pm
Finn Artists' Center
Winter Classes Schedule

Purchase a Gift Certificate for the painter in your life.

Arts Directory 2017                
Directories are being delivered around the county this month.  If you wish to have some for your location, please let me know and we will get them to you.  If we have left too many for you, also let us know and we will try to pick them up or please think about dropping them off at a business in your area where there is more traffic.  By sharing the Arts Directory, we help promote each other and let visitors know about the arts and arts events in the Haliburton Highlands.  

Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


Lions logo

The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake


 photo by Jen Posti

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Spotlight on the Performing Arts (PAR) Gathering: networking and an i
ntroduction to PAR Planning Calendar; Wednesday Jan. 18, 2018.

Visual Arts & Artisans Roundtable (VAAR): Centre for Making, HSAD; Tuesday January 16, 2018         

Handmade Cards for Special Friends & Family workshop
Dec. 14; 2-3:30
Open House & Customer appreciation day
Dec. 9; 12-4 pm; 705-457-2330

Painting Lessons
Mon. 10-12, Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon
$10/class; 905-435-7785;

Winter Festival
Dec. 2; 12-3:30 pm; 

Victory at Vimy
Ted Barris 
Wed. Dec. 13; 7-9 pm
6712 Gelert Rd. Haliburton
Some like it Hot: Dec. 16, 29
Sleigh Bells Ring: Dec. 23, 26, 28, 30, 31
Walk into Winter: Dec. 30
Ski like a Canadian: Dec. 31
Sip, Swill & Savour: Dec. 8, 22, 
Glass Fusion-Holiday edition: Dec. 1, 18, 
Stray Cats-Christmas edition: Dec. 9, 20
Making Moccasins: Dec. 2, 5, 6, 13,;
Winter Classes
Start Date -Jan. 24, 25, 26

Dec. 9: Open Stage - Haliburton Highlands Museum
Dec. 16: Blue Christmas -Dominion Hotel
Dec. 2 & 3: The Nutcracker -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Oxtongue Lake Community Christmas Tree Lighting 
Dec. 1 @ 5:30 pm
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar events

Christmas Open Houses
Harvey Walker
i s having an open house. Sat Dec 2. 10-4. 
1162 Peterson Rd, Carnarvon 

Rails End Gallery Open House & Customer Appreciation Day
December 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Board of Directors and Staff of Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre invite you to drop in and celebrate the season with us!  

            Homestead Pottery Holiday Studio Sale

Dec. 9-10
  Directions: from Hwy 118 turn onto Stanhope Airport rd. Turn left on the Barry line. Right at Cameron lane and we are 1043 Cameron lane.
Winter Festival at Abbey Gardens this Saturday December 2nd from 12pm-3:30pm 

 There's something for everyone. Download our calendar here and feel free to contact us at 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3 with any questions. 

HSAD 2017 calendar cover artwork: Rod Prouse
"Sunset-Honeymoon Bay"

297 College Dr.,Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
705-457-1680 or 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
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Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands you receive:   
  • FREE listing of your artist/studio/business/organization details in the Arts Council's online Directory and in the annual printed Arts Directory (25,000+ distribution) with your BRONZE level membership.
  • Ability to purchase an enhanced listing in the annual Arts Directory (GOLD & SILVER level memberships).
  • Exclusive events listing in monthly newsletter e-blast to approximately 1,000 recipients AND free listing of your events on the Arts Council website.
  • Participation in promotional material mailing to Ontario Tourism Centres.
  • FREE classified ads in monthly newsletter and on the Arts Council website.
  • Ability to purchase your own e-blast to the Arts Council's database ($25 + HST per).
  • Access to Arts Council credit card program (7.5% fee on sales) and wine glass rental ($4.20 per dozen + HST).
  • Participation in the Artists in the Schools program.
  • Use of Arts Council Membership logo on your promotional material.
  • A vote at the Arts Council Annual General Meeting.
  • Opportunity to be a Featured Artist on the Arts Council web site.
  • Access to the Haliburton School of the Arts extensive resource library.
  • Paid opportunities to participate/exhibit at Arts Council-sponsored community events. 
What does the Arts Council do on members' behalf?
  • Compiles information for members about funding, resources, competitions, requests for proposals for artists and arts organizations and businesses.
  • Acts a voice for arts, culture and heritage in Haliburton County. The Arts Council has representation on the Haliburton County Tourism Coalition and is involved in provincial and national arts organizations.
  • Provides an information service to the public about the services, skills and products provided by members of the Arts Council. The Arts Council responds to requests for information by the public received by phone, mail or e-mail.
  • Facilitates business-to-business connections among Arts Council members
  • Collaborates with other organizations to promote the arts, culture and heritage. 
If you are interested in donating to the Artists in the Schools program, donors receive a charitable tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Friends of the Arts in Haliburton Highlands and mailed to PO Box 931, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0. Alternatively, you may donate via PayPal.