Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
July 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
JULY 9 &10, 2016

Haliburton School of Art & Design
 June 24 - August 19, 2016   
Thank you to Abbey GARDENS.
for being an advertiser in our Directory

July 3-14
Old Love
July 18-22 & 27-29
The Judgement of Paris
July 24-26
Fallen Angels
Aug. 1-5 & 10-12
Miss Caledonia
Aug. 7-9
Artists in The Schools

Thank you for donating to the AITS Trash N Treasure  table.  We had another successful sale!
John Lennard 
Open House

11am -4 pm
July 1-3
16 St. Germaine St. 
Minden ON
Keep'n it Local

July 22nd to Aug. 5th
Wallflower Studio in downtown Minden
Opening reception 
Friday July 22nd 7-9pm

Tuesday evenings 
Head Lake Park, 7pm

Starting July 5 through to August 9

Masterclass with Richard Margison
Aug. 4, 5 &6; 7 pm
St. George's Anglican Church 
From Opera to Broadway
Aug. 9; 7pm -St. George's
More Opera to Broadway
Aug. 11; 8 pm -Minden United Church
For the Love of Shakespear
Aug. 16; 8pm St. George's
Aug. 23; 8 pm -St. George's
The Brother's Grimm & The Breman Town Musicians
Aug. 18 & 20
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion
Aug. 28, 30, 31 & Sept. 1
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion

Book Launch 
August 2, 2016

Janis Cox

Minden, Ontario

Carole Finn is restoring an 1880's historical building to create an Artists' Centre in Minden.  In order to raise funds to make the necessary changes she is offering her "Minden White Water" paintings for sale at $1500 each.  The series has been kept together intact to promote the "White Water" area.  Now for the first time these 48'x36" paintings will be for sale individually.  To see the complete collection go online to  

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

John Patterson

Shawn Hagerman


Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities
Thursday, October 27 to Sunday October 30, 2016  at the Pinestone Conference Centre, Haliburton, ON     More information about the symposium, how to register and book accommodations will be available soon at


July 14th to 17th
Our sixth annual festival presents Grasstic Measures, Traditionally Wound, Winterline, County Road 5, Georgian Blue, The BenT Tree Bluegrass Band, Davis & Grant, The Nelson Family and the Tebworth Brothers.
Wild About Nature Golf Tournament
Tournament: Aug. 11, 2016
Butterfly Hunters!
July 4; 1-3 pm
Ritchie Falls
Lost Haliburton Boat Tours
Stay tuned for availability
 For more information call 705-457-2760
Heritage Happenings!
Wed. & Fridays from July 6-Sept. 2; 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ages 6-12 -fun activities:including games & crafts
Second Sundays Crafting Group
Second Sunday of every month 2-4 pm
no matter your craft or art we've a spot for you!
Jazz at the Museum IV
Sat. July 23rd; 7:30 pm
Canoe FM's Jazz at the 45th presents: Tia Brazda
Wilderness School
Wednesday in July & August 1:30-3:30pm

Wild About Reading!
Get wild about reading with our Family Storytime & Craft every week starting July 4th
Haliburton: Mondays & Wednesdays@ 1 pm
Minden Hills: Tues. & Thurs. @ 1 pm
Wilberforce: Tues. @ 11:30 am
Stanhope: Thurs. @ 11 am

OPEN STUDIO: Summer Sessions
Wednesdays: July 13-Aug. 17th, 1-4 pm Or 6:30-9:30pm
Crafty Clay Camp for Youth & Family
Tuesdays: July 12th - Aug. 16th, 10 am to noon

Junior Naturalists & Junior Gardener Camps
July 18-22: Minden Museum
Pizza by Into the Blue Bakery available at lunch on Thursdays and Sundays

Wild Game Dinner
Galway Community Centre July 16th 5pm
Whiskey Jack -Stompin' Tom's Band
Aug. 6 Wilberforce Community Centre 9 pm
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar Concert 
Aug. 27 Irondale's Heritage Church 7 pm

Summer Studio Tour Exhibit
Baked & Battered July 1-31
exhibit of 26 Tour Artists
"Meet the Tour de Forest Artists"
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary
July 12 Baked & Battered 9-11 am
Tour De Forest Haliburton Summer Studio Tour
July 30-31 10am -5pm

Chasing Ernie -Rob Stinpson
July 13; 7-9 pm
at HHOS Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Gems Beneath your Boots:July 2 & 19
Tastes of Haliburton: July 3
Stray Cats: July 8
Rock Hounding: July 9 & 27
Wild Edibles Forage & Lunch: July 9 & 24
Path of the Paddle: July 14 & 24
Pedal Your Arts; Gears for Guilford: July 16
Haliburton Rocks: July 23
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
Mondays Painters
at the studio 1162 Peterson Rd. Carnarvon
10-12 pm contact Harvey 905-435-7785 to confirm

Radiothon July 8 & 9
join us for our Lawn Party hosted by Trina West 
Sat. July 9th 11-3
Canoe FM Garden Party
July 9th; 11 am - 3 pm
Nicole Coward in Concert at the Canoe FM Radio Hall
July 24th; 2 pm

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival
Head Lake Park, Haliburton
July 22, 23 & 24

July 1: Open Mike -Dominion Hotel
July 2: Chantal Chamberland -Grill on the Gull
July 5: Blaine & Mark Tiki Party - Dominion Hotel
July 7: October Browne -Haliburton School of Art & Design
July 12: Jeff Moulton Tiki Party -Dominion Hotel
July 14: Eve Godberg and Brenna MacCrimmon
  -Haliburton School of Art & Design
July 14-17: Minden Bluegrass Festival
-Minden Fairgrounds
July 16: Cocaine: Music of JJ Cale with Dan Walsh Band
 - Dominion Hotel
July 19 : Cal Goodbomb Tiki Party - Dominion Hotel
July 20: Poets in the Pub -Dominion Hotel    
July 21:Andy Rush & the Choral Singers: Haliburton School of Art & Design
July 23: Ian Reid -Dominion Hotel
July 23: Tia Brazda -Haliburton Highlands Museum
July 26: Bill Nadeau Tiki Party -Dominion Hotel
July 28: Katherine Wheatley -Haliburton School of Art & Design
July 29: Canadian Blues Legends featuring Howard Ross Band -Dominion Hotel
July 30: From Hamilton & Gull Lake- The Marla's Rock Band -Dominion Hotel
July 30: Chantal Chamberland -Grill on the Gull

Landforms by Matthew Mancini 
June 1-July 2
Butterfly Touring Exhibition 
June 1 - Sep. 30

Freckles the Fox
Available for purchase in local stores
Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic
July 21 at Pinestone Resort

July 9-10; Sat. 9-4 & Sun. 9-12
87 Bayshore Rd. Haliburton

20th Annual Dorset Kids Fishing Derby
Sat. June 9; registration 9 am
Kids Art Classes
July 11, 13, 18 & 20
9:30-12 pm; 
call 705-766-2357 to register
Adult Art Classes
July 80-29
call 705-789-6843 to register
Arts, Crafts & Antiques Show in the Parkette
Sunday July 31 from 9 am to 4pm
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for May events

3rd season begins July 5th in Head Lake at 7pm

Kids Clay Class (Age 6-13)
Satudays July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016
1022 Harvey Ave. West Dorset; 10 am - 12:30 pm
for information call: 705-766-2260
The First Annual LoveFest
Sat. Aug. 6th; 11 am -8pm
A one day festival of artists, vendors, workshops, food drink live music, families & fun

Join us every Wed. starting July 6 to Aug. 10 in the great Hall of Haliburton School of Art + Design for an Art Talk from 4:45-6:00
July 6: The Domestic Acts of Love with Michele Karch Ackerman
July 13: A Cultural Exploration of Textiles with Gunnel Hag
July 20: Monet's Water Lilies-A Big Story About Painting with Andrea Mossop
July 27: The Art of Material Culture with Rosemary VanderBreggen
Aug. 3: The Draw of Art with Kate Carder-Thompson
Aug. 10: Life Sketches with Robert Bateman
 photo by Jen Posti

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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.