Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
July 2017 Newsletter
July 2017 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
                      Art in Public Spaces
"dysArt 150 Trail"
Celebrating the natural wonders and history of DysART et al through ART. Use your phone to take a guided tour of eleven works, plus the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, the murals on the side of the AJ Larue arena and historic ARTifacts at the Rails End Gallery.
See ART in public places - the exhibition begins this week and runs through to October 10, 2017. Download the PocketSights app for your mobile device and explore this tour and others nearby.

Thank you to the Dominion Hotel 
for being an advertiser in our Directory

"For the Love of Wolves"

July 1 - August 22
Finn Artist's Center
15 Newcastle St. Minden, ON
Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners' Association

Donations Accepted for Artists in the Schools Program

Tuesday evenings; 7-8:30 pm 
"A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum"

 July 3-7 (8pm), July 9 (2:30 pm), July 10-13 (8pm)
For more information call: 705-457-9933

July 29: 10 am - 4 pm
July 30: 11 am -4 pm  
Minden Hills 
Bluegrass festival
July 21, 22, 23 2017

Norah's Island 10th Anniversary Celebration

Aug. 3-5, Master Classes 7pm @ St. Georges Anglican Church
11th Annual 
Haliburton Summer Studio Tour
27 Artists -16 Studios
Aug. 5-6, 10 am - 5 pm  
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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Haliburton Art and Craft Festival
Head Lake Park July 21, 22, 23; 705-457-2330
Bats & Bat Boxes
July 8 @Abbey Gardens 10am -12 pm
"Tee Up for the Trust" Golf Tournament
July 27 @ Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre
Norah's Island 10th Anniversary Celebration
July 16; 1-3 pm @ Norah's Island

Heritage Ballet
Ballet (11 and older)
July 4 - Aug. 8
Tuesdays 5:30-6:15 pm
Pointe (must already be taking Pointe)
July 4 - Aug. 8
Tuesdays 6:45-7:30 pm
Creative Dance ( ages 3-10)
July 6 - Aug. 10
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm
Summer Classes 6 -week programs
classes are subject to enrollment: Please pre-register by June 15th; 

Heritage Happenings
Tues. and Wed. in July and Aug. 10:30-12:00 pm
Play in the Park
Tuesdays in July & Aug. 12-1 pm
Live History Theatre
July  2 and July 3
Jazz at the Museum 
July 22 @ 7:30
Re-Generation: A HaliburtonTail
July 29 @ 7 pm & July 30th @ 2 pm
Gardening with Christine
Thursdays June - Aug., 10 am - 12 pm

Bark Lake Cultural Development
Wild Game Dinner & Auction
July 15 @ 6 pm; Galway Hall, Kinmount

Culture Day Camp Tuesdays & Thursday
July  & August 9:30-1 pm

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

Friday Night Market
July 7, 21, 28 @  7-9 pm
Abbey Gardens Tours
Sat. July 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10:30am
Thurs. July 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 2pm
Outdoor Kids Camp
July 17-21; 10 am - 3 pm.; 

Telling our Stories- iPawed Adventures: Attached to your Dog in Sport 
Karen Koehler
July 19th @ 7-9 pm
HHOA Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Sip Swill, Savour: July 5, 20
Wild Edibles, Forage & Tasting: July 9
Tastes of Haliburton: July 4
Rock On: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5
Haliburton Rocks: July 13 & Aug. 4
Canoe Like a Canadian: July 6
Rock Hounding: July 2, 31
Pedal Your Arts; Gears for Guilford: July 11
Pedal Your Arts: Tour du Village: July 25
Path of the Paddle: July 8
Haliburton Health & Wellness Expo.: July 15
First Aid in the Woods: July 19
Gems Beneath your Boots: July 27
Milkweed & Daylilies: July 28
Stray Cats: July 26, Aug. 6
Day of Discovery-Silent Lake Provincial Park: July 5,
Aug 2
Day of Discovery -H igh Falls Hike & Lunch: July 12
Day of Discovery -Algonquin Park: July 19
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
Beginner Workshops
Aug. 12/13 & Oct. 21/22
Sat. 9-4 pm, Sun 9-12 pm for more information

For the Love of Wolves
July 1 - Aug. 22

July 3-7, 9, 10-13:  A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion (NLPAP)
July 8: Open Stage -Trina West -Haliburton Highlands Museum
July 17-21 & 26-28: Proof - NLPAP
July 23, 24 & 25: Jake's Gift - NLPAP
July 31, Aug. 1-4 & 9-11: Hilda's Yard -NLPAP
Aug. 6, 7-8: Three Men in a Boat -NLPAP
Aug. 3, 4, 5: Highlands Opera Studio -Masterclasses -St Georges Anglican Church
21st Annual Dorset Kids Fish Derby
July 8 @ 9 am
Family bonfire Night at the Oxtongue Lake Community Centre
July 26, 8-10 pm
Dorset Arts & Crafts Show 
Aug. 9 @ Dorset Parkette, 9 am -2 pm
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar events

Cottage Country Writers 
Present: Tall Pine Tales
Wednesday July 19 @ 7 pm
J. Nesbitt Arena/Community Centre Minden
Master of Ceremonies, Mike Jaycock

15th Annual Stanhope Heritage Day
July 15th; 9 am - 2 pm
1123 North Shore Rd Algonquin Highlands

50 - theHaliburton School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition 2017
We're celebrating 50 years of art and craft education in Haliburton. This diverse exhibit reflects the varied media and techniques being shared by the HSAD faculty.
We invite you to join us for the opening on July 4 from 4:30 to 6:00pm.
Location: Great Hall of the Haliburton School of Art + Design campus
Exhibition Dates: July 4 to August 19, 2017 


There's still space in many of our courses and workshops in July and August! Beginners, experts, hobbyists and professionals - escape on your own or bring family and friends. 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. 


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.