Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
May 2018 Newsletter
May 2018 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
"Brush in Hand" Juried Exhibition
Brush in Hand is a partnership of the Arts Council and the Finn Artists' Center.  It is a great opportunity to see new paintings created by Arts Council members at the unique Finn Artists' Center in Minden.

Opening reception is April 28; 1-4 pm
Please join us to enjoy the show and meet the artists.  Wine and finger foods will be served.
Show hours are Thurs.-Sun. 12-4 pm.

Topic: Fundraising with Art
Wednesday May 30th @6:30 pm
            Minden Cultural Centre, Common Room      
Thank you to Abbey Gardens
for being a new advertiser in our Directory

Iron River Cabins and Gas Bar

May 2 & 4th 7:30 pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Black Bird Pottery
Spring Pottery Classes

Starting Wednesday, May 9th! There's room in both the afternoon class and the evening class. 1-4 or 6:30-9:30pm. Vases, bowls and plates, oh my! Intro to both hand building, and wheel work. Suitable for beginners, or those who wish to work independently. Come get your Craft on @ Blackbird Pottery ! email: More info at

Featuring the work of Keesha Ruiter
Adult Pottery Plate Night Events

Thurs. April 19th 6:30-9 pm
Friday May 11th 6:30-9 pm
Finn Artists' Center
Summer Classes Module
Registration Online or by phone
What You Get:
-8 weeks of Instruction

-1 week to finish, makeup lost time, prepare canvas for exhibition

-If circumstances warrant class times may be changed or added when needed

-Participation in a Gallery Group Show - Opening August 11th 2018

-Membership Card:

     -1-Discounts at selected Art Suppliers

     -2-Monday-Studio Day each week without instruction.

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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Making It
Tiffany Howe, Sophie Creelman, Noelia Marziali
March 31 - May 20th; 705-457-2330

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

Children's Victorian Tea
May 20th, 1-3 pm
Join us to kick off our summer season with this drop in program! Enjoy tea and treats, learn about historic Reid House and create a Victorian Craft to take home!

Haliburton County Historical Society
Speaker Stephen Hill Curator of the Haliburton Museum on "Don Johnston"
Pot Luck Lunch AGM
Haliburton Museum
May 24th @ 12:00 pm

Annual Members Show
May 1-26th

Wild Leek, Edibles and Spring Wildflowers Walk
May 5; 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Plate Night:Pottery for Adults
May 11; 6:30-9:30 pm
Apple Date Night
May 9 & 25; 16:30-9:30 pm 
Plate night: Pottery for Adults
May 11; 6:30-9:30 pm
Pre-Kinder Garden Program
May 24 & 31; 10 - 11:30 am
Kombucha Workshop
May 27 10 am- 12 pm 

Between a Rock & a Hard Place
Carl Dixon
May 9th; 7-9 pm
6712 Gelert Rd. Haliburton
High Five: May   7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 26 & 31
Tips & Tricks: May 12
Assistant Ropes Course Instructor Level 1 : May 11-15;
Wild Leeks, Edibles and Spring Wildflowers
May 5, 10 am -12 pm
Abbey Gardens
Exploring the Lives of Bats
May 26, 7-9 pm
Minden Cultural Center

May 5: Dione Taylor -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
May 26: Highlands Chamber Orchestra: Passages -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar events

Where: HHSS Athletic Complex
When: Friday May 4th, 3:30 * 7 pm
Try anything from fly tying, fibre arts, pottery, timber framing, cupcake decorating, horseback riding to sound recording and beyond.
Highlands Chamber Orchestra 

May 26 @ 7:30 pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Registration is open and we'd love to have you with us! Over 70 new courses and 21 new instructors  will blend with returning favourites in the exciting 2018 summer school program. Alla Prima - Direct Painting, Aerial Dance - Creative Movement, Sculptural Sheet Metal Forming , Eco Art, Life Drawing & 3D Model Making, and Writing a Novel, to name a few.
The complete calendar is available online. Download it here.
Escape on your own or bring someone along with you - there's something for everyone.

Image: painting by instructor John Climenhage

297 College Dr.,Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
705-457-1680 or 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
Rural Rogues Productions and the Haliburton Highlands Museum

Friday, May 11th (evening) - Sunday May 13th

Kaleidoscope of Local Authors
Wintergreen Maple Products Gelert
June 9 
1-4 PM

The organisers are seeking additional artist to exhibit their work.  
Please come and visit during the event to discuss the author's works and perhaps stock up on gifts for your reading friends and family.
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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.