Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
September 2017 Newsletter
September 2017 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
  Sept. 21 to 24, 2017
The Festival goes beyond just "traditional hiking"; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area.

ACHH DysArt 150 hike: 
What: DysArt 150 Art Trail, celebrates Dysart's 150 birthday and the art of local artists. 
When: Friday Sept. 22nd at 2 pm
Where: Head Lake Park, Information Centre Haliburton
Get Wild About Art at the Hike Haliburton Biggest Picnic Ever! Sunday, September 24th, 12am-3pm in Head Lake Park, Haliburton Village. Artists and artisans are invited to demonstrate and are welcome to sell their work. To register to participate in this opportunity (free of change), please contact the Arts Council Office by September 18th - don't miss out on this signature Haliburton County event! 

                      Art in Public Spaces
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.

The Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands would like to thank the funders, venues, artists and volunteers that helped make DysArt 150 possible.  
Thank you to the County of Haliburton
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Link to poster
Fall Classes

Starting Sept. 13, 14, 15 (8 weeks)
Finn Artist's Center
15 Newcastle St. Minden, ON
Laurie O'Reilly 
Exhibiting at The Orillia Museum of Art & History 
Sept. 23- Nov. 26

'Artlore' Studio/Gallery now open Fridays to Tuesdays up to and including Thanksgiving
1513 Eagle Lake Rd
West Guilford
Concert Series
Friday Sept. 22, 2017
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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Aug. 19 - Sept 2
Fireworks 2017
Ontario Clay & Glass Assoc. Biennial Touring Juried Exhibition
Sept. 16 - Oct. 18; 705-457-2330
Discovery Days Tree Identification
Sept. 16 @Haliburton Museum 10am -12 pm

Oxtongue Lake Community Centre
Sept. 23; 11-4 pm

Irondale Family Harvest Festival
Sept. 23; 11 am - 4 pm

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

Abbey Gardens Tours
Sat.Sept. 2, 9, 116, 23, 30 @ 10:30am
Thurs. Sept. 7, 14, 21 28 @ 2pm
Shoreline Workshop
Sept. 16; 10 am - 12 pm
Beyond the Garden 
Sept. 22; 10 am- 12 pm.; 

iPawed Adventures: Attached to your Dog in Sport
Wed. Sept. 20; 7-9 pm
6712 Gelert Rd. Haliburton
Sip Swill, Savour: Sept. 16, 29
High Five: Sept. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 19 
Making Digestives, Aperitifs & Bitters:Sept. 29
Rock On:  Sept. 2, 16, 23, 30
Haliburton Rocks:  Sept. 1, 2, 3
Canoe Like a Canadian: Sept. 10
Rock Hounding: Sept. 2, 13, 27
Pedal Your Arts: Tour du Village:  Sept. 8
Pedal Your Arts: Gears for Guilford: Sept. 30
Path of the Paddle: Sept. 9
Hike Haliburton: Sept. 21-24
Gems Beneath your Boots: Sept. 17
Stray Cats:  Sept. 5
Day of Discovery-High Falls Hike & Dine:Sept 6
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
Beginner Workshops
Oct. 21/22
Sat. 9-4 pm, Sun 9-12 pm for more information

Haliburton Plein Air
Sept. 5 to Oct. 29

Sept. 1:  Open Mike with John Dawson -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 1 & 2: Drumfest -Rails End Gallery
Sept. 3: Shawna Caspi - Dominion Hotel
Sept. 5: Tiki Party with Dan Walsh -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 9: Mauro Bertoli -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Sept 9: Open Stage with Nick Russel - Haliburton Highlands Museum
Sept 10: Gord Kidd & friends -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 21: Ginger St. James -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 22: Lynn Myles with Keith Glass -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Sept. 23: Blister Ball: Custom Blend -Haliburton Legion
Sept. 24: David Archibald, Lunar Bloom & Circle 5 - Head Lake Park
Sept. 29: Hard Travelin' with Woody -(House Concert) home of Don & Marie Gage
Sept 30: Zoe Chilco & the Jumpin' Jazz Band -Minden Legion
Dorset Scarecrow Contest 
Sept. 1 to Oct. 15 
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar events

 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.