Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
September 2019 Newsletter
September 2019 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Thank you to   Haliburton Home Hardware
for being an advertiser in our Directory
Call to Artists 2019-2020

Please contact Charlene McConnell at or 705.754.35363 for further information regarding this opportunity
For more information click here
2019 Hike Haliburton Festival
Don't miss out on Canada's largest, 17th annual Hike Haliburton Festival - taking place from Sept. 18th - 22nd!  Hikes are filling up quickly so be sure to reserve your free space today.  For a full list of hikes and events, visit
Create Art This Fall
Fall is the perfect time of year to explore new creative expressions.
You can choose to complete a week-long course or enjoy a Saturday workshop. Registration is open now for a fall arts program at all locations.
October 21 to 25
  • Composition & Colour for Painting with Janine Marson
  • Creative Writing - Ignite Your Potential with Nora Zylstra Savage
  • Dry Stone Walling with John Shaw Rimmington
  • Landscape Painting - Inside & Out with John Anderson
  • Landscape Painting - Seasonal Details with Rod Prouse
  • Mosaics with Annette Blady Van Mil
  • Paint Like the Group of Seven with Al Van Mil
  • Stained Glass - Beginner/Intermediate with Lisa Moss
  • Totem Carving with Wayne Hill
Saturday, November 2
  • Chain Bracelet Workshop withSusan Watson Ellis
  • Embroidery for Crazy Quilting Workshop with Chari-Lynn Reithmeier
  • Folded Metal Ornaments Workshop with Todd Jeffrey Ellis
  • Herbal Soaps, Salts & Soothing Salves Workshop with Linda Lee Purvis
  • Kitchens - Finishing Touches Workshop with Andria Cowan Molyneaux
  • Nuno Felting Workshop with Susan MacDonald
  • Pen, Ink & Watercolour Workshop with Marta Scythes
1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
Monthly watercolour workshop - 2nd & 4th Wed. 8:30-12:30
Call or email for more info 905-966-7193
The Manse

Beautifully renovated historic building located in the heart of downtown Minden is for sale.  Currently operating as a gallery & teaching facility, it would make an excellent home and studio for any artist. $325,000
For more information click here.
The ARTSPACE @ 1513 Eagle Lake Road 
Open Thurs. to Sunday 11 am - 4:30 until Thanksgiving.
Seniors day on Tuesday... $5 off your order over $25
 photo by Jen Posti

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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


Membership Renewal 2019-20               Fall is just around the corner and the time to renew your Arts Council membership is at hand.
I will be mailing out invoices for membership renewal starting next week.  If you have any questions please let me know.
Have a great long weekend!
Peggy Morgan 
Office Administrator
ACHH Literary Arts Roundtable

VAAR Fall Round Table - 'Ensure you are Insured'
All artists and artisans are invited to participate. Tell your friends - they do not have to be Arts Council members.
Where: The Red Umbrella Inn, 1075 Red Umbrella Road, Twelve Mile Lake, Minden, Ontario
When: October 23rd 5-6:30pm
  • Mix, mingle, munch.
  • Gain relevant insurance information from industry professionals.
  • Participate/enjoy a, art materials/books, swap and sale.
 Stay a little later and enjoy a meal.   

VAAR Fall Round Table- 'Ensure you are Insured' October 23rd 5- 6:30 at the Red Umbrella Inn. This is open to all interested artists and artisans.
We are organizing an art materials/books swap and sale.
  • Art materials you aren't using any more.
  • Art books that you would like to sell or trade.
  • Art supplies that you inherited from a great aunt...
Clean out and/or stock up your studio.
To arrange for table space please contact either
Laurie O'Reilly 705 754 0444
Pat Jones                         

Beginners Playwrights' Workshop in association with Rural Rogues Productions
Beginning Sept. 11th, 7:00-10:00 pm
cost $100 for 8 session
Annual ColourFest Scarecrow Contest
Sept. 28th in Head Lake Park

Art Squared 
Sept. 27, 28 & 29th
Rails End at the World's Biggest Picnic
Sept. 29th; 705-457-2330

What If I...
Aug. 7 - Sept. 9
Opening reception Aug. 9 4:30-6 pm.

Barnum Creek -Hike Haliburton
Sept. 21st: 10:00 am to noon
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

Painting Lessons
Mon. & Tues. 10-12 & 1-3, Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon
$10/class; 905-435-7785;

Haliburton County Historical Society
Pork Roast Dinner
Sept. 21st @ Stanhope Firefighter Hall 
phone Larry Giles @ 705-754-0427

Pony Trekking
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:00- 1:00 pm
New Moon Soundscapes
Sept. 28; 6:30-8 pm
Garden Patch Kids
Sept 18, 25; 10 am- 3 pm
Forest Therapy Walk
Sept. 21:  1:00- 3:30 pm
Salamander Saunter
Sept. 19; 1 pm-3 pm
Hoofin' it Pony Time
Sept. 20: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Hey Honey Let's go for a Walk
Sept. 19: 10 am
Shoreline Workshop
Sept 21; 1-3 pm
Beyond the Gardens Hike
Sept. 20: 1-3pm
Falling in Love with Nature Hike
Sept. 20;  9:00 am -4:00 pm 

T elling Our Stories  Speaker Series
Piece by Piece: A talk on how not to worry about how things should fit
Wed. Sept 11:  7-9 pm
Fish Hatchery at 6712 Gelert Rd. Haliburton, Ontario.
Intro to Foraging for Wild Edible Mushrooms: Sept. 8, 14, 15
High Falls Paddle, Explore & Dine: Sept. 1, 11, 18
Hike Haliburton Festival:  Sept. 18-22 
Harvesting & Curing Cannabis: Sept. 8
Safe Hiker Program: Sept. 18
Once Around Algonquin:  Sept. 20
Photo Safari on Forest Trails & Lakes: Sept. 5
Pedals, Pints, & Pubs in Haliburton County: Sept. 22
Rock Hounding: Sept. 7
Sip, Swill & Savour: Sept. 1
How to Fall in Love with Nature: Sept. 14
Some Like it Hot: Sept. 13, 14,  21 ;
Sept. 7: Custom Blend  -Dominion Hotel
Every Thursday: Nicholas Russell -Rhubarb Restaurant
Sept. 14 : Crowbar -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 19: Howard Ross & Full Count Blues Band -Dominion Hotel
Sept. 21: Ray Montford & Lynn Moffat -Dominion Hotel
Sept 20: Danny Michel -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Sept 28: Sheri Hawkins & the Tent Shakers-Dominion Hotel
Sept. 28: Sylvan Shore -Irondale Church
Sept. 6 & Oct. 4: Open Mike with John Dawson -Dominion Hotel


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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.