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February 10 - Winter Signatures - Wildlife Tracks and Signs presented by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Join Rick Whitteker, HHLT Partners in Conservation Coordinator, for an engaging snowshoe hike. 10 am – noon (bad weather date Feb. 11th) Barnum Creek Nature Reserve, 118 Gould Crossing Rd, Haliburton. Pre-registration required. Admission free/Donations welcome! More info.

February 10 - Haliburton County Folk Society presents Open Stage. More info.

February 10-11 - Haliburton Summer Festival Auditions continue! Character descriptions and other important details, including how to register, can be found in the audition package, linked from the HSF home page. Auditions are: Sat. Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. & Sun. Feb. 11, from 12:30 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 617 Mountain Street, Haliburton. More info.

February 11- The Merry Marching Band. Join Razzamataz Kids' Shows! and the Merry Marching Band for a funny and eccentric performance, featuring zany clown arts and music from around the world. Show takes place on Sunday February 11 at 2pm at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. More info.

February 11 - SpiralGate ~Soundwave II. A New Moon Soundbath guided in an intimate setting at Whirling Wisdom Studio @ SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. Join at this space of deep listening, also visual and empowering alignment of all senses, while we “dive deep” into the "stream" of inspired impulses. Engage in a mindful play of Singing Bowls, Flutes, spirit & ocean Drums, 4elements Chimes, Idopan, Didgeridoo, and other culturally diverse instruments. From 2pm to 4pm. Contact Biljana: 647-518-5593 email: [email protected]More info.

February 14 - In Search of Lost Trees with David Newland. Presented by Telling Our Stories Speaker Series. More info.

February 25 - Full Moon Jamming Social. An invitation “to jamming”, at the heartbeat and spirit of this universal Creation! Our way to collectively re-align in a harmonic and rhythmic flow.

Community event for all ages, happening once a month at WhirlingWisdomStudio @ SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. Some instruments provided. By donation. 2pm to 4pm. Contact Biljana: ph. 647 518 5593 email: [email protected]. Google map.

March 2 - Winter Folk Camp Concert 1. More info.

March 3 - Winter Folk Camp Concert 2. More info.

March 10 - SpiralGate ~ SoundWave III. A New Moon SoundBath guided in an intimate setting at WhirlingWisdom Studio @SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. Time: 2 to 4pm. Google map.

March 13 - Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon featuring Charlie Angus. Presented by Telling Our Stories Speaker Series. More info.

March 24 - Full Moon Social Jam at WhirlingWisdom Studio @SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. Contact Biljana: 647-518-5593 Email: [email protected] Google map.


February 10 – DIY Bird Feeders Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count by creating your own backyard birdfeeders. Children of all ages welcome. Dysart Library, 11am. More info.


February 10 - Wire Tree of Life Hoop Free craft for adults. Minden Hills Library, 2-4pm.

February 13 - Drop into The Link Haliburton or Zoom with Thom Lambert from County Tourism. Learn how to Make the Most of Google Business. Great for artists wanting to increase their reach and marketing how-to!

February 18 - Acrylic Painting Workshop: Get Comfortable with Colour with Grethe Jensen. Learn how to choose, mix and modify your colours with confidence. Learn how to choose, mix and modify your colours with confidence. This is a fast-paced interactive workshop suitable for enthusiastic beginners and experienced artists who want to get serious about colour.10 am - 4 pm at the Art Gallery of Bancroft. More info.

February 27 - Wire Tree of Life Hoop Free craft for adults. Dysart Library, 2-4pm.

Glass Eagle Studios is offering Spring/Summer classes and workshops. Learn the art of Stained Glass in a small affordable 1-2 day workshops or classes. Discount for Arts Council Members. Call Tom to register your preferred date. Contact: Tom Green, Glass Eagle Studios, 2801 Blairhampton Rd, Minden, 705-286-3628. More info.

Pay-as-you-go painting classes at Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon run all year round and have been going for 7+ years. Mon. or Tues at 10-12 or 1-3. $15 per class. Beginners welcome. For those that want to try oil paints, there is a $5 fee for in-class use. Email: [email protected]

Online Art Mentoring with Carole Finn. On demand, online. Learn through guided doing - watch the linked video for a great example of Carole's teaching! More info.

Art Exhibitions

December 1 - March 31 - The ACHH's Art in Public Spaces committee presents its Ian Varney’s showcase at its new location The Link in partnership with HCDC. Ian Varney is a member of the Arts Council and the first to be featured in this new location. The Link is Haliburton’s new co-working/meeting location hotspot brought to the community by HCDC and is beautifully designed by ACM Designs.

January 10 - February 24 - Earth Wind & Fire: Otis Tamasauskas at The SPACE. 173 Highland St Unit B Underneath Russell Red Records. Instagram @thespace_hali

February 10 - April 13 - "Dream" Annual Salon Exhibition at the Rails End Gallery. Reception February 10 in person at Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre.Virtual exhibition will also be hosted at 

Weekly Events

Thursdays - After-School Crafts. 3-5pm, Minden Library. More info.

Fridays - Family Storytime, 10:15am at the Minden Library, 10:30am at the Dysart Library. More Info.


The 18th Annual Tour de Forest Summer Studio August Long Weekend Tour is accepting applications for 2024. Studio and guest artists can find information and applications at

Call for Entry - Haliburton Art and Craft Festival 2024: July 26,28,29 in Head Lake Park, next to Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, Haliburton. Deadline: Friday Feb 23 2024.

A highly anticipated summertime event, Haliburton Art and Craft Festival is an eclectic open air shopping experience where original Craft and Art are embraced and valued. Entry categories: Visual Art, Ceramics and Glass, Fine Woodworking, Fashion and Accessories, Home, Cottage and Garden, Jewellery and Other. Vendor information and online application (there is no application fee). 

Call for Submissions - Haliburton Sculpture Forest's Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition(DHSE). Apply to this year's DHSE, a seasonal outdoor exhibition running from May 8 to October 24, 2024. Open to all artists within Canada. Sculptures must be original works suitable for outdoor installation. No entry fee.The submissions deadline is April 1, 2024 at 5 p.m. More info.

ACHH Membership 2024

Current membership is from Jan 1 2024 to Dec 31, 2024

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*Important* In order to print the Arts Directory sooner and maximize its impact, the ACHH has set a deadline of February 29th 2024 for membership renewals for inclusion in the 2024 Arts Directory. Renew today!

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A reminder to members that Haliburton County Tourism has an online calendar of events that helps promote your upcoming events/workshops/experiences etc. Email them at [email protected]

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Artist Credits

The Arts Council would like to acknowledge the work featured in our header (which will rotate to reflect the vast local arts community). Clockwise from top left: Revolutions Wood Turning and Pottery Studio, Gord Jones, Studio Rose Pottery , Janet Bradley and Glass Eagle Studios.