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Seasonal Shopping

November 18 - December 23 - Earths Beauty Studio Added to Kathleen Dewar's full studio will be Christmas hoops and other festive items crafted in leather showcased for your Christmas shopping list. By appointment only please. Call 416.795.7849 or email [email protected]. More info.

November 27 - December 23 - Whirling Wisdom Open Studio featuring the original and visionary paintings by Biljana Banchotova. Stained Glass Dreams collections, “one of a kind” Spirit Drums and Didgeridoos, fully illustrated children’s books and other meaningful gifts…Open Monday to Sunday, 12 to 3pm. Also by appointment. More info.

December 2 - Holiday Night Market 4-8pm at Abbey Gardens. The ultimate Holiday gift shopping experience, featuring local artisans and handmade gifts, delicious treats, festive drinks on our Holiday Spirits patio, carolers, and more! More info.

December 2 & 3 - Earth and Fire Pottery invites you to their Christmas Open House 10-4pm. Come for a visit and a cup of Christmas Cheer. 1234 Crooked House Road, 3 km west of Carnarvon off Hwy 118, near Minden, Ontario. 705 489 3177.

December 3 - Homestead Pottery Holiday Pop-Up featuring Annie Gilmour, Matt Mihlik & Lisa Barry, Alex Chouinard and Lara Elliot. 11-4pm. 1064 Cameron Lane, Algonquin Highlands.

December 7 - Ladies Night Artisan Market 5 - 8pm at the SIRCH Bistro. Shop, Sip and Celebrate! More info.

December 8 to 20 - Glow White’s Witchmas Wonderfrolic Handmade wonders and curated thrift. Featuring the artworks and thrift collections of host Tiffany Howe and guest artists. Studio open Wednesday - Friday 12-6, & Saturday 12- 4 and otherwise by appointment. 35 Pine Avenue, Haliburton, 705-457-6919 More info.

December 16 - Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Arts + Design presents Wrap it Up! Students will be showcasing their projects and artwork from our Fall semester programs, which include Artist Blacksmith, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Fibre Arts, Photo Arts, and Visual and Creative Arts at our "Wrap It" End of Term Student Exhibit. In the Great Hall of the Haliburton Campus. 10am - 3pm.

Highlands Summer Festival - Season Passes now available! Makes a great Christmas Gift for someone who enjoys theatre...or yourself! Season passes, with tickets to all five shows, sell for $175. That is almost like getting five shows for the price of four. Season pass holders also get first chance at selecting their seats. Order tickets online, by phone 705-457-9933 or 855-457-9933 or by mail to Highlands Summer Festival, Box 938, Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0.


December 9 - Haliburton County Folk Society presents Open Stage. 7:30pm at the Haliburton Legion. More info.

December 10 - Whirling Wisdom Studio presents Crystal Spiral Heart Atonement 1- 3pm. Embark on a transformative sonic journey through the upcoming solstice energies and the solar turn of the New Year! More info.

December 20 – Puzzle Time 12-3pm at the Stanhope library, 3-7pm at the Wilberforce library. Adults. More info.


December 9 – Altered Book Crafts 2pm, Minden library. Create an angel or tree decoration out of an old book. Adults. More Info.

December 22 - January 6 – Winter Craft Table Children can drop into any Haliburton County Public Library branch over Winter Break for fun crafts and colouring pages. More info.

January 30, February 6, February 13 - Drop into The Link Haliburton or zoom with Thom Lambert from County Tourism. Learn how to use Meta Business, Make a Reek, Make the Most of Google Business. Great for artists wanting to increase their reach and marketing how-to!

February 24 - March 2, 2024 - Join Gord Jones in Tequisquiapan, Mexico for a week of watercolour painting, culture, and good food. 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. More info.

Art Exhibitions

November 13- February 19 - The ACHH's Art in Public Spaces committee presents its newest member's show at Haliburton Highlands Brewing.

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.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Family Storytime, 10:30-11:30am, Minden Library. More Info.


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


Fridays - Family Storytime, 10:30-11:30am, Dysart Library. More Info.


December 4 - SPARC info session on The Arts & Entertainment Health Insurance - now available to SPARC members(it's free to join!). If you are an artist and in need of health insurance, this could present an opportunity. More info.

Member renewal

ACHH Membership Drive 2024 has begun!

Current memberships of the ACHH expire at the end of December 2023.

Visit here for our membership forms, membership levels and benefits details.

*if you had trouble with the first form we sent, go here too! new options for easy submitting*

*Important* In order to streamline, the ACHH is not issuing invoices in advance - if you or your organization require an invoice, you need to request one from us. (All membership payments receive a receipt).

Member Announcements

New Online Arts Shop - Designs by Liane has a new curated collection of custom art in their online shop. Design by Liane is a diversified artistic company that specializes in interior design. Explore their services with a complimentary 30 minute consultation. More info.

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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: Studio Rose Pottery, Rossana Dewey, Gord Jones, Janet Bradley and Revolutions Wood Turning and Pottery Studio.