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Events

June 13 – Writing the Perfect Press Release: A Workshop for Community Organizers Dysart Library, 11am-12pmMore info.

 

June 13 – Henna Tattoos for Teens. Dysart Library, 3:30- 4:30pm. More info.

 

June 16 – Beginners Ukulele for Kids. Minden Hills Library, 3:30-4:30pm. More info.


June 17 - Emma Cook Trio at the Dominion Hotel. More info.

June 19 - Canadian Blues Legend Morgan Davis at the Dominion Hotel. More info.

 

June 24 - Women of the Forest Concert Series presents The Salt Cellars. More info.


June 24 - Solstice Festival feat. Acting For Climate & Miranda Currie at Abbey Gardens. More info.


June 24 - Backwoodsman at the Agnes Jamison Gallery. More info. 


June 27 - The ACHH presents Visual Artists & Artisans Roundtable. 10 am - 12pm at the Haliburton Museum. Refreshments will be served. Socialize, brainstorm with other visual artists and hear about new initiatives, including the Butterfly Model. Lunch gathering @ 12:30 at McKecks. More info.


June 27 – Bleach Wear for Teens Dysart Library1:30-2:30pm. More info.


June 28th - Halls Island Residency presents a Printmaking Workshop with artist Meggan Winsley. 12 - 3 pm at the Welsh Room of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. Learn about the creative process of printmaking and try screen printing. Admission by donation. More info.

June 30 - The Gardens Hoedown Country Dance Night feat. Rob Watts Band at Abbey Gardens. More info.


July 2 - Dorset Arts, Crafts, Antique Show and Sale. 9-3:00pm at the Dorset Parkette on Hwy 35 across from the Dorset Recreation Centre. Email recreation@algonquinhighlands.ca


July 2 - Where is the Whip-poor-will? Presented by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust at the Bathe Family Farm. More info.

July 3 - Highlands Summer Festival presents She Loves Me (10 performances). More info.


July 8 - Disc Golf Tournament, Abbey Gardens. More info.


July 8 - Shipyard Kitchen Party at Abbey Gardens. More info.

July 8 - Storytelling Fire Jam at SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. 6-9 pm. Admission by donation. More info.


July 9 - Frog Hollow Tea Party at SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. 1-3 pm. Admission by donation. More info.


July 9 - Aerial Arts Performance at SpiralGate of Art & Wellbeing. 2pm. Admission by donation. More info.

July 10 - Canadian Blues Legend Al Lerman at the Dominion Hotel. More info.


July 15-16 - 9th Annual Art on the Dock on Kennisis Lake. 10am-5pm(Sat)/11am-4pm(Sun). This event is a long-time financial supporter of the Artists in the School & Community program. More info. 

July 15 - Girls Nite Out Comedy Night at Abbey Gardens. More info.


July 17 - Highlands Summer Festival presents 4000 miles (8 performances) More info.

July 21 - 23 - Rails End Gallery presents Haliburton Art and Craft Festival in Head Lake Park. Hours: Friday 12 - 5, Sat 10 - 5 & Sunday 10 - 4. Admission $5, 14 yrs and under free. 100 Artists and Artisans, bandshell performance by Juno nominated Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music, food trucks, buskers AND lots of fresh Art and Craft for home and cottage living! More info. 

July 21 - Women of the Forest Concert Series presents Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. More info.


July 22 - Rock n' Roll Tribute Band at Abbey Gardens. More info.

July 24 - Canadian Blues Legend Suzie Vinnick at the Dominion Hotel. More info.


July 26 - Highlands Summer Festival presents More Confessions from the Ninth Concession (3 performances) More info.


July 27 - Highlands Opera Studio presents Richard Margison Masterclass #1 - St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. More info. 


July 28 - Highlands Opera Studio presents Richard Margison Masterclass #2 - St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. More info.

July 29 - Highlands Opera Studio presents Richard Margison Masterclass #3 - St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. More info.


July 29 - Frankie Valli Tribute Band at Abbey Gardens. More info.


July 29 - Ian Reid in Concert at the Dominion Hotel. More info.


July 31 - Highlands Opera Studio presents Why Choose Opera? - Abbey Gardens. 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm. More info.

July 31 - Highlands Summer Festival presents Shirley Valentine (5 performances) More info.


August 3 - Highland Opera Studio presents From Opera to Broadway. St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. More info.


August 3 - Canadian Blues Legend Mike Bigger at the Dominion Hotel. More info.


August 5 - Highland Opera Studio presents Celebrations! St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. More info.


August 6 - Highlands Summer Festival presents Early Morning Rain (5 performances) More info.

August 9 - Highland Opera Studio presents Pop Goes the Opera! St. George's Anglican Church. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. More info.


August 12 - Kash Art on the Water (rain date August 13th, 2023) on Lake Kashagawigamog. More info.


August 12 - Highland Opera Studio presents Music on the Water. On a lake! 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. More info. 


August 14 - Canadian Blues Legend Johnny Cox at the Dominion Hotel. More info.


August 25 - Women of the Forest Concert Series presents Jenie Thai.  More info.

Yours Outdoors/Haliburton Forest (multiple dates)

Sculpture Forest Tours

Claim to Flame: An Adventure in Glass 

Art Experiences

Open Studios

The Artspace - Laurie O'Reilly, David Skinner, Rossana Dewey & Colleen Ferdinands. Open Thursday - Sunday 11-4 until Thanksgiving. 1513 Eagle Lake Rd. More info.


July 1-2 - John Lennard Annual Open Studio. 11am-4pm. Call 705-286-3037 for more info.

Workshops

June 19-25 - Form, Surface & Wood Fire at Blackbird Pottery. More info.


July-August - Art Classes at the Kennisis Lake Marina. Every Friday with artists Joyce Sumara & Harvey Walker. More info.


August 14-19 - Deepening The Surface Through Layers & Print at Blackbird Pottery. More info.


Art Mentoring with Carole Finn. On demand, online. More info.


Fleming College’ s Haliburton School of Art + Design has courses for Summer 2023. Registrations are open. 

Art Exhibitions

April 15 - June 30 - Rewilding by Michele Karch- Ackerman and Tanya Zaryski at the Rails End Gallery. Spring hours Wednesday to Friday 11-5, Saturday 11-4. More info.


May 4 - July 1 - Cross Cut by Rob Niezen at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Cultural Centre. Gallery Hours Tuesday to Saturday 10-4pm. More info.


May 19 - June 19 - Beyond the Traditional by Alyssa King, David McClyment and Carol Forbes at the Corner Gallery. More info.


June 21 - July 13 - Landscapes from a Woman’s Perspective by Susan Hay, Wendy Wood, Ashley Toner at the Corner Gallery. Opening Reception June 24th 2-5pm. More info.


July 8 - Aug 26 - Bel Angeles, Recto Verso: Stories Visible and Invisible at the Rails End Gallery. Meet the Artist Reception Saturday July 8 1- 3 pm. More info.

January Morning & Aneira, by Wendy Wood at The Corner Gallery.

Weekly Events

All Summer - Drum Circle on Thursdays at 6:30pm - 7:30pm hosted by Rails End Gallery (outside). All welcome. (We have drums to share) By donation. More info.


All Summer - Ukulele on Thursdays at 4:30pm - 5:30pm hosted by Rails End Gallery. Open to all uke enthusiasts and would be players. By donation. More info.


Aug 2 - Sept 2 - Little Pit Drive In on Wednesday & Saturday Nights at Abbey Gardens. More info.

News

Bookapalooza 2023 - The Big Book Club


Lawrence Hill, internationally acclaimed best-selling author, including The Book of Negroes, is coming to Bookapalooza!


He will be interviewed by Chris Stephenson, CEO of Haliburton County Public Library. After the interview the audience will get their chance, in Big Book Club format, to ask questions that dig deeper into things they are interested in. It will be an unforgettable evening.

Thanks to our friends at the Haliburton County Folk Society, you can purchase tickets for a guaranteed seat and preorder the book(s) you wish to have him sign.


Don’t be disappointed, act now! Visit here.

ACHH Office is Moving this Summer!


The Arts Council's office will be moving over the coming Summer. We will be relocating along with the co-working space and HCDC to a new location at the Patient News Building.


Details are still being finalized. In the coming months, please contact the Arts Council before planning a visit. Our email is monitored daily during the week. Your understanding is appreciated.

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Haliburton Highlands Health Services strives to be leaders in innovative rural health care and delivering high-quality health services to residents, cottagers, and visitors. With your ticket purchase, you are directly contributing to meet urgent needs for local health care, here in the Haliburton Highlands. 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: Paradigm Designs, Renee Woltz, Tiffany Howe, Highlands Opera Studio and The Haliburton Sculpture Forest - Conspiracy of Ravens by John McKinnon.