March 8 - House Concert featuring Tragedy Ann. More info.

March 9 - Open Stage featuring Steve Porter - 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. More info.

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

March 21 - House Concert with Angie Nussey. Sunset Beach, 5239 Kennisis Lake Rd 7pm- 10pm. Email to reserve tickets. $20 at the door. More info.

March 24 - Razzamataz Kids' Shows! presents Eric Leclerc, a 2x Canadian Magic Champion on Sunday March 24th at 2pm at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. More info.

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

April 6 - House Concert featuring Crys Matthews at Beth Johns and Norris Turner.  

April 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Highlands Little Theatre presents "A Murder is Announced" at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. Based on a novel by Agatha Christie. April 3,4 & 5 performances at 7:30pm and April 6th performance at 2pm. Tickets $25 and available at Up River Minden & Haliburton Locations.

April 10 - "On Halls Island: Where Solitude, Nature and Creativity Meet" featuring Ruth Walker, Sandi Wood, Nadine Papp, Wendy Wood and Sandra Bouza. 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association Fish Hatchery. More info.

April 11 - House Concert with Sandra Bouza. More info.

April 12 - "No One Dances Alone" Fundraising Concert in Support of Abbey Retreat Centre. Featuring Adverse Conditions. $30 per person (includes a child supper), doors open at 6:30 at the Haliburton Legion. More info.

April 13 - Open Stage featuring Loney, Love and Love. More info.

April 20 - Leverage for Mountains Concert. More info.

May 23-26 - SPARC Symposium - Save the Date! - hosted in the Town of Minto. Early bird pricing ends March 16th. More info.

March Break Events

The Colour of Friendship: Puppet Show & Workshop After the show, families will be led on a creative and playful journey to create your own, one-of-a-kind “Friendship Puppet”. Dysart Library, March 9 - 2pm, register here. Minden Hills Library, March 13 - 2pm, register here.

March 11-15 - March Break Drop-in Activities at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre.

The March Break Drop-in Programs will be held at Nature’s Place from 10:00am to 1:00pm every weekday during March Break. No pre-registration is required. Admission is by donation. Suitable for children from 5 to 12. Visitors are free to browse and play with the interactives at Nature’s Place.

March 12 – Wild About Wildflowers and Herbs Kids & teens will learn how to choose native pollinator plants for your gardens and how to start the seed. Minden Hills Library, 11am. Register here.


March 13 – Wild About Wildflowers and Herbs Kids & teens will learn how to choose native pollinator plants for your gardens and how to start the seed. Stanhope Library, 1pm. Register here.

March 14 – Interactive Movie: Finding Nemo Throughout the movie, kids will be invited to join in on the action by performing silly gestures and saying certain phrases during key scenes. Dysart Library, 1pm. Register here.


March 15 – Author Read-a-Loud With Little Light Books Authors and educators Daniela Ferrante and Dina Russo-De Cotiis from Little Light Books will read books from their “With Your Help” series. Dysart Library, 10:30am, register here. Minden Hills Library, 2pm, register here.


March 16 – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Party Celebrate the beloved picture book with a special reading, a craft and some cookies! Minden Hills Library, 11am. Register here.


March 23rd - Animal Tracks and Scat presented by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

at Abbey Gardens. Children from ages 5-12 will enjoy hands-on activities and a walk outdoors led by Outdoor Educator Rick Whitteker. Event will begin indoors to learn how to identify tracks and scat, then move outdoors to explore and look for them in their natural environment. 10 a.m. – Noon. Admission free/Donations welcome! Preregistration required. More info.


March 27 - Villains, Vendettas and Vagabonds - Join Ruth E. Walker for an online creative writing masterclass exploring the power of putting bad to work in your stories. Handouts, homework and hands-on exercises. Three two-hour sessions, starting at 6 p.m. March 27. More info.

April 11 & 13 - Paint Night at Ommmh Salon in Minden with artist Zachary Warne. People of any and all artistic abilities are welcome. More info.

May 13 - 17 - Creative Ways to Build Perspective, with Grethe Jensen. This is a 5-day workshop which explores contemporary ways to bring your paintings to life with depth and perspective. It is a fast paced highly interactive workshop. For more information: or 416-699-6710. Registration is now open. More info.

Registration is now open for courses at Haliburton School of Art & Design.

Fine Art Photographer Corin Ford Forrester is teaching 2 one week courses and 1day long workshop: Photographing The Natural World, Blending Multiple Photographs & Playing With Polaroids. Course calendar & registration information available at

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:

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.

Registration is open at Blackbird Pottery for Spring & Summer offerings!  'Pot Your Heart Out!' weekly classes begin April 3rd. All levels welcome. Choose from: Wednesday Afternoons, 1-4, Thursday Afternoons 1-4, Wednesday & Thursday Evening Clay, 6:30-9:30. Details & Registration:

Online Art Mentoring with Carole Finn. On demand, online. Learn through guided doing. 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.

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

Tuesdays - The Knitting Village. Children between 11 and 14 are welcome to join the Knitting Village for free knitting lessons by an instructor. All knitting supplies and equipment will be provided. The lessons take place at the Cultural Centre between 3:30pm and 4:30pm the first three Tuesdays every month. The lessons are drop-in only. If parents wish to drop their children off, they are required to fill in a contact form.

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.


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.

Call for Submissions – Haliburton County Public Library Bookmark Contest: Design a bookmark inspired by the prompt “Branch out!” HCPL staff will choose their favourite child, teen and adult submissions to be printed and distributed at all library branches across the county. Find the contest form on the library homepage.

Call for Submissions - 2024 Cover Image for the Arts Council's Arts Directory & Map. Must be high quality images of member artist's work. Email to by March 15th. More questions? Email us!

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

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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.