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Check out what’s on in Prince Edward County! Get your daily, weekly, monthly dose of the arts through Artscene. It started as our monthly newsletter, grew into an hour radio program on 99.3FM, and is now an online event listing!


May 15

Spring Art in the Community

The Quinte Arts Council presents their Spring Art in the Community show at the QAC Gallery and Gift Shop until May 15. This larger than life exhibit showcases large works of art by Robert Tokley, complimented by work from several emerging artists in the community. For more information visit or call 613-962-1232.

Located at 36 Bridge St. East, Belleville.

May 13

Gilles Miramontes at Rosehall Run

You are invited to celebrate Flashback February at Rosehall Run Vineyards. Join us to admire a selection of County themed paintings by Gilles Miramontes and taste Dan Sullivan’s latest released wines. Installation curated by Maison Depoivre gallery. Opening reception February 15 5-8PM, show runs until May 13.

Exhibition’s at Rosehall Run Vineyards, 1243 Greer road, Wellington.

May 31

Studio Mentoring

Led by Elizabeth Hutchison, Studio Mentoring will help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems, and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical instruction to get your ideas on the canvas.

Three different sessions are available: March 22, 29, and April 5, 10-1PM; April 26, May 3 and 10, 10-1PM; and May 31, June 14 and 28, 10-1PM.

Sessions are held at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield. To register please visit the Baxter’s website. Cost: $90 for a three week session.

Studio Mentoring
Family by Elizabeth Hutchison
01Through 30

renew: art auction

A new opportunity to purchase incredible pieces of art from Prince Edward County and beyond, all while supporting your local library! RENEW is an online auction of a 100 pieces of curated contemporary and historic art. Online auction starts April 1 at midnight and closes April 30 at noon. To view and purchase artwork, visit

Time to Renew is a once in a lifetime fundraising campaign for the library, which so far has raised over $1,500,000 of the $2 million dollar expansion budget. Construction of the expansion is slated to begin in the summer of 2019.

To learn more about the Picton Library Expansion, please visit

renew: art auction
May 21

Arts On Main Gallery Spring Show

Arts On Main Gallery presents their SPRING SHOW, featuring new work by member artists, including guest artists Annik Despres and Bill Hurst. The show runs until May 21.

Arts On Main is a great place to start getting a taste of what local visual artists have to offer. The gallery is a cooperative of 25 artists who create works of art in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form, and take turns sitting in the gallery so visitors get an opportunity to engage with the artist on duty. Art’s On Main was established in 2007, located in the heart of Picton right across The Regent Theatre on the sunny side of the street!

Opening hours are 11am-4pm. Arts On Main is located at 223 Main Street, Picton.

Arts On Main Gallery Spring Show
01Through 26

Second Saturday Market

County’s Destination Development is looking for vendors for their new handmade, vintage, and rummage market at Macaulay Heritage Park, Second Saturday Market. On every second Saturday for the months of May through August vendors will have an opportunity to sell their goods for $5/day. Pre-registration and pre-payment required, to register email

Event dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10. Application deadline April 26, to participate all vendors need to have insurance two weeks prior to desired event date.

04Through 25

Making A Mark

Drawing is so much more than laboriously building an image with charcoal or pencil. Students can work with conte, magic markers, inks, ripped paper, and found objects. They can use their bodies, long dowels, cartridge paper, butcher paper, sidewalk surfaces, projections and topographical maps. Whatever students use, they can mark how they travel through this community – how they write about it, make a mark on it, design for it. Conceptual drawing, cursive writing, gesture, spatial mapping all become drawing practices they can explore. The results can range from self-portraiture, to building maps, to preparing stencils, or making personal visual zines.

Led by instructor Pam Patterson. Cost is $50/class or $200 for a four class session, with additional $5/class supplies fee. Baxter members get a discount. To register email Pam at Space is limited.

Classes will be held on April 4, 11, 18, 25 6-8PM at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Making A Mark
Drawing as performance: Instructor "drawing" by Pam Patterson
06Through 28

3rd Generation Abstraction

Oeno Gallery presents 3rd Generation Abstraction: Toronto Painting 1970s-1990s. This watershed period for abstraction in Canadian art is in part captured in this new exhibition highlighting extraordinary paintings by Milly Ristvedt, Paul Fournier and David Bolduc–artists who were linked by time, place and a commitment to abstraction early in their careers.

Opening reception on April 6 from 3–5PM. Remarks at 4PM. Exhibition runs until April 28 at Oeno Gallery, 2274 County Rd 1, Bloomfield

3rd Generation Abstraction
Spring by Milly Ristvedt Acrylic on canvas 90 x 72 inches

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