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Arts & Culture

Pickering is rich in arts and culture. We are proud to be home to many talented artists, and a community of people who support and understand the importance of nurturing the creative mind. Visit our Cultural Directory for a listing of community groups and be sure to check out our Event Calendar to keep up to date on the latest happenings.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy period theatre presented by the Backwoods Players at the Pickering Museum Village or dress up for a night of great food and entertainment at the Herongate Barn Theatre.

The Pickering Community Concert Band, made up of all ages and musical backgrounds, performs throughout the year at various community events.

Pickering Museum Village

This is the largest living history museum in Durham. The scents, tastes and magical touch of this village are brought to life by countless committed volunteers. The talent shines through as these costumed interpreters perform at the many special events held throughout the year. Learn more about Pickering Museum Village.

Art Pieces in our Community

Unique wooden carved sculptures by Canadian artist, Dorsey James are displayed at various locations throughout the City, including Alex Robertson Park and the gateway to Nautical Village. Discover the story behind his most recognizable structure, Homeplace.

Visit Dreamscape, the metal sculpture by artist Edward Falkenberg, standing tall across from the Pickering Civic Complex or the Millennium Mast sculpture by artist Ron Baird at the foot of Liverpool Road, at Millennium Square. Progress Frenchman's Bay East Park is home to two magnificent sculptures, one by Dorsey James and the other, Sculptor K.S. Oliver.

Art Resources

Take a private studio tour through the Durham West Arts Centre and get a glimpse behind the creative minds of local artists.  Visit the PineRidge Arts Council for local art resources, workshops and events.