I AM ONTARIO Youth Arts Showcase
The City of Pickering is hosting a celebration of Arts excellence in Ontario through the addition of a Youth Arts Showcase to Artfest on the Esplanade, on May 27, 2017.
Youth aged 12 - 25 are invited to form a committee, who will develop this fantastic project. If you live in Ontario, you are an artist/interested in the arts, and would like event planning experience - JOIN US! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our first group meeting will be held on March 1st at 4 pm.
Although this is not a paid position - it is a great opportunity to build your resume and/or get high school volunteer hours.
Recognizing our local talent
Pickering is fortunate to have a talented community of painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, potters: all masters of their craft. It is our honour to exhibit their work at the Pickering Civic Complex each year - just one of the ways we demonstrate our pride, and promote such deserving, local artists.
Pickering has a number of festivals, activities and resources that support culture and arts; many are listed below. Review our City Services & Leisure Guide for a full description of the arts and culture programs we offer.
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.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex
11 am - 5 pm
Every summer, Esplanade Park comes alive with music, dance, crafts and singing, along with children's art areas and artists demonstrations. This free arts event will include over 90 artists from across the province who show and sell a fantastic variety of original art which include Paintings (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour), Photography, Pottery, Wood Carvings, Jewellery, Hand Made Rugs, Stationary and Candles and more!
We are now accepting applications for Artists and Performers. Apply before April 6, 2017.
- Application for Artists Online Form
- Artist Application Print Only Version
- Application for Performers Online Form
- Performer Application Print Only Version
Summer Concert Application
Are you interested in performing at our Summer Concerts next year? Complete the 2017 Summer Concert Application, and return it to us by February 10, 2017.
Bring your lawn chair and join us for an afternoon of entertainment. Concerts are held Sundays in July and August at 2:00 pm in Esplanade Park at the Gazebo (Pickering City Hall).
Every summer, the City hosts a Waterfront Concert Series. Residents can head down to Millennium Square and either set up their lawn chair for an evening of complementary summer time entertainment or dance the night away to anything from contemporary pop hits to rock n' roll. Concerts are held on Thursday evenings in July and August from 7 pm to 9 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.
The City of Pickering is providing vendor space to artists and crafters during selected events throughout the year. Locations include Esplanade Park, Millennium Square and Pickering Museum Village.
Local artists open their homes and studios to this free self-guided tour. For dates and details visit dwac.ca/tours, or call 905.926.1171.