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Watershed Photo Contest

The Friends of Covehead and Brackley Bays are sponsoring a photography contest that is open to any f [ ... ]

Genealogical Society public meeting

The Genealogical Society will hold a public meeting from 2–4 pm on October 7 at Beaconsfield Carri [ ... ]

Flotilla/Flotille

Flotilla/Flottille, is a bilingual contemporary arts based event that is happening in Charlottetown September 21-24, 2017. The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (based in New Brunswick) has awarded Flotilla with a Signature Grant that will provide New Brunswick artists with the opportunity to come to Charlottetown to participate in this unique networking and educational exchange.

Anxious art

Anxious art
Jenni Zelin shows A is for Angst at The Guild

A lighthearted look at a negative emotion,” is how Charlottetown artist Jenni Zelin describes “A is for Angst: An Alphabet of Woe,” her upcoming solo art exhibition at the Gallery @ The Guild in Charlottetown.

Opening at 7 pm on August 2, Zelin’s show features 26 pieces of art, each organized into an alphabet that takes a comic look at anxieties,
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Giant dreamcatcher

Giant dreamcatcher
Canada 150 Signature project in Memorial Hall

In Memorial Hall at Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown there hangs a 22-foot dreamcatcher made by Mi’kmaq artist Nick Huard. For Huard, dreamcatchers are a tool for envisioning the future and the national dreamcatcher is meant to serve as a means for nation building, inclusivity, and starting a conversation. The piece is entitled, The
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Art in the Mall 2017

Art in the Mall 2017

For Art at the Mall 2017 at the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown, artists were asked to paint wooden Adirondack chairs, handcrafted in PEI. The chairs will be auctioned off at the end of the summer with proceeds being split between the artists and local non-profits. The chairs will be on display until October 15, the final day of the auction. There will be a chair painted “live” at the
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March of the Crows

March of the Crows
Number 7 on August 26

Art in the Open presents its annual procession of avian omnivores for the seventh year in a row—The March of the Crows. This community-driven anchor of AITO’s main event will take place in Charlottetown on August 26, leaving from the Schurman Family Studio (Confederation Centre) at 7:45 pm and arriving at the Victoria Park battery at 8:15 pm. Community members of all ages are
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The Potter’s Daughter

The Potter’s Daughter
Suzanne Scott takes over Village Pottery from her folks

PEI’s longest running pottery shop has a new owner. After apprenticing with her mother Daphne for the last 6 years, “The Potter's Daughter” Suzanne Scott has officially taken the reins at her family business, Village Pottery which has been run by her parents Daphne and Ian Scott for the last 44 years on the north shore in New London.

Village
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150 Anniversary art exhibit at Lefurgey Centre

150 Anniversary art exhibit at Lefurgey Centre

As of 2017, the Lefurgey Cultural Centre and the Wyatt Historic House will each have graced the streetscapes of Summerside for one hundred and fifty years. In celebration of the milestone an anniversary art exhibit will run throughout the summer in the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, Summerside. Twenty area artists have created works and stories inspired by the artifacts in the
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2 Artists in 1

2 Artists in 1
Anne Gallant and Carla Arsenault share gallery in Kensington

2 Artists in 1 Gallery is now open in Kensington and features works by Anne Gallant and Carla Arsenault.

Anne Gallant is a well known Island artist who creates bright colourful works of art depicting detailed Island sceneries. Carla Arsenault is a self taught painter who says that she loves all types of artwork from painting on canvass
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Art in the Open

Art in the Open
Ten Atlantic Canada artists selected for August 26th 

Ten artists from Atlantic Canada have been selected by a jury of their peers and industry professionals to develop and showcase their work at the 7th annual Art in the Open festival main event.

On August 26 from 4 pm until midnight, historic downtown Charlottetown will become an open air gallery presenting ephemeral works of public art.
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Flowers of Canada

Flowers of Canada
Celebrating Canadian unity with Mary Margaret Land

Over a period of 10 years PEI artist Mary Margaret Land has created a series of original watercolour paintings for each official Floral Emblem and a painting representing the entire country called “Canadian Unity.” These works along with accompanying prose will tour Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150 anniversary of confederation.

For Phase 1 of
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Some Upcoming Events

Dot & Ada’s Bucket List

Comedy by Jonah Anderson continues in August Thursdays
St. Peters Courthouse Theatre Dot & Ada [ ... ]

Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate

September 7
Confederation Centre Art Gallery The PEI Writers’ Guild invites the public to an eveni [ ... ]

PEI International Shellfish Festival

Celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford and Chuck Hughes join lineup September 14–17
various locations The  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]