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Heritage award nominations

Nominations are now open for the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Heritage Awards to be presented  [ ... ]

Suggest a guest

This month The Buzz resumes its Guest Book column in which we invite someone from our PEI community  [ ... ]

Confed Centre offers Viking River Cruise for the Arts Lottery

Confederation Centre is offering a new way to support arts programming at the Centre this fall. The Viking Cruise for the Arts Lottery offers a prize consisting of a trip for two on a European river cruise by Viking River Cruises Canada, and two return economy air tickets from Charlottetown Airport supplied by Stewart Travel Group.

Tickets may be purchased at a cost of $100 (or three for $250)



Motivation: A Visual Exploration of Asian Culture, by photographers Glen Strickey and Rosalyn Strickey, is on view at The Guild in Charlottetown.

The images captured by Glen and Rosalyn visually interpret Asian culture and people’s connections to spiritual pursuits. These images were taken over a year of study. The photographs illustrate Glen and Rosalyn’s extensive travels across 9 countries

The Flowers of Canada

The Flowers of Canada

The Flowers of Canada: A Celebration of Canadian Unity will be on display at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown in December.

In this exhibition, The Flowers of Canada: A Celebration of Canadian Unity by Island artist Mary Margaret Land, our country’s collective qualities take on the form of flowers, suggesting Canada as one, beautiful and colourful garden. This presentation captures

Arts grants

Artists from across Prince Edward Island continue to enrich the province’s cultural life with the help of provincial government grants.

Another $50,000 has been awarded in fall 2017 to 17 projects by established and emerging artists in film and media arts, music, theatre, crafts, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, writing and publishing.

Grant winners were selected by a six-member jury of their

Art For Animals

Art For Animals
Fundraiser hosted by Heather Millar and ColourBlind

The 7th annual Art For Animals Fundraiser will take place in December once again and is hosted by ColourBlind and artist Heather Millar. This is an effort to raise funds and awareness for the PEI Humane Society and Cat Action Team, acknowledging the work these not-for-profit organizations do year-round. Prizes this year include one of two $100

BMO 1st Art!

BMO 1st Art!
Holland College grad Aidan Searle is regional winner

The BMO 1st Art! competition celebrates the creativity of art school students from over 100 post-secondary institutions across Canada. The national winner is awarded $15,000 and the regional winners each receive $7,500. All winning entries for 2017 will presented at the BMO 1st Art! exhibition, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto,

Baba’s Art Wall: Marianne Janowicz

Baba’s Art Wall: Marianne Janowicz

Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown will feature the artwork of Marianne Janowicz on its Art Wall.

The artist says, “I am a landscape painter. I never thought 40 years ago that I would still be portraying the contours of the land, the colors of the sea, the shape of trees and their shadows on the fields. I started as an abstract painter in the 50s and 60s with the greats of the New York school as my

ArtTalk with Ron Hawker

ArtTalk with Ron Hawker

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown will present two series of ArtTalks this November. The short, noon-hour talks have various gallery staff members providing presentations on their role at the gallery, a current research project, or a work of art in the RE:collection exhibition. Three evening talks by Art historian, Ron Hawker will delve into Canadian art history.


Nature Conservancy photos

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is inviting nature lovers to enter a national online photo contest showcasing beautiful places across the country. The contest is called Places Worth Protecting. For every photo Canadians share, TELUS will donate five dollars to help NCC conserve land across Canada. In PEI, the NCC has helped conserve many special places such as the Conway and Cascumpec

Garden carvings

Garden carvings
Wayne Ellis sculpts with his chain saw

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Set back from Water Street in Summerside, partially hidden from view, lies the magical world of the Wood Carvers Garden.

As wood carver Wayne Ellis says, “Once people walk through the gates, they become little kids again. So much fun stuff to see.” Yes, it is fun to meander through the garden grounds, but it doesn’t take long to realize

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Some Upcoming Events

Battle of the Sexes

December 26–January 1
City Cinema PG, mature theme
Dir: Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris, US, 121 min. [ ... ]

Tune In Next Week

You choose the artist—Chris Corrigan and Jon Rehder will play the music Sundays
Baba's Lounge  [ ... ]

Festival des fêtes

Village musical acadien in Abram-Village December 17 & 31
Abram-Village  The Village music [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles


Profile: Kelsea McLean by Jane Ledwell Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea M [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Diane Morrow

Curated by Deirdre Kessler LOON The single lovely bird
in this sudden pond
beside the bike trail
star [ ... ]

A good time

Summerside Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings Way Up West
by Jan Cox "Love the people, love the [ ... ]