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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

Training for arts execs

This town is small inc. has announced a professional development and capacity building project aimed to support arts executives, and their executives in training, on PEI.

This town is small has contracted Becka Viau & Associates who will be providing free, one on one peer mentorship consultations as well as coordinating a series of professional development lunch and learns and community
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PEI Centre for Craft

PEI Centre for Craft
New shop and work space to open in Charlottetown

The provincial government will invest $115,000 in the new PEI Centre for Craft located at 98 Water Street, which will have its grand opening on June 5.

The year-round, multipurpose facility is intended to promote Prince Edward Island’s fine craft to markets, help businesses grow and the industry expand.

The PEI Centre for Craft hopes to raise public
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Summerside Arts Festival

Summerside Arts Festival
New name and new project for annual arts event

Summerside’s Arts in Motion—Chautauqua Festival is undergoing a major change for 2018. 

It will be known as the Summerside Arts Festival. 

Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. which founded the festival, made the decision for the purpose of clarity. “People struggled with the word Chautauqua, and were shy about checking it out” says Lori Ellis,
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Visual arts show

Visual arts show
Exhibit by Holland College School of Visual Arts students

Students from Holland College’s visual arts programs will be showing off the best of their work during their annual art show at Confederation Centre of the Arts at the beginning of May.

Photography and Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, Video Game Art and Animation, and Fundamental Arts students are looking forward to presenting their work
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Textile exhibition

Textile exhibition
Women artists who share a love for design and colour

A textile exhibition will be shown at The Guild May 30 to June 10. This first exhibition by a group of women artists drawn together by a love of rug hooking and a shared interest in design and colour. 

They have produced a display of varied pieces. These include rug hooking, quilting, embroidery and appliqué from pocket-sized pieces to
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Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Festival

The Montague Plein-Air Festival has a new name. Now called Points East Plein Air Festival, it returns to eastern PEI July 4 to 8.

“The new name better reflects the festival,” says coordinator Audrey Bunt. “While the exhibition of the paintings has always been held in Montague, our locations for painting days have been all over the Point East Costal Drive area and we wanted to reflect that we’re
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ArtSmarts in schools

ArtSmarts in schools
Thirteen Island artists involved in this year’s program

Dina Blot is one of 13 Island artists helping more than 600 students at seven schools learn through the arts this school year.

ArtsSmarts program integrates the arts into core subjects like math, languages, social studies, and science by bringing artists into the classroom to share their skills and talents. Blot says it has allowed her to
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Province makes purchases for Art Bank

Province makes purchases for Art Bank

Artist Rilla Marshall says having her work selected for the Art Bank means a lot to her because it will be part of a collection that represents Prince Edward Island.

Marshall’s work was one of 12 pieces selected for purchase by a peer-review jury out of 59 submissions. The Art Bank acquires, loans out, and displays works by professional Island artists for public spaces.

"This Art Bank collection
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In the dialogue

In the dialogue
Profile: Monica Lacey

by Jane Ledwell

For the Art in the Open festival one year, Monica Lacey created an installation conjuring an abandoned house in the woods. “Drunk teenagers stumbled into it,” she recalls. “I don’t even know if they knew it was part of the festival—but they started to have a house party…The suspension of disbelief they had was so magic.” Eventually, she had to kick them out to
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A Murder, Indeed

A Murder, Indeed
Art by Jenni Zelin at the small town Market Gallery

Much like the infamous gathering of live crows in various Charlottetown neighbourhoods and Victoria Park, the crow paintings of Jenni Zelin gather at the small town Market Gallery in Charlottetown. Titled, A Murder, Indeed!, dozens of Zelin’s colourful and whimsical postcard sized works, as well as some larger pieces on canvas, combine crow
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Some Upcoming Events

The Wife

Unti November 15
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, mature theme
Dir: Björn Runge, UK/Sweden, 100 min [ ... ]

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]