By becoming a member of the Durham West Arts Centre you are helping grow the support for a permanent performing and visual arts centre in west Durham. Visit our membership page for details.
Or download your membership form here.
The winning tickets for the $25 gift certificates for the Pickering Town Centre donated by Metroland Media Group were drawn on May 8th at Vito’s Italian Trattoria on Monarch Ave. in Ajax.
The lucky winners who entered ballots on the Durham West Studio Tour (April 27-28th) were Linda Maudsley and Sylvie-Chantal McGill of Pickering and Iris Forsey and Carole Blackburn.
Pictured selecting one of the winning tickets is Anngel Pollard of Vito’s Italian Trattoria and Durham West Arts Centre board member David Green.
Expect the Unexpected
at the Durham West Arts Centre Spring Studio Tour
It’s time once again for the Durham West Arts Centre (DWAC) Spring Studio Tour taking place Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28th from 10:00 to 5:00. The success of last year’s tour has led to an expanded roster of 23 artists with an even greater variety of media.
Besides touring artist’s studios, this year the tour is pleased to have two gallery ‘partners’ taking part. Diane Huson will be showcasing her outstanding work at the SilverStone Gallery near the foot at 617 Liverpool Road South and Marie Blanchard-Thomas will be showing her lovely floral and wave pieces at Cultural Expressions in Pickering Village at 62 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax.
Everything from stone carving (Gordon Reidt) to mammoth scrimshaw (Clay James) and raku (Deborah Johnston) to recycled wonders (Lianne Snow) will be on display on this year’s tour. The tour is a virtual treasure hunt as you plan your route to find the work that inspires your own tastes. If you would like a brochure email your address to Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be mailed to you. Or you can print a map from the pdf on this page and start planning your route. The pdf with the artists is too big to print but will also help you decide your tour.
The links to the artist’s websites will also help you decide whose studios you would like to tour. If you can tour both days, you might want to visit some of the in-town artists one day and the rural artists on another day. Beautiful locations like Christl Niemuller’s, Hanneke Koonstra’s and Kim Lowes’ are further out if you are coming from the south so give yourself a little more time and enjoy a nice drive through the countryside. What a great way to discover the hamlets of Claremont, Greenwood and Goodwood as well.
The event is free and if you need more information contact Steven Frank at
905.926.1171 or email@example.com
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Our Mission is to support, promote and present world-class, contemporary arts and culture. Through education, presentation and
partnership we will continue to develop awareness and engagement in the arts, increase our audience and membership, be
sustainable and champion the intrinsic need of arts and culture to our community.