One of my favourite places in Durham Region, The LivingRoom Community Art Centre is holding its fourth annual fundraiser Thursday June 15 at Trent University, Oshawa. The studio’s Little Art, BIG Difference Secret Sale features over 100 works from artists across North America, each of which will sell for $75. The creators of the works are the secret, only revealed after the purchase. The first 100 people through the door will receive a one-of-a-kind silk screened hand sewn swag bag. Raffle prizes include gift packages from Arts & Crafts Music, Cafe Belong at the Evergreen Brickworks, DeSerres Art Store, Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe, Panic Factory Escape Rooms, HB Happy Bliss, Scentsy and Lock 3 Media Documentaries. Doors open 6 p.m and all works can be previewed at the LivingRoom’s website. If you have never heard of the LivingRoom do yourself and the wonderful community it helps a favour and check it out.
Happy 50th OAA!! The Oshawa Art Association has a home, which they are calling Gallery 67. The OAA are working with the Holiday Inn Express, located at 67 Simcoe St. N. in downtown Oshawa, to take over a large empty space on the south west corner, designated for a restaurant. As no company has been found yet the OAA will move in. The OAA founded in 1967 are launching the new art space with an exhibit and grand opening Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
Things like this don’t happen all by themselves, this was a collective effort which included the city’s Economic Development department, local businesses, volunteers, the facilitation of Councillor Rick Kerr and the full support of the hotel’s general manager Sita Gardiner.
Sat. June 17 - 2017 Artist in the Gardena Hearth Place Fundraiser - There are ten gardens throughout Whitby and Oshawa, each garden has artisans and live music. Tickets are $20 each in advance, $25 day of. Anne Labelle-Johnson of Blue Willow Studio messaged me to say she will be at Margaritville Garden along with Tony Johnson.
Annemarie Greenwood: Six mixed media works on display at Rawlicious restaurant, 120 Dundas St. W. in Whitby.
Barry Smylie: online exhibit, Boundless