Critical Mass

A Centre for Contemporary Art


















Welcome to Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a not-for-profit arts organization based in Port Hope, Ontario. Led by a group of volunteer curators, artists, and art enthusiasts, everything we do is shaped and supported by the community we live in. We strive to bring to life arts-based experiences and events that expand our understanding of what contemporary art is and what it can be. 

Our mission is to deliver art to engage with. Consider this your official invitation.

What’s On

Dec 8

Critical Massive Adventure: Zine Reveal & Artist Talk

Zine Reveal & Artist Talk with Eli Gibson 

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Nov 29

Port Hope Candlelight Festival

The second annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. Including two shadow puppet workshops to prepare to light up the night! 

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Nov 1

Pumpkin Parade

A post-Halloween send-off of the jack-o-lanterns of Port Hope.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: After finishing up the cleanup from the Candlelight Festival in the snow we've decided that the weather is far too miserable to hold Eli Gibson's artist talk today. Stay inside, stay cozy, but whatever you do don't come to the Little Station today because we won't be there! Keep an eye on social media for an update on the rescheduled time. ...

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Couple Vendor spaces for Candlelight Festival available! Prepping for the #CandlelightFestival Friday, Nov 29th and helping the committee jury the pop up Holiday Night Market. We could still add a couple more talented artists or artisans to the mix! Send us a DM if you’d like more info. ...

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Here are some great photos from snapd Northumberland West of the Candlelight Walk this weekend.The Candlelight Festival is a part of the holiday kick-off weekend in Port Hope. Taking place the day before the annual Santa Claus Parade, folks are invited to explore Port Hope and experience the magic of the holiday season at night.

The Candlelight Festival includes an illuminated procession and carol sing down Port Hope's main street, lighting of the bandshell, unveiling of the Christmas tile, art installations, an outdoor market, festive food and moonlight shopping!

The Walk began at Walton & Pine Streets (155 Walton St.) at 6:00pm. Participants brought their singing voice and participated in the group carol and Christmas song sing along the route.
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What a magical evening!🌟


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