Artists: Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping, Jennie Suddick (Spark Box Studio) | Photo supplied by: Chrissy Poitras

2019

The curatorial theme for 2019 was Ephemera.

Port Hope Candlelight Festival (Nov 29)

The second annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. 

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Through the Eyes of the Beholder (Aug 17 - Oct 15)

Fan memorabilia vintage and modern | curated by Kelly Kirkham and Brynley Longman

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Critical Massive Adventure (August)

A multi-event festival of storytelling, role playing games, and adventure through the lens of contemporary art. (Plus Ed Greenwood!)

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Cabinet of Critical Massive Curiosity & Critical Smash at the Lucky Midway Ticket Booth (May - June)

An interactive exhibit by Liz Parkinson

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Shadow Puppet Workshops with Cardboard Reality (Nov 15, 23)

A series of shadow puppet making workshops led by Cardboard Reality Studio, in lead up to the Candlelight Festival.

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Pumpkin Parade (Nov 1)

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

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Going. Gone. (Sep 12 - 17)

A fundraiser in two parts | A reception and online auction

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Critical Massive Adventure: Summer Workshop Series (June - August)

A series of open workshops as a prelude to the Critical Massive Adventure festival

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You Never Step in the Same River Twice (Apr 13-May 2)

A juried art exhibit by Trinity College School Media Arts students, curated by Sally McKay-LePage

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2018

The curatorial theme for 2018 was Migration.

Station Migration Installation (Nov 23-24)

“Put a Bird on It”, an installation at The Little Station by Spark Box Studio artists Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping & Jennie Suddick

Puppet & Lantern Making Workshops (Oct-Nov, 2018)

with Clelia Scala

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Salmo Salmar: The Once and Future Fish

Community Engagement workshops & installation by Vivian Wong

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Port Hope Candlelight Festival (Nov 23)

The first annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. Including an animal migration down main street.

Giant Blanket Fort in the Park | Port Hope Arts Festival (Aug 11)

Calling all blanket fort architects!

 

2017

A year of events celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, made possible through Ontario 150 funding.

miniMEGA Print Project | Festival Event (Sep 23-24)

What, you don’t use an 8-ton steamroller to make your fine art prints?

Mini Museum of Art (Sep 23-24)

A miniature gallery space with nickel-sized art, shown at the miniMEGA festival event.

miniMEGA Print Project | Workshop Series

Community workshop series including a Prints & Pints event at William Street Brewery Co.

Green Street + Puppet Parade

Transforming pavement into a playspace.

Swimming Upstream | Port Hope Canada Day Parade (Jul 1)

Art in action going against the flow at the 2017 Port Hope Canada Day Parade.

miniMEGA Print Project | Print Auction + Reception (Mar 22-24)

Print preview and auction to end miniMEGA with style

miniMEGA Print Project | Print Exhibition (Oct 21)

Putting the community’s art on display 

Chinook Salmon River Wall Mural (Sep)

by Mique Michelle

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Puppet Potluck (Nov-Jan)

Window display by artist Kelly Kirkham.

National Burger Day Fundraiser (May 28)

Ganny Goose and Olympus Burger team up for a fundraising event.

Photo Booth | Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny 2017 (Apr 8)

Goose on the loose! Ganny Goose and his photo booth debut at Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny

2012-2016

Slidestreet (Aug 8, 2015)

The greatest, grandest, funnest waterslide a main street has ever seen. 

Recent Acquisitions (Aug 2016)

Artist talk and installation at the Walton Hotel by Collin Zipp. His work Recent Acquisitions features commissioned reproductions of a stolen Van Gogh painting.

Hot Air: Instant Nationalism (2013)

by Felix Kalmenson

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Artist Interventions | Fall Fair 2012

Ceci n’est pas un…pickle?

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A Fine Specimen (2012)

by Heather Nicol

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Natural Order Series (2013)

by Lauren Nurse

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Celebrating Farley Mowat | Hydrophobic Stencils (Oct 2016)

As part of a celebration of the life and legacy of author Farley Mowat, ten hydrophobic stencils of Mowat quotes and imagery were hidden around Port Hope

Before I Die… (Aug 2013)

Crowd-sourced reflections on mortality and the pursuit of happiness.

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Artist Interventions | Fall Fair 2013

Agriculture subterfuge: the sequel

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The Mountain School Bookhouse

A pop-up micropublishing workshop for the youth. Led by Shannon Gerard and co-facilitated by her OCADU students.

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Blackboard Barn

An interactive installation | Created by Liz Parkinson, Fiona Crangle, Dennis Landwehr and Denis Desjardins.

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I do, I undo, I redo (2012)

by Yvonne Singer

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