Itty Bitty Arts/Craft Show And Sale

Holiday Shopping


Original works by 30 Artists and Artisans

All items under $100

Book launch and signing by Natasha Peterson

Saturday Nov 4th-Sunday, Nov 5th

10am-4:30 pm

Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John Street

Free Parking and Admission


October Newsletter

One Weekend, Two Shows: 60 artists and artisans.



The show is being held at the Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John St,  from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Free admission, and Free parking.  This Fall show is one of two annual events by Arts Carleton Place to raise funds for its High School Bursary program.

The 2017 recipients of the Arts Carleton Place Bursaries were: For Notre Dame Catholic High School: Ben Ivens, who is continuing his studies in Media Arts at Algonquin College and Jessica Neil who will be studying Applied Arts and Communications in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and  for Carleton Place High School recipient was Nick Busby.

The Fall show will feature 30 artists and artisans showcasing their work in the area of photography, visual arts (oil, acrylic, water colours and mix media), jewellery, fused glass, functional glass, knitting and sewing, pencil drawings, pottery and tableware, art dolls, ceramic folk art as well as cards and ornaments to list but a few of the gems available.

Natasha Peterson will be launching and signing her new book: Polar Bear Pete’s Perfect Performance aimed at young people, on both Saturday and Sunday while another local author, Ron Lawruk, will be available to sign his books on Sunday.

Participating Artists and Artisans are from all corners of the region: Portland, Perth, Smiths Falls,  Fitzroy Harbour, Carp, McDonald’s Corners, Almonte, Stittsville, Kanata, Haley Station and one visiting artist, Jacinthe, from Gatineau.



Make your first holiday shopping destination the popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show where a juried selection of over 30 carefully selected artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their original creations in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere this November 4 & 5, 10-4pm at the Almonte Community Centre & Arena Upper Hall, 182 Bridge Street.

 Homemade light meals and baking will be served as a fund raiser for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum at the snack bar. . There will be a table for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society who would be thrilled to receive donations for their very worth cause. Their wish list can be found at .

More details found at Free parking, entry and a chance to win a festive quilt.

So that first weekend in November gives you lots of reasons to plan a day trip to Carleton Place and Almonte.

Art  supplies  for  Northern  Schools

There is an urgent need for gently used or new art supplies for our northern Indigenous schools.( If you have art supplies you could donate, please take them to Surrounding Memories, 77 A Bridge St. In Carleton Place or contact me for pickup ( or 613-257-1069.  Note: They are unable to accept books( too heavy)

October Activities

The Under the Stairs gallery

65 Mill St. in Almonte is back in full swing featuring exciting new paintings by Jean Morrow. Open everyday from 10:00 – 4:00.

Until October  9

Manotick Art Gallery and Framing

Katherine Miller is  presently exhibiting at Manotick Art Gallery and Framing as an apprentice with Gordon Harrison.

She is also at Les Plumes et Glisses in Mont Tremblant until Thanksgiving.

October  7 After  1pm

Victor Maltby

Long Sault Trio are playing at the final day of the McDonald’s Corners Farmers Market starting from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is a very welcoming market with many vendors.

October  7-9

Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour

Wander, Savour, Collect !

The 21st Crown and Pumpkin – The Art & The Craft, takes place in the Almonte and Clayton areas on Thanksgiving Weekend, October 7, 8 &9, 10am – 5pm daily.  Travel scenic rural roads to discover a great array of fine art, fine craft and fine food from 51 creators.  There are 18 unique and fun studio stops, many with a carefully chosen mix of artists and artisans designed to tantalize all of your senses. Just a short drive from Ottawa, free admission, food stops, bicycle friendly., Barbara Mullally, 613 256-3647.

Sept 26th – Oct 15th

Look through my eyes

Donna Wiegand

Rob Huntley

Elisabeth Arbuckle

Foyer Gallery , Nepean Sportsplex (Entrance 1), 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa

Gallery hours Tues and Wed 10am-1pm 6-9pm

Thur and Fri 9an-3pm 6-9pm

Sat and Sun 10am-4pm

Close Monday

(613)580-2424 ext 42226

October  20

Lanark LiPS

Competitive Slam

Coutts Roastery and Cafe 57 Gore Perth

$5 entry, performers free


October  22

Lanark LIPS 2017 Team Fundraiser

Open Mic

Under Pressure Coffee House Carleton Place

$5 entry



Art Journey

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.

71 Cornelia St. W.

October 28

 JazzNhouse presents the multiple JUNO winner, the Mike Murley Trio

Always swinging and lyrical, this is mainstream chamber jazz at its best! An engaging, lyrical saxophonist, Murley is one of Canada’s finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today. Looking Back and Ship Without a Sail, the latest trio recordings from saxophonist Mike Murley, continue in the tradition of his two Juno award winning recordings featuring bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Ed Bickert.  Reg Schwager has replaced the now retired Bickert and brings his own subtle yet potent style to the music without radically changing the sound of the group.

This Almonte concert will sell out quickly. Artsy Happenings readers will be one of the first to get notified! Seat reservations are taken online only: Guests will receive an email with address details the week of the concert.

Saturday, October 28, 2017. Doors open 7:15 pm. Concert starts 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25 online only, at

Call To Artists and Artisans

Call for Artists and Artisans

Arts Carleton Place Itty Bitty Art and Craft Show & Sale

November 4 – 5, 2017


Carleton Place Canoe Club

179 John St.



Call for Artists and Artisans

One of a kind art show and sale for holiday shopping! Let’s encourage people to look at small fine art as affordable and within the reach of everyone at this time of year. The opportunity of purchasing original paintings, photography, jewellery or a piece of beautifully rendered pottery, jewellery or blown glass is priceless.

All works must be priced no higher than $100.  49 spaces are available on a first come, first served bases.

Entry fee is for this particular show is dependent on the space reserved and costs between $25 and $80 with a limited number of spaces having both a table and access to electricity.

Registration deadline is October 1st, 2017.

If you are not currently a member of Arts Carleton Place, you must also add $20 for membership dues.

A central cash will be operated by Arts Carleton Place with a commission of 10% on cash or cheques sales and 12.7% on credit card sales.  Sales reconciliation and cheques to artists will be distributed at end of day, Sunday.


Show signage will go up one weeks in advance of the show.

Show coordinator:

Membership and applications forms below

Itty Bitty Show Registration Form

Membership Form July 2017