June 2018

Photo by: Luv2shoot

Funny picture for an artsy newsletter you may be saying to yourself – especially odd for those who know me as I don’t fish… or do I?

Come to think of it, I’m always fishing and maybe you are too? Fishing for great ideas, Fishing for the perfect piece of art work, fishing for something to do…

Look no further, here’s the catch of the month:

June 2

ACP – at the Carleton Place Farmers Market

Carleton Place Market Square, 7 Beckwith Street, CP 8:30am – 12:30pm

Come to the market and support your local farmers and artisans. The first Saturday of each month is “Artisan Day.”

Interested in joining Arts Carleton Place? Come see us there! Note to artists: Currently seeking member-participants

June 16

JazzNhouse – The Jon Ballantyne Quartet

MacMartin House – Almonte – More information on the location to come Doors open at 7pm for 8pm start

This is the 2017-18 not to be missed season finale concert. Jon Ballantyne

is one of those Canadian jazz musicians like the great Oscar Peterson who infuse passion and persuasion into every moment of every performance. He has won two JUNO awards and had had several JUNO nominations.

Jon plays the superb Steinway concert grand piano and brings the preeminent, Montreal alto-saxophonist Rémi Bolduc, Toronto bassist Jim Vivian and Oregon native

Alan Jones on drums. JazzNhouse is privileged indeed to have the Jon Ballantyne Quartet end our successful, JUNO-laden performance season!

Tickets $35 online only, at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180616. A cash bar will be available.

June 16

LIPS – 2018 Season Finals

MacMartin House, 125 Gore Street E., Perth Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start

The only rural nationally competing slam community in Canada is having their Season Finals and you’re invited! There is something for everyone’s taste and it is always

an entertaining evening. Cover charge is $10. Doors open at 7pm.

June 16

The Art Shack is at Lambs Down Park Festival

Lambs Down Park, 142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place 9am – 2pm

The Art Shack is at Lambs Down! One side of the Shack will be decorated as an activity for the kids! Come Celebrate 100 years of the Canadian Co-operative Wools Growers. Enjoy goat yoga, pancake breakfast, maker market, Stalwart beer garden, food vendors, amazing music, sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations.

Note to Artists: Currently seeking crafty vendors and Art Shack decoration co-ordinator

June 16

The Art of Resiliency – Open Doors fundraiser – Art Sale

Smiths Fall, On

The Healthy Living Festival, Smiths Falls

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth present their 1st annual art show and sale. This exhibition/fundraiser features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art. Funds raised from this sale help fund the ODLCY youth bursary program. Note to artists: Currently seeking participants

June 23 – 24

NGAG – Art Show and Sale

Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall at Riverside Park, Kemptville Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

A vibrant display by 25+ local artists including members of NGAG along with students of ST. Michael’s Catholic H.S. and North Grenville District H.S.

Barbeque/refreshment stand (Kemptville Rotary Club) – Door prizes – free admission. Note to artists: Currently seeking participants – deadline June 1


Outdoor Pianos in Carleton Place

Summer’s here and the time is right for a piano on Main Street.. They’ll be singing, swaying, piano playing and dancin’ in the streets… The whispers are true, this summer the BIA will be launching TWO outdoor pianos located in and around the BIA. If you wish to learn more, want to sponsor or be involved, contact the C.P. BIA office.

August 4


Bridge Street, Carleton Place

August 11

Art in the Park

Strathcona Park, Elgin Street, Ottawa

August 18

Art Journey Show

Senior’s Activity Center, Smiths Falls

Note to artists: Seeking Participants – Deadline June 6 – for more information contact



The Art Shack has been delivered to its home, the Carleton Place Public Library. You will find it there with the exception of special event days such as; Lambs Down Park Festival, July

1st Canada Activities at Riverside Park, Bridge St. Summer Fest etc.

Organisers are presently seeking all sorts of Volunteers such as: teachers, artists in residence, art therapists… Volunteer artists and creative people are also needed to be prime and decorate the shack. Interested? Contact: k.murray@downtowncarletonplace.com


Since its inception, ACP has depended on volunteers to promote the arts in our community and beyond. ACP is a growing organisation where you will earn invaluable experience, learn, and also contribute to building and impacting the community.

Through ACS you can expand your leadership skills by taking initiative in advancing new art projects. You will meet new people and have a whole lot of fun.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact artscp@bell.net

Note to artists: If you are interested in exhibiting at CP insurance, please contact Lee Thirwall at: leethirl@gmail.com

Suffering from creative block?


Looking for something to do with the kids for the summer? https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/craft-activities

This one is left over from last month. Honestly, if you haven’t read it… check it out! This article will blow your mind if you haven’t yet heard about the Vogels. http://mentalfloss.com/article/48844/how-working-class-couple-amassed-priceless-art- collection

Well, that’s all I’ve got. Get out there and make the most of this beautiful month! Maybe even do like me and hang up the sign…

Remember to pass this newsletter on to a friend who may be interested Carolyne

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