Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Celebrate Ontario 2012 is now open for applications!

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps new and existing festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. The program also supports bid and event hosting costs of major one-time events and festivals attracting out-of-province visitors through the Blockbuster category. All organizers of festivals and events are invited to apply. To see more of THIS article, go to: For full details, including what’s eligible, how and when to apply, visit the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s website at: Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local tourism advisor.

Call for Artists & Entertainers!

Brampton Arts & Crafts Festival, Sat. November 26th, 9 am – 4 pm at Rose Theatre. A community showcase of arts & entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Vendor Application Deadline: September 1, 2011. Applications are available online at, or by emailing Here are some pics from our show in July!

North of 49 trio returns!

Travel the gravel to see one of their shows: Aug 26 - Sweetz Bistro - Woodbridge (North of 49 Trio) Aug 27 - Eton House - Toronto (North of 49) Sept 2 & 3 - Walker's Fish Market – Mississauga Sept 5 (Labour Day) - Royal Canadian Legion - Brampton - Labour Day BBQ & Corn Roast Sept 9-12 - CCMA's - Dan will be attending all events at the CCMA Music Weekend

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Brampton Indie Arts Fest is BACK!

That’s right kids, “Friendly Rich” Marsella and his array of surreal companions are back for a two night gig at the Rose Theatre, this September 15 and 16, 2011.

The City of Brampton and Friendly Rich are proud to present the 2011 Brampton Indie Arts Fest, featuring a stellar line up of Canadian and international independent artists, including: Clay and Paper Puppet Company, Richard Underhill and the Shuffle Demons, Lederhosen Lucil, Worst Music Videos, Lily Frost with Jose Contreras, and very special surprise guests.

Brampton’s own weird and wacky VISUAL ARTISTS will be featured alongside the festival program. Admission is FREE, so come one, come all!

September 15 & 16, 2011 @ Rose Theatre Brampton
Performance times and schedule soon to be released – check back soon at

In Partnership with the Brampton Arts Council and the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation.
The Brampton Indie Arts Fest is graciously sponsored by
Steam Whistle Brewing – Canada’s Premium Pilsner.


Brampton Indie Arts Fest 2011
Produced by Rich Marsella aka “Friendly Rich” and The City of Brampton
Nights of September 15 and 16, 2011 at Rose Theatre, Downtown Brampton
The Brampton Indie Arts Fest is looking for talented independent artists who want their work to be featured at the Brampton Indie Arts Fest 2011!

We are interested in artists whose works are exciting, push boundaries and are a little left of normal! We are willing to review any medium and stage of development in the artist’s career.
Depending on the nature of the artworks, there is opportunity to display in the Rose lobby and outside in Garden Square. Works can be complete in nature (ie: finished painting or sculpture) or a performance of process for spectators (ie: sidewalk chalk artistry, live sketching, etc).
We will do our best to provide means for display, however it is recommended your work be easy to set up and that you yourself are able to transport it to and from the theatre.

To apply:
Forget the cover letter! Just send...
• your contact info
• artist resume
• no more than 5 JPG photos of your best work
• a JPG photo or written description of the particular work you want to exhibit by no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 4pm.

If demand for exhibition space is high, entries will be selected by the Festival production team. Selection will be based on expressed sensitivity to the festival context and feasibility of exhibition.
Best of luck and we look forward to viewing your artworks!

In Partnership with the Brampton Arts Council and the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation.
The Brampton Indie Arts Fest is graciously sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing – Canada’s Premium Pilsner.

Got Talent? Audition to showcase your talent!

Register your
media for
Brampton’s Got Talent
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seniors Desi Idol Auditions

August 14th, 2011, 11 AM. (1 of 3 rounds). Swar Sadhana is glad to organize one of the most exciting events for parents and grandparents. Present one or two songs with or without CD tracks. Each member must bring their CD track with them and submit to the sound technician at least 30 minutes in advance for test and making sure everything is correct. You can download the registration form from Please fill all the information in the form and send email directly to Swar Sadhana 34 Avalanche Cres, Brampton, ON.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Brampton Art Fair - Art Classes

Tuesday nights will be "One Stroke Painting Classes" and Thursday nights will be "Intro to Art" What that means is each week we will have different art projects each week. Painting, Etching, Mixed Media, Angel Making and lots more.
Thursday, August 4th - Welcome Signs Aug 11th – Angel Making Aug 18th T-Shirt Design and Aug 25th Clay Designs.
For more information check and click on Karen's Kraft Classes or email
Hope to see you there. By the way...we have air conditioning....PHEW!!

- From Brampton Art Fair Gals

Monday, August 8, 2011

Best Art for Best Start Calendar CALL FOR ARTISTS

When:August 15 is the deadline
What: Best Art for Best Start Calendar art competition.
Where:Please submit your jpeg of your work to
Who: Best Start Health Coalition in Peel is producing a 2012 calendar featuring 13 original works by interested professional and amateur artists as a new fundraising initiative.

Those artists interested in submitting work for consideration must submit photographs of their work by August 15, 2011. Works to be considered must be two-dimensional with a maximum size of 1 metre by 1 metre. Requests for submissions of original works considered for publication will be sent after the initial evaluations are completed. Please contact Barb Wallace at 905-452-1246 or for more information. All pieces chosen will be appraised and finalists will receive a tax receipt for the appraised value. All artists will be notified by email. Evaluation of the pieces will be performed by a panel of judges drawn from the Arts Community. For more information or to donate funds, please refer to

Brampton Art Fair Gals invite you to

Join them for small classes, learn at your own pace lessons, and
complete a project each week. We offer instruction in:
*Beginner Acrylic Painting
*One Stroke Painting Techniques
*Watercolour Workshops
*Texturized Painting Techniques
These classes are hands-on with instant results. All supplies are
included. Pay as you go. Classes are offered on Tuesdays &/or
Thursdays 7-9pm and Saturday workshops from 9-12.
COST: $25 each week (includes all supplies)
LOCATION: 115 Orenda Road (at Rutherford) in Brampton
START: The week of July 26th

Email us to book your space (spaces limited) or for more information.