Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fraser Direct Book Sale

May 12, 8 am – 3 pm. Fraser Direct Book Sale at the Old Armoury, 1A Park Avenue, Georgetown, ON

Mellifluence Jazz Trio Concert

May 6, 3 - 5 PM at Ellen's Bar & Grill, 190 Bovaird Dr W, Unit 41. You are invited to an afternoon of improvised music. BAC member Paul Pacanowski plays keys & sax, Mark Dunn plays bass & Mike McLelland, drums. 289.752.3166.

YAAV May Workshops

MAY youth workshops schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. NEW! 4:30 – 6:30 pm Friday is Drama. Workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, Suite 101.  FREE! Please call to register a space. 905-790-7707

Brampton Quilter's Guild Meeting

April 26. Doors open at 7 pm. Brampton Quilter’s Guild Meeting. April speaker is Garnet Smalley, the man responsible for bringing various quilts from across the ocean to our native Canada, will come and regale us with stories and quilts. He promises not to disappoint.

NSAI Meeting

Apr 24, 7:30 PM at Brampton Arts Council Building, 24A Alexander St (behind high school in parking lot area, go to the back porch door of the building)  Meeting Agenda: Music Publishing & Administration In Today's World For The Independent Songwriter. Based on a February NSAI webcast.  We'll also be doing song evaluations. Please bring a song with 10-15 copies of the lyric. Play your song live or bring a CD or cassette

Sewing Basics

April 23, 7 - 9pm. Complete a BBQ apron - just in time for BBQ season! Yay! You'll need to bring: your sewing machine, 1 metre of heavy cotton fabric, 1 spool of thread, straight pins, and a pair of scissors. If you do not have any (or all!) of these supplies, just let us know when you register and we can arrange to have them there for you. Email to register. visit (presented by the Brampton Art Fair)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Announcing... the PPP Black Box Festival

With a generous grant from the Brampton Arts Council, Peel Panto Players is producing the Black Box Festival.

Black Box is a type of theatrical event primarily organised to offer an opportunity to anyone, whether already involved in theatre or not the chance to try something different; amongst other things it is designed to educate, add knowledge and improve experience.

So anyone who has written a short play that has perhaps sat for years at the rear of a filing cabinet gathering dust, or for those who have never acted, directed, stage managed etc. or maybe never been involved in anything theatre now is your chance.

Please read the attached letter carefully and if interested let PPP know.

You need to act quickly.

Regards from the extraordinarily friendly PPP president,
Mike Butterworth,

Auditions for Brampton's "Alliance Against Violence" Concert

DEADLINE: April 21st, 2012. Young artists encouraged to perform. Submit an online audition. For more information:!/events/205365682906638 


Tuesday, April 24, 9 am to 4 pm. Learn what helps an arts-based business to grow at the free Small Business Arts Forum, creatively financing growth in the arts at the North York Civic Centre. More info and registration details here:

Youth Opportunity

Hey there!

Are you an artist or performer under the age of 30? Are you looking to get involved in something HUGE? Do you want to showcase your talent on a National Scale?

The Arts Network for Children and Youth is looking for young performers and artists to showcase their talent by performing at our National Youth Arts Week launch party on May 1 in Toronto.

What is National Youth Arts Week?

It’s about eruptions of art and creativity from coast to coast to coast.
It’s about inspiring youth leadership through creative expression.
It’s about building a movement that will continue to grow once the week is over.

We are looking for artists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds; musicians, performance artists, dancers, visual artists, sound artists, filmmakers, creative writers, poets and culinary artists, just to name a few.

If you’re interested, please send a short video or an online portfolio to or get in touch with us to find out more information.

For more information about the week, to find out how you can get involved or to see what other events are being planned around the country, visit our website at

Originally published on April 12th, 2012 at 9:15 am.

Celebrate 5 years for Buddys 'n Bows...

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Originally posted on March 20th, 2012 at 11:24 am

CALL FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS/TEACHERS Is looking for clever vendors, presenters, teachers, instructors, participants, and volunteers too! It's a weekend of learning, and a Saturday Festival of fun as well. Visit for more details (presented by the Brampton Art Fair)

Brush with the Highlands

Call for Artists! visit our website for more information. Call Tracey (705) 448-9785 if you have any questions. Early Bird registrations are eligible to win a $200 Guerrilla Pochade Box.
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in Canada’s Premier Plein- Air Art Festival - “A Brush with the Highlands”. Join over 40 other artists in the breathtaking and stunning Haliburton Highlands, painting the most raw and dramatic scenes on the Canadian Shield. Have an opportunity to play games, win prizes, meet and network with artists, patrons and gallery curators. The Festival runs each Civic Holiday weekend, this year, August 2-5 and offers over $1400 in Art awards.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rising Star Talent Show

April 22. Synergy Music presents Rising Star Talent Show at Lester B Pearson Theatre 150 Central Park Drive.

Kinder Dance Spring Trials

April 21st, 2012. Presented by Synergy Performing Arts Academy, 51 Mountainash Rd or 180 Sandalwood Pkwy E suite 2000. 10 Week Programs begin April 21st, 2012 - ONLY $99! KINDER dance - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and more! Music and visual arts classes also available. Register at or (905)846-5000.

Orginally published on February 27th, 2012 at 11: 34 am.
BAC member Dan McVeigh returns to the Yellow Cup Cafe this April 13 for a one man band show. Whether you like James Taylor, Temptations, BJ Thomas or the Thompson Twins, you're sure to hear something that put a smile on your face.

The Yellow Cup Cafe is located at 235 The East Mall in Etobicoke and the show starts at 8 PM.

Upcoming shows

Apr 19 - Moonshine Cafe - Oakville - NSAI Writers Night

Apr 20 - Just Around The Corner - Brampton

Apr 21 - Blue Goose - Etobicoke - North of 49 Trio

Apr 27 - Manchester Arms - Mississauga

March 26 - May 1, 2012, coinciding with National Youth Week (May 1-7). The Express Yourself Media Arts Contest asks youth to use poetry, song, art, photography or video to answer one of the following two questions: How does youth violence impact you? OR What can be done to prevent youth violence? There will be 9 prizes awarded to youth within three age categories. 12-15; 16-19; 20 – 24. For additional information, please contact:  Lindy Greenhalgh, 905 874-5321.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 3rd – April 27th, April youth workshop schedule for Youth Arts Against Violence, 4 – 7 pm. Ages 12 – 24 are welcome. Tuesday is Music Production &/or Step Dance, Wednesday is Photography or Modern Batik, & Thursday is Photoshop or Visual Arts. NEW! 4:30 – 6:30 pm Friday is Drama. Workshops are at the Eclypse Youth Centre, 60 West Drive, Suite 101.  FREE! ECLYPSE Youth Centre. 905-790-7707
May 1 to Aug 26. Art Gallery of Ontario wants you to remember Picasso’s masterpieces. Coming to Toronto in May and staying until August, the AGO offers group discounts for those who’d wish to rally others and make it the event that it is. See more information here: