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The July/August issue of ArtScene is online HERE


PRAC Updates August 25, 2020

Anyone know what the new image dimensions for facebook cover photos should be?

A Gift of Art

The 9 Weekend Patio Art Show

Every weekend from 10am - 4pm, all summer long, three different artists will be out front of A Gift of Art showcasing and selling their work.
  • August 29
    Artists: Susan McGregor, Linda Virio, Peter Martin
    August 30
    Sher Leetooze
  • 187 King Ave. E.

Station Gallery ~ Flashback Friday

by Olex Wlasenko
While flipping through a vintage scrapbook, I came across this front-page of The Globe and Mail featuring SG! Published on Friday, September 17, 1976, this could be the gallery’s premiere national coverage.
Read more in ArtScene page 7 HERE.

Scene It Cinemas – Pop-Up Drive-In Movies

The Town of Ajax presents Scene It Cinemas – Pop-Up Drive-In Movies
The world of live events has changed but in an effort to stay connected, the Town of Ajax is inviting you to drive in, to get out.
· August 28 - Avengers: Endgame (PG 13) 

Digital Doors Open

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open Ontario and its many partners throughout 2020 on a virtual journey across the province as we open Ontario’s doors – online!

Music4life String Orchestra is reinventing our summer concert experience!!

Join us on Saturday August 29th for our online virtual summer gala. Our ½ hour gala will feature music from our past and present with special messages from our community members and orchestra supporters. And of course don’t miss out on our virtual silent auction! All of it will take place on our website. Just visit this URL on the day of the event:

We hope you join us for this special event in support of community music! It’ll be Fun.

384 triangles to go!

Why not join our Triangle Project?
It's a small commitment with BIG rewards!
NOT SURE WHERE TO START? It's all right here including "how to" video demonstrations/suggestions, the triangle template and the drop off schedule for September on our website:

Central Counties Tourism

Partnership Program Funds Still Available 
Deadline to submit your application:
Sept. 1, 2020

It is not too late to leverage your investments with Central Counties’ partnership fund.  If you have, or are thinking of doing, a project in the fall/winter this year, let Central Counties Tourism offset the cost through the partnership program. For details, look here

If you are not sure whether your project fits the criteria, reach out to Executive Director, Chuck Thibeault, at

Creative Commons

  • Looking for iconsThe Noun Project offers over 2 million curated, royalty-free icons available under two main Creative Commons licenses. Their icons integrate with major workflow tools such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft’s and can be customized to fit your needs.
  • Searching for that perfect colour? TinEye’s MulticolorEngine is a colour search engine that extracts colours from 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr and makes them searchable by shade. Super addictive!
  • Nostalgic for ClipArtOpenClipArt uses Creative Commons’ Public Domain license to make thousands of image files and templates available for free––including for unlimited commercial use. As the platform writes, “we believe that giving away our images is a great way to share with the world our talents and that will come back around in a better form”.
  • Need fontsOpen Foundry offers an extensive collection of curated, open source typefaces that you can incorporate into any of your designs for free. If you dabble in the arts, you can submit your own font as well!
  • Want some music? If you would like to add a soundtrack to your project, look no further than digccMixter. The site allows you to search for instrumental music for personal video or commercials projects as well as music for video games. Bonus: it integrates with Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud and many other platforms!
Be sure to let us know what you are doing for Culture Days 2020!

Seasonal activities wanted!

As we move into the autumn and winter seasons, Durham Tourism is here to assist you with your marketing and promotions.

We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to our tourism stakeholders as a friendly reminder to please keep us in the 'loop' as to any activities or events that you have planned for the autumn and winter seasons.

We will be sure to include these in our marketing plans to hopefully create further awareness to our residents and guests about your products and offerings.

Please send any content and images to

Post your events here!

It might be a hoax if:

You might have received a facebook hoax when:
  • it says they heard it on FOX news - it might be a hoax
  • if you put something odd on a burn to make it heal - it might be a hoax
  • it appears as an image with lots of text - it might be a hoax
Lots of dangerous stuff floating around. Remember you, your children or grand children might try some of the nonsense you share. Google is your friend, confirm before posting.

Employment Opportunities

OAAG/AOGA JOB OPENING: Communications/Public Relations and Special Projects Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Posted On August 21, 2020

ONE POSITION: Communications/Public Relations and Special Projects Assistant (27.5 weeks contract) 
CONTRACT: September 14, 2020 – March 31, 2021, 9.30 am-4.30 pm, Monday to Friday (27.5 weeks for 30 hours per week) 
LOCATION: Remote due to COVID-19 until OAAG deems it safe to return to office

  • Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) 
    401 Richmond St. W., Suite 395, Toronto, ON 
City of Pickering
Wanted: Specialty Instructors (2020-2021 Programs). 
Available positions (sorry I didn't receive this before last MailChimp - maybe closed):
◾️Skating Instructor
◾️Skating Assistant
◾️Preschool Instructor 
◾️Preschool Assistant 
◾️Home Alone & Babysitter Training Instructor
◾️French Language Children's Art Instructor 
◾️Silly Science Instructor
◾️Children's Astronomy Instructor
◾️55+ Tai Chi Instructor
Interested in one of these positions? Visit to learn more and apply by August 24!
Click HERE! for your latest copy of ArtScene on line ONLY!

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