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NDP leadership convention

The New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island will hold a Leadership Convention April 7, 2018. A [ ... ]

The Mobile Makery

The Mobile Makery will be hosting two upcoming workshops at bar1911 (113 Longworth Ave, Charlottetow [ ... ]

A mirror of myself

A mirror of myself
Lucie Bellemare has fun with her art

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

It’s a different world from a small titling house caught up in the woods outside Abram’s Village to a “regular” home in Summerside, but artist Lucie Bellemare is finding her way. “If the roof was not about to cave in, I would still be there, in the woods,” remarked Lucie.

Born and raised in Alma, Lac St. Jean, Quebec, surrounded by wind

Katharine Dagg paintings

Katharine Dagg paintings
The Small Town Market Gallery at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market

Katharine Dagg has mounted an exhibition of paintings in collaboration with the Peake Street Collective and this town is small in the The Small Town Market Gallery at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. 

Since retiring from her pottery business, Stoneware Pottery in Milton, PEI, Katharine has been working fulltime as a

Confederation Centre Art Gallery exhibits

Confederation Centre Art Gallery exhibits

A young Island artist, an amateur Island photographer, and videos by 11 well-known Quebec artists make up the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s winter lineup of exhibitions in Charlottetown.

William Steele Louson was a gifted amateur photographer from Charlottetown. Wish You Were Here: W.S. Louson’s Picture Postcards of Prince Edward Island showcases his photographs of Island landscapes that were

this town is small news

this town is small is partnering with the Guild for a series of exhibitions in 2018 and is seeking proposals from professional artists. Exhibitions will be mounted in the Gallery @ the Guild, and programmed in July, August, and September. This call is open to all professional artists who are residents of PEI. Artist fees that follow CARFAC standard guidelines will be paid for these exhibitions.

The 60/80 show

The 60/80 show
Henry Purdy marks personal milestones with new exhibit

Henry Purdy’s new exhibition of paintings at Ellen’s Creek Gallery is called 60/80 and sums up the fact that Henry is now 80 years old, and came to PEI to be a professional artist 60 years ago, when he took a job as the graphic designer for a Charlottetown radio station. 

The show will include a dozen new paintings along with other recent

Art on the walls at Hot Shots Lounge

Art on the walls at Hot Shots Lounge

Hot Shots Lounge on Longworth Avenue in Charlottetown is the latest non-gallery space to offer opportunities for Island artists to exhibit their work.

In November, Kathy Tweel and Terry Mackinnon, the owners and operators of Hot Shots Lounge, asked their friend Paul Ness to take the idea of showing Island art on their walls forward. Paul rounded up Jim West, Trisha Clarkin, Kier Kenny and P. John

A Few Favourite Things

A Few Favourite Things
Sixty Days of Fame for Vivian Aho at MacNaught Centre

MacNaught History Centre and Archives opens New Sixty Days of Fame Exhibit 

A Few Favourite Things is the title Summerside artist Vivian Aho has given her new exhibition showing at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street, Summerside. The exhibit, which will run throughout February and March, is part of Culture


Julianna Wigmore and Norah Pendergast collaborate

Dissonance is a collaborative exhibition mounted by Julianna Wigmore and Norah Pendergast, in conjunction with this town is small at The Wall Portrait Gallery, Dawson Lounge, 5th floor, Main Building UPEI in Charlottetown. 

The show is an example of confessional art, an intentional revelation of the private self. Spontaneously staged and shot,

RBC Emerging Artist Program

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that the RBC Foundation continues to support the Art Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program. The RBC has been providing support for the program since 2009. The $15,000 donation will fund year two of a three year commitment. Some of the past recipients include: Alexis Bulman, Andrew Cairns, Monica Lacey, and Alexandra O’Sullivan. This year from January to

Summerside Heritage & Cultural Award Nominations

Summerside Heritage & Cultural Awards recognize significant contributions in the field of culture and/or heritage promotion, education or preservation in 2017; the categories are: Heritage Activities Awards, Cultural Activities Awards, Natural Heritage Activity, Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Publication of the Year, Award of Honour. For information contact 902-432-1295 or

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Some Upcoming Events

Poet and ecologist

March 1 Lecture at UPEI 
March 2 Poetry Reading at Beaconsfield Carriage House Dr. Don McKay ha [ ... ]

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

February 23–March 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Paul McGuigan, UK, 105 min. Annette Benin [ ... ]

Black History Month celebrates diverse I...

Island wide Black History Month is an opportunity for Prince Edward Island to celebrate bla [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]