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Embracing the power of community through ‘The People’s Garden’

Multidisciplinary artist Angela Walcott believes it’s important to highlight the power of community when it comes to gardening and food security.


Exploring Food and Freedom with Tonya Sutherland-Stewart

In the mid-twentieth century, Windsor hosted Emancipation Day parades and celebrations that would span several days.


Festival Roundup: the joy of food

It’s edible! It’s art! Learn about the value, history and fun of food with these events happening next month.


Festival Roundup: serving up sustainability

If you're keen on self-sufficiency or ready to get your hands dirty, these pertinent events are sure to reframe what a quality of life can mean in quirky, artful and sustainable ways.


Art Challenge: Amanda Lederle

Amanda Lederle, 2022 Ontario Culture Days @ The Library resident, will be teaching readers how to create drawings or ‘stickers’ to represent a day in the life or emotions from an event.


Folk to Fringe, Ontario summer festivals make a comeback

Festivals are making a comeback, and they’re stronger and more colourful than ever!


Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Festivals and events where you can celebrate, support and experience the vibrant Indigenous arts scene happening in communities across this province. 


Road Trips and Ontario art exhibits to see along the way

Discover a weekend’s worth of activities – and Ontario’s latest art shows – with our ON Culture Guides.


5 magical adventures for Family Day

This weekend, take in free and affordable concerts, public art and magical winter experiences that are kid-friendly and ready for a wonderful Family Day.


The heart of public art: murals for Valentine’s day

Valentine’s Day is about affection, togetherness and showing appreciation. These public art pieces around Ontario to get to the heart of the matter.


11 ways to honour Black Futures Month

February is Black Futures Month – a forward-looking take on Black History Month. To celebrate, take in an event in a digital space or across Ontario.


Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the Holidays

As we jingle our way into the holiday season, there’s much to explore and enjoy with our loved ones. Here are some of our picks in one handy list!


Stay Dreamy this Holiday

As the seasons change, there’s no better time to reconnect with loved ones. Here’s a list of inspiring and heartwarming festivities for the holiday season! For the creative taking this time to refocus on their craft, we’ve included choice arts programming for your enjoyment as well.


Get hands on with our Creatives in Residence

Whether it's food scraps or recycled newspapers and magazines, we encourage you to get hands on and get creative with these at home do-it-yourself activities!


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also referred to as Orange Shirt Day) provides an opportunity for reflection, education, and to listen to and amplify Indigenous voices and communities. It is a day to engage in commemorative events, to make space for meaningful conversation, and to reflect upon how we may support reconciliation efforts individually, as organizations, and as a sector.h


Kicking Off A Creative Fall Season

Can’t wait for the 2021 Ontario Culture Days Festival? Neither can we. Here are sneak peeks of some of the exciting events that have been registered early. Start saving the dates now!


Staff Picks: Music to Keep On Keeping On

It’s the last lazy weeks of summer, and we’re taking a moment to shout out some incredible Ontario-born or based musicians. The tone, lyrics, and emotions in these songs and albums have made her pandemic a little bit easier. Have fun scrolling through and then put on some jams, take a walk, or dance around in your kitchen—and enjoy!


Ready, Set, Reopen: Activities and Performances to Explore as Ontario Opens up

Galleries are re-opening their doors, performers are back on stage, and audiences are flocking to institutions to experience the magic of the arts in-person. The province is bursting with creativity as we enter Step Three in Ontario’s Reopening Plan. To get the most out of this time, check out these upcoming activities from arts organizations and institutions in the province.


Ready, Set, Reopen: Part II

In our last Things to Do, we focused on the reopening of some featured galleries, highlighted live and virtual performances to take in, and provided ways to get creative this summer. With so many exciting arts & culture events popping up across the province, we’re bringing you even more reopening goodness!


Photo of landscape. Credit: Susan Straiton as featured in Art in the County 2020 Juror’s Choice Awards

Sun’s Out Fun: Art Activities and Tours to Enjoy Across the Province

With Ontario warming up for a beautiful summer, there’s no better time to celebrate the rich beauty and heritage of the province.


Honouring Indigenous History Month

To honour Indigenous History Month, we’d like to highlight the huge depth and breadth of work that has been and continues to be done by our Indigenous colleagues in Ontario.


5 Artistic Activities that Explore Mental Health and Wellbeing

After staying inside for the winter months, we’re ready to embrace the sunshine. Check out our list of Spring-inspired activities that will keep you feeling creative all season long.


Photo of brightly coloured tulips in yellow, pink, red, and orange

Lockdown Fun-From-Home For All Ages And Interests

From a tulip festival to art talks, May is full of activities to be enjoyed with the whole family.


Spring into April with these Nature-filled Artistic Activities

Feature Image: Art Gallery of Burlington, 2021


Get Creatively Inspired by These Shows, Classes and Events

Feature Image: Theatre Direct’s Old Man and the River puppetry show for ages 3+ is being streamed for free all weekend as part of the Bridges Festival.


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Black History and Black Futures Month Events and Activities Happening in Ontario

It’s Black History and Black Futures Month, and we’ve put together this list of events and activities that explore the histories and look towards the futures of Ontario’s Black communities


5 Activities to Keep You Feeling Creative This Valentine’s Day

There are plenty of creative ways to share the love this Valentine’s Day. These artistic activities will help you stay inspired while you celebrate your loved ones!


6 Cozy Creations to Make at Home

Keep cozy this winter and start crafting some fun winter scenes! Now is the time to take a break and reacquaint yourself with decorative projects that will keep your home bright and warm throughout the season.


5 WINTER HERITAGE TOURS AND TRAILS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Your backyard is filled to the brim with lore about your community just waiting to be uncovered. We have put together some of the best ways to find winter adventure whether you are at home or venturing out into the snow.


11 Ways to Show Some Local Love this Winter

We have put together a few great ways to stay connected with family and friends this season in person or online. From enchanting light shows to cookie making and holiday markets that will help you send a little love from afar, there is something for everyone.


9 Holiday Performances to Count Down December

For now we aren’t able to catch a seat at a theatre or watch a show in-person, but that doesn’t mean we need to miss all the fun. With performance venues closed across Ontario, and the season for holiday performances quickly approaching, many organizers have booted up their computers and have taken to the internet to showcase their livestream performances and digital recordings.


6 Ways to get Crafty for the Holiday Season

Although it's only November we are already looking ahead to the sparkling holiday lights, lovely winter scenes and giving gifts to our loved ones; and nothing says “I love you”  like a handmade gift. We have put together a selection of workshops, tutorials and classes so that you can become a master crafter just in time for the holidays.


Halloween Haunts, Houses and Heritage

This year has offered us more tricks, than treats, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Halloween in style. We have put together a collection of things to do at home and around your community this spooky season


You Can’t Stop the Beat: Music Makers and Where to Find Them

From virtual performances to educational resources, porch concerts, and drive-ins, there are lots of ways you can catch a VIP performance from your favourite musicians


Summer Colours

Celebrate summer by adding a pop of colour to your life...


The Great Ontario Cook-Off: Exploring Ontario Cuisine

Finding the best flavours from across the province


Art & Heritage Walks: At Home & Online

From outdoor art tours to online exhibitions, here are the best places for artists to find inspiration from home


Fun for Kids

The school year may be wrapping up but there are still plenty of things for kids to do at home. Check out our favourites here


Podcast Roundup – June

Get ready to refresh your feeds. Here are three new, thought-provoking podcasts to enjoy from creators in Ontario


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A Closer Look at ON Culture Days 2020…

Culture Days celebrations have been extended from September 25th – October 25th, 2020. Learn more about programming changes and resources for organizers


Time to Get Creative From Home?

Looking for something to do while you’re stuck inside? A hobby might be just the thing to pass the time


Tune In While Staying In This Month

We’ve put together a list of the best podcasts and playlists to enjoy while you’re plugging away at home.


What to Watch This Month

There are plenty of intriguing digital shows and experiences available on Canadian platforms—no credit card required. Here are three you can enjoy right now – all with lots of great Ontario content.