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Self-guided outdoor tour
Oakville Museum at Earchless Estate
Experience the grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at your own pace with a self-guided tour around the grounds. Festive lighting, illuminated Victorian-style silhouettes and text panels highlight many classic holiday traditions shared all over the world.
At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition art show
Enjoy the outdoors in Bronte Village this holiday season with the ‘At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition’ art show! Bronte will be lined with colourfully-decorated chairs starting November 21, all painted by a diverse group of local artists. Sit back, relax and take in the gorgeous sights of Oakville in the winter.
The Artists of Joshua Creek
Book an appointment to see the exhibit in person at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual exhibit: www.joshuacreekarts.ca
The artists of Joshua Creek Studio have prepared over 70 incredible pieces for the virtual exhibition, “Artus”. This exhibition features watercolour printmaking, a medium that was invented by our founder, Sybil Rampen, over two decades ago. Other mediums are also featured and explored in this exhibition. Let’s celebrate the artists who draw inspiration from the surroundings of Joshua Creek and the natural world.
Read Me a Story: Fables and Fairytales
February 29, 2020 to Winter 2021 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Elders have tried to teach children important life lessons through storytelling since time began. Through museum artifacts, we take a whimsical look at reoccurring themes found in fables and fairytales from a long, long time ago.
History of Sledge Hockey
Now on until September 2019 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
What is sledge hockey? Sledge Hockey of Canada (SHOC) was established over twenty-five years ago. Learn about the history of the sport, the rules of the game and get introduced to some of its leading athletes, some of which call Oakville home.
I-DYVO – Augmented Reality Art
100 Bronte Road, Unit 10
Our pilot collection weaves the linkage between Autism and Augmented Reality – a layering of sensory perceptions – over the calming creativity of art. This collection is designed to generate awareness for Autism and to showcase the innate and unique talent inside people affected by this commonly misunderstood neurological condition. A cornerstone of our gallery is original pieces created by a great autistic artist – Aiden Lee from Oakville, Ontario.
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Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History
Permanent Exhibit at Erchless Estate
Discover the stories of early Black settlers in Oakville including Branson Johnson, a freeborn African-American, who arrived with his family in 1855. His Certificate of Freedom from a Maryland court and the pocket watch in which it was hidden for many years are featured.
The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom
Permanent Exhibit at Erchless Estate
In this exciting and moving multi-media presentation, the ghost of Deborah Brown tells the true story of her heroic flight from a life of slavery in Maryland to her new life of freedom in 19th-century Toronto. Presentation available in French and English.
Oakville Arts Council 2302 Bridge Road 905-815-5977 www.oakvillearts.com Arts and culture are vital pieces of Oakville’s unique character; it transforms us and enriches our lives. The Oakville Arts Council is home to many of Oakville’s arts and culture groups. The Oakville Arts Council takes great pride in recognizing and honouring the profound arts talent in the community. Plan a visit or attend a class and let the Oakville Arts Council help plan your downtime. Take in a little song and dance, an exhibition, gallery or museum visit. Find out what’s going on in Oakville and put some creativity in your visit – visit the calendar of events at www.oakvillearts.com. To see a list of Oakville Arts Council events, please click here. To see the Oakville Arts Council’s Arts Directory, click here.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts provides its guests with a place to learn through dance, music, storytelling and theatre, in one of two theatres located on beautiful Oakville Harbour. Local, national and international performers delight audiences up to 260 days of the year.
Theatre Sheridan 1430 Trafalgar Road 905-815-4049 www.sheridancollege.ca Long recognized for performance and technical excellence, Theatre Sheridan at Sheridan College presents six musicals a year at the Trafalgar Road campus in Oakville. Alumni go on to perform in theatres around the world, including Broadway, London’s West End, Stratford and Shaw Festivals.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCC) 2302 Bridge Road 905-815-5979 www.oakville.ca The QEPCC is a vibrant public space offering active living, cultural and artistic programs and events. The centre provides artists, musicians, and cultural groups with work and studio space, and gallery and exhibit space. It also provides residents and visitors to Oakville with opportunities to explore their personal creativity through its schedule of programs.
Oakville Galleries Two Locations: Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East & Centennial Square, 120 Navy Street 905-844-4402 www.oakvillegalleries.com Oakville Galleries – one institution with two distinct buildings and locations and an 11 acre garden fronting Lake Ontario – is committed to the presentation, collection, preservation, and interpretation of recent work produced in the visual and media arts. Oakville Galleries privileges programmes created to explore and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time that engage artists and communities alike. The exhibitions, collection, educational programmes and original research present new ways of seeing, representing and responding to life.