Welcome to the online home of the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council. Please take a look around. Check out the beautiful images, exciting events, programs and opportunities we provide our members and our community.

We are only a click away.  If you have a comment or question just go to our 'Contact' page and drop us a line. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

As you look around, you will see some images of art and performances posted around the site .  We hope you enjoy these. The opportunity to have your work showcased on the KLAC website for all to see is one of the benefits of being a member of the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council.  Thanks for visiting.



Kawartha Lakes Arts Council makes great progress in support of Arts and Culture in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Over the past six months your KLAC team has been working extremely hard on your behalf.  The three tenants of our mission are Advocacy, Education and Programming.  Recently you may have noticed that our program offerings have been a bit on the ‘light’ side.  This is the result of a very concerted effort by us involving many hours of work to advocate for the Arts and Culture sector in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  We feel we are on the right track and that we have garnered some significant understanding and support from our municipal council.  Click on the link below to learn more about the following significant milestones accomplished on your behalf by KLAC.

Read more about KLAC's Advocacy and Awareness work

What's Happening Around the Community...

At the Academy Theatre

February 25 - Everything Fitz - The Fitzgeralds                                                                                                                                   March 18 - Brent and Sarah's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Magic Show                                                                                                   March 28 - Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies                                                                                                                                March 30 - Legends on Tour                                                                                                                                                                      April 1 - Hank Williams Tribute                                                                                                                                                                   April 22 - Rick Mercer                                                                                                                                                                                 April 27 - An Evening with Mickey Gilley                                                                                                                                                April 29 - "Oh What a Night"                                                                                                                                                                      April 30 - John McDermott                                                                                                                                                                       May 3 - Bill and Joel Plaskett with special guests Mayhemingways

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The Kawartha Arts Network presents an exhibit of Chinese brush painting by local artists Richard Sauve and Bruce Young

 From February 16th through March 11th the Kawartha Arts Network present Chinese brush paintings by these two artists at the Art on Kent Studio in Linday.  Although both artists use the same basic methodology, their results are completely their own. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 18th, from 1 to 3 pm.

Studio hours are: Thursdays and Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm.

Also from our friends at KAN


SPARK Photo Festival presents Joy Ding

Monday March 20, Nexicom Theatre, Showplace Peterborough, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

For tickets and more info: http://www.sparkphotofestival.org/presentations/joy-ding-presentation/

Joy Ding, A Harvard Graduate in Computer Science, and currently a product development manager at Twitter is a role model for young women considering STEM career paths (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). If you have ever used Google Maps, Drive, or uploaded a photo or video to Twitter, you have come into contact with her work.

Presented by the SPARK Photo Festival at the Showplace Nexicom Theatre, March 20 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Ms Ding will be visiting Peterborough from San Francisco, California to speak about the impact of social media on the practice of photography, the current state of technology in regards to photography, and in particular, photographic advances on mobile devices. Her presentation will feature an overview of currently available features and products, and what to expect on your mobile devices in the near future, including image based machine learning.

After her keynote, Joy will be joined in conversation with Richard Helms, formerly a software research and development specialist at IBM Canada, and Jeannine Taylor, publisher of kawarthaNow.com before questions are put to the floor.

Thank you to our valued Sponsors


Jeanne Lister                Steve Soule

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