What's New - Spring Edition

This spring, Kawartha Lakes is bursting with arts and cultural happenings.


Mayor Andy Letham announcing Working Group to study feasibility of a new culture centre. Taken by Daniel Marlatt.

4th KLAC Annual General Meeting and Community Celebration was held at the historic Coronation Hall in Omemee. The members elected the Board of Directors and welcomed Ray Marshall as the new Chair. Ray announced there are now over 80 KLAC members – artists, cultural organizations, businesses and supporters of art and culture. A big thanks to our auctioneer, Councillor Pat O’Reilly, for helping us raise $1,320 from donations of original works of art and unique artistic experiences. The funds will go to the Cultural Centre Fund.


Kawartha Arts Network artists’ co-op is offering non-instructional life drawing sessions held Thursday evenings between 6:30 – 8:30. For information and registration, contact Anders Widjedal anders@kawarthaarts.ca


On April 15 and 29, Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail members got off to a great start with DeNure coach tours travelling to Trail sites at many Kawartha Lakes communities, roads and by-ways. Guests included members on the Trail, KLAC Board members, elected officials and senior city staff. It was a great way to connect volunteers and staff who run the studios, businesses and heritage sites and are ambassadors for our residents and cultural visitors. The updated 2019 Arts & Heritage Trail Guide is now available at many municipal libraries and service centres.

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Kawartha Lakes 2019 Cultural Summit on May 9, organized by Debra Soule, Economic Development is being held at the Lakeview Arts Barn. Reviewing the progress made in arts, culture and heritage since 2013, the day-long summit will create a vision for our new Cultural Master Plan. This is open to all interested community members.


May 10 “The Back 50 Comedy Night” at Lakeview Arts Barn. Billed as “smart comedy for the middle-aged – from parenthood to politics to stretchy pants.” Jim McNally, Rick Currie and Denis Grignon bring this comedy extravaganza and live CD recording to life.
Order your ticket online at www.lakeviewartsbarn.com


June 19 Globus Theatre opens its summer season with “That’s Amore!” By Rose Napoli. Passion and pasta collide in the World Premier romantic comedy. Order your ticket online at www.lakeviewartsbarn.com


July 5-7 - “Harvey”, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase presented by Lindsay Little Theatre and the Academy Theatre. A story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit. Order tickets online at www.academytheatre.ca

Check out the Calendar of Events on KLAC’s website for up-to-date listings of theatre, music, art shows and more from our talented members.