• The Countdown Public Art Project

    250+ Renfrew County community members contributed to the creation of The Countdown Public Art Project: the first Canadian monument honouring survivors of sexual violence. This community-wide initiative aims to create public spaces for survivors to reconnect to community, and invites vital, but often private, conversations to more public platforms so that communities can heal from […]

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  • Who’s Home? @ the Community Resource Centre

       “Who’s Home?”: exploring with the people who live here the meaning of home, community and neighbourliness. By exploring who is here and what it means to live here now, we will create new stories that reflect the challenges and opportunities of our times; allowing participants to envision themselves and their community in new creative […]

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  • Announcing the Youth Theatre Performance! May 7-8 at the South of Sixty Gallery!

      Performances will be upstairs at the South of 60 Gallery (otherwise known as the Visitor’s centre or Railway Station) in Barry’s Bay. Performance dates/times: Saturday May 7, 6-8pm And Sunday May 8, 1-4pm (paired with the Four Lands Installation) Tickets: by donation (all donations will go to future Youth Theatre programming) Seating is extremely […]

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  • Four Lands of the Ottawa Valley

    An interactive artmaking project creating and bringing to life miniature worlds to express differing perspectives on the place where we live. Free, Everyone welcome! @ Barry’s Bay Railway Station in downtown Barry’s Bay Workshops free and open to all, drop-ins welcome.  

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  • Youth Theatre 2016

    Social Scripts Listing of dates and times: January 30-31 (12-4pm) Playwriting workshop February 5, 12 (6-8pm) Regular theatre group meetings February 19 (6-8pm) – February 20 (10-5pm) Visual story-telling workshop February 26 (6-8) Regular theatre group meeting March 4 (6-8pm) – March 5 (10-5pm) Playwriting workshop March 11, 18 (yes, during March Break!) (6-8pm) Regular theatre group meetings March 25th (Good Friday) is cancelled […]

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  • Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio

    The Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio was created in 2011 with a mandate to promote the integration of visual arts, music, drama, and other creative arts into the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the Ottawa Valley. We work in partnership with local cultural and service organizations to bring people together to explore their […]

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Four Lands of the Ottawa Valley An interactive artmaking project creating and bringing to life miniature worlds to express differing perspectives on the place where we live. Free, Everyone welcome! @ Barry’s Bay Railway Station in downtown Barry’s Bay Workshops free and open to all, drop-ins welcome.   Come see a new play on January […]

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The Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio was created in 2011 with a mandate to promote the integration of visual arts, music, drama, and other creative arts into the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the Ottawa Valley. We work in partnership with local cultural and service organizations to bring people together to explore their […]

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