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Member News - August 2017

Member News - August 2017

10 August 2017  

Aurora Cultural Center

The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.

Doors Open at the Aurora Cultural Centre invites you in for a Day of Discovery and Dialogue through an arts lens. With the opening of two new visual arts exhibitions that invite questions of reconciliation, and our approach to the natural landscape, and the Centre’s Canada 150 Milestone Murals, project encouraging community discourse, our doors will be wide open to invite you into the conversational circle.

Read more here

Shadow Path Theatre

Shadowpathis looking for a highly functional creative team of 5 female Apprentice Artistic Directors/Producers that wish to enhance their career path with artistic direction and producing. Develop and share skills with Shadowpath’s programming, proven models, partnerships and community initiatives. Shadowpath's Artistic Director will share tips, tools and templates for successful management, creation and producing. This is a 10 month apprenticeship, $15,000/apprentice, with weekly in person meetings, industry workshops, assigned tasks and projects and frequent communication with Shadowpath’s Artistic Director. Application Deadline: August 12, 2017.

For more information and to apply, click here

Arts Society of King (ASK)

ASK will be hosting their annual Schomberg Street Gallery event on September 17th, complete with a juried exhibition and quality fine art & crafts available for sale. Admission is free to all visitors, with live entertainment, a complimentary rickshaw service, and many local shops and restaurants close by.

Click here for more info.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

There are a number of community events happening at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre in August. The 44th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show will happen August 13thfrom 11am – 4pm. Exhibitors from across southern Ontario display their prized antique & classic cars. This family event offers live entertainment, food vendors, and heritage activities. On Monday, September 25th, the community centre will be hosting a P.A. Day Workshop: Cooking with Apples!  The workshop will run from 9am to 4pm and is for children ages 5-12.  From now through Dec 9th, come to the museum to see the exhibit: “Canada’s 150th – Then and Now”.  The exhibit can be viewed during regular hours of operation and is included with general admission.  Go to for more info!

Markham Jazz Festival

Markham Jazz festival has announced five-time Grammy award winner David Clayton-Thomas as the headliner for the festival on Saturday, August 19th. Among more than 30 free concerts on three stages and along Main Street, [they] could not be more proud to present [this] Walk-of-Fame Canadian artist who has been legendary to music fans since the 1970s!” To read more about Clayton-Thomas, click here

Markham Jazz Festival is proud to offer their “must-see stop on the Ontario circuit of live jazz and music festivals”, taking place August 17 – 20th. Jazz and Blues will be performed on the main stages in Historic Unionville, in front of the numerous restaurants lining the streets. The lineup of musicians has also been announced for August, including musicians like Manteca and Shakura S’Aida. Click here for the full line-up and dates. 


The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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