Art In Public Spaces
The Art in Public Spaces program brings the work of our local artists into the community and showcases the amazing talent in Haliburton Highlands. The Arts Council partners with interested venues and then invites members to submit their work. The committee is overseen by a committee of dedicated volunteers.
Since the beginning of this program, the Arts Council has partnered with several venues including the Highlands Brewery and the Dysart et al Welcome Centre. We have also hosted art exhibitions at many local cultural events such as the Concert Series at the Northern Lights Pavilion, the Folk Society’s Winter Folk Camp, Hike Haliburton, the Highlands Summer Festival and Sir Sam’s Fall Open House. The committee has organized two art trail exhibitions: the first in 2017 to celebrate the Municipality of Dysart et al’s sesquicentennial and the second in 2022, titled Renewal. This exhibition celebrated our emergence from the isolation of the Covid 19 pandemic.
This program has been very popular with both artists and the public. Close to half of the visual artists featured in our directory have shown work through this program at one time and our literary artists are now also beginning to show interest in the program. Each show offers both emerging and seasoned artists to show and sell their work.