15 projects, 30 events, 63 sites and the most spectacular audiences yet!

Thanks to everyone who took part in Artsweek 2018: artists, audiences, sponsors, and partners. It was an incredible festival, and all of you made it possible. See you in 2020!

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Accessibility/Relaxed Performances Info here:

Between the Water and the Sky Relaxed Performance Visual Story Sept. 20

Victoria Park The Wailing Visual Story Sept. 20


Past ArtsWeek Events

Divergent Dances Peterborough: Performance

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Location: Peterborough Square, 360 George St N, Corner of George and Simcoe

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Divergent Dances Peterborough is an outdoor aerial performance created by Brandy Leary of Anandam Dancetheatre. It features local dance artists Erin Ball, Opal Elchuk, Nikola Steer, and Thomas Vaccaro in performance on an exterior wall of Peterborough Square. The performances will be prefaced by a series of open rehearsals scheduled throughout the week. Divergent Dances Peterborough explores themes of listening, non-spectacle, and how bodies move in public space.

Roll-O-Matic: Public Acts of Printmaking

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 9am - 1pm

Location: The Silver Bean, Millenium Park, 130 King Street

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Jeffrey Macklin’s Roll-O-Matic printing system brings lino-block printmaking to the streets and invites audiences to join in the fun.

Tootah in Town

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 11 am-12pm

Location: Peterborough Regional Farmer's Market, 307 Aylmer Street N (Citi Centre Courtyard)

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Tootah is an open-hearted, family-friendly, red-nosed Clown who likes to keep busy. Whether collecting garbage, trying to understand Bineshiinyag (the Birds), or joyfully interacting with passersby, Tootah is always tending to something important. 

Artsweek Apple Cider Social and Pie Baking Competition

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Location: Millenium Park, 130 King Street

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Pack your blankets and mugs for an autumn picnic with hot apple cider, apple pie, music from The X-Pollinators and DJ Jonny Trash, and salsa dancing with Mayelin Lovet! Catch the final moments of Roll-O-Matic with Jeff Macklin from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., meet Tootah in his final Artsweek ramble, contribute to an Artsweek yarn bombing project led by Carolyn Code, and enjoy other fun activities with friends!

The Pie Baking Contest is open to all, and judging by a celebrity panel will take place at 1:00 pm. Pies will be judged on their taste and appearance. Fancy latticework, elaborate cutouts, and anything that makes your pie look like edible art are encouraged!

The winner of the best looking pie will receive a $50 cash prize
The winner of the best tasting pie will receive a fair trade gift basket from The Main Ingredient!

Divergent Dances Peterborough: Performance

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Location: Peterborough Square, 360 George St N, Corner of George and Simcoe

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Divergent Dances Peterborough is an outdoor aerial performance created by Brandy Leary of Anandam Dancetheatre. It features local dance artists Erin Ball, Opal Elchuk, Nikola Steer, and Thomas Vaccaro in performance on an exterior wall of Peterborough Square. The performances will be prefaced by a series of open rehearsals scheduled throughout the week. Divergent Dances Peterborough explores themes of listening, non-spectacle, and how bodies move in public space.

Tootah in Town

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Location: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (300 Water Street)

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Tootah is an open-hearted, family-friendly, red-nosed Clown who likes to keep busy. Whether collecting garbage, trying to understand Bineshiinyag (the Birds), or joyfully interacting with passersby, Tootah is always tending to something important. 

Tootah in Town

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: Millenium Park, 130 King Street

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Tootah is an open-hearted, family-friendly, red-nosed Clown who likes to keep busy. Whether collecting garbage, trying to understand Bineshiinyag (the Birds), or joyfully interacting with passersby, Tootah is always tending to something important. 

Textile Mark-Making – New Visions/Old Land: On Hospitality

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery, 164 Hunter Street W.

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The Electric City Culture Council is proud to present the Downtown Artists in Residence Project: On Hospitality. Curated by Leslie Menagh.

Six local artists have been selected to take part in the residency and have been invited to contemplate the theme of hospitality. A cross-cultural value, hospitality can be expressed, understood, and interpreted in diverse ways. The Indigenous, settler, and newcomer artists taking part will share their unique perspectives on the subject as well as their diverse artistic practices.

Featuring Brad Brackenridge, Kelly O’Neill, Nick Ferrio, Rodney Fuentes, Mayelin Lovet, and Alice Williams

The Wailing

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 6pm - 6:30pm

Location: Victoria Park, Brock St. and Water St.

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The Wailing is an outdoor performance conceived by multidisciplinary artist Laurel Paluck. At its centre is a pod of five large ghost whales assembled from plastic in Laurel’s downtown studio. The whales gather, commune, and mourn in response to the harm caused by over consumption of plastic and human pollution, and invite audiences to do the same.

This performance is presented with special consideration for accessibility. Accommodations available upon request.

Take-Out Poetry – Cart Session

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm

Location: Silver Bean Café, Millennium Park 130 King St.

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What do you do when you have a craving and don’t want to cook it yourself? You order take-out of course! Step right up to the handmade, bicycle-pulled Poetry Cart, where gracious servers will offer you a menu of poetic options. Check off the style, mood, and theme you’re after and an array of talented writers will create an instant work of original poetry just for you, tapping it out on a classic typewriter.

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