Planet Artsweek 2018

It takes a world of individual people, businesses, organizations and dedicated volunteers to bring Artsweek to life each year.  Some give time, money and advice, some offer space, lend equipment, brains, brawn or creative ideas.  Others smooth the waters, open doors, give discounts or just generally cheer us on.  We want to thank all of them for their passion, commitment and generosity.  Artsweek would never happen without YOU!

Artsweek 2018 Creators

First and foremost, our deep, heartfelt, thanks go out to the more than 100 extraordinary artists who breathed life into the 65 events, on 30 sites over 10 days presented during this year’s Artsweek.  Their talent and creativity are boundless and the quality of this year’s program was exceptional.

Brad Brackenridge

Nick Ferrio

Rodney Fuentes

Mayelin Lovet

Kelly O’Neill

Alice Williams

Carolyn Code

Daniel Crawford

Anne White

Joeann Argue

Brenda Maracle-O’Toole

Barb Rivett

Heather Shpuniarsky

Zuzanna Chomicka-Newnham

Electric City Ukes

Lauryn Macfarlane


Otis and The Honey Lambs

Melissa Payne

Pine Box String Band

Red Room Quartet

The Smoke Eaters

Television Rd

The Hunter St. Fire Brigade

Winona Wilde

Jeffrey Macklin

Carl Baker

Gavin Barton

Bennett Bedoukian

Pam Birrell

Hayley Carroll

Jenn Cole


Evangeline Gentle

Ryan Kerr

Sona Kaltagian

Elizabeth Morris

Phoebe Tsang

Beany John

Cotee Harper

Christine Donkin

Melissa Addison-Webster

Kay’la Fraser

Fraser McDonald

Wes Ryan

members of the Brain Injury Association

Brandy Leary

Erin Ball

Opal Elchuk

Lina Loaiza Bran

Nikola Steer

Thomas Vaccaro

Sammi Blanchard

Jeffrey Cadence

Kollene Drummond

Jay Edmunds

Jess Gentle

Victoria Kopf

Ceinwen Perks

Kayla Stanistreet

Thomas Vaccaro

Lester Alfonso

Sherine Cisco

Michael Phillips

Robert Atyeo

Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

Suzanne Sorensen

Kate Story

Tammy Bunce


Kay’la Fraser

Jon Hedderwick

Lisa Moses

Wes Ryan

simon tjh-banderob

Esther Vincent

Ziy von B.

Hilary Wear

Laurel Paluck

Kathleen Adamson

Julia Fennbee


The 2018 Artsweek official Team members were, quite simply – THE BEST.  Above and beyond the call of duty, all the time.  Endless thanks to you all.

Jay Adams

Allison Bell

Jillian Bishop

Robert Boudreau

JoEllen Brydon

Mark Buffone

Morgan Carl

Laura Crann

Andrea Connell

Rob Davis

Julie Ditta

Anne Elliot

Alana Farmer

Fran Fearnley

Marcus Ferguson

Hank Fisher

Kris Fisher

Hillary Flood

Bec Groves

Terry Guiel

Neil Hannam

Catherine Hanrahan

Nathalie Heyden

Dorothea Hines

Teryl Hoefel

Liana Honsinger

Joanne Jury

Rachel Jury

Debby Keating

Kate Keating

Red Keating

Bill Kimball

Joon Kim

Jason King

Yvonne Lai

Peyton LeBarr

Fynn Leitch

Eryn Lidster

Sioux Lily

Jon Lockyer

Birgitta MacLeod

Harald Martindale

Tashonna McDougall

Zoe McLean

Cheryl McQueen

Tracy Milne

Gloria Moore

Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

Jim Moloney

Kaitlyn Newman

Laurel Paluck

Jo Pillion

Bhisham Ramoutar

Celeste Scopelites

Lois Shaw

Steven Spielmacher

Hartley Stephenson

Steve Thexton

Peg Town

Maya Turner

Abhishek Udawat

Brad Vandermeulen

Esther Vincent

Jill Walker

Joel Wiebe

Ted Wilson

Leslie Yee

Artsweek 2018 Supporting Businesses and Organizations:

This network of supporters grows every year and creates the foundation on which we build this

10-day festival.  Be it large contributions or small, Artsweek would not be possible without you and we want to say a big THANK YOU.

Anandam Dancetheatre

The Art Gallery of Peterborough


Ashburnham Ale House

Ashburnham Realty

Ayotte, Dupuis, O’Neill Law Office


Black Honey

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region


The Canadian Canoe Museum

Cherney Properties

Cogeco TV

Collins Barrow

Core Chiropractic

Country 105

Energy 99.7

Engage Engineering

Farquharson Law Office

Food Not Bombs

Frolic Art and Design

The Gitigaan Project

[in]SITES 2018

Kawartha Artists Studio and Gallery


The Lakefield Bakery on Queen


LETT Architects

LLF Lawyers

Locks Salon and Spa

Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery

The New Canadians Centre

Nish Tees

The Only Café

Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market

Peterborough Folk Festival

Peterborough Music Fest

Peterborough Pride

Peterborough Public Library

Peterborough Pulse

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

Peterborough Square

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

Peterborough Youth Services

Public Energy Performing Arts

Riverview Park & Zoo

Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital

SPARK Photography Festival

The Silver Bean Café

The Theatre on King (TTOK)

These are Horizon Days

Trent Central Student Association


There are so very many others o made it all possible.  You know who you are.  “Can do” people.  Innovative, imaginative, enthusiastic, kind.  You coached and coaxed and made calls, knocked on doors, begged and borrowed, gave us samples, set an example, fed, watered and made it all possible.  You said “yes”.  We owe you big time and can’t thank you enough.  This list includes: