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Special Events

Here is a brief overview of important dates and special events that may interest you. We hope that you will be able to fit some of the occasions into your sightseeing schedule when in the beautiful Kawarthas. Did we mention all this is free?? Come on down!

January 4-February 29, 2016 

Sale, Sale Sale!

May 22, 2016 – Spring Art Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Get ahead of the tourist season by checking out what’s new and exciting. Our most popular artists will be on hand to display their craft and their new ideas. This is the place to be!

June 21, 2016 – Aboriginal Art Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Whetung’s is first and foremost an art gallery and this means that we don’t just represent Native artists. On this day, however, emphasis is definitely on First Nations as we celebrate the artistic endeavours of our native people. We share with you our history, our culture, and our heritage as we honour National Aboriginal Day.

June 22, 2016 – Educational Powwow at Whetung Gallery
10am to 2:30 p.m. 
To celebrate our National Aboriginal Day, we are throwing a party.

Come join the Powwow right here at the Gallery! Dancers and artisans, music, food and fun to be seen and enjoyed.

Festivities start at 10am behind the main gallery building, rain or shine.

Outdoor event, please come prepared for any kind of weather.  Everything wraps up around 2:30 so schools can get back for their regular dismissal times.

Things to bring: Litter-less lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, money.   

*If you are planning to bring a group please email info@whetung.com with the name of your group and number attending.

August 13 & 14, 2016 – Summer Art Show
Summer and ‘art in the Kawarthas’ have become a synonym for those who have discovered the wealth of art galleries, exhibits and artists’ retreats that abound in this area. From the world-famous Buckhorn Art Festival to Sir Sandford Fleming College’s School of Fine Arts in Haliburton, this is the place to be in the summer if art is your thing. Especially if Native, nature, or wildlife art is your thing! Start your tour right here at Whetung Gallery!

Sept 17 & 18, 2016 – Pow Wow
Song and dance and story and regalia, food and sights and sounds! Just a bit down the road from Whetung Gallery, the Curve Lake Pow Wow is an annual event that draws vistors from across North America. Don’t miss this one!

Oct 8 & 9, 2016– Thanksgiving Art Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet our artists and see them in action at this interesting event suitable for the whole family. Get out of the house this long weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall colours on your way to Whetung Gallery.

Dec 25, 2016 – Christmas
We will be closed from December 25th until January 4th, 2017.

Please check back here often for additional updates and changes or visit us on Facebook for up to the minute news. Please note that unforeseen events may interrupt our schedule. If your trip to Whetung Ojibwa Centre takes you far from home, please call us (705-657-3661) to check for any last-minute changes of dates, hours, or attending artists.