175 B Queen St, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1B9
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
Friday: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Scugog Arts is our community’s creative hub: awakening, inspiring and connecting you to all the arts. We are an arts space on Queen Street in Port Perry with Resident Artists, Biidaaban Gallery, monthly exhibitions, workshops for artists and our visitors, meet up space, cultural events, literary programs festivals and tours.
Awaken your interest and participation in all of the arts at our Culture Days event in September, our Lake Scugog studio Tour and multi-discipline arts festival: small town BIG in May, and Sunday Pop Up Market running from the May long weekend through Thanksgiving, and Christmas Market mid Nov –Dec.
Let our space inspire you with our monthly exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more. Shop for unique original hand-made pottery, fibre, original prints, mixed-media, jewellery, stone and paintings, and authentic indigenous art from Biidaaban Gallery. We are open Tuesday – Sunday, 11-5 and until 8 on Fridays. Shop our gallery anytime on-line at www.shopscugogarts.ca.
We connect our community with public art displays such as our Art You Can Sit On chairs, creating a memorial to Bill Lishman and ceiling tiles for our hospital, and with live theatre and music in our back lot. Our Literary Contest, Ekphrastic Writing, opens on-line in January with the announcement of the visual art pieces chosen from our Annual Juried Show from the prior August, then hold a reading and awards night, workshops, SLAM events and 10-word story contests throughout the year.
Scugog Arts is funded by individual donors, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Vos’ Independent Grocery, Old Flame Brewery, Canadian Tire Port Perry, Ontario Culture Days, Central Counties Tourism, and the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Government of Canada. Our fundraising efforts always focus in unique ways on various arts disciplines with engaging entertainment for supporters such as our Art Parties and Mural Marathon. We are not funded in any way by the Municipality of Scugog. We help to support arts practitioners with workshops, by promoting and selling their work, hiring them to teach, sharing our space, and with awards and prizes.