Art Groups

Art Groups

Northumberland Hills has many beautiful venues which helps attract a number of  artists. These artist works can be seen to full advantage at the many Art Centres in the county. These centres in turn sponsor a wide variety of Art Tours in the area. Click on the screenshots below to see what events and exhibits are being offered.

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Art Gallery of Northumberland to reopen Sept. 24 after a half year of financial stress and revamping. See all the details here. Much interest will be on what is on display after the managerial and fiscal crisis.
Phone: 905-372-0333

AH! – Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth

nhaahSee the active schedule of shows for this Fall at the AH! Centre.

Arts Quinte West

Arising out of a need for stronger promotion of the arts in Quinte West, Arts Quinte West was formed in 2008. Starting from a few members committed to seeing the organization grow, we held numerous exhibitions of the work of local artists. We began offering memberships in 2010 and adopted our constitution in 2011. A volunteer Board of Directors organizes our own events based on suggestions from our membership and takes part in numerous community events during the year.
A really good website but a little light on events.

Brighton Arts Council

Brighton Art Council has a lively set of events seen on its website and facebook page.

Cobourg Art Club

The Cobourg Art Club is associated closely with Cobourg Library where they paints every Tuesday. In addition, the Club sponsors shows and exhibitions  in area businesses and venues. The group explores abstracts, figures, florals, landscapesusing a variety of media.

Colborne Art Gallery

The Colborne Society of Artists brings together a diverse group of creative people working independently in a variety of media. Their paintings, drawings, etchings, pottery and sculpture are on display year-round at the gallery in the historic village of Colborne. The gallery is open year round with extended hours from Spring to Fall.
colbartThe Gallery has an active schedule of exhibitions – see the website for details.

Impresario Artisan Market

This eclectic Cobourg  gallery shop features contemporary art and crafts by Canadians with emphasis work by artists lfrom  Northumberland Hills. Impresario Artisan Market has hip and contemporary vibeoffering including fashion, ceramics, paintings,  glass, woodwork, textile art, jewellery, children’s toys, and more. Impresario Artisan Market also hosts a variety of art workshops and special events.
impressaSee the many exhibits at this Port Hope Store..


Journey Through the Arts



An art experience for the curious and those who have a love for rock and roll. A fun place in Port Hope.

Lord Russborough’s Annex

Truly ‘old world’  Fine Art gallery stocked with  rare antique maps, illuminated manuscripts, fine paintings and fascinating prints; many of museum standard. On display, and for purchase, are items that really are different, if your enjoyment be history, architecture, botany, birds, naval and military engravings, or fascinating David Roberts views. Appraisal, Conservation and Framing services are also offered.


Northumberland Hills Studio Tour


Upcoming September 12 & 13th 2015 – see artist’s studios in verdant countryside.

Northumberland Photography Club

This a photo club with  over 100 members, some professional photographers and others who are just starting out or in between. We hold monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month. There are also group outings a couple of times each month. Major exhibitions are planned for February at Impresario Artisans market Place in Port Hope and March & April at The Capitol Theatre.
nhphotocSee the website for schedule of meetings, outings, and exhibitions.

Pine Ridge Art Association

The Pine Ridge Art Association meets every Monday at the Oddfellows Hall, Victoria Street, Cobourg. The program runs from January to June and September to December except for holidays with an Annual Art Show  held every November at the Cobourg Public Library.

Quinte Arts Council

The Quinte Arts Council is an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting the arts in all disciplines and to further  and culture in the Quinte region.The Council provides education and tutorials for artists and students while promoting art exhibitions and events.
aquinteSee the website for the many exhibits and events offered by the Council.


Spirit of the Hills: The Northumberland Hills Arts Association

Spirit of the Hills is made up of artists and people interested in supporting the arts in Northumberland County. We embrace all art forms and traditions, including the performing and visual arts, media, design, and literature.

The Artuary

The Artuary is an online showcase of photographs by Canadian photographers. What is nice is featured photo artists across Canada.


ZimArt, Rice Lake Gallery

The gallery’s feature Zimbabwean, hand carved, Shona stone sculpture. The curator, Fran Fearnley, travels to Zimbabwe annually to select the work. Open year round by appointment, the gallery also hosts several annual outdoor exhibitions, including the Rice Lake Series.