Bay of Quinte Tourism

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The Bay of Quinte Art & Culture Tour

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY

Get out of the house and hit the road as we tour around the BoQ from Brighton to Napanee. We’re here to help get you acquainted with our art and culture scene by visiting galleries, artist studios, performance venues and public art displays.

BRIGHTON

Casey’s Lane Mural

Side of 15 Main Street

Painted by local artist Des Rodrigues, the 56’ wide mural pays homage to multi-generational victims of the residential school system. It can be found in Casey’s Lane, which runs between the Brighton Dental Centre and The Dollar Choice on Main Street.

Firing Time Pottery

28 Main Street

The bright and cheery storefront of Firing Time features an array of ceramic pieces. If you want to get your hands dirty and try something new, sign up for one of Melanie’s pottery classes.

Gallery 96

96 Main Street

This quaint Main Street gallery run by local artist Andrew Hamilton has a range of pieces from landscapes and still life paintings to jewellery and sculptures.

Painting by Andrew Hamilton of Gallery 96

QUINTE WEST

Old Church Theatre

940 Bonisteel Road

This intimate performance venue in (you guessed it) an old rural church hosts a variety of musicians, comedians and alternative theatre performances. Check out their website to see their upcoming summer patio series lineup.

These 4 Walls

22 Front Street

These 4 Walls is a unique space in Downtown Trenton that doubles as an art gallery and bistro. Stop in for a glass of wine or craft beer while you check out their latest show.

These 4 Walls

BELLEVILLE

Catch a Show

Got a love for the theatre? See what’s in the works for Belleville’s local theatre groups: The Belleville Theatre Guild at the Pinnacle Playhouse and River and Main Theatre Company at Theatre in the Wings.

The Belleville Gallery District

Downtown Belleville

You could spend a whole day strolling through the galleries in Downtown Belleville! The Parrott Gallery, Gallery 121, Quinte Arts Council and the Belleville Art Association are all within a close walking distance. If you need a lunch break, take your pick from several nearby cafes and restaurants.

Thomas Estevez Design

395 Front Street

Erin and Jesus Estevez create unique jewellery with sterling silver, stones and crystals. In addition to the jewellery in their storefront, you can browse through Jesus’ oil paintings–many of which are familiar Belleville scenes.

“Downtown October” oil painting by Jesus Estevez

MOHAWKS OF THE BAY OF QUINTE

Eagle POD Gallery

216 Bayshore Road

David Maracle’s micro-gallery on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is home to his one-of-a-kind stone carvings. He is also a busy, award-winning musician, so make sure to email to set up an appointment to view the gallery!

Native Renaissance

386 Highway 49

This art gallery showcases a wide variety of artwork created by well-known Indigenous artists, including the prolific work of Thomas B. Maracle, whose creations in stone, wood, and corn husks are prized components of collections throughout Canada and many other parts of the world.

Rebecca Maracle

840 Highway 49

Rebecca Maracle is a Mohawk Feathersmith, Traditional Medicine Healer and member of the Haudenosaunee in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Stop by her studio to see her stunning jewellery, dream catchers, drums, wall hangings and other hand-crafted items.

Rebecca Maracle in her studio

GREATER NAPANEE

Museum of Lennox and Addington

97 Thomas Street East

Explore life throughout different eras in L&A as well as see unique travelling and rotating exhibits that highlight a variety of different themes. See what’s on at countymuseum.ca.

Painted Silos at L&A Mutual Insurance

76 East Street

The two silos behind L&A Mutual Insurance Company’s head office provided the perfect canvas for Shane Goudreau’s 90′ tall agriculture-themed mural, honouring the region’s rural roots.

“Pallet”able

Multiple locations, greaternapanee.com for a full map.

A drive around Napanee will reveal several vibrant pieces of street art painted on wooden pallets. The pallets feature work from several local artists and are installed in public spaces to brighten the community year-round.

KEEPING UP WITH THE ARTS

Interested in all things arts and culture in the BoQ? The Quinte Arts Council has launched a new event platform, whatsonquinte.ca, where you can find live music, performing arts, film and visual arts event listings.


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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.