JUL 26 – OCT 25

QAC Call for Submissions – Self-portrait Show

This is an open call for submissions for the upcoming self-portrait show at the Quinte Arts Council gallery. This call is for established, new and emerging artists in all mediums, including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and fibre. Although this is an open call, QAC members will have priority in the show. The show runs from November 1st to November 22nd. Work can be dropped off October 24-25. Opening TBA.

Quinte Arts Council

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OCT 8 – OCT 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Novel Writing for Beginners Workshop Series with Joy Goddard

Learn how to turn your idea into a published novel with Joy Goddard, one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. In partnership with the Quinte Arts Council and supported by the John M. Parrott Gallery, Joy is offering  a three-part series – take one workshop or take all three! Oct 8: Novel Writing for Beginners: Part 1 In this jam-packed workshop, you’ll cover: Getting Started, What’s Your Big Idea?; Conflict; Characters; Setting; Outlining; Story Structure; How to Write a Scene; Viewpoint; Dialogue. Oct 15: Novel Writing for Beginners: Part 2 In this workshop, you’ll cover: Characters; Internal Narratives; Dialogue; AAll Galleryrcs; Scene Structure; Subplots; Point of View; Suspense; Mystery; Mind Movies Oct 22: Novel Writing for Beginners Part 3: In this workshop, you’ll cover the Three Ps of novel writing: Polishing, Publishing and Promoting!

Come prepared to write and be inspired! There will be opportunities for discussion, questions, writing exercises, takeaways and more.

Each workshop is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, with a short break, and will take place at the Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room.

Each workshop is $15 for QAC members or $20 for non-members. Save when you sign up for the entire series: $35 for QAC members and $45 for non-members. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.   Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. Beginning with the award-winning Daredevils, she hooks readers with characters who are real—the “jock,” the “brain,” the “mean girl”— and with contemporary themes that are important to teens—Internet safety, bullying, peer pressure, dating, mental health. She has also written a middle-grade novel, a picture book and a collection of humourous short stories, with her husband, Dan. A former journalist, she has had numerous articles and short stories published. She divides her time between Guelph and Prince Edward County, Ontario, where she teaches, writes and spends time with her family. Most recently she published Moonshadow (June 2019), a story of love, family and reconciliation. More at

Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room

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OCT 16 – OCT 19

Linda Rondstadt: The Sound Of My Voice – Empire Movie

LINDA RONSTADT: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century — and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others. Runtime:  1 hr. 35 mins. Rating:  PG Genre:  Documentary Showing: Wednesday, October 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 18 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Empire Theatre

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OCT 17 – OCT 17
7:30 pm

The John Denver Experience with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon

It’s hard to believe that its been 20 years since the world lost music icon John Denver, yet his legacy continues on through his many hit songs, including; Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home Country Roads, Thank God Im a Country Boy, Annies Song, Back Home Again, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Leaving On A Jet Plane and more! Many generations have adored this amazing singer, songwriter, actor, and humanitarian. Relive the music of John Denver with award winning Chris Collins and his band, Boulder Canyon as they create an unforgettable John Denver experience. The similarity between Collins and Denver’s voice is uncanny and Collins brings to the stage the unmistakable enthusiasm that was a hallmark of a John Denver concert. For all you John Denver fans The John Denver Experience is a must see! Tickets: $42.94

The Regent Theatre

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OCT 17 – OCT 17
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Stroll

Galleries in Belleville’s newly formed Gallery District will remain open in the evening from 4-7 p.m., inviting visitors to walk the horseshoe to discover the amazing talents of artists and artisans on display. Visit Artists & Artisans Gallery & Studio, the Belleville Art Association gallery, Gallery 121, the Parrott Gallery and the Quinte Arts Council gallery.

Downtown Belleville

254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON K8N 3B1

OCT 17 – OCT 17
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Secret Path in Concert

In recognition of Secret Path Week, solo artist Gavin Foster will perform songs from Gord Downie’s Secret Path album. The concert will include stories about Chanie Wenjack, the residential school system and the Downie Wenjack Fund truth and reconciliation efforts. Admission is free – donations accepted in support of the Downie Wenjack Fund.


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OCT 17 – OCT 17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Daniel Greaves – House Concert

Daniel Greaves is a Canadian rock vocalist and songwriter. He is known as the founder and lead singer of the band The Watchmen, and for his a capella singing. Welcome to our home! Westben hosts evenings exploring Americana, Folk, Bluegrass and more. Ken Tizzard curates the series of acoustic performances which draw on the intimacy of the house concert.

Clock Tower Cultural Centre

36 Front Street South, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

OCT 18 – OCT 20
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McMichael Volunteer Committee Art Sale

With accomplished artists from across Canada applying for 49 coveted positions, the Autumn Art Sale is recognized as one of the most prestigious events displaying original works form some of Canada’s most talented painters and sculptors. Presented by the McMichael Volunteer Committee, this sale is a major fundraiser for the iconic McMichael Collection. Artists work with a variety of media to create stunning, original works of art. Friday, October 18th 6 pm - 10 pm Public Opening Gala Saturday, October 19th. 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, October 20th, 10 am - 5 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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OCT 18 – OCT 18

Zachari Smith Live @ Capers

Weaving together improvised stories and thoughtful indie folk music, Zachari Smith’s concerts slow down time and carve out space for a truly emotive experience. Each concert is a conscious curation of songs and stories—set lists that fold and flex in response to a wide range of audiences. From Ulm, Germany to St. Stephen, NB, Zachari has played over 500 concerts, many with his father, a lifelong professional musician, as the duo Andrew and Zachari Smith. As a second generation folk singer, Zachari honours these traditions while forging a new path. Zachari's music is highlighted with dobro licks and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, his songs stretch the boundaries of contemporary folk music, mixing styles and weaving stories into an unforgettable performance.

Capers Restaurant & Bar

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OCT 18 – OCT 18
7:30 pm

Teagan McLaren

Her intimate lyrics are like words torn from her diary, and the music is the glue binding the pages together. Ever since learning to play guitar at the age of 12, Teagan McLaren found harmony in creating music about her personal triumphs and struggles. “The initial challenge for me was not in writing songs, but actually performing them,” she says, “there is an inescapable vulnerability that comes along with revealing your music to the world and hoping that someone will relate to it. That fear was quickly conquered the first time I truly connected with a person over a song I wrote.” Teagan released a self-titled EP; place in the top 100 of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest; win first prize at the Voice of the Rideau competition; open for multi-Juno Award winner Fred Penner, and CCMA nominees The Heartbroken; share the stage annually with Gold Record Award winner, Cliff Edwards, in a Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show; and earn a Bachelor of Music Degree studying the saxophone. Teagan is currently recording her first full-length album in Nashville, Tennessee alongside producer and ACM’s Guitarist of the Year, John Willis. The album is set to be released in the Summer of 2019. Tickets $20

The Old Church Theatre

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