Annual Events

Arts en Plein Air Festival

The Quinte Arts Council’s inaugural Arts en Plein Air Festival 2017 ran from September 7 to 10. Artists from near and far captured the beauty of Belleville and the Quinte region ‘en plein air,’ while local and regional arts organizations gathered to celebrate and showcase the innumerable arts offerings in our area which help to confirm our region as an important arts destination. The 2018 festival will see the date moved up to the spring – May 24 to 27. Read more…



Expressions Biennial Juried Visual Art Show

May – Expressions, the Quinte Arts Council’s Biennial Juried Visual Art Show at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Public Library features the work of artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region. The next Expressions will be held in 2019. The deadline to enter is April 6, 2019. For more information and to download the entry form, click here.


Arts Recognition Awards and Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts

Each year, the Quinte Arts Council recognizes those individuals or businesses who have made a difference to the arts in our community. Nominations are accepted until (note new deadline date) February 15. Winners are celebrated at The Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts held in June.  Read more…


Annual General Meeting and Member Gathering

Spring – The Quinte Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting is held in the spring of each year. The meeting includes the election of the board of directors, reports on the QAC’s strategic planning initiatives, social time and networking, finger foods and entertainment. Everyone is welcome.


Culture Days

September – Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Culture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes your participation. The event is held the last weekend of September. Read more…

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Art in the Community Visual Arts Show and Sale

Every 3 Months – These art exhibits change every 3 months, and showcase the works of area artists and artisans in the QAC’s Gallery and Gift Shop (36 Bridge St. E., Belleville, ON) and in non-traditional venues, to raise awareness for, and sell the work of, local artists and artisans.  Read more…


World Music and Dance

Fall and/or Spring – Each year the QAC offers a World Music and Dance performance and workshop, providing performing arts experiences to students which they may otherwise not be exposed to.  This program is free to students in Quinte. Read more…