Umbrella Arts Magazine


Umbrella is the Quinte Arts Council’s arts magazine. Published quarterly, each issue features a three-month calendar of events (including art shows, concerts, theatre, films, heritage and literary events, calls for entry and workshops) as well as stories featuring local artists, major art events, the council’s member group activities, cultural activities, and information pertinent to the community in general as well as artists in the area. Each issue highlights the performing arts, film, visual arts, heritage, literary arts and arts in education.

Receiving Umbrella by mail is one of the benefits of membership with the QAC. For only $40 per year, you can become a Community Friend, or for $50 become an Artist or Group member, and help off-set the cost of publishing and circulating Umbrella in the greater Quinte region. Another benefit of membership is free listings in the three-month calendar of events. QAC members may also submit articles for consideration. Contact for more information.

QAC members also receive discounted ad rates. For more information, visit: Advertising in Umbrella.


Spring : January 22
Summer : April 23
Fall : July 16
Winter : October 22

Umbrella Spring 2019

Current Issue – All the latest Arts and Culture news and goings on in the Quinte region covering March, April and May 2019! Cover: Celebrating Barbara Whelan

Winter 2016-17 Umbrella (Dec. Jan. Feb)

Events and news about the arts and culture in the Quinte region.

Spring 2017

Arts and Culture in Quinte. This Umbrella covers the arts in March, April and May. Includes The Summer of '67, a new musical... Belleville Downtown Docfest, including local films... visual art shows, concerts, theatre, poetry, new books, heritage, arts education, etc.....

Summer 2017

Concerts, theatre, festivals, outdoor events, visual art shows, new books to read, historical bus trips, film production, comedy, jazz, classical, dance, etc.....

Fall 2017 pages 1 to 22

The Fall 2017 issue is a biggie - we had to break it up into 2 sections! 50 years ago, in September of 1967, the QAC was formed. This 50th anniversary issue is chock full of artistic activity in the present and a look back at the early years.