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The City of Kawartha Lakes has a variety of venues and organizations that support and promote the development of the arts. Please refer to the Community Directory for a more comprehensive list of community organizations.


The Lindsay Gallery

The Lindsay Gallery is the only public art gallery in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  It has provided a venue for fostering and promoting the visual arts for over 35 years.  Exhibits in the Gallery change monthly and a selection of the Permanent Collection is always on view.

Art Classes & Art Education at The Lindsay Gallery

Many people find adult art classes to be relaxing, enjoyable form of leisure recreation.  Varying levels of skill are offered so that various mediums can be explored.

The art classes or children further enrich their education and are great fun.  Teacher can bring students to the Gallery for art education sessions.

The Gallery Showcase at The Lindsay Gallery

Exquisite handcrafted items for sale by accomplished artisans in a variety of mediums.

The Lindsay Gallery is located on the second floor of the Lindsay Library

190 Kent Street, West, Lindsay

Kawartha ARTS Network

Kawartha ARTS Network is a co-operative and exhibition space funded by its members. They are committed to creating an environment that fosters creativity and artistic networking.  Art on Kent is their exhibition space, which features month long shows throughout the year.

41 Kent Street, West – Second Floor, Lindsay 

Williams Design Studio

In Paul and Beverley’s 100 year old studio in downtown Bethany you can see their beautiful hard-shelled gourd art, leather belts and purses as well as unique scriptural leather art pieces and work by local artisans.  In the ‘Secret Garden’ there are 12 different water features with fountains and garden art.  They also accept commissions to design and build donor appreciation wall art for organizations.

1470 Highway 7A, Bethany

The Boyd Gallery

Owned and operated by the A. Sheila Boyd Foundation, the gallery is in the Boyd Building, 21 Canal Street, Bobcaygeon and can be visited through the Library

It was commissioned by Miss Sheila Boyd in the early 1960’s as an art teaching and display room for local and visiting artists.  Each month brings a new art show: paintings, drawings, sculpture, carving, pottery etc.

21 Canal St., Bobcaygeon

Historic Station Gallery of Fenelon Falls

Art Gallery and Gift shop featuring a great selection of arts and crafts by local artists located at the Fenelon Falls Heritage Train Station.  Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Stained Glass, Stoneware Pottery Sculpture and more.

103 Lindsay St., Fenelon Falls

Museum of Temporary Art

The Museum of Temporary Art (MTA) is housed in the old Neal’s General Store, reputed to have been the largest of its kind and featured in the book, General Stores of Canada.  It has been a 40 year ‘work in progress’ by award-winning artist, Michael Poulton, and draws visitors from around the world.  Many people are attracted by the architecture of the structure , and the grand interior cabinetry, built by the ship’s carpenter.  Others are attracted by the living history of the building, unchanged since its construction in the 1890’s.  Many more come for the quirky display of the artist’s works, including paintings and collage.  The MTA is an evolving work of art, where nothing is quite as it appears to be.

1821 Victoria Rd., Kirkfield

Live Theatre

Lindsay Little Theatre

Lindsay Little Theatre has been promoting live theatre in Lindsay for over fifty years.  Their members are from all walks of life and are united by the common desire to be involved in community theatre.

55 George St., Lindsay

Globus Theatre & Lakeview Arts Barn

Presenting a wide variety of Drama, Comedy and Musicals and working with the best playwrights, directors and performers from around the world.  At the Lakeview Arts Barn, theatregoers will experience the comfort of a newly built theatre with excellent seating and acoustics in a picturesque rural setting.

2300 Pigeon Lake Rd., Bobcaygeon

The Manvers Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS)

MADS is a local theatre troupe created in 2009, everyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary.  Back-stage help, acting and every other aspect of mounting a production is open.  The mandate is comedy and to enjoy theatre life in a fun casual environment.


The Academy Theatre

For over a century the Academy Theatre has had an impressive presence at the foot of Lindsay’s historical main street.  During that time it has been many things to many people – a stage from which to launch a theatrical career, meeting hall, a cinema, and even a home! Community owned and run, the theatre welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year to performances of well-known artists, community theatre, dance and more.

2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay

The Bobcaygeon Music Council

Bobcaygeon Music Council Inc. is a charitable organization committed to enriching the musical life of our community and schools. The BMC concert series showcases a spectacular line up with award-winning musicians from across Ontario and Canada.  Presenting something new and exciting at every concert!


Kawartha Concerts & Encore Children’s Productions

Kawartha Concerts is the primary presenter of live classical, international and chamber music within the Kawarthas.  Concert seasons’ feature professional Canadian and International Artists, established and emerging, in live performances at venues throughout the Kawartha Region.  A division of Lindsay Concert Foundation, Kawartha Concerts is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization formed in 1977.

Encore Children’s Productions is committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike through audience development and outreach educational initiatives.


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