Arts & Culture

What We Do

Celebrate the rich diversity and history of our neighbourhood through arts initiatives, including dance, visual art, short films, storytelling, crafts etc. We also organize cultural and seasonal celebrations for the whole family and neighbours.

For more information, call 604-435-0323.

Community Development at CNH

Arts and culture initiatives are part of the Community Development Department at CNH. If you live in Renfrew-Collingwood and have ideas on how to improve your community or are passionate about community issues, we can help with:

  • Information on local opportunities and initiatives
  • Connection to neighbours who share your interests
  • Leadership and skill development
  • Assistance with community resources

What is “community development?”

Community development is a process where people come together to take action on what’s important to them. Community Development helps communities to organize, and to identify the issues they want to address, or the opportunities they want to explore.

Ongoing Programs

Art Classes for Newcomers

Newcomers interested in meeting new people, practicing English, and learning new skills can register for free art classes.

These are facilitated and focus on sewing, watercolour painting, card making and more.

Collingwood Days

July 12-21, 2024

A week of art, festivities, and performances celebrating the creative diversity of the people of Renfrew-Collingwood. Local artists share their talents and culture with their neighbours through various performances, art shows, storytelling and cultural-historic presentations to celebrate our neighbourhood!

Community Amenities Planning

Arts, cultural and social amenity priorities have been identified by neighbours through a series of community discussions. CNH continues to participate in discussions about community development.

For more information, call 604-435-0323.

Make Your Mark: Sketching & Skill Sharing

Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

In this free drop-in program, participants use the Annex Art Studio to work on their own projects while also learning from and sharing skills with other artists. Teaching tips and supplies provided for sketching, watercolour painting, acrylic painting, embroidery, simple sewing, craft making and more.

For more information, contact Yoko Tomita at