Community Development

Arts, Culture & Celebrations

Celebrate the rich diversity and history of our neighbourhood through a series of art initiatives, and cultural and seasonal celebrations for the whole family.

Most programming and events are free. For more information, email

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Arts Programs

Community and Artist Cafés

Join community members for discussions and celebrations focusing on different art forms and social issues. For more information, email Sussan Yáñez at

Neighbourhood Arts Council

Are you interested in the arts and want to improve the arts and cultural landscape in the neighbourhood? Join a diverse group of talented community artists who are passionate about increasing opportunities for all kinds of creative expressions in the neighbourhood. To get involved, email Eda Ertain at

Renfrew-Collingwood Artists Network (RCAN) 

Creative people of all ages and backgrounds share their artistic and cultural skills and talents with each other and the neighbourhood. For more information on artist gatherings and to get involved, please contact Yoko Tomita at Follow “Renfrew-Collingwood Multicultural Artist Network” on Facebook.

Make Your Mark – Sketching and Art Skill Share

Want to have a relaxing time? Want to learn some art skills? Want to make something special for your friends or loved ones? Come join our free art workshop! You can draw or make some handicrafts you want. We have a facilitator to guide you so don’t worry about your skills!

This free, drop-in program happens every Thursday at the Annex Art Studio from 3:30-5:30pm. Please email Yoko Tomita at for more details.

Community Celebrations

To help plan, share your talents or volunteer, contact Sussan Yáñez at 604-435-0323 ext. 223 or

Collingwood Days

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 performances, art shows, storytelling and cultural-historic presentations of all kinds.

Follow “Collingwood Days” on Facebook or visit for details.

Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate Halloween at CNH’s Pumpkin Festival in late October. Design and carve your own unique pumpkin. Pumpkins and carving tools are provided. Activities are by donation. For more information, email Yoko Tomita at

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival and Harvest Fair

Every September, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation. Visit Still Moon Arts at for more information.