Programs & Events

Click here for our full calendar which includes exhibitions as well as programs and special events.

All our programs are open to the public

Looking to expand your creative horizons?

Necklace: Chris Montgomery; Shawl: Handwoven by Jack Frost Artist Demos on Market Day July and August
July 4, 2017 until August 29, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Every object has a story... Every Tuesday in July and August our artist members will demonstrate a variety of materials and methods for making art. We invite you to watch, ask questions and get to know us. Plan to visit the Rails End Boutique on Market Day in Haliburton Village, where every object has a story!
drums Community Drum Circle
May 24, 2017 until August 30, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
A weeķly event. All welcome. Admission is by donation. Drums and percussion imstruments supplied, or bring your own. This is a lightly facilitated session from 6:30 - 7:30 pm led by Joe Truss, Bazza and Laurie Jones alternately. From 7:30 - 8 pm there will be a practice session for those wanting to work on group rhythms and patterns in preparation for performances later this...
ukelele Uke Jam
January 26, 2017 until May 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Every two weeks a group of players gather to learn new songs, practice some old standards and work up their skills. New players welcome. All levels. We have a set list of about 12 songs that form the basis of the evening. Songsheets will be distributed.  If you have something new to teach bring it along and we'll make copies.  Let us know you plan...
knitting Rails End Knitters
January 6, 2017 until June 2, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
First Friday of the Month An informal afternoon of knitting for adults.  Beginner or experienced knitters welcome. Admission is by donation. Rails End Members, no charge. Questions? Contact: Susanne James 705-457-2330

Upcoming Events

Gaia Orion The Tree of Life - a workshop with Gaia Orion
May 25, 2017
6:00 pm
The tree of life is honoured in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. Its branches stretch toward the Universe and its roots dig ever deeper into Earth; a great metaphor for our human development. Discover how art becomes a way of learning about ourselves and receive what our own intuitive drawings of the Tree of Life have to teach us during this three hour hands-on workshop...
knitting Rails End Knitters
June 2, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
First Friday of the Month An informal afternoon of knitting for adults.  Beginner or experienced knitters welcome. Admission is by donation. Rails End Members, no charge. Questions? Contact: Susanne James 705-457-2330
Carved On The Shield Panel Discussion: Carving In Place
June 7, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carved on the Canadian Shield A Sculpture Symposium in Celebration of Canada, Ontario, and Dysart's 150 presented by Haliburton Sculpture Forest Four artists from three countries are visiting Haliburton for three weeks (May 24th to June 13th) to create four new sculptures in limestone for the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. The artists will be creating their sculptures in residence at the Haliburton School of Art + Design’s stone carving...
ravenmadcrow Raven Mad Crow Society CONCERT
June 10, 2017
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
An intimate performance of original music by Albert John Saxby with Sian Wilson Albert John Saxby and Sian Wilson perform an intimate concert of original music by Saxby in the Main Gallery. Come and hear Albert John Saxby's newest songs sung by the one and only Sian Wilson. "A joy to see these two seasoned musicians up close and personal". Cafe type seating, limited to...
Annual Rails End Trash N Treasures Marketplace Rails End Trash N Treasures Marketplace 2017
June 17, 2017
All Day
APPLICATION Apply now for your spot! This event is Haliburton's summer opener - a giant community yard sale held in support of our public art gallery. Choose from three spot sizes. Suitable for families, community groups, home businesses and dealers too! Something for everyone.
Gaia's Den The Sacred Voice of The Woods
June 23, 2017
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Experience The Sacred Voice of The Woods with Karen Warner of Spirit of the Waterfalls and Laurie Jones of Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, Haliburton, in the Haliburton Highlands. Your day begins with a morning at a rural forest property in East Haliburton called Gaia’s Den. Karen Moon Beam, a shaman and energy healer, will introduce earth-based approaches to self transformation through, and in, Nature. During this group experience you will wind along...
Logo Annual General Meeting and Elections
June 29, 2017
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
All members of Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting and Elections. RSVP 705-457-2330
Festival_Banner_col Haliburton Art and Craft Festival
July 21, 2017 until July 23, 2017
All Day
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drums Haliburton DrumFest
August 19, 2017 until September 2, 2017
All Day
A celebration of rhythm inspired by the awesomeness of drumming in community. Activities begin August 19 and continue for two weeks right into Labour Day Weekend! Daily Schedule to be posted here as activities are confirmed. August 19 to 31  daily afternoon demonstrations, workshops and family activities with our Community Arts Animators Friday September 1 there will be an intimate evening of music, rhythm and...