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The Artists’ Circle brings York Region’s creative community together


The Artists’ Circle will feature keynote speaker Kevin Ormsby, above. Kevin is the Artistic Director of KasheDance and Program Manager at Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), where he delivers, presents as well as curates EDI programming for artists and organizations clients include the National Ballet of Canada, Canada’s National Ballet School and Luminato Festival. Other notable artists joining the event are, below, from left: Alex Karolyi of ShadowPath Theatre, York Region Arts Award winner Aali Badihi, York Region Arts Award winner Selina Yung and Artists’ Circle facilitator Jan Beaver, Alderville First Nation (Anishinaabe).

The York Region Arts Council is excited to host The Artists’ Circle in partnership with King Heritage and Cultural Centre tomorrow, Oct. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Artists’ Circle promises to be a fun evening featuring performances and exhibitions by the 2022 York Region Art Award nominees, guest speakers, wine tastings, a virtual silent auction and much more.

The Artists’ Circle is open to the public and will be an exciting networking and social event for YRAC members, local artists, arts organizations, and tourism stakeholders from around the region!

To register for the event, please click here.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Kevin Ormsby, CPAMO Program Manager & Artistic Director of Kashedance on the “ART OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT”

DRIVING – There is lots of free parking available on site!

WINE TASTING – FREE wine tasting will be provided by the Holland Marsh Winery. Wine served by the glass will be available for $5.

FOOD – Food will be provided by Pimento Jerk Jamaican Food Truck!

ADMISSION – General admission is free for current YRAC members.

(Please reach out to if you’re unsure if your membership is current).

General Admission is $15/person. This admission fee also registers you to become a “Friend of YRAC” for one year!

VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION – YRAC is hosting a virtual silent auction in support of YRAC’s Artistic Programming! All funds raised will go to support the York Region Art Council’s important key programming initiatives including Local Pairings, the York Region Art Awards, YRAC Membership Program, The Experience Trail, and Experience York Region.

The Silent Auction is now live!

To access the YRAC – The Artists’ Circle Virtual Auction, select one of the following options:

  1. Text YRAC to (647) 371-1354

  2. Click HERE to access the auction on a personal computer

Then choose to participate via mobile or email. You must complete your registration to participate (first name, last name, cell #, email)

Bidding Opens:  Wed, Sept 28, 2022 8:00 AM

Bidding Closes:  Wed, Oct 12, 2022 7:30 PM

You may begin viewing and setting up favourites, with the ♥ icon.  The auction is running over several days. If you close your browser you will need to use the above information to re-enter the auction. Winning bidders must contact the York Region Arts Council to confirm available pick up dates and times. Please email to coordinate. Winners must present paid invoice for pick up.

Visit our silent auction webpage today to place your bids!

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