A vibrant and integral part of the Blyth Centre for the Arts, The Blyth Festival Art Gallery is housed in the Bainton. The Gallery is physically attached to Blyth Community Memorial Hall.
The Blyth Festival Art Gallery is operated by an enthusiastic group of art-loving volunteers. The President of the Gallery Committee, Carl Stevenson, says:
“Art needs to be felt to be experienced, to be emotionally connected to the viewer. What better way can we do that, than to once again visit the gallery space, to experience and celebrate local art while taking in what downtown Blyth has to offer?”
What’s happening in 2023
The Blyth Festival Art Gallery schedule includes an exciting summer of art.
Join us at the Bainton Gallery within Memorial Hall during your visits to Blyth this summer for some incredible art showcases.
- Student show: April 14-May 5
- Community show: May 19-Jun 9
- Hannah Dickie: Jun 16-Jul 15
- Pottery Exhibit Jul 21-Aug 12
- Kelly Stevenson: Aug 18-Sep 9
Nathanya Field: Jul 7
Blair Trewartha: Jul 28
Joanne Stryker: Aug 25
The Bainton Gallery is open during Blyth Festival theatre box office hours.
Find us on Facebook
For further information about the Gallery, please access our Facebook page facebook.com/BlythFestivalArtGallery, or send an email to email@example.com
The Blyth Festival Orchestra was formed in 1996. Its members are drawn from Huron and Perth counties. It plays two or three concerts each year, as well as participating in Season Opening of the Blyth Festival. In addition, it provides musical accompaniment for Anglican churches at their annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
It has collaborated with the choir for a number of years. In 2017, it performed parts of Bach’s St. John Passion; last year it collaborated again, performing a number of works by Jeff Smallman, a composer based in Huron County, including Into Mist, a piece commissioned jointly by the orchestra and the choir. It looks forward to another joint concert this spring.
It rehearses in Seaforth on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. It welcomes new members who enjoy playing instrumental music by composers – Canadian, foreign, alive or deceased – famous, and yet-to-be famous.
For more information contact Maarten Bokhout through the Blyth Festival office at 1-519-523-9300