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Elliot Lake Arts Club

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The members of the Elliot Lake Arts Club are encouraged to gather and create their work in the the club's three spacious, well-equipped studios.

Membership and Benefits/ Studio Space

Arts Club members pay annual dues of $100, which entitles them to participate in any Club events, and to use the amazing studio facilities at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, Highway 108, Elliot Lake during the building’s operating hours. All floors are accessible by elevator and stairs. A variety of workshops are offered throughout the year to members at a reduced fee, and many experienced members that work in the studios on a regular basis will share their expertise and knowledge with new members.

The Multi-purpose Studio is a large bright room, located on the third floor. Equipped with tables, chairs, and a small kitchen, it provides ample space for meetings or workshops. Painters & printmakers meet here to work on their projects. Printing presses, rollers and screenprinting equipment are available as well as equipment and space for working on stained glass. This room also houses a large library of art books and tapes.

Located on the first floor, the Weaving Studio boasts4-harness looms including a 60 inch loom, three 8-harness looms and a tapestry loom. Among the additional work tools is a warping mill, bobbin winders, various shuttles, bobbin lace cushion, a large work table and a reference library.

Also on the first floor, the Pottery Studio boasts a large bright area with electric wheels for making functional work and tables for building handwork and sculpture. A variety of glazes, pottery supplies and electric kilns serve the clay community. Members buy their own clay and there is a small fee for firing with the proceeds used for improvements to the studio and equipment.

History of the Arts Club

In the early years of Elliot Lake, a group of six artists met together to paint. This group of six soon expanded to include others and the Elliot Lake Arts Club was formed. A constitution was adopted in 1965, the year the Club joined the Northern Ontario Artist`s Association (NOAA). In 1975 artisans were invited to join thus making the Club a multi-media group. Its mission is ¨to encourage active participation in, and an appreciation of, the fine arts and crafts in Elliot Lake and vicinity".

The Club is located in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. This former hotel, converted through a multimillion dollar facelift, has become the nerve centre for the artistic community. It is also the home to the community theatre and the Nuclear and Mining Museum.  



Merrie Lindsay, President 

Jackie Ross,  V.P.

Beverley Shiels, Treasurer

Margaret Booth, Secretary






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Elliot Lake Arts on the Trail

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For application forms and more information please see the Arts on the Trail website.

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Elliot Lake Entertainment Series

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The Elliot Lake Entertainment Series was formed in 1980 and incorporated in 1983 and has become the foremost presenter of professional performing arts in this area. Operated by a board of dedicated volunteers, this organization's mandate is to build and maintain a permanent concert audience in Elliot lake and surrounding area and to further develop support for professional high caliber performances.

 The Entertainment Series offers a series of 4 shows each season (running from October to April) and in addition presents up to 3 additional stand-alone shows. The organization strives to offer a diverse mix of performing arts, including music, comedy, drama and dance. The organization has presented renowned Canadian artists such as Randy Bachman, Rik Emmett,Amy Sky, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Burgess, Ian Thomas, Tom Jackson, George Fox, John McDermott, and hundreds more! All shows are presented at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre Theatre. 

For further information, contact Kate Matuszewski at 705-848-2287  ext 2400

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Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble has been in existence for about 15 years. They are dedicated to presenting and promoting Amateur Theatre. They have about 20 active members and another 40 who become active from time to time when they are available.

For the last five years they have tried to present two major productions per year, one in late September, the other in late February. Some of these have been one act plays and some full length plays. ELATE also hosted the QUONTA Drama Festival, a week of plays presented by 5 Theatre groups from different communities. This is a regional Festival that moves from one community to another on a 4 or 5 year schedule.

ELATE holds a series of workshops during the year to train members in the various skills of theatre; acting, directing, stage management, etc.

ELATE Executive 2015-16

President: Luc Morrissette
Vice President: Haley James
Treasurer: Fran Perkins
Secretary: Margaret Thompson
Cooridnator: Lois Turner

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Gallery at the Centre

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General Overview

The Gallery at the Centre is an art gallery cooperative in Elliot Lake.  It is a partnership between ARIEL (the Arts and Culture Roundtable in Elliot Lake) and the City of Elliot Lake.  The Gallery at the Centre provides a place for local artists to display and sell their artwork.

History of the Gallery at the Centre

In 2009, ARIEL met with Kate Matuszewski, the Arts and Culture Coordinator for the City of Elliot Lake, with the purpose of developing and establishing a local art gallery within Elliot Lake.  The purpose was to help promote arts and culture through the community and give the large network of practicing local artists a place to display, promote and sell their artwork.

The committee decided on a location in the Lester B Pearson Civic Centre, the heart of arts and culture in Elliot Lake.  With a lot of help from volunteers who generously donated their time, the Gallery at the Centre opened its doors in June of 2009.  

Since then the Gallery at the Centre has continued to grow, now representing over 20 local artists.  The Gallery has also hosted book launches, poetry readings and special exhibitions.  Keep an eye on the upcoming events section of the website for more information on special events at the gallery.

Objectives and Beliefs

The Gallery at the Centre intends to;

1.Increase public awareness of visual arts and craft activities in Northern communities.

2.Support and encourage public involvement in visual arts and crafts activities.

3.Support artists and craftspeople by providing high quality gallery space, education, partnerships, advocacy, promotion and opportunities for sustainable employment

We believe that art is fundamental to a healthy community.  We believe that convenient access to artwork that represents the North and its culture improves our lives, our pride, our sense of community, and the image of our city.  We believe in supporting local and Northern artists by providing them with space to display their work and with resources to ensure that their artwork reaches the broadest audience possible.

Joining and Membership

Membership into the Gallery at the Centre is determined through a jury process.  The jury consists of active gallery members who will vote and provide constructive feedback to applicants.  

Portfolio work from applicants must be presented in a clean and professional manner.

For more guidelines and information about joining the Gallery at the Centre

Visit the Gallery at the Centre Website

Questions & More Information

Contact the ARIEL Office;

by Phone; (705) 461-3297

by Email;


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Jewels of Harmony

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What's Barbershop?

Barbershop music is sung a cappella (unaccompanied) in four-part harmony; tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. If you can carry a tune, and love to sing, the Jewels would love to see you at their Monday night rehearsals.

The Jewels of Harmony sing everything from the Beatles to ballads, show tunes to jazz.They perform in several community concerts a year, compete at Harmony Inc. contests, and regularly entertain at local "sing-outs" throughout the year.


The Jewels rehearse once a week at the United Church Monday evenings

Harmony Inc

The Jewels of Harmony are members of Harmony Inc, an international Women's' Barbershop organization with 75 chapters across the US and Canada.

Contacts & Bookings

President: Brenda Lackie
Phone: 848-8516

Director: Ann Foy
Phone: 848-3245

Outreach:Peggy Madden
(705)  848-4801

Contact Peggy Madden for information about singing messages and special bookings.



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The Elliot Lake Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers (formerly Rockhaven  Exceptional Puppeteers) will be having their first show of the season on the Civic Centre Theatre Stage, Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 2 p.m., during National Youth Arts Week.  Rockhaven student art work will also be hi-lighted at this time.

The show this year is called the Adventures of Dorthy and Alice.

There will also be Black Light Puppets doing the Yellow Submarine, accompanied by the Jewels of Harmony and the Manna Manha song from the Muppets. This puppet group is very special, since the participants are all from our disabled community, but boy do they have talent on stage.  Come out and see the fun. Tickets available soon.

The group meets every Tuesday at ELSS in room 129 to practice and make puppets and sets. Just call Director Liz Kanski for more information or to come out and join the fun!  705 848-4256



Next Jurying: Work due for the 3rd Friday of the month 

The Gallery at the Centre is a new cooperative art gallery run by the Arts Council (ARIEL) and supported by the City of Elliot Lake. Artists show in the gallery on a membership basis and all artists and artisans in the Elliot Lake area, both professional and amateur, are invited to apply. 

Membership is $100/yr (non-refundable) and artists pay 30% commission on works sold. ARIEL members receive a 10% discount on membership fees. All gallery members are responsible for working the gallery 1.5 work days a month.

To be eligible for the first show, artists must deliver 3-5 representative works and a completed application form to the ARIEL office at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. 

Only successful candidates will be required to pay membership fees.

Download application form here.