What’s Your Take: A Realistic Brookside Future by Dimitri Papatheodorou

In this series, Northumberland artists share their views on issues related to the arts. “If we build something beautiful, then Cobourg can become a leader in healthy housing strategies built on existing infrastructure.” Dimitri Papatheodorou There is a way to develop Brookside for much needed new housing while simultaneously providing cultural programming, without taxing municipal…

What’s Your Take: The Community of Art by Douglas Syrota

In this series, Northumberland artists share their views on issues related to the arts. Today artist Douglas Syrota shares his ideas for a Community Arts Centre at Brookside in Cobourg. Later today, architect Dimitri Papatheodorou will give his own take on how to develop Brookside for housing and the arts. “Arts and culture can uplift…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Ixchel Suarez

“Art is the way I experience life…It’s a way of living.” Ixchel Suarez Donna Wootton speaks with textile and fibre artist Ixchel Suarez about Oak Heights Art Gallery, relocating to Northumberland County, the Canadian Tapestry Centre–her not-for-profit organization which works with young people, those with special needs, and older adults–and upcoming events at the gallery,…

Welcome Apple Route Studio Tour!

NFOTA is excited to partner with Apple Route Studio Tour, September 24 & 25, 2022. It all began in 2017, when a couple of artists residing in Colborne learned that federal funding might be made available to help celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. The money had to be spent on community activities as opposed to infrastructure or…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shannon Linton

“Art is the expression of something true. It is a sharing of something real that allows readers, listeners, and viewers to feel. Art is not the sacred territory of geniuses, it is beautifully mundane and available to everyone. Art makes us feel and that makes us more fully alive.” Shannon Linton Shannon Linton, singer songwriter…

2019 Festival Highlights: Marie-Lynn Hammond and San Murata

As we confirm the program for NFOTA’s upcoming festival, to be announced soon, we look back on previous festivals. Here is a song from singer song-writer Marie-Lynn Hammond and San Murata, artist and jazz violinist. Northumberland Festival of the Arts will take place across Northumberland County from September 16 – October 2, 2022. Northumberland Festival…

2019 Festival Highlights: Kim Doolittle

As we confirm the program for NFOTA’s upcoming festival, to be announced soon, we look back on previous festivals. Here is part of Kim Doolittle’s performance at the Festival of the Arts in 2019. About Kim: Kim Doolittle is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and musician. Her 9th studio album, “Into the Blue,” came out in…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Pam Royl

“Therein lies the very act of creativity; revealing oneself to others. And what better way to do so than a festival designed to share and inspire.“ Pam Royl Pam volunteers on NFOTA’s Communications/Marketing Committee Who you are? I am a fiction writer of women’s stories inspired by history. Creativity has fueled my soul, through a…