Thank You, Northumberland!

Thanks, thanks and ever thanks: To all the artists who took part. To all our partners and donors who supported. To everyone who attended. To all those who followed the festival online and wished it well. And to our many volunteers for your groundbreaking work. Together, we pulled off an outstanding festival. THANK YOU. Here are…

Friends of Music returns to NFOTA!

“I hope that NFOTA will be a catalyst for greater appreciation and engagement from more people in the cultural life of the county.” Marg Treloar, Friends of Music Treasurer What a pleasure to welcome back Friends of Music as a sponsor of NFOTA 2022. At the 2019 festival, NFOTA was privileged to showcase outstanding local…

Welcome Back DiversiPro!

“It’s through the arts that we learn the stories of people and communities.” Hamlin Grange NFOTA is delighted that DiversiPro Inc. has returned as a sponsor of the Festival of the Arts. We’re grateful for DiversiPro’s financial support and assistance with our website and support for designing our logos. CEO and Founder Hamlin Grange says…

What’s on at the Festival: Welcome Back Spirit of the Hills!

–Written by Reva Nelson “Our Northumberland landscape provides the “spirit” to Spirit of the Hills, and I think it’s easy to see how it is a deep well for art and creativity. I encourage everyone to directly experience the environment in which we work. Connection to our landscape will lead to a deeper appreciation of…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Jeff Keary

“I have a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in English, which might seem, and probably are, the perfect qualifications for doing something like this, and I really kicked myself that I hadn’t been doing this since I was twenty-five.” Jeff Keary Today Shane Joseph interviews Jeff Keary, owner and editor of Grapevine Magazine,…

Summertime Poets by Wally Keeler

Film Access Northumberland recently hosted the 2nd annual Eye2Eye International Film Festival in the grand Concert Hall in Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg. A full roster of all genres of film was presented, all under the theme umbrella of “What Unites Us.” Summertime, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, is a film that is hectic frantic…

Call for Spirit of the Hills Artists

One of NFOTA’s sponsors, Spirit of the Hills, is doing what they do best – helping their artists members to sell their work. Art lovers will have the opportunity to see local artists’ work all in one place and a chance to buy something unique. Plus the exhibition will continue right through the festival and…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Sarah Jacob and SMM Law

“It’s just very exciting to be around people who are using their energy to create, so you’re seeing things that are coming out of their imagination, out of their experience, out of who they are as people. There’s often something that matters intensely to them in their work.” Sarah Jacob Sarah Jacob, art lover, NFOTA…