Things to do this weekend in the Quinte area – Jan. 26-28

Indigenous Artist Theresa Brant, along with many other artists, has her artwork on display at Gallery 121 in Belleville this Saturday. Photo provided by Gallery 121.

There’s always something to do in the Quinte area, from art shows to cat care, we’ve got you covered.

2024 Indigenous Art Fair at Gallery 121

Take in the art styles of Haudenosaunee artists at Gallery 121 in downtown Belleville this Saturday. Artists like sculptor David R Maracle; painter, bag and blanket maker Theresa Brant and carver Trevor O Brant will be on display along with many others. The show will run until next weekend when it will close on February 3rd.

Reflections in Clay and Peace at Glanmore House

A relic of the area’s history, a clay pot found in Prince Edward County and cared for at Sandbanks Provincial Park, has made its way to the Glanmore House in Belleville. Kahehtoktha Janice Brant, indigenous artist of Tyendinaga Township, will be there at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to speak on the role of such pieces with reflections on The Peacemaker.

Feline First Aid

Any cat lover knows how important it is to be prepared when there is an emergency. This Sunday from 9-4 p.m., Hastings Humane Society is running a fundraiser that offers first aid training and grooming tips to help owners recognize health warning signs and give them the tools to help their furry friends in whatever “cat-tastrophy” that might come their way.

Improv at the Stirling Festival Theatre

Comedians come together for one night of laughs this Saturday night at the Stirling Festival Theatre. In classic “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style, comedians from Second city and their host Paul Constable, a.k.a. Gary the Canadian Tire Guy, will be taking cues from the crowd to create a once-in-a-lifetime show unique to its actors and audience alike.

Local Craft Fair

Looking to support local crafters and artisans? The Masonic Hall on Foster Ave. in Belleville is hosting a craft sale this weekend with over 20 vendors selling their locally-made products. There will also be a silent auction, a bake sale and a taco truck to feed those left hungry from the hunt for local treasures.

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