Arts & Culture - Town of Ajax

Arts & Culture

Ajax is a creative and culturally diverse community with a rich history and heritage. Artists can practice their craft and showcase their work, performers can dazzle audiences close to home and cultural and heritage groups can share celebrations that will amaze and educate residents.

Programs, Performances and Local Festivals

Cultural & Heritage Celebrations

  • Chinese New Year (January)
  • Black History Month (February)
  • Asian and South Asian Heritage Month (May)
  • Doors Open Ajax (Fall - Every second year)
  • Canada's Culture Days (late September, early October)

For up-to-date information on cultural and heritage celebrations visit our Calendar of Events.

Public Art, Monuments & Memorials

Public art, monuments & memorials enhance our community and transform landscapes, open spaces, and neighbourhoods. These artistic pieces make the Town an attractive and memorable place where people want to visit, live, work and play. They build a sense of art, culture and historical reflection within our municipality, ensuring a creative legacy is left for generations to come.  Check out a complete list of Public Art features, monuments and memorials.

Artists are encouraged to contact the Town with Public Art proposals. Please contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7241 for more information. 

Visit Town of Ajax Galleries

Select from the list below for information on art exhibitions scheduled this year:

Town Hall (Council Chamber Lobby) - 65 Harwood Ave. S.

2016 Exhibition Dates


January 12 - February 11

Marie Blanchard Thomas 

February 11 - March 24

Gary Faulkner

March 24 - April 28

Ajax Creative Arts

April 28 - June 9

 Bruce Priestman

June 9 - July 21

 Bruce Priestman

July 21 - September 8

 Wayne Lovett

September 8 - October 13

 Patrick Hickman

October 13 - November 17

 Marilen Samuels

November 22 - January 10, 2017

Lemonville Group

McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr.

2016 Exhibition Dates


January 5 - February 9

Allan's Artist

February 9 - March 22

Lemonville Group of Artists

March 22 - April 25

Allan O'Marra - The Real and The Abstract

April 25 - May 30

PRAC Juried Photography Contest

May 30 - June 27

Ajax Creative Arts Juried Art Show

June 27 - August 2

Marie Butt & Joan Saldanha

August 2 - September 6

 Hallie Ndorley

September 6 - October 24

Margaret Taylor & Cheryl Helferty

October 24 - November 28

PRAC Juried Art Show

November 28 - January35, 2017

Photography Club Exhibit


Ajax Public Library Main Branch (Rotary Room) - 55 Harwood Ave. S. 

Calling All Visual Artists

For information on exhibiting your art at either the McLean Community Centre or the Council Chambers Lobby at Town Hall, please contact 905-619-2529, ext. 7243. 

Community Art Exhibits

Arts & Cultural Community Groups

For a full listing of arts & cultural community groups, visit our Community Organizations Directory.