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.

2018 Exhibition Dates


January 12 - February 9

Rotary Park Artists

February 9 - March 9

Kim Johnson

March 9 - April 13

Denise Gracias

April 13 - June 1

 Ajax Photography Club

June 1 - July 13

 Norman Smith

July 13 - September 14

 Jeannette Hay

September 14 - October 12

 Lemonville Group

October 11 - November 22

 Nesrin Blair

November 22 - January 10, 2019

Summi Siddiqui

McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr.

2017 Exhibition Dates


January 3 - February 6

Allan's Artists

February 6 - March 20

Lemonville Group

March 20 - April 24

Jeanette Hay & Mirek Bialy

April 24 - May 29

PRAC Juried Photography Contest

May 29 - June 26

Ajax Creative Arts

June 26 - August 8

David Robinson & Erum Irtaza

August 8 - September 11

 Kimberly Johnson & Denise Gracias

September 11 - October 16

Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard

October 23 - November 27

PRAC Juried Art Show

November 27 - January 8, 2018

Ajax Photography Club


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. 7231. 

2019 applications now open, due December 1, 2018

Community Art Exhibits

Arts & Cultural Community Groups

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