North Perth Arts
& Culture Council
Listowel, Ontario
"To increase the awareness, appreciation and support of arts and culture in the community of North Perth"


 North Perth Arts Council


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October Artist of the Month:
                    Becky  Wilson

October brings a big splash of colour to the artistic works by Becky Wilson. Her display this month presents a variety of media and themes that she enjoys working in. Drop by the Listowel branch of the North Perth Public Library during regular business hours, view the artwork, and don’t forget to leave a comment for the artist.  


                                        Thank you to the artists who demonstrated their talents, and to the members
                                        of the community who dropped by the Listowel library to watch the artists
                                         in action and make this years’ Culture Days a success.

NPACC supports Community of Character


Download Guidelines PDF                         Download Entry Form PDF


Themes announced for the
10th Annual Photography Contest 2019

Dust off your camera. Fine tune your creative photography skills. The North Perth Arts Council and Friends of the North Perth Public Library have partnered again for the 10th Annual Amateur Photography Contest.

This year’s themes:

Student up to age 12:  Any Olde Thing
Youth 13 to 19:            Any Olde Thing                                
Adult  20+:                   BEST of your recent best
Open:  (all ages)          Portrait of a single subject

These are the categories for students and adults to enter. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries.

Local photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to capture images that showcase their talent, and highlight the big picture, or the smaller details. Show us, what you see.

Contest entries are to be dropped off Thursday November 14th, between 6pm and 7pm at the Listowel Public Library. This gives interested photographers plenty of time during the spring, summer and early fall months to capture their images and prepare their entries. The entries will be displayed in the Listowel branch of the North Perth Public Library during December 2019.

Entry forms, and guidelines-rules, are available to download using the links below.

The challenge has been issued. Let your creativity and talent go wild.

                                           Download Guidelines PDF                         Download Entry Form PDF


The North Perth Public Library, Listowel Branch in partnership with the North Perth Arts and Culture Council, features the works of a visual artist in the library lobby showcases, during regular opening hours.

North Perth artists will be displaying paintings in all media, photography, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and fabric art.

Take time to view each of the monthly displays. Learn more about the local artistic community, and see examples of their work ... many are for sale. Contact the artist directly to make a purchase, or commission an artwork.


Month:                Artist: 



October                     Rebecca "Becky"  Wilson

November                 Leslie  Heslip

December                Annual Photography Contest

Month:                Artist: 


January                     Blair Immink

February                    Lauren Mason

March                        Birgit Gaudreau

April                           Ward Robertson

May                           Richard Ghesquire

June                          Maitland Valley Camera Club

July                            Christine  Groves


September               NPACC Member Group Show

October                   Art2D  Art Squared Contest


December               Annual Photography Contest

More information and contact links are available on the NPACC web site in the Talent Directory section.       North Perth Public Library


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Call For Artists: expanded art display

The Artist of the Month program at the library is building with lots of good response from the public. They like it and so do we.The North Perth Library is also pleased with the success of the ongoing monthly displays. The program is being extended and so we are asking for artists in North Perth and surroundings to commit to having their work on display.

For booking information and availabilities, contact 


North Perth Arts Council supports Community of Character North Perth
's trait is EMPATHY


The North Perth Arts and Culture Council is a participating member of
Community of Character North Perth.

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Community of Character North Perth



North Perth Arts & Culture Council part of Perth Arts Connect



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arts, culture and heritage
in Perth County, Stratford and St. Mary's

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ARTS Enrichment

NPACC members offer many opportunities to learn basic skills or advance your talents in visual arts or music.

Come and join a group of people who like art and are interested in learning or improving their painting skills. We will meet monthly to work on individual projects of your choice. Please bring your own supplies. Registration is required to book tables/room.

For those who paint at home individually or are interested in painting but don’t know where to begin, this group is a great way to experience the joy of painting. Sometimes it’s nice to get together with like-minded people. We are open to sharing ideas and to provide support while having some social time out. All ages are welcome!

The group meets every 3rd Friday at the Scrapbook Shop in Listowel. It is $10.00 per person.  Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30pm. 

I will be there to support you on this journey, follow my page @paintingwithmegan for more events.  Megan Myke


Love to sing? Are you ready to go beyond the shower?

Meet Joyful Voices, a new community choir that begins this fall  in North Perth.

We’re about having fun, and celebrating great music.
If you can read music, we want you! If you can carry a tune and keep in key,
we want you! And we’re not even that particular on age – as long as you’re
well behaved, and want in on something joyful and musical, we’re ready for you!

Auditions are required – it’s only fair to hear your voice and make sure you can join in part-based singing, since we hope to sound great and make an impact.
Contact us via our website – – to learn more about audition times and our big picture.


Professional Drawing classes (Pencil shading, water colour, acrylic, analytical drawing and portrait) -in Listowel.  Evening and weekend instruction available. Students ages 4 and up. Materials supplied. Bring a photo of subject you’d like to draw. If you have any questions, or to register  please contact Madhumita Jaipuria  519 418 4551.


Do you want to learn more about coloured oil pencil art? NPACC member Sally Coxon is offering lessons for all interest levels in drawing, mixed media and her specialty, coloured pencil. From basic drawing and colouring techniques to more advanced challenges in composition. For more information contact Sally at 226-767-8245




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Established Artists

This category is for established artists and includes artists with an extensive body of work and with a history of national and international exhibitions and/or those who have achieved a wide degree of recognition. You must have at least 15 years of professional practice in order to apply to this category.

Mid-Career Artists

This category is for artists in mid-career and includes artists past the early stages of their professional career who have produced a reasonable body of work and may have a fair degree of public exposure. You must have at least 8 years of professional practice to apply to this category.

       Emerging Artists

      This category is for emerging artists and is reserved for artists in the early years of their professional career who may have a small exhibition record. You must have at least 3 years of professional practice to apply to this category.

Hobby / Amateur Artists

This category is for those who pursue any number of genres of artistic expression for personal interest and gratification.  Attending and participating in arts instruction classes, workshops and community shows is an important component in their artistic portfolio.

Student Artists

This category is for students enrolled in secondary school art courses, or post secondary students enrolled in an art program at the college or university level. 

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