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Arts After Hours

Arts After Hours is a series of networking events that engage York Region’s arts and culture community at various venues throughout the nine municipalities. Each event leaves ample time for creative professionals to connect with one another and features an interactive piece such as a round-robin painting tournament, play reading or Flamenco performance. There is always music, delicious bites, beverages and a cash bar. Connect, create and collaborate!

Next Arts After Hours:

December 8, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
At the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, 2920 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 1L6
Early Bird (until Nov. 25): Free for YRAC & ASK Members | $10 General Admission 
Regular Rates: $5 YRAC & ASK Members | $15 General Admission
*Note that applicable fees may apply for online transactions
Image: Ornaments by Elaine Joy Roach, 2016
The 2016 Arts After Hours networking event celebrates the holidays with interactive paper ornament making demonstrations by Markham artist, Artrepreneur Alumni and social entrepreneur Elaine Joy Roach of Treasured Paper. Event attendees will have the opportunity to network with one another while creating ornaments that reflect their creative practice or cultural organization. The ornaments will be added to a York Region Arts Council tree, which is part of the greater "King Trees of Giving" event in aid of the King Township Food Bank.
Basic materials and tools for creating your ornament will be provided. If you would like to create something using specific materials or images that speak to your personal practice or organization, please bring these items with you.
Elaine Joy Roach Bio:
Elaine Joy Roach crafts beautiful papers into small treasures.  Her paper paintings and handmade stationery cherish the human connection.  An award winning designer from OCADU, Elaine ensures that all Treasured Paper products use only responsibly made papers, contain reusable packaging and spreads love through paper. Learn more about elaine at and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @treasuredpaper. 
About King Trees of Giving: 
This event will feature Trees decorated by various King organizations in various themes. It can be a holiday theme or one that represents an organization's activities. The display will be open to the public for viewing Saturday November 26 to Saturday December 17, during which time there will be an opportunity to vote for a favourite tree. Votes will be recognized in the form of a donation 1$ = 1 vote. All proceeds to the King Township Food Bank. The "winner" will be announced on December 17.
Preparing for Arts After Hours on December 8:
  • Bring business cards and other promotional materials
  • Special or personalized materials or images if you want to go beyond what is provided
  • Cash for cash bar and tree voting
  • Ugly holiday sweaters welcome


York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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