Merrickville Festival of the Arts 2022

Merrickville Festival of the Arts 2022

MOCA, MAG and TNIM are pleased to be collaborating once again on the production of the 2nd Merrickville Festival of the Arts to be held in the Blockhouse Park on July 23 – 24, 2022. There will be a delightful array of one act plays, music, poetry and visual arts...
Galley 55 Exhibition

Galley 55 Exhibition

Upcoming MAG Artists’ Exhibit in Ottawa MAG artists are exhibiting at Gallery 55 in Ottawa’s Byward Market building and at the Shenkman Centre. Sixteen artists have registered for this exhibition from July 12 – August 21, 2022 at Gallery 55 and November 29...
Easter Egg Painting Success!

Easter Egg Painting Success!

Easter Egg Painting Workshops Contribute to Ukraine Red Cross MAG artist Irene Chahley kindly offered to lead traditional Ukraine egg (Pysanka) workshops in the basement of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Merrickville. The Merrickville Artists’ Guild was a proud...
Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting

Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting

There will be an Easter Egg Workshop to raise money for the Ukrainian Red Cross. There are two dates available: April 1 and April 2, running from 1pm to 5pm each day. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. The workshop will be held at Holy Trinity...
Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Download the Festival Program Multi-Site, Multi-Media Come to the Festival of the Arts in Merrickville. Featuring visual arts, plays, poetry and...
Virtual Studio Tour ~ Oct 3 & 4 ~ MAG YouTube Channel

Virtual Studio Tour ~ Oct 3 & 4 ~ MAG YouTube Channel

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild is pleased to announce that the 2020 Virtual Studio Tour will be launched on October 3rd at 12:15 a.m. You will be able to view a compilation video as well as individual videos of each of the 24 participating artists in their studios...
Pieter Doef Sculpture Sale ~ Aug 9

Pieter Doef Sculpture Sale ~ Aug 9

The work of MAG Artist Pieter Doef includes concrete sculptures and paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, collages, and mixed media. On August 9, he is hosting a sale at his home/studio, located at 698 McCrea Road, Merrickville. Learn more about Pieter on...
Merrickville Artists’ Guild and COVID-19

Merrickville Artists’ Guild and COVID-19

MAG has made the difficult decision to cancel the very popular Annual Studio Tour which was scheduled for September 26-27, 2020. Regardless of the recent announcement on slowly reopening some businesses in the Province, the MAG Executive and many artists themselves...
May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

We are sorry to announce that, due to the vital Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, two of our upcoming Conversations have been cancelled. May 14: The Drone and the Camera: Mike Venables and Jun 11: Beader and Ojibway Artist: Ashley-Rise Manchendagoos. Discussions...

MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations will feature multi-talented Doug Phillips on March 12. Doug is a playwright, actor and award winning short story writer. His first play, Naan Bread, won the Ottawa Little Theatre Award. Righteous Tithe, a play turned film, was nominated for best...
Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Yves and Deb Grandmaitre along with Shelley and Mark Scullino are the Village chefs at the Mainstreet Dinner on Saturday February 15th. Themed An Evening in Paris,  the event is sponsored by MOCA (Merrickville Organization for Culture and Arts) with proceeds going to...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photographic Collective is delighted that Gerard Phillips, a well know local bird watcher and photographer, will be giving an illustrated talk at our meeting on February 12 at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room at the Goose & Gridiron...
May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

MAG Conversations Presents: The Art of Writing: Jan 9

“Beautifully crafted words have the power to captivate the mind of anybody” – Joseph Conrad … From the Iliad to Shakespeare, Dostoevsky to Atwood, whether poets, chroniclers, realists or romantics; the power and artistry of writing has been an important part of...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Jan. 9 : Author Panel

Meet a novelist who is also an historian, an indigenous poet, a writer of short humorous stories, and a writer of special interest features when they sit down with the “conversationalists” and talk, each in their own special world, about what they write, why they...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Arctic Twilight: Nov 14

Teacher and writer Claudia Coutu Radmore and writer Victor Suthren are slated to share stories of the arctic “you did not expect.” Claudia will be talking about her correspondence with a remarkable man, Leonard Budgell, a Hudson’s Bay Company agent who...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Nov 6

The November meeting of the MAG Photography Collective will consider the theme of “Thanksgiving.” Examples could be the amazing fall colours, giving thanks by feasting at the close of the harvest season, and/or anything else you can think of related to the theme....
2019 Studio Tour Brochures

2019 Studio Tour Brochures

MAG Artists are ramping up for our exciting 2019 Studio Tour. Brochures are available from all MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and from MAG members. This year 25 individual MAG Artists and several arts groups and collectives are exhibiting and selling work in a multitude...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Sept 4

The next meeting of the Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photography Collective will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room of the Goose & Gridiron Restaurant. Please watch our Facebook page for any last-minute changes:...
2019 Studio Tour Map

2019 Studio Tour Map

Get your 2019 MAG Studio Tour Brochure for a detailed map of studio locations and info on all 25 individual MAG Artists, arts groups, and collectives exhibiting in this year’s show. Available throughout Merrickville from MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and MAG...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

May Conversations showcases the incredible diversity of talent among MAG members as multi-media artist Holly Dean and film industry camera operator Gary Viola share their experience with the Art of Moving Pictures. “I am going to talk about my 30 years working...