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Monthly Musical Member - Guelph Concert Band

Each month we’ll feature a video from one of GAC’s musical members. If you’re a musician and have a video you’d like us to feature, please send a YouTube link our way along with a short bio.

This month, we share one from the Guelph Concert Band, whose upcoming February 23rd performance at the River Run Centre will feature popular and film music selections.

For over 130 years, the Guelph Concert Band has been entertaining audiences with its diverse repertoire and high quality performances. The band has recently hired a new conductor, Dr. Chris Cigolea, and has planned an exciting season of concerts sure to delight all music lovers. 
Our members range from high school students to seniors and come from various backgrounds and lines of work. Brought together by a love of sharing music with the community, we are all individuals who play music in our spare time. Today the band has a membership of over 50 musicians who perform both challenging and varied repertoire. We are always happy to welcome new members, and if you are interested in joining the band or just checking us out, please visit the Join the Band page for more information and to let us know you are coming.

A 2017 performance of “Jai Ho”

Where to Exhibit Your Artwork in Guelph – Restaurants & Eateries Edition

Are you a visual artist in Guelph looking for a place to showcase your artwork?

There are so many different types of spaces in Guelph to exhibit your creativity. From traditional spaces like galleries and museums, to community hubs and public areas, such as libraries, restaurants, and eateries. As an artist where you choose to exhibit your work depends on the type of work you do, the audience you’d like to engage with, and your long-term career goals as an artist.

To help simplify this process, GAC will be featuring different articles on “Where to Exhibit Your Artwork in Guelph” that focuses on different types of spaces. This month’s edition will be on cafés, restaurants, and eateries in the downtown area.


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Photo credit: Adrianna Calvo. Pexels.

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The Collector’s Dilemma – March 26

The Collector’s Dilemma is an exciting fundraising event for Guelph Arts Council. The third annual event will be held on Thursday, March 26. This auction showcases fine art previously owned by local collectors. All profits benefit GAC, helping artists and arts organizations make Guelph an enriched place to live and work.

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The Collector's Dilemma 2019 at The River Run Centre. Photo credit, Keith Makse.

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How to write a news release

By Jane Litchfield

Got news? You need a news release to help spread the word. Follow these tips and you’ll have one in no time.

Of course your news release should include who, what, where and when your news is happening, but before you write a single word, ask yourself why. Not, why do I want people to know about my show, new CD or grand opening, but why do they want to know about it? Your friends and family might be thrilled that it’s the one-year anniversary of your online store, but – sorry – everyone else wants to know what’s in it for them. Are you offering a discount? Free donuts??

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Photo Credit: Christina Morilla. Pexels. 


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