Pickering’s Local Arts & Culture Scene

Pickering is a vibrant city with tons of personality and a rich arts and culture scene. From exploring the historical buildings at the Pickering Museum Village to Open Mic nights at the Open Studio Art Cafe and the annual Durham Region International Film Festival, there’s countless opportunities to embrace your inner creativity and to also appreciate Pickering’s art, culture, and history!


Open Studio Art Café

In the mesmerizing setting of the Nautical Village, you’ll find the Open Studio Art Café. From live events, performances, and even an open mic night, creatives from nearby and far congregate here to enjoy art, music, bold coffee and delicious food.


Public Art Throughout Pickering

No need to run to an art gallery to enjoy some art. The city of Pickering is adorned with work from local artists in different parks and even along the waterfront! Thinking of admiring some of this art on your next walk? From historical statues, colourful murals, and unique sculptures, there’s tons to look at throughout the city. Check out this map of where you can find these installations in Pickering.


Pickering Casino Resort

When you think of a casino, you might think slot machines and poker tables. But at the Pickering Casino Resort, you’ll not only enjoy nightlife and gaming but also live entertainment and musical performances from local and international artists within their venues. Check out their entertainment lineup for the rest of the year here!

Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF)

Calling all Cinephiles, support local talent and filmmakers at the Durham Region International Film Festivals. If you love movies and film, this is where you’ll want to be from October 19th to 21st. Head to their website for more information about where and when screenings take place!


Pickering Museum Village

Explore the rich history and culture of Pickering at the Pickering Village Museum. Engage in their wide selection of events and programs or travel back in time and stroll around the village and explore each of the historical buildings.


Pickering Heritage & Community Centre

The Pickering Heritage & Community Centre is a 44,000 sq. ft. space that will enhance the city’s heritage and culture by bringing the Pickering Museum Village, Library, and Community Centre all in one dedicated place.

This centre will be located near the Pickering Museum Village and serve as a visitor’s centre for the museum. There will also be storage space installed for the museum’s many collections, artifacts, and records. The centre will also be replacing the Greenwood Community Centre and provide a modern space for community events and activities!


Register for Pines Ridge today!

Pickering stands as a dynamic city bursting with character and a thriving arts and culture scene. From immersing yourself in the history of the Pickering Museum Village to enjoying the creative atmosphere at the Open Studio Art Cafe, and indulging in the films of the Durham Region International Film Festival, there’s an abundance of activities to nurture your inner artist and appreciate the city’s rich culture. Seeking a place where luxury is defined? Register today for learn more about Pines Ridge!

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