Tuesday, September 22, 2015

2015 Lantern-Making Workshops

Update: *Our lantern-making workshops for 2015 are now over... Thanks to all 146 of you who came out!*

Make your own lantern at one of our drop-in community workshops. Cost is $10 per lantern or pay-what-you can. All are welcome! Materials & instruction provided.

Sat. Oct 3             Wellington Library, 10 - 3

Tues. Oct 6          Picton Library, 3 - 6

Sat. Oct. 24         Spark Box Studio, 1 – 4.  
                           Create beautiful lanterns by collaging collagraph prints of botanical material         printed on rice paper. 

Wed. Oct. 28      AcousticGrill, Picton, Comix Jam! 7 PM onwards. 
                          For those who like to draw; collaborate on comics-inspired lanterns.

Sun. Nov. 1         BaxterArts Centre, Bloomfield, 12 - 5

Tues. Nov. 3       Milford Town Hall, 5 - 8. *FREE*! Sponsored by Milford Rec. Committee

Wed. Nov. 4       Picton Town Hall – with free meal from Food Not Bombs! 5:30 - 8

Sat. Nov. 7         Athol Recreation Centre, Cherry Valley, 12 - 4.

                           Pay-What-You-Can, sponsored by the Athol Rec. Committee

Sun. Nov. 8         BaxterArts Centre, Bloomfield, 12 - 5

Tues. Nov. 10     Picton Town Hall, 9 – 4 

Sat. Nov. 14       The Firelight Lantern Festival!

  • 6 PM - Gather at Benson Park, Picton. Bring your lanterns! Costumes encouraged! You can pre-pay your admission to Crystal Palace, and get a carrying stick and LED tea light for your lantern (Bad weather? Go straight to Crystal Palace at 7 PM)
  • 6:30 – Community Parade leaves for Crystal Palace
  • 7 PM – Arrive at Crystal Palace. Musical guests: The Shuffle Demons!
  • Admission: $5 adults, $3 children *or* Pay-What-You-Can (cash only, exact change makes you awesome)

We hope you can join us! For more information, or to inquire about hosting your own lantern-making workshop, contact Krista at krista(at)smallpondarts.ca, 613.471.1322.


  1. This'll be a new one for me, Can't wait!

  2. When will this years festival take place?

    1. Hi Betsy, the festival this year is the evening of Saturday November 14. Details will be posted here as we get closer - hope to see you there!


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