The Arts


Bancroft, Ontario is a small town with a big heart for the arts. From galleries featuring local artists to museums showcasing the region’s rich history, there’s plenty to see and do for art lovers in this charming community.

A Place For The Arts
The Gallery Store / The Annex Gallery
23 Bridge Street West, Box 355, Bancroft ON K0L 1C0
A Place For The Arts is a non-profit Artists’ Cooperative with approx 30 members and growing. Open all year!

Art Gallery of Bancroft
The Bancroft Art Gallery is located at 10 Flint Ave, Bancroft Ontario.

The gallery is run by dedicated volunteers and provides approx 12 new exhibits per year. Many local artists are featured in these exhibits and their works are also available in the gallery gift shop.

Other shows throughout the year feature well-known artists from outside of our area, which is an excellent way to expose local art enthusiasts to what is happening elsewhere.

Bancroft & Area Art & Craft Guild
This group of artisans and crafts people has been active in hosting two shows each year. Each summer and early winter their shows are well attended and feature exhibits from many local artisans and crafts people.  More…

Bancroft Theatre Guild
Since the 1970’s, the Bancroft Theatre Guild has been providing community theatre to the residents and visitors of the Bancroft area.  They have performed over 90 works, hosted festivals, and entertained for over 30 years.  For more information, please contact the Bancroft Theatre Guild at (613) 334-0089.

Madoc & Area Artisans Guild
This group of talented individuals represent the Madoc area artists and have a great deal of programs and festivals underway. All Madoc and area artists and crafts people are encouraged to become members of this group that will be sponsoring so many art initiatives in Central Hastings .

North Hastings Community Choir
The local choir meet every week to prepare for several concerts throughout the year, all of which are well attended. The choir is always looking for new members to come out and have some fun with music in a variety of styles.  For more information please visit their website.

North Hastings Quilt Club
The North Hastings Quilt Club is wonderful group of women dedicated to preserving the love for quilting, and expanding the art in the community.  This club is for quilters of all levels of experience.  Some members have been quilting for many years, while others are just starting out. What a great way to learn a new skill and connect with people who share your interest in quilting.  And for those more experienced, to learn new techniques, tips & tricks, and to pass on your knowledge.  For more information, please contact the North Hastings Quilt club at 613-332-4364 or visit their website.

Septemberfest is held at the Bancroft Millennium Park each year. Some events at the festival include a Classic Car Display, Craft Show and Sale, and of course Evening Entertainment. Be sure not to miss the fun this year!

Studio Tours
The Studio Tours are held once a year in the fall, and are an event in which local artists display their creations. You not only get to see the talent that lies in the people of Bancroft, but while driving to their various locations, you experience the beautiful fall colours. Most works of art are for sale, so be sure to bring your wallet!  more…

Algonquin Arts Council
An important council dedicated to supporting the local artists & cultural groups.
Box 1360
Bancroft ON KOL IC0
Please visit their Website

Wollaston Heritage Centre
The Wollaston Heritage Centre is a museum dedicated to showcasing the history of the 19th century mining town in Central Ontario. Visistors will have the opportunity to interact with authentic pieces of mining equipment and learn about the shaft mining of iron ore. The museum will feature a variety of exhibits, including a one room schoolhouse, a homeopathic doctor’s office, a blacksmith’s shop, and displays of logging, farming, and railroad equipment, as well as other selected artifacts. The centre also has four portable school buildings that house antique and unique items, making it a must-see destination for anyone interested in history.  Located at 16 Centre St, Coe Hill Ont. K0L1P0

There’s always something to do in Bancroft.  Check out the Area Attractions and/or the Events page for more ideas!

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