Arts & Culture

Ajax is a creative and culturally diverse community with a rich history and heritage. Durham Region Artists can practice their craft and showcase their work, performers can dazzle audiences close to home and cultural and heritage groups can share celebrations that will amaze and educate residents.

The video below promotes local sculptor, Geordie Lishman of Ajax, among many other Durham Region artists for an upcoming tour.  Visit, Support, be Inspired!       Courtesy of Durham West Arts Centre 

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Programs, Performances and Local Festivals

Cultural & Heritage Celebrations

  • Black History Month (February)
  • South Asian Heritage Month (May)
  • Doors Open Ajax (Fall - Every second year)
  • Canada's Culture Days (last weekend of September)

Calling All Visual Artists

For information on exhibiting your art at either the McLean Community Centre or the Council Chambers Lobby at Town Hall, please contact 905-619-2529 ext. 7243.  

Art Exhibits & Galleries

A number of Art Shows and Exhibits are held throughout the year, in Ajax and around Durham Region, to showcase unique and diverse local talent.  Shows feature everything from watercolours to pastels, sculptures to photography.

  • Ajax Creative Arts Show & Sale (Spring & Fall)
  • PineRidge Arts Council Juried Art Show (October)

Arts & Cultural Community Groups

The Community Organizations Directory provides a listing of arts & cultural groups in Ajax


Visit Local Galleries

McLean Community Centre

Town Hall, Council Chamber Lobby

Ajax Public Library Main Branch, Rotary Room 

Cultural Expressions Gallery

Durham West Arts Centre