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Ukrainian Code of Culture

The Guild and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress branch in PEI are honoured to invite everyone to “THE CULTURAL CODE OF UKRAINE” presentation on June 3 at 7 p.m. at The Guild, 115 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

In this historical overview of Ukrainian folk art and symbolism in traditional embroidery, which inspired the art of Maria Prymachenko and Pablo Picasso, we dive into the rich heritage of Ukrainian culture.

It will be an exciting event with a lottery to win one of two Ukrainian embroidered shirts for those who purchased the tickets. Before the event, complementary one-bite Ukrainian dishes will be offered in the Guild Gallery downstairs.

Come learn and enjoy traditional Ukrainian food, the Vyshyvanka show — a live presentation of Ukrainian embroidered shirts, the unique history and the art at this charity event organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress branch in PEI to support Ukraine. All proceeds from ticket sales will be directed to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians who defend Ukraine. 🇺🇦

Doors open at 6:15 pm, and traditional Ukrainian dishes will be offered before the event. Tickets include complimentary food.

Tickets can be purchased at:


Hurry! The number of tickets is limited.

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Interested in the Arts?

Interested in the Arts?

The Guild is looking for committed persons to become ushers in an ongoing capacity.

Enjoy the arts, great perks and incentives.

Must be 19+.

For more information or to join our team, please contact Brian at bmarkham@theguildpei.com or visit our website www.theguildpei.com/volunteer

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The Witching Hour

The PEI Witch Market at the Guild is a perfect place to get something magical and unique for Mother’s day. Created by Blair Carmen Holloway this market features some of the island’s most crafty witches. Drop by the Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild and check out the selection of vendors, card readers, and creators while our bartender slings witchy brews.

In partnership with The Guild at 111 Queen St. in Charlottetown the pop-up will happen on Saturday, May 6th from 12 to 5pm. Canteen will be open all day long slinging mocktails & other witchy brews.

Treats, crafts, tarot/oracle readings, a signature cocktail, and some entertainment during the day will make this a truly magical event.

Our vendors are:

The Whimsical Fish – Selling crochet witch hats, figures, pouches and more.

Posh Pixie – Custom tumblers, earrings, apparel and more.

The Witchery – Witchy self care, potions as well as tarot readings

D&D Custom Creations – Handmade polymer wands, elven circlets, candleholders, and more.

Taylor’s trinkets – Handmade candles scented with essential oils

White Witch Cottage – selling memento mori soaps, spell candles, bone trinkets and other deliciously dark creations.

Glitter Ghost Clothing and Accessories – Reworked clothing, crochet accessories, crochet catnip toys and pet accessories (including crochet witch pet hats,) stickers and more!

Emerald Moon Alchemy – Original essential oil blends in room spray, roller bottles and dropper, and essential oil infused bath salts

Renée Laprise Arts – Original Contemporary Mystical Paintings reproduced on art cards, matted prints and the 78-card Cosmic Portal Oracle deck.

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Singing Green Songs


To celebrate Earth Day and the upcoming Songs For a Small Planet show on April 22nd at The Guild, we’re giving away two tickets + some really sweet artist merch to one lucky winner! (Includes award winning albums & Todd MacLean’s book Global Chorus : 364 Voices On The Future Of The Planet!)

To enter:

1️⃣ Like this post

2️⃣ Tag a friend in the comments who you would like to take with you to the show

3️⃣ Answer this question in the comments: How did people help each other after Hurricane Fiona?

Bonus entry: Share this post to your story and tag us for an extra chance to win!

Contest ends Wednesday, April 19th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 20th.

Don’t miss your chance to see Meaghan, Teresa, Todd and Dennis perform live and support the fight against climate change! Good luck! 🎶🌎❤️TheGuild

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Call for Submissions

Final Call for PROPOSALS FROM PROFESSIONAL PEI ARTISTS. Deadline April 30, 2023

The Guild is interested in progressive, forward-looking practices; inventive approaches in artistic production; work that deals with issues of current social urgency, including diverse perspectives and histories; and work based on an articulate conceptual and/or critical and/or poetic thesis. We encourage and facilitate the presentation of curatorial and artistic works that have not yet been exhibited in this locale. We are enthusiastic about artists’ most recent endeavours and art forms that propel contemporary production and incite conversation.

Exhibitions will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists, and will be mounted in the Hilda Woolnough Gallery @ The Guild, with the duration and structure of the shows being determined in part by the volume of submissions. Exhibitions will run from July 2023 to December 2023 with the dates subject to change.

We encourage those including, but not limited to those who identify as women, indigenous, POC, members of visible minorities, LGBTQ2SIA+ and persons with disabilities to apply.

Please note, this call is open to all professional artists who are residents of PEI.

Submissions Deadline is April 30th, 2023 at 5pm.

Artist fees that follow CARFAC standard guidelines will be paid for these exhibitions.

Submissions must be sent via email to bmarkham@theguildpei.com with The Guild Submission in the subject line.

Submissions must include:

– current CV (maximum three pages)

– artist statement

– detailed exhibition proposal: *please indicate clearly if you are proposing a solo exhibition or if you would like to be included in a group exhibition.

– copies of catalogue texts or reviews (if relevant)

– max. 10 jpeg images or audio/visual samples

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Easter Fun

Popalopalots presents their Good Friday Gooder Improv Show!

Get ready to LOL, ROFL and maybe even LMAO. Popalopalots, the most unpredictable improv comedy group around, is set to take the stage April 7th, Good Friday at The Guild in Charlottetown!

The Popalopalots have been entertaining audiences for well over a decade with their unique blend of improv comedy and chaos. Popalopalots shows are legendary for their fast-paced sketches, witty banter, outrageous characters and plenty of surprises. From the moment they step on stage, the Popalopalots take you on a wild ride, filled with unexpected twists and turns that will leave you gasping for breath.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Get your tickets now for Popalopalots’ Good Friday Gooder Improv show. It’ll be an unforgettable evening of irreverent, unpredictable and unforgettable comedy. It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to laugh and have a good time.

Event Details:

Popalopalots Good Friday Gooder Improv Show

Date: April 7th

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: The Guild, 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown

Tickets $20 plus tax and fees

To get tickets phone (902) 620-3333, go online www.theguildpei.com, or purchase yours at the door

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Love and Legacy

Featuring the profound stories of 8 Atlantic Canadians, The Legacy Song Project: Atlantic Chapter is an exploration of death, dying, grief, loss, and love, through the transformational lenses of documentary film and songwriting. Songwriter, Sarah McInnis, and filmmakers, Aly Kelly and Pat LePoidevin, teamed up to interview four individuals at end-of-life and four who have lost loved ones, representing all four Atlantic provinces. In this evocative short film and live musical performance, they capture stories about the universal experiences of loss and how songwriting can be used as a bridge to connect us with our loved ones, past and present.

The Guild acknowledges the support of Arts Nova Scotia. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
#BringingTheArtsToLife. Endorsed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

About the Artist

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah McInnis, of Peterborough, Ontario, is a storyteller. Her songs come from having to travel to the raw, twisted centers of insecurity, vulnerability, shame, and grief, to hold them gently, illuminate, forgive, and thank them. With warm vocals and guitar in hand, Sarah has the ability to change the feeling in the room, giving listener’s honest, true, and personal stories that remind them that they are not alone in the serious, silly, and serendipitous parts of life. With a special interest in death and dying, Sarah began The Legacy Song Project in April 2021, writing original songs for folks at the end-of-life and for folks who have lost loved ones. From her home in Port Williams, NS, she has had the privilege to write songs for people from across Canada and is thrilled to be able to bring the Atlantic Chapter to Charlottetown.

Website: www.sarahmcinnis.com
Instagram: ✨𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭✨️ (@thelegacysongproject) • Instagram photos and videos
Facebook: The Legacy Song Project | Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.
Ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable ticket surcharge.
In the event of Force Majeur a refund may be issued, however ticket surcharges remain non-refundable.

The service fee covers the cost of providing a service; it pays for things like the software that provides the convenience of online purchasing and e-tickets, our customer service team & the ability to purchase tickets over the phone, the printing and distribution of tickets, credit card fees, etc.

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In Front of the Camera

Join us at the Guild for a five-week session on acting for film and television. Let this class be a jumping-off point for creative fulfillment and growth as an individual. We offer stimulating thought-provoking acting workshops that will give you a base from which to further develop your outlook on both your professional and personal life. We will delve into many aspects of an actor’s training. Beginning with understanding the space around us and how our physical bodies take up and influence that space.

Classes meet every Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 7:30 PM April 11th to May 9th or every Wednesday evening from 6 PM to 7:30 PM April 12th to May 10th.

Our goal is to offer a positive space where judgment is relegated to the sidelines, a space where you are free to be yourself with no fear. This will continue to be a judgment-free, inclusive, positive arena, where expectations are few and outside-the-box thinking is encouraged.

For adults 18+ https://theguildpei.ticketpro.ca/en/pages/1563676001…

Class Description:

A person walking across the road is just that until we examine their gait, and tilt of the head, where their focus is among many other physical cues. From that information we can infer many aspects of this person, are they happy, in a hurry, relaxed, etc.? That in a nutshell is what an actor does. Through the adopted physical characteristics they employ, they convey the essence of a character.

That is where this course begins, reaching deep into acting exercises that will open a new appreciation of who we are and how we interact with each other. Our five-day, ninety-minute courses will take you from a standing start to working with others, through improvisation, and learning to listen earnestly, all while building your self-esteem and confidence. Your tools are your body and your voice and we will train you to use both in an effective way, whether you pursue acting as a profession or simply want to feel more confident in your everyday life.

About the instructor:

Carl Marotte is an actor with over thirty years of experience in the profession. A graduate of the renowned Professional Actors Program of Dawson College in Montreal.

His credits run the gamut from actor to director, producer, and even on occasion as a stunt performer. His many credits include the lead role in the CBC/Radio Canada television series “He shoots He scores”, for which he was nominated for a “Gemini” award. He was again nominated a few years later for best-supporting actor in the tv movie “Networth”. He also had the starring role in the USA network series “Beyond Reality” co-starring Shari Belafonte.

After a season at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake, he moved to Toronto where he landed the title role in the Brad Fraser play “Wolfboy” co-starring his friend Keanu Reeves.

A selection of his credits includes:

“Ice Bound” where he had the fortune to work with Susan Sarandon

“One Kill” Carl got to meet and work with one of his heroes Sam Shepard

“The Mighty” with Sharon Stone

“When justice fails” with the wonderful Marlee Matlin

“Ultimate Weapon” co-starring with Hulk Hogan

“To Carl Marotte…thank you for showing me how noble and excellent acting could be” -Keanu Reeves, Canada’s walk of fame induction speech

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Art Fest Talk Fest

Welcome to Good Art Talk #2 – https://bit.ly/goodarttalks

A series of 10 community conversations where we explore the meaning of Good, Art and the intersections of the two. We’ll enjoy food from T’s Jamaican Flavours in a niche, quaint and intimate gallery setting surrounded by Art.

The guiding questions will be:

🌟 What is Art? Who makes Art? Where is Art?

🌟 What is Good? Who is Good? Why be Good?

🌟 Is Art inherent and/or Good? Can Art create/ lead to collective Good?

We welcome anyone and everyone to this series. There is a monthly capacity of 20 guests.

With this series we hope to explore Goodness and Art on this little sand bar we call home.

The Good Art Talks will be hosted at the Guild, facilitated by King Kxndi, supported by Creative PEI and funded by the GEDI provincial grant.

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