Events Calendar

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Join Other Artists At Our Upcoming Events In Halifax

Interested to know what our upcoming artist Meetups will be about? The Steering Committee has set out a plan for a variety of things to do. The themes below are things you can participate in addition to the usual chit chat, doodling, coding and other activities. We welcome any suggestions for future themes or additional events. Now accepting sponsorships for individual meetups.


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Wednesday, September 20: SciFi Drink & Draw in celebration of Hal-Con 2017

Take your sketchbook to the outer limits! Join other local doodlers, sketchers, illustrators and artists of all skill levels for a night of drawing. This is in celebration of Hal-Con 2017: the biggest, geekiest scifi convention in Atlantic Canada!


Thursday, October 12: Giant Esquisite Corpses Halloween Edition

Remember that childhood game of folding paper into two or three parts and getting different people to draw a section? You often ended up with some hilarious looking monsters and situations. E3C is taking it up a notch by offer giant paper to fold and collaborate with.


Wednesday November 8: Artbook Night

Dust off your favourite art books and bring them on in! Flip through those brought by others. Art books, coffee table books, how-tos, magazine… any printed content that keeps you inspired.


Thursday December 14: Art Supply Drive

Buy some extra markers and how-to-draw books. Now in its third year, the E3C collects money and new art supply donations for an elementary school in need. We have quick recaps of both the 2015 and 2014 drives for more information.


2018 Calendar Of Events


Thursday January 11: Art Battle Birthday Bonanza!

E3C will be turning six and this time around we’ve got something special on the go: art battle! Duke it out with other contestants by drawing live on a projection screen. More details on the main event to follow. Snacks, prizes and usually a whole lot of partying is to be expected. Even if you haven’t attended E3C before, this is a great meetup to see what we’re all about.


Wednesday February 7: Weirdly Romantic Still Life Taxidermy

You keep asking for it, and we keep delivering! A collection of well loved and unloved taxidermy will be arranged into an assortment of Valentine’s themes. Get a seat early as spots around the vignettes fill up fast!


Thursday March 8: Childhood Drawings

Our March Meetup is a light-hearted celebration of our childhood selves. Bring your old drawings, stories, or crafts from your youth to share and have a laugh. Don’t have your own? Bring a child relative’s masterpiece!


Wednesday April 11: Show and Tell

Anyone is welcome to come to the mic and talk about what they’ve achieved creatively. You’ll have one minute to talk about a personal project, a new technique you’ve learned, or anything else you’d like to share. Be inspired by others around you, and give yourself the pat on the back you (and your art) deserves!


Thursday May 10: Action Figure Night

Bring your beloved action figures, busts and toys to draw, photograph or be inspired by.


Wednesday June 13: Dress and Draw

Before we close down for the summer, dress up crazy and celebrate the zany. Or be super proper and dress refined. All we ask is that you come in a getup!

July & August: no E3C

September: TBD


Other Great Community Events


Life Drawing At Plan B

Can’t wait another month for the Meetup? Check out Life Drawing at Plan B on Gottingen Street, each and every Wednesday. These sessions have no formal instruction and all skill levels are welcome. $5, all ages. Run by E3C steering member Rob, you can find out more information on the Facebook Group.


WordPress Halifax Meetup

Do you design, develop or use WordPress? There’s a monthly meetup that brings all skill levels together for a night of learning and free beer! Beginner users all the way up to plugin developers are welcome to participate. Run by E3C steering members Alison and Laran, you can learn more on their Meetup page.


The Halifax Game Collective (HGC)

Have a passion for creating video games? HGC meets the last Tuesday of every month at The Nook on Gottingen. Open to professional and amateur game developers alike, this event is a great place to meet new local talent in the games industry. Free, 19+. More information on their Facebook page.