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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2018 Calendar Of Events


Friday January 26: Art Bash + Draw Brawl! (Different location: the Dart Gallery, 127A Portland St, Dartmouth)

E3C will be turning six and this time around we’ve got something special on the go: a draw brawl! Duke it out with other contestants drawing live in front of party goers. 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.


Thursday February 8: 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!


Wednesday February 21: E3C Presents: Tax Tips for Freelancers and Self-Employed with Haley Mitchell of Upstart Consulting (Volta Labs, 7th floor, 1505 Barrington Street)

Navigating taxes can be tough, especially when you’re working for yourself! What items do creatives forget to deduct? How do you even register to be a bonified business when starting up? What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? E3C is pleased to provide the guidance of Haley Mitchell of Upstart Consulting to help you steer the course.


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.


Thursday June 21: Summer Meetup @ The Local

Before we close down for the summer, we’ll have some fun! Different venue: The Local,  2037 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B1


Wednesday July 25: Drink & Draw

Consider this ‘E3C Lite’: no $2.00 cover, no sign-in sheet. Just you and other mark makers doodling and drawing. Stay the whole night or just stop by.


August: TBD

We hope to do another Drink & Draw. Stay tuned!


Thursday September 27th: JeopARTy Event

The world’s first “JeopARTy” is coming to Halifax, and we know you want in on this! A special event to kick off the 2018/19 E3C meetup season, this evening event is sure to turn your Thursday night into a riot. What would happen if trivia, Pictionary, Balderdash and Jeopardy had a baby? This month’s E3C meetup, that’s what.


Oct-Dec: TBA


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.