How lucky is Halifax to be celebrating 7 years of creative output?
When: Thursday, Jan 24th, 7pm til late
Where: The Foggy Goggle
Can you believe it, we’re turning 7! Seems like only yesterday we held our first meetup on a cold and rainy winter night in Downtown Halifax. We’ve evolved a lot over the years, and we plan to take things up a notch in 2019. But first things first… let’s party!
We want to thank everyone who came out Thursday December 7th with donations! There was plenty of supplies to create holiday cards for loved ones and strangers alike. The Foggy Goggle had $4 Propeller Porters on tap to keep us in (tipsy) spirits. Read More
Thank-you to everyone that came out for our first crack at the “JeopARTy” can. Seven teams went head to head to try and solve our quandaries. There was a mix of art-related trivia, easy-but-strange drawing challenges and some multi-media stumpers as well. Up for grabs: $25 cold hard cash to the winning team for each round. Sure beats winning drink tickets, eh? Lots of laughter. Read More
Where: The Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street Dartmouth ( an 8 minute walk from the ferry terminal) Time: 6pm doors open. Game gets underway at 7. Cost: $2.00 at the door
Drink specials. Food specials. Cash prizes…. Yes, E3C is back and with a bang! We’re pleased to put on the world’s FIRST JeopARTy event. What the Hell is that? Here’s everything you need to know that you should block off Thursday, September 27th for one crazy night: Read More
When: Friday, Jan. 26 Time: 6pm-Midnight (last ferry leaves Alderney Terminal for Halifax at 11:30pm) Where: The Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street, Dartmouth (view on Google Maps)
What: Party to mingle + live art battle + group art show!
In celebration of 6 years in the creative community, we here at E3C wanted to do something a little different. With the fantastic support of The Dart Gallery, we’re pleased to offer a different party experience: free food, an awesome drawing battle AND a group art show! Phew!
This (as always) is a public event, open to past E3C attendees, Dart Gallery artists and the creative community at large! Mingle with designers, illustrators, animators, painters, drawers, doodlers, musicians, game developers, writers, actors *deep breath* you know… anyone with a creative leaning. Students, professionals and hobbiests. Everyone is welcome! Complementary nibbles will be available, made by Picnic at Dart Chef Allan (“Al”) McPherson. There is a bar so this event is 19+.
We’re looking for participants in the Draw Brawl – scroll down to learn more.
While the Art Bash is in full swing, various contestants will be duking it out artistically in front of party goers. Similar to Ink Wars or Art Battle, our Draw Brawl is all about having fun and rising to the challenge.
Contestants will be given (1) black marker, (1) pencil, and (1) sheet of 16×20 bristol. They will have 20 minutes to create a drawing based on a theme that will not be announced until the clock starts ticking. Rounds will take place throughout the night, allowing people to mix and mingle while you’re drawing up on our little stage at Picnic / Dart Gallery.
All skill levels / disciplines welcome. This is about having fun.
We know drawing on the spot can be scary – we’re not looking for art stars, just awesome people willing to try something new.
You are permitted to use ONLY the tools provided. No exceptions.
One winner will be chosen by the audience each round, so bring friends to support you!
Each winner will go head-to-head in a fourth and final round to win prizes.
Draw Battle Prizes
Aside from bragging rights, we have three prizes for the audience favourites:
3rd Prize: Gift Certificate to Dart Gallery
2nd Prize: Gift Certificate to DeSerres
1st Prize: $100 CASH (sweet, eh?)
Sound like something you want to participate in? Sign up below. Contestants will be selected based on number of entries and variety of style by the E3C Steering Committee members.
Who doesn’t like to draw dead animals? Well, over 25 people showed up February 7th to draw our taxidermy still life. Donated by the awesome folks at Plan B Halifax, we set up mood lighting for a variety of animals. A fox, duck, owl, eagle and some sort of lizard gave us their best poses.
Originally to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement was supposed to be romantic in nature. Like most things with art, we didn’t have a set plan on how to achieve this. We didn’t even know what animals we were going to have until an hour before E3C! We settled on ‘love bird’ theme, grabbed the fox and a metal rose. It works, right?
Once they were all safely shuttled into The Foggy Goggle Pub, we set to work assembling the still life. Our very expensive setup required three plastic chip boxes covered by a curtain panel, and two lamps. DIY whenever you can!
All skill levels of drawing and photography were welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. We even had a King’s College journalism student write a story on the event.
Dispite the cold, inside the Foggy Goggle artists of all abilities came together to render these critters. It was a fantastic night, and we hope you enjoy some of the drawings created from it. Again, a special thanks to Plan B for once again letting us raid their shop of curiosities to bring Halifax the best in creative events!
There’s nothing like the holidays to bring out everyone’s charitable side, and E3C is no exception. Last December we celebrated the season by gathering donations of children’s art supplies, that were donated to St Joseph’s A-McKay school in Halifax. It was so successful, we were happy to repeat the event again this year. Here’s what went down at the Winter Wingding Meetup! Read More
We Love Our Home
Since 2013, E3C has called The Foggy Goggle home. Without their warm hospitality, excellent service and creative drinks, we wouldn't be the meetup we are today. They are a Halifax treasure.
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