Canale, Mary

Mary Canale, owner of The Purple Door Studio, her art workshop that she runs out of her home, describes herself as a laid back, don’t sweat the small stuff kinda person.  Her area of interest include acrylic paint and stencils.  She is part of two local organisations: Sudbury Basin Potters and the Art Gallery of Sudbury and has artistic training in acrylic courses taken at the Sudbury Art Gallery, High School Art and private pottery lessons.

You can reach Mary at,, by phone 705.618.3292 or you can find her at 101 Whittaker St, Sudbury.

Cannon, Kristan

Kristan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto.

She is a staunch supporter of literacy, reading, and young writer’s programs.  She also holds a current membership with the Indi Writer’s Network and is a member of the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program.

When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing on the local lakes, painting, and outdoor sports until the snow and ice locks her boat on shore at which point she moves to EVE Online and creating cosplay.

Carr, Cathy

Original Handmade Glass Beads and Jewellery by Cathy Carr

(705) 670-8889 or


All of my beads are one of a kind pieces of art.   No two are the same.

The glass I use is Moretti, Effetre or Vetrofond.  They are the same types of glass used in Murano, Italy.  I also use glass from Germany, China and the USA.


Glass rods are melted in a flame.  Molten glass is wound onto a mandrel and shaped with tools.  This technique is known as lampwork and has been around for centuries.

Some beads contain fine silver foil, wire or mesh which is 99.9% pure silver.  The designs in the beads are achieved by layering different colours of glass.  Some beads take a few minutes to create, while other more complicated ones may take up to an hour.


All beads are kiln annealed for strength and durability.


Cartier, Linda

Linda is a devoted, hard-working arts advocate.  A visual artitst, trained at Cambrian College specializing in silk painting, she is a small business owner of a local financial services firm and national training firm for financial professionals.

Christakos, Caitlin

Young talent, driven to please others to make a space look new with a simple splash of paint on the wall for a mural to a beautiful hand-crafted canvas.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.

Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL)

Contact Name: Jessica Watts

The Greater Sudbury Public Library promotes literacy, preserves the past, and explores new ideas in Greater Sudbury. There are many ways the public libraries support arts and culture in the community including: providing art spaces to display visual art, offering spaces for groups to gather and perform, hosting special events and regular library programs, and promoting online through our website and social media. GSPL aims to support local writers by promoting local talent and highlighting works written by local authors. The Main Library also houses a Makerspace open to makers of all ages and we run a regular Maker-in-Residence program that is open to makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. Through this program we are open to all forms of making and invite applicants from all traditional areas of art, technology and electronics. With 13 locations in the Greater Sudbury area, opportunities to further promote arts and culture to the wider community are possible though the public libraries.

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Legault, Monique

Artist Monique is owner of the Monique Legault Studio on Elgin Street. A professional artist since the age of 16, Monique lives, loves and sleeps art every single day. She is proud to be part of the culture of art in Sudbury.

Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild

Want to learn how to quilt? stitch? Have you been quilting or stitching for years and want to meet other people who share your passion?  Sudbury & District Quilting and Stitchery Guild members range in experience from beginner to expert, so anyone is welcome.

Not sure if we are the group for you?  Come check us out; your first meeting is FREE.  If you decide to stay, the guild’s yearly membership is $30 and grants you access to a full library, guild resources, and a wide variety of classes run by guild members.

The guild is full of experienced members more than happy to help you become a better quilter or stitcher.   We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm at the YMCA Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street.  For further information, please feel free to contact us through our website