First Friday Ptbo

Join us for First Friday Ptbo, a free event celebrating arts and culture in the heart of downtown on the first Friday of every month. Centred around the Commerce Building at the corner of Hunter St. W. and Water Street, art galleries and arts-related businesses throughout Downtown Peterborough open their doors. The event is meant to both exhibit art and engage the public.

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Galleries in Downtown Peterborough

ACME Art and Sailboat Company
129 Hunter St. W.

the Art School of Peterborough’s Launch Gallery
174A Charlotte St.

378 Aylmer St.

META4 Gallery
164 Hunter St. W.

Studio in the Attic
140.5 Hunter St. W.



live music hootenanny

Live Performance Venues

The Black Horse Pub
452 George St. N.

The Garnet
231 Hunter St. W.

Gordon Best Theatre
216 Hunter St. W.

The Historic Red Dog Tavern
189 Hunter St. W.

Market Hall
140 Charlotte St.

166 Charlotte St.

Pappas Billiards
407 George St. N.

The Sapphire Room
137 Hunter St. W.

Showplace Performance Centre
290 George St. N.

The Twisted Wheel
377 Water St.

The Venue
286 George St. N.




The Painted Paddle

The Painted Paddle- a new outdoor public art exhibit will be on display all over Peterborough’s central entertainment and shopping district, to celebrate community connection during lockdown . During the month of February, locals will be able to safely tour the Painted Paddle art exhibit by visiting a number of storefront windows scattered throughout the downtown, as part of a new art crawl experience.

To participate in a self-guided tour of the Painted Paddle, community members can access a full map of paddle exhibit locations by visiting the Love For The Boro website online at:



Mural Project

A grassroots collaboration of local artists are showing their Love for the Boro with a menagerie of window murals to help brighten the city’s urban centre. Community members are invited to bundle up to go on a mural hunt. To support more murals and more Love for the Boro activities visit their Go Fund Me page.



Love Letters for the Boro

Love for the Boro invites locals to write a love letter to  downtown Peterborough. The Love for the Boro will secretly distribute hand-crafted wooden love notes to a person, place, or thing on the writers behalf.  Residents and admirers alike are welcome to send a love letter by visiting Love For the Boro online.