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 Featured Projects 

Lambton's Creative County Grant Program is proud to present the partner projects featured below.

 Petrolia's Victorian Porch Luncheon

The first ever Victorian Porch Luncheon, celebrating Petrolia's unique heritage, is being heralded a success.

Nearly 100 guests visited the town earlier this summer to enjoy the magic of yesteryear with an elegant lunch served in grand style on beautiful Petrolia verandas, offered up for use by local home owners.

ladies participating in Petrolia's Victorian Porch Luncheon

Many guests came adorned  in Victorian dresses, hats, and gloves.  Lunch was served by local IODE members and volunteers and included scones with homemade jams, pinwheel sandwiches, summery berry salad, and pound cake.  The Petrolia Community Theatre offered theatrical performances at each porch.

Victorian Porch Luncheon

The event also provided an opportunity for visitors to patron Petrolia's downtown shops and was proudly supported by Lambton's Creative County Grant Program as well as the Town of Petrolia, Margaret Stokes IODE, The Petrolia Volunteer Business Group, Petrolia Community Theatre, and the Petrolia Heritage Committee.

 Wednesday's Familiar Favourites

Wednesday's Familiar Favourites is a concert series occurring on the Rotary Stage at Grand Bend Beach and is proudly supported by Lambton's Creative County Grant Program.

Bands connected to Lambton County play crowd favourites in a range of genres every Wednesday night until August 30.

All guests are welcome and are asked to pay what they can. Bring your lawn chair.  On Wednesdays, Beach Parking is free after 7:00 p.m. & Main Street Parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday's Family Favourites is also sponsored by The Municipality of Lambton Shores, West Coast Lions Club, and Denny’s Drive-In.  

Wednesday, July 19An Evening of Harmony with the Seaforth Harmony Kings & Forest City Fire, including Barbershop Quartets. Two great acapella groups singing past & present songs you know and love.

Seaforth Harmony Kings
Seaforth Harmony Kings

Wednesday, August 2 Broadway on the Beach.  Thomas Alderson (Kinky Boots, Toronto) with Jennifer Rider-Shaw (star of HMS Pinafore, Stratford Festival) Robert Markus (Tommy in The Who’s Tommy, Stratford Festival) & Tess Benger (Anne in Anne of Green Gables, Charlottetown) singing all your favourite show tunes.

Broadway on the Beach
Broadway on the Beach

Wednesday, August 16 Sunset Concert on the Beach  featuring Second Wind.  The Lambton Shores band, playing favourites from the 60s, 70s, & 80s, is back on the beach by popular demand.

Second Wind
Second Wind


 The MacKinlays

The MacKinlays is a three-sister band (Davis, age 15, guitar and lead vocals; Kara, age 14, violin and vocals; and Aimee, age 13, piano and vocals) that is supported by Lambton's Creative County Grant Program and gives back to its community by providing live music to foundation and community events across Lambton County.

The MacKinlays live in Warwick and attend St. Peters Canisius in Watford and North Lambton Secondary School (NLSS) in Forest.  The sisters have been playing together as a group for more than three years.

In February 2017, The MacKinlays entertained at the Rebound Hearts of Youth Gala.  The band has a busy spring and summer schedule ahead, with performances booked at the Relay for Life at NLSS in Forest, the Kaeden Brown Foundation Golf Fundraiser, July 1st Canada Day Celebration at Esli Dodge in Forest, the Western Ontario Steam Threshers Show, and many more.

To find out more about The MacKinlays, please contact the group by phone at 519-849-6536.

The MacKinlays

 Outdoor Art Creating Awareness of Community Heritage

Moore Museum in Mooretown is seeking submissions from Lambton County artists for design and creation of a large, outdoor mural to enhance the façade of the Museum's main building.

Moore Museum's main building is housed in a re-purposed, two-room, red-brick school, built in 1942 and expanded in 1952.

Moore Museum

For the protection of the artifacts from light damage, the large windows of the school have been covered.  While beneficial to the artifacts, this has resulted in an outside appearance that leads many people to believe the Museum is closed. 

The purpose of this project is to create outdoor mural art on the large (28 by 8 foot) “boarded-up” window facing the main road which will attract attention from potential visitors and be an artistic addition to the community.  This will increase public awareness of the creativity of the local artistic community as well as providing a positive first impression for visitors.

Moore Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Lambton's Creative County Grant Program for this project.  The Creative County Grant Program invests in new and innovative projects that build cultural capacity, strengthen the creative community, define the County's unique identity and enrich the quality of life of all residents.

Lambton County artists are invited to submit design ideas and bids for the production of this mural.  Designs and bids may be submitted until April 30 to Moore Museum, 94 Moore Line, Mooretown.  Further details are available by calling the Museum at 519-867-2020 or emailing Laurie Mason at

content courtesy Moore Museum in St. Clair Township

 House Concert Series

The Creative County Grant Program supports the House Concert Series at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts in Sarnia.

The House Concert Series consists of up to three concerts per month in the Turret Room featuring performers from across Lambton County. Concerts are Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. or Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. and feature solo, duo and group performances in a variety of musical genres.

Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by phoning the Lawrence House at 519-337-0507 or by emailing

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts