The Cultural Collective is comprised of artists, musicians, photographers, audio technicians, and other cultural workers from around the South Huron area. The CC is focused on providing creative opportunities for its members and unique experiences for the public.

A guiding principle of The Cultural Collective is the idea of the "third place," a concept outlined by Ray Oldenberg in his 1989 book The Great Good Place. According to Oldenberg, people need a third place outside of their home and work to "anchor" them within community life and to facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction. Through our inclusive events and rich volunteer and social opportunities, the CC strives to be South Huron’s Third Place.

If you would like to join The Cultural Collective, click here or use the Join link at the top of the page.

Our Events

The Cultural Collective hosts a variety of music, arts, and social events every month. 

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at The Cultural Collective Studio and Lounge located at 355 Main Street South in Exeter.

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Ausable Bee Club

Are you interested in beekeeping? Are you just getting started and looking for some advice? If so, the Ausable Bee Club might be for you.

Join the club to learn about honey bees, managing hives, harvesting honey, and treating your bees!


Ausable Camera Club

The Ausable Camera Club is open to anyone with an interest in photography. Whether you use a Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, or anything in between, a supportive and creative community is waiting for you in the Ausable Camera Club.

The ACC meets twice a month and features guest speakers, photo walks, and Q&A sessions to inspire you.

Click here to see some photos ACC members have shared on the group's Flickr page

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Exeter Farmers' Market

The Exeter Farmers Market is a weekly celebration of local food and arts that seeks to market and provide opportunity for the sale of locally grown produce and improve community spirit.

Featuring live music, a beer garden, and fantastic vendors each week, the Exeter Farmers' Market operates out of MacNaughton Park in Exeter

Click here to see photos from last season's market

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HuronSound Music & Arts Festival

HuronSound is a single day music & arts festival hosted by The Cultural Collective. Founded in 2014, the festival is now celebrating its fifth year

Taking place in the MacNaughton Park Scenic Gardens, the festival seeks to celebrate the best in local talent.

Click here to see information about this years event!

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Live at the CC Lounge

Live at the CC Lounge is an bi-monthly event that seeks to bring the best young musical talent to our community!

Join as at the Cultural Collective Studio and Lounge for a truly unique musical experience - right in your backyard!

Click here to see photos from past iterations of Live at the CC Lounge

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Nerd Nite

Every other Saturday night we unfold the table, set up the board, and check for missing pieces at Nerd Nite.

Anyone and everyone is invited to pull up a chair and choose from our large in-house game collection or bring your favourites from home to share!

Click here to see photos from past Nerd Nites

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Open Mic Nite

A place for artists of different disciplines, from comedy to music to poetry, to get up, challenge their stage fright, and perform for a supportive audience. A great place to try new material, refine a great cover, practice showmanship, and generally have fun with other like-minded artists.

Click here to see photos from past Open Mic Nites

Our Sponsors

Hay Communications

Hay Communications Co-operative Limited is an independent telecommunications service provider located in Southwestern Ontario that provides phone service to the communities of Grand Bend, Zurich, Dashwood, Exeter, Crediton, Centralia, Hensall, and the surrounding rural and lake shore residents.

Hay also provides services to people and businesses outside of our territory where facilities permit.

Since 2018, Hay Communications has generously provided The Cultural Collective with high speed fibre optic internet at our studio in downtown Exeter.