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MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

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Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

All day

May 27

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

Buy your ticket from the Lion’s Club for your chance to race your duck down the Coldwater River to win great prizes.  Lots of activities for the family, and view the ducks being dumped into the river right from the Mill grounds.

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‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093;

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

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Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
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Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:00 pm

July 29 and 30
8am to 6pm
Slo-Pitch Tournament - SPO Qualifiers for the 2017 SPO Worth Provincial Championships, and great prizes to be won! BBQ / Beer garden, massive side-walk sale with more than 100 exhibitors, antique car show, Saturday Night Concert, 6pm-8pm, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute
100-percent of proceeds will be presented to three local charities.
The ROC, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick

Barrie Concert Band - Orillia Summer Series

Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Orillia Summer Concert Series     

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park,
Centennial Drive, Orillia  (off 180 Bay St.)

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some summertime pops and light rock tunes, or sit close to the bandshell. In case of rain, this event may be moved to the Orillia Opera House. Thank you to the City of Orillia and Champlain Seniors Service Club for providing their sponsorship for many years.

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