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The South Simcoe Arts Council is an umbrella organization composed of many individuals and groups in the area who are engaged in the arts (visual, dance, music, drama, literary, structural, architecture).

Members range from budding artists to professional artists, to business owners to supporters of the arts. The geographic area served is South Simcoe and includes the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, and largely New Tecumseth where the office is located at 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston community; the two townships – Essa and Adjala-Tosorontio; and Base Borden.


Latest Arts Etalk

Jun 27, 2017
Canada Day Battle of the Brushes is almost here!

Canada Day Battle of the Brushes is almost here!

BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES 2017 is Saturday, July 1st CANADA DAY !

This is always a really fun event for all artists in the community and beyond! It is a 30-minute painting competition anticipated by artists of all styles and levels and judged by spectators. Held in two rounds, the top two finalists will go on to "battle" each other in a final round for the ultimate prize of $500! ...

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O CANADA Exhibit at Alton Mills Arts Centre

O CANADA Exhibit at Alton Mills Arts Centre


Current Exhibitions

April 22nd - July 8th, 2017 Millpond Medical
Kaarina Brooks

Kaarina Brooks

May 17th - July 4th, 2017 South Simcoe Arts Council Gift Shop
ARTS ON MAIN ONTARIO 150 JURIED EXHIBITION

ARTS ON MAIN ONTARIO 150 JURIED EXHIBITION

The 2017 South Simcoe Arts Council Arts on Main Show is an adjudicated exhibit open to all members. This year we enthusiastically celebrate the Ontario 150 and have a unique opportunity as artists to create and express our views through paint, photography, mixed media and 3-dimensional work. WHAT DOES CANADA MEAN TO YOU? ...
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Upcoming Workshops

January 3rd - December 20th, 2017
Artists at the Gibson

Artists at the Gibson

An active group of area artists who paint together Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Gibson Centre. Activities include monthly workshops, critiques, ‘share the wealth’ presentations and outdoor painting in the summer.

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September 11th - 25th, 2017
ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS with RICHARD VANDERMEER IN SEPTEMBER

ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS with RICHARD VANDERMEER IN SEPTEMBER

MONDAYS in September!
A series of ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS with Master Painter & Artist RICHARD VANDERMEER
OCA Graduate 1989; Fine Art Dept.
Work represented at Christin Galleries in Toronto & Richard's own gallery in Orillia

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: PASTEL
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: OIL
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: WATERCOLOUR

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Upcoming Events

May 17th - July 4th, 2017
ONTARIO 150 ARTS ON MAIN JURIED EXHIBITION

ONTARIO 150 ARTS ON MAIN JURIED EXHIBITION

The ONTARIO 150 ARTS ON MAIN JURIED EXHIBITION is an adjudicated exhibit open to all members. This year we enthusiastically celebrate the Ontario 150!

The Arts on Main Award Winners are announced as follows: ...

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July 1st, 2017
2017 CANADA DAY BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES

2017 CANADA DAY BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES

BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES 2017 is Saturday, July 1st CANADA DAY !

This is always a really fun event for all artists in the community and beyond! It is a 30-minute painting competition anticipated by artists of all styles and levels and judged by spectators. Held in two rounds, the top two finalists will go on to "battle" each other in a final round for the ultimate prize of $500! ...

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