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.

Current Exhibitions

July 7th - September 12th, 2016 South Simcoe Arts Council Gallery @ the Gibson
Ontario Light

Ontario Light

Photographs by Andre Beneteau
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July 18th - September 6th, 2016 South Simcoe Arts Council Gift Shop
The Unlikely Collective

The Unlikely Collective

Works by Michelle Dinnick, Diana Harding-Tucker, Bert Hoferichter, Christina Luck, Nancy McHardy, Jennifer Scheffer, Tracey Sinclair

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 29th - October 10th, 2016 D.A. Jones Public Library
Irina Gorelkina

Irina Gorelkina

The Spirit of the Past Collection This exhibition presents 20 dolls, six of which are on display for the first time. Every doll is a one-of-a-kind, fine art, historical costume figurine, made of polymer clay (head and shoulders, torso, hands and legs), wire and fabric. Every doll's costume consists of a minimum two layers of clothing and presents one-of-a-kind fashion. The exhibition reflects an artistic approach to the costumes and fashions of Baroque, Rococo, Empire/ Regency, Victorian and Edwardian time periods.
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September 6th - November 1st, 2016 Essa Library

Jack and Virginia Killin

Upcoming Workshops

March 16th - November 16th, 2016

2016 Artist at the Gibson Workshops

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

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July 7th - September 1st, 20165:30pm - 7:30pm
4 Evening Youth Summer Art Camps with Len MacLeod

4 Evening Youth Summer Art Camps with Len MacLeod

All Materials Provided!
Ages 6+

Enroll with the Thornton Library
34 Robert St., Thornton

4 EVENINGS 5:30-7:30PM

Thursdays July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Explore line, shape, colour, etc. while creating wildlife & street scenes

Thursdays August 4, 11, 25 & Sept. 1
Shading & perspective, wildlife & still life