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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

May 20, 2017
HOW TO MAKE FELTED FLOWERS AND BEADS

HOW TO MAKE FELTED FLOWERS AND BEADS

Presenter: Gail Franklin-Hawes of Gn’R Alpaca Farm. A weaving and textile graduate and fibre artist who loves raising her own alpacas.

Date: Sunday June 4, 2017
Time: 10 – 12pm and offered again 1 – 3pm
Fee: $25

At: Gn’R Alpaca Farm, 8561 Main St. Lisle, ON. 416-526-0503 to register

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Artwork wanted for Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Artwork wanted for Stevenson Memorial Hospital

ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY is a program that allows our members the chance to hang their artwork around town at various venues. We have an opening coming up really soon for:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital from May 26 - July 21...

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Current Exhibitions

March 31st - May 26th, 2017 Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Cherin Harris-Tuck

Cherin Harris-Tuck

April 11th - May 26th, 2017 Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Trisha Dish - Paradox Dish

Trisha Dish - Paradox Dish

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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May 4th - June 1st, 2017
5-Week CLAY on the WHEEL WORKSHOP with Ann Randeraad

5-Week CLAY on the WHEEL WORKSHOP with Ann Randeraad

WORKING ON THE WHEEL! Try your hand at throwing on the wheel with instruction from artist Ann Randeraad. Learn the steps to center clay, open up and pull the clay up to create some pieces of your own. Gain understanding of the ceramic process.

THURSDAYS Starting in May
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25 & JUNE 1
7pm - 8:30pm

$350

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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 and have a unique opportunity as artists to create and express our views through paint, photography, mixed media and 3-dimensional work....

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June 14th, 2017
SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS ~ Awards Ceremony & Gala Concert

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS ~ Awards Ceremony & Gala Concert

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY & GALA CONCERT

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

To be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. S. Alliston
Awards 5:30pm & Concert 7:00pm...

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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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