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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Past Events

April 10th - May 13th, 2017
YOUTH & EMERGING ART SHOW

YOUTH & EMERGING ART SHOW

The South Simcoe Arts Council YOUTH & EMERGING ARTS SHOW is on now!

Prizes have been awarded as follows: ...

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April 8th - 20th, 2017
2017 MUSIC FESTIVAL STARTS SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017

2017 MUSIC FESTIVAL STARTS SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017

The SSAC Music Festival exciting opportunity for students to perform for, and receive positive feedback from, professional adjudicators. As a member-festival of OMFA, we are able to recommend our top performing students to Provincials where they have an opportunity to compete with students across Ontario! ...

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December 15th, 20167PM
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

SSAC 2015-2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday, December 15, 2016.

RECEPTION 6PM - 7PM
MEETING to follow at 7PM
To be held at 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston, ON L9R 1H8

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November 25th - 27th, 2016
The Emperor

The Emperor's New Clothes

The emperor has the whole town working their fingers to the bone coming up with new clothes for him every day and they have just about had it. What is a poor weaver to do? In walks two newcomers with a plan to pull the wool over the emperor's eyes. Will the emperor find out he is being duped? You will just have to come and find out.

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September 16th - 18th, 2016Friday 4pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
BWG Studio Art Tour 2016

BWG Studio Art Tour 2016

SHOWCASING ORIGINAL WORK FROM LOCAL ARTISTS!

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August 19th - 21st, 2016
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

School are performing that magical, smash hit, Disney & Cameron MacIntosh's, Mary Poppins. Following the original film, this incredible cast of young actors are stepping into the roles of all of our favourite characters, as well as a few new ones.

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June 20th, 20166pm to 8pm
Stage Combat Mini Workshop

Stage Combat Mini Workshop

Have you ever wondered how actors make fight scenes look so real?

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June 18th, 2016
Battle of the Brushes 2016

Battle of the Brushes 2016

An exciting live battle of painting open to all artists.
1st Prize $500, 2nd prize $250 generously donated by the ABIA

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May 28th, 20167:30pm & 10pm
MIlF Life Crisis

MIlF Life Crisis

One Night Only…That Funny Blonde Girl is Back!

Saturday May 28, 2016 7:30 & 10pm
Picture yourself with your closest girlfriends, a glass of wine in hand, laughing your ass off. If this sounds like your kind of night have we got a show for you!

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May 27th, 20167pm - 9pm
Improv Cafe Night - Dress Like a Bee...Get in FREE!

Improv Cafe Night - Dress Like a Bee...Get in FREE!

Dress Like a Bee...Get in FREE!
Join us for our last Cafe Night of the season.

Improv Cafe is New Tec's comedy club for teens. Whether you want to try your hand on stage or sit back and laugh at the fantastic comedy created by improv. This awesome event takes place one Friday a month

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April 29th - May 1st, 2016
Knight School: The Adventures of Sir Art & the Good Knight Irene

Knight School: The Adventures of Sir Art & the Good Knight Irene

The swordplay, the jousting, the outfits…what kid doesn’t want to become a knight? Arthur has always dreamt of being a great knight and desperately wants to leave his life on the farm to attend knight school.

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April 22nd, 20167pm to 9pm
Improv Cafe Night

Improv Cafe Night

Laughter really is the best medicine!
Who needs an Apple a Day? Did you know laughter can keep you healthy? And with the wild blast of winter and crazy cold season we have been getting, Improv Cafe is just what our teens need! So come out, laugh, have some fun and let's welcome in Spring with some awesome improv performances. See you there!

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April 19th - May 31st, 2016see gibsoncentre.com for hours
Blue Heron 5

Blue Heron 5

Blue Heron 5 Returns!
Showing Original Art at SSAC Gallery at the Gibson Centre April 19 - May 31
Meet the Artists Reception Wed. April 20 2-4pm
The Blue Heron 5 came together at The Blue Heron Art Studio. This diverse group meets every Wednesday for Art talk, painting, and the critiquing of each other's work.

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April 14th - 21st, 2016

2016 Music Festival

South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival 2016 is accepting entry applications for piano, voice, strings, guitar, choral and dramatic and speech arts! Entry deadline is February 15th.

This year, we are using a different entry form for ensembles. Please use the solo entry form for solo classes and the ensemble entry form for any entry with multiple performers (i.e. duets, trios, small and large ensembles). If you are uncertain which form to use, please contact the SSAC at 705-435-2378.

Pianist, don't forget to enter a duet class! We have an opportunity to win the title "Piano Duet Capital of Canada 2016!"

Suu Taylor is chairing the Music Festival Committee for 2016 and and is ready for a very successful season! Should you also wish to volunteer to this event we invite you to contact us with your availability.

Piano dates: April 18th from 9:00am-6:00pm, the 19th from 9:00am- 5:45pm, and the 20th from 9:00am-12:50pm at the Knox Presbyterian Church; Voice dates: April 20th from 1:00pm-6:00pm and the 21st from 9:00am-6:30pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church; Drama dates: April 14th from 9:30-12:00pm at the Circle Theatre; Choral Dates: April 20th from 9:00-11:20am at the Alliston Union Public School.

February 26th, 20167pm to 9pm
Improv Cafe

Improv Cafe

Mark Your Calendars...Improv Cafe Night February 26

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February 3rd - 4th, 201612 noon
Midday Music with Shigeru

Midday Music with Shigeru

"Hymns from the Heart"
A Sacred Music Concert with pianist Cheryl Graham

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January 29th - 30th, 2016
Happily Never After Awards - Mystery Dinner Theatre

Happily Never After Awards - Mystery Dinner Theatre

A Murder Mystery Dinner Show for the Whole Family!

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January 23rd - February 27th, 2016
Banting High School Exhibit

Banting High School Exhibit


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December 12th - 14th, 2015
The New Tecumseth Singers and The Dufferin Concert Singers present G.F. Handel

The New Tecumseth Singers and The Dufferin Concert Singers present G.F. Handel's Messiah

December 12th The New Tecumseth Singers and The Dufferin Concert Singers present G.F. Handel's Messiah
7:30 p.m. at Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville. Ticket prices $20 adults and Students under 21 $10
At 7:00 p.m., the Bells of Westminster will perform.
A portion of the admission fees will go towards a vocal scholarship for the annual Orangeville and District Music Festival.

December 13th The New Tecumseth Singers and The Dufferin Concert Singers present G.F. Handel's Messiah
3:00 p.m. at Banting Memorial High School, 203 Victoria St. E., Alliston. Ticket prices $20 adults and Students under 21 $10.
At 2:30 p.m., the Banting Glee Club Carolers will perform.
A portion of the admission fees will be donated to support the music program at Banting Memorial High School.

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December 10th, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION, RIBBON CUTTING AND SSAC MEMBER

OPENING RECEPTION, RIBBON CUTTING AND SSAC MEMBER'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The public is invited to an Opening Reception for the Member's Market Exhibit and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. SSAC Member's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL FOLLOW AT 7:00pm

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November 16th - January 4th, 2015/2016Please note hours of Gibson Cultural Centre hours on www.gibsoncentre.com
South Simcoe Arts Council Member Artists

South Simcoe Arts Council Member Artists' Show @ the Gibson

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 19; 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
The Exhibit will be on show from Nov 16 until Dec 22

Twenty - eight South Simcoe Arts Council Member Artists' Show @ the Gibson
Works of Painting, Photography & Collage
63 Tupper Street West, Alliston

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November 11th - 16th, 2015
Christmas Pop-Up Market Bradford

Christmas Pop-Up Market Bradford

Christmas Pop-Up Market Bradford Library this weekend
Original, Hand-made Gifts

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November 6th - 7th, 2015

SEASONAL WRAPSODY -Nottawasaga Spinners and Weavers


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November 5th - December 19th, 2015
Mary Lucky at Square Foot Art Show and Sale in Barrie

Mary Lucky at Square Foot Art Show and Sale in Barrie

Mary Lucky at Square Foot Art Show and Sale in Barrie

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September 26th - November 14th, 2015
Youth Arts 2015

Youth Arts 2015

YOUTH ARTS Workshops - September to November, 2015

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September 18th - 20th, 2015Friday 4-8 Saturday and Sunday 10-5
BWG Studio Art Tour

BWG Studio Art Tour

21 Local Artists, 8 Studios, 2 Student Art Locations

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September 8th - December 12th, 20157:00 to 9:15 Tuesdays
New Tecumseth Singers rehearsing Handel

New Tecumseth Singers rehearsing Handel's Messiah

September 8 to December 12, 2015
The New Tecumseth Singers begin the fall rehearsals
For George Frederick Handel’s renown oratorio Messiah
Every Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. at
Grace Baptist Church, 354 Victoria St. E., Allliston

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August 11th - September 22nd, 2015
Peter Dusek and Ann Randeraad

Peter Dusek and Ann Randeraad

A Roundabout Way, a tale of two indirect journeys.
Peter Dusek & Ann Randeraad
August 11 until September 22, 2015
Reception Tuesday, August 25, 11:30 am - 2:00pm
Meet the Artists Friday, September 11, 6:00pm - 9:00 pm

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July 29th - September 12th, 2015
September 12, 2015,  Our Legacy of Agriculture Mural Art Project

September 12, 2015, Our Legacy of Agriculture Mural Art Project

SAVE Saturday September 12, 8:00 am - 3:00pm
Our Legacy of Agriculture Mural Art Project will be unveiled
at the 20th Anniversary Celebration Alliston Feed Service
180 Albert Street West Alliston ON

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July 2nd - August 10th, 2015

Artists At the Gibson


June 22nd, 20157-9pm
Spotlight on the Arts Concert and Awards

Spotlight on the Arts Concert and Awards


Tuesday, June 23rd 7-9pm Gibson Centre 63 Tupper St. W., Alliston

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June 20th, 20152:00 pm
Barbra Lica

Barbra Lica

Toronto Jazz Singer-Songwriter Barbra Lica will perform a free live show Saturday, June 20th in Downtown Alliston along with Battle of the Brushes and a Food Truck Rally!

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June 20th, 2015
Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes 2015

"Hi Lynda,

Thank you again to you and your staff for arranging everything on Saturday. Your sound technicians were great, the instruments you rented were PERFECT and we all had a fun time performing. I hope it was a successful event for you all around. I'll be raving about how amazing the South Simcoe Arts Council is for a long time to come.
All Best,
Barbra Lica"

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May 23rd - June 23rd, 2015
Arts on Main - Emerging Artists

Arts on Main - Emerging Artists

Up until June 22nd purchase a number which relates to a 12 inch square for $30.00 and become the proud owner of a local artist's work of art!

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May 22nd - June 22nd, 2015
Arts on Main - Experienced Art Show

Arts on Main - Experienced Art Show

Arts on Main 2015 Juried / Judged Show for Experienced Artists

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April 21st - 29th, 2015
2015 MUSIC FESTIVAL

2015 MUSIC FESTIVAL

The South Simcoe Arts Council invites the public to participate and take in the 2015 Music Festival - enjoy a morning or afternoon listening to incredible talent from within our very own communities!

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February 3rd - 10th, 2015
DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS  - Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour

DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS - Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour

LAST CALL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY STUDIO ART TOUR

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January 2nd - March 31st, 2015Tuesday 1:00

Creative Writing Group - Biweekly Meetings

The South Simcoe Arts Council has established a new and exciting creative writing group. The participants have agreed to meet bi-weekly in the office adjacent the South Simcoe Arts Council, third floor, Gibson Cultural Centre, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston L9R 1E4

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December 17th - 21st, 201410am - 4pm
Dreams Realized, Worthy Art Studio Christmas Show and Sale

Dreams Realized, Worthy Art Studio Christmas Show and Sale

Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st Christmas Show and Sale Worth Art Studio Featuring paintings, prints and textile art by Helen Marioncu award winning published
illustrator & artist. Charity art auction, door prizes,
Christmas wreaths & gifts, register for
Winter 2015 art classes.

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December 9th, 20147:00 - 9:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting for the South Simcoe Arts Council open to both Members & the Public

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November 28th - December 22nd, 2014
Book - Over by the Harbour

Book - Over by the Harbour

In recognition of Ontario Trillium Funding, the South Simcoe Arts Council in collaboration with the Gibson Cultural Centre hosted an exciting literary event!
Limited copies of the Children's Book "OVER by the HARBOUR" is available for purchase at the South Simcoe Arts Council.
$20.00 no hst

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November 22nd, 20146:30 pm until 12:00 am
9TH "IN THE NAME OF A BENEFIT CONCERT"

9TH "IN THE NAME OF A BENEFIT CONCERT"

A night of music and laughter to raise funds for Matthews Hospice House
A collaborative effort of both the Gibson Cultural Centre and the South Simcoe Arts Council
Tickets $10 at the door that evening
Online/ In Person $13.30

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November 15th - December 21st, 2014
Member

Member's Holiday Market Place 2014

Last weekend for our Member's Holiday Market Place; it's your chance to find that one of a kind gift for a special someone.

96 Victoria Street West, Unit 4, Alliston ON L9R 1S6

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September 19th - 21st, 2014
Bradford West-Gwillimbury Studio Tour

Bradford West-Gwillimbury Studio Tour

This year's studio art tour involves 28 local artists, 12 studios, and 3 student art locations. Artists will once again open up their studios and showcase their work to the public.

June 11th, 20147-9 pm
Spotlight on the Arts 2014

Spotlight on the Arts 2014

We invite you to enjoy both the Music Festival Awards along with the winning Artists from the Youth Arts by the River, the Emerging and Experienced Artists/Artisans that participated in this year's Arts on Main event.

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May 23rd - June 11th, 2014
Arts on Main

Arts on Main

May 23 - Jun 11 come and enjoy various events around our communities.
Emerging Arts, Youth Arts, Battle of the Brushes, Senior Arts Events, Artist and Artisan Market Places

May 3rd, 20149:30am - 3:30pm
Choral Workshop with Tony Browning

Choral Workshop with Tony Browning

A day of singing together and exploring approaches to choral music for singers and choral directors.

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