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The South Simcoe Arts Council is proud to support and promote the arts throughout our communities, as well as manage our incredible local art market, FortyOne located on historic Victoria Street in downtown Alliston, Ontario.

As you navigate our website you will find there is so much to get involved in. Are you an artist or business looking for networking, retail, or exhibition opportunities? Or a community member looking for events, performances, and workshops? Let the SSAC be your first stop for all things creative in South Simcoe!

The SSAC is a registered charity and all donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. Please help us continue to enrich our community through the arts. Donate Today!

Latest Blog Posts

Apr 26, 2022
1000 Words: An Inspired Writing - <i>Rewilding Still Creek</i>

1000 Words: An Inspired Writing - Rewilding Still Creek

I stepped into the icy water of the French river to line our canoe over very shallow rocks. There was no rush, as the sun shimmered showing the amazing beauty of the colours of the rocks at my feet. Then Mike, who was in front of me stopped and pointed downwards. Following his gaze I joined him and saw huge fish gently swaying around in place, unfazed by our presence, busy spawning their next generation, glimmering, quietly slowly dancing in the sunlight...

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1000 Words: An Inspired Writing - <i>Woman Walking Into a Lake</i>

1000 Words: An Inspired Writing - Woman Walking Into a Lake

The Woman Walking Into the Lake
Poem by Angela van Breemen

Freshwater siren
Beckons me
Her blue so vast
Cool water
Seeps inside my shoes
Enveloping my feet
In its chilly embrace

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August 20th, 2022begins at 11am
Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

art show and sale in a lovely garden setting in Markham

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August 20th, 20229am - 2pm
SMART Saturdays

SMART Saturdays

SMART Saturdays is back in the courtyard beside FortyOne on select Saturdays!

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August 30th, 20226:30-8:00pm
Sean Derraugh at Innisfill

Sean Derraugh at Innisfill' Music in the Park

If you like live music, sunny parks, live music IN sunny parks, come see SSAC member Sean Derraugh's band "A Thing for Swing" performing at Innisfil's Music in the Park.

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September 7th, 2022


Achill is growing and we are looking for new members. Please join us if you love to sing choral music, want to be part of a vibrant community, and wish to grow musically under expert leadership.

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