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The South Simcoe Arts Council is proud to support and promote the arts in our communities as well as manage an incredible artisan gift shop, FortyOne:Local Art Market on Victoria Street in Alliston. As you navigate our website you will see there is so much to get involved in. Perhaps you are an artist or business looking for networking, retail, or exhibition opportunities. Or maybe you are a community member looking for events, performances, and workshops. Let the SSAC be your first stop for all things creative in South Simcoe!

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**JUNE 2021 UPDATE**

We are OPEN FOR IN PERSON SHOPPING! Don't worry, you can still shop online and pick up curb side if you prefer.


Latest Blog Posts

Sep 27, 2021
Arts on Main, 17th Edition - An Artist

Arts on Main, 17th Edition - An Artist's View

The dynamic crew who steer the South Simcoe Arts Council have bobbed and weaved through the continuing "out-of-left-field" covid-19 health protocol maze of the last year and a half and managed to find new and wonderful ways for regional artists to connect with their communities.When the volunteer committee at SSAC first set up ARTS ON MAIN 17 years ago, "Pandemic Appropriate" was most likely not on the list of must-haves! And yet here we are in 2021 with 31 artworks by 19 artists on display in 26 local business storefronts of Tottenham, Beeton and Alliston until October 5.

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Sep 26, 2021
Q & A with Artist Barbara Large

Q & A with Artist Barbara Large

Today's feature artist is Barbara Large, who has been a SSAC member since 2018. She presently lives in Alliston, Ontario.

Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.

Answer: The medium that I use is watercolour, although, I am both familiar with and have used oil and acrylic paints. I have combined mediums, but do not make it my practice unless I want to create mixed media works.

Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say, "I am an artist"?

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