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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!

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

**June 9, 2020 UPDATE**
We are happy to announce that our office and retail space at 41 Victoria St East in Alliston is open for modified hours.
Wednesday - Friday from 10am - 4pm
Saturday from 9am - 4pm.
We are closed Sunday - Tuesday.

We are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some new procedures include:
* Limiting number of customers in the store
* Hand sanitizing station at front door
* Directed flow of traffic to maintain social distancing
* Staff regularly disinfect high traffic areas
* Face masks are required
* If you are feeling unwell, or have come in contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, we respectfully ask that you do not come in.

You can shop online any time. Orders can be placed by phone or email. Curbside pick up and porch drop off are available.

To make an appointment, place an online order or for any questions, please contact us at info@southsimcoearts.com or by phone at 705-435-2378.

We wish you all the best of health.


Latest Blog Posts

Mar 1, 2020
Seven Steps to a Rockin

Seven Steps to a Rockin' SSAC Experience

By Sarah O'Donnell, SSAC member

So you've become a member of SSAC...now what?

When I first became a member I had just opened up my theatre company. I thought it would be a great way to be represented in our arts community and I wanted to network with like minded creative people. I soon realized that my membership card was not a magic portal to sudden world of artistic enlightenment [cue sad trombone quickly followed by lightbulb moment].....I was able to make SSAC work best for me and my artistic needs. How did I do that you ask? Just follow Sarah's Seven Steps to a Rockin' SSAC Experience.

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Jan 8, 2020
AOM: Our Home the Earth

AOM: Our Home the Earth

From September 12th to October 3rd, in partnership with local businesses, artists displayed their work in Alliston and Tottenham storefront windows.

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Events

July 28th - September 4th, 2020
Arts on Main 2020 - From Darkness Comes Light

Arts on Main 2020 - From Darkness Comes Light

Arts on Main is a juried art show. Instead of being shown in a gallery, the artwork is displayed in the front windows of businesses in Beeton, Tottenham and Alliston.

This year's theme is From Darkness Comes Light. The pieces entered will explore the creativity, ingenuity and hope that is sparked from trials.

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