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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**

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Latest Blog Posts

Oct 21, 2021
My Heart is Touched

My Heart is Touched

"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization."
-Mahatma Gandhi

I found this quote as I searched the title of this year's annual juried exhibit
Diversity: Windows of the World. These words very much fit into the little book I have been working, My Heart is Touched.

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Oct 20, 2021
Q & A with Artist Antonio Lampreia

Q & A with Artist Antonio Lampreia

We are excited to feature SSAC member & artist Antonio Lampreia of Alliston.

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

I paint in acrylics mainly, plus watercolour and I have some experience with oils. I tend to use one medium on the painting I am working on. Writing is also an art so yes I might combine some prose or poetry of local writer Michelle Dinnick on some of my pieces.

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

Expressing myself through painting and other art forms is just me. Yes I am pleased to call myself an artist.

Q. Do you have a mentor or some special influence that has contributed to your growth in your artistic creativity? How has this or someone particular influenced you? If this is a person are they also an artist?

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Events

December 7th, 2021
Wordsmith Creative Writing Group.

Wordsmith Creative Writing Group.

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December 15th, 20217pm
Comfort & Joy - Virtual Holiday Concert

Comfort & Joy - Virtual Holiday Concert

Celebrate the season with Achill!

This year's free virtual Holiday concert features a mix of previously recorded live concert selections plus beautiful choral works recorded by our singers this fall. These uplifting and fun-filled pieces will be sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!

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January 15th, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Music Festival 2022

Early Bird Deadline: Music Festival 2022

The South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival is a non-competitive festival in its 19th year.
It is an exciting opportunity for students to perform for, and receive positive feedback from, professional adjudicators. Cash prizes are available for overall winners, generously donated by sponsors.

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January 21st, 2022
Piano Stories On Stage

Piano Stories On Stage

Former SSAC Music Festival participant and international award winning pianist, Tabitha Johnson, will be featured in this exciting music event.

Along with her recent win at National Association of Negro Musician's (NANM) piano and organ competition, Johnson won third place at the Canadian Music Competition. In 2018, she won the concerto competition and played with the orchestra at the Miami Music Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her competition with NAMN was done virtually with her performances pre-recorded. Johnson will compete at NAMN's national competition virtually in July.

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