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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!


During the current stay-at-home order, we are OPEN FOR ONLINE SHOPPING with curb-side pick up by appointment only.

Check out our virtual workshops and sign up online!

Shop/Office Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

We wish you all the best of health.

Latest Blog Posts

May 5, 2021
Book Review: Allie

Book Review: Allie's Alpacas

Carolyn j Morris' latest book, Allie's Alpacas, takes the reader on a delightful and educational trip to the countryside. Allie's Alpacas is the most recent in her Railfence Bunch Kids book series, which is geared towards emerging readers who have graduated from the many tales of Chick and Duckling in her Railfence Bunch Books.

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Apr 29, 2021
Creative Works Intermediate Short Story 1st Place Winner

Creative Works Intermediate Short Story 1st Place Winner

The South Simcoe Arts Council has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers of all ages, in all genres through its Creative Works Writing Contest for six years.

We are excited to share the winners writings with you over the next few months.

Please enjoy this first instalment of our Creative Works Youth Writing Contest winners series featuring Intermediate Short Story - 1st Place Winner, Sasha Siska-Humphries.

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May 25th, 2021

Alliston District Horticultural Society

The Alliston District Horticultural Society is hosting virtual meetings:

Tue, May 25: Speaker: Julia Dimakos, "How to maximize your harvest through succession planting"

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May 27th, 20217:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Book Chat with  New York Times Bestselling Author

Zoom Virtual Book Chat with New York Times Bestselling Author

On-line Virtual Book Chat with New York Times Bestselling Author, Paula McLain

The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library are delighted to welcome back Paula McLain who will join us via Zoom to discuss her new novel, When the Stars Go Dark.

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