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Welcome!

The South Simcoe Arts Council is proud to support and promote the arts throughout our communities, as well as manage our incredible store, FortyOne: Local Art Market, 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

Aug 17, 2022
One Kanzashi at a Time

One Kanzashi at a Time

A chance encounter at a spur-of-the-moment yard sale stop began Annette Derraugh's journey into the Japanese art of Kanzashi. She was so fascinated by the beautiful ribbon and textile flowers displayed on that table that she couldn't wait to make one. In fact, she cut the only fabric at hand--a cloth napkin--into strips and fashioned her first Kanzashi while on the family sailboat later that day!

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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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Events

October 4th - 16th, 2022
Art of Plenty Art Show and Sale

Art of Plenty Art Show and Sale

Join us at the McKay Art Centre between Tuesday, October 4 and Sunday, October 16, 2022 to see a variety of art produced by 16 local artists, including SSAC member Marion Blum.

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October 12th, 2022
AUDITION DEADLINE for SST

AUDITION DEADLINE for SST's I Hate Hamlet

Audition Notice for I Hate Hamlet
By Paul Rudnick
Directed by Richard Varty
Produced by Richard Birch and Mel Hinch
A comedy drama by Paul Rudnick

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October 14th, 20226:00 pm - Midnight
Denim & Diamonds

Denim & Diamonds

Denim & Diamonds, hosted by Contact Community Services, promises to be a fun and exciting evening of delicious menu options from Cravings Fine Foods, live and silent auctions, live music, prizes and surprises!

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November 4th - 5th, 2022
Seasonal Wrapsody

Seasonal Wrapsody

The Nottawasaga Handweavers and Spinners Guild is hosting our 10th annual Seasonal Wrapsody, a show and sale of fine handmade items by local artisans.

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