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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 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.

Check out our workshops and summer event schedule! We have both virtual and in person workshops. Sign up online!

Summer Shop/Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturdays 9am - 4pm


Latest Blog Posts

Jul 15, 2021
Tree of Life Labyrinth

Tree of Life Labyrinth

Back in June SSAC member, Denis Bolohan, was busy creating his art of outdoor labyrinths in celebration of the Bicentennial of the Town of Innisfil. We thought we'd share this great insight into why he is drawn to this artform and how he approached this exciting project

By Denis Bolohan

I have been creating sculptures, installations and site-specific land works for over 30 years. Much of my work has been ephemeral in nature—snow sculptures, fire sculptures, crop and grass labyrinths that are allowed to grow out and return to the landscape. I grew up and still live in a rural community: the land and our natural surroundings are never far from my thoughts and are major influences in both my daily life and my artwork.

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Jul 7, 2021
Creative Works Junior Short Story 2nd Place Winner

Creative Works Junior Short Story 2nd 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 instalment of our Creative Works Youth Writing Contest winners series featuring Junior Short Story 2nd Place Winner - John Ryan

This award is sponsored by Premier Contractors Ltd

Memories of Travel
by John Ryan

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Events

July 21st - September 22nd, 2021
Tree of Life Labyrinth

Tree of Life Labyrinth

To celebrate the Town's 200th anniversary, Innisfil ideaLAb & Library and the Town of Innisfil have partnered on a living art installation on the grounds adjacent to the Cookstown Branch. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to delay our plans, but we are delighted to bring it to you now.

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Events

August 7th, 20219am - 4pm
SMART Saturday & Street Festival

SMART Saturday & Street Festival

Welcome to SMART Saturdays! (That's Summer Market ART Saturdays. Get it?)

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August 14th, 20219am - 2pm
SMART Saturday

SMART Saturday

Welcome to SMART Saturdays! (That's Summer Market ART Saturdays. Get it?)

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August 21st, 20219am - 2pm
SMART Saturday

SMART Saturday

Welcome to SMART Saturdays! (That's Summer Market ART Saturdays. Get it?)

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August 28th, 20219am - 2pm
SMART Saturday

SMART Saturday

Welcome to SMART Saturdays! (That's Summer Market ART Saturdays. Get it?)

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