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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

December 9th, 20224:00pm - 8:00pm
Meet the Maker: Author J.C. Kavanaugh

Meet the Maker: Author J.C. Kavanaugh

Join SSAC Author, J.C. Kavanagh, at a book signing.

J.C. will be in store to sign her books, including NEW Release: The Twisted Climb - A Bright Darkness.

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December 10th, 20223:00 pm
ACHILL CHORAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY CONCERT PRESENTS A WINTER DAY

ACHILL CHORAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY CONCERT PRESENTS A WINTER DAY

Achill is pleased to announce that we will be performing live this season for the first time in 3 years!

Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a concert that includes a wonderful array of bold, lively and serene pieces. Our featured work, A Winter Day, by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, celebrates the passage of time through one glorious winter day, invoking visions of a frosty day and glistening snow.

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December 18th, 20222:30-4:00pm
Procyon Wildlife Fundraising Christmas Concert

Procyon Wildlife Fundraising Christmas Concert

Join singer Angela van Breemen and pianist Anthony Alexander for an afternoon of beautiful Christmas music at the pioneer Hockley Historic Church in the charming village of Hockley in support of Procyon Wildlife Centre.

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