Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Town announces Canada 150 art legacy program

The Town of Orangeville is launching a Canada 150 legacy art program, thanks to funding support from the County of Dufferin. The Canada 150 Wall will be a community art project in the form of a large-scale mural that celebrates Canadian and local themes.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the program by submitting artwork, with 50 selected pieces being showcased on aluminum panels on the lobby wall at the Alder Recreation Centre. Designs may be in any visual medium -- digital, photography, sculpture, textile, painting, sketching, etc.

Artist applicants must demonstrate a connection to Orangeville.  This could include living, working or going to school in the Town and surrounding area. Artist applicants under 18 years old must have the permission of a parent or guardian to submit. The entries will be curated by local artist Ken Hall, and those selected will be combined with 25 panels of local anecdotes and archival photography of the area over the past 150 years to create the eventual mural.

Designs should celebrate 150 years of community in Orangeville and area and what that means to you (the artist) and/or Canadian themes. Submit a completed application form, a photograph of the artwork and brief description of how the art celebrates 150 years of community in Orangeville (artwork image must be in jpeg format and less than 1MB in size, and a signed image waiver (if art contains image of recognizable individual).

The deadline to submit art is October 20 at 2 p.m. All designs are subject to Town of Orangeville review and approval. Successful artists will receive an honorarium for their work. Submission materials must be submitted via email to [email protected], with the subject Canada 150 Legacy Public Art Program in your email submission.

Entry forms are available online or at the counters at the two recreation centres.