New tree sculptures unveiled as part of public art program

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The most recent tree sculpture on a residential boulevard involves some neighbourly fun. On Zina Street, where the Staley family had previously sponsored a sculpture with two dogs, the neighbours got into the spirit with the latest project – a sculpture with three cats.

Lynn and Dan Lubitz wanted to do their bit to help keep Zina Street beautiful and charming and to show appreciation for their four-legged feline friends. They say they were inspired by their neighbours donation to the sculpture program...

2019 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 AM

As a kick-off to Culture Days, the 10th annual Town of Orangeville Arts & Culture Awards were announced on September 26. The event celebrated the local art and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region.

Several nominations were received for eight award categories, with judging completed by an experienced independent panel from outside Dufferin County.

The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

  • Established...

Four art submissions chosen for utility box displays

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Four art submissions have been selected by Orangeville’s Cultural Plan Task Force to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville.

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016 with three unique art installations in downtown Orangeville.  Including this year’s additions, there are now 17 pieces of colourful public art adorning utility...

Nominees announced for 2019 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville received 30 nominations for the 2019 Arts and Culture Awards.  An impressive selection of individuals, businesses and organizations have been acknowledged for their contributions to arts and culture in Dufferin County. 

The nominees for the 2019 awards are:

Established Artist of the Year:

  • Darlene Hassall
  • Heather Katz
  • Roland Kirouac
  • Beckie Morris
  • Emilia Perri

Emerging Artist of the Year:

  • Julie Harwood-Jones
  • Emma Pink
  • Sara Rose
  • Gil Sipkema

Student Artist of the Year:


2019 Utility Box Art Display Program opens for artists

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has announced its Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program. With a submission deadline of June 14, the Town is looking for local artists to help beautify the community and celebrate the Town’s vibrant arts culture. Since this popular program began in 2016, thirteen functional utility boxes have been transformed into colourful works of art for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Utility Box Art Display Program is designed to recognize local artists, celebrate...