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Arts and Culture Awards 2021

Nominations now open for 2021 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 11:02 AM

The Town of Orangeville is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Arts and Culture Awards. The annual awards celebrate the creative talent and cultural richness of the local community. Contributions made by businesses, organizations and individuals in Dufferin County are recognized every year.

Over 80 award winners and hundreds of nominees have been celebrated since the awards were introduced in 2010. “The longevity of the awards as well as the calibre of nominations that we continue to see every...

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Get involved in Orangeville’s largest community art project

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 08:49 AM

To celebrate Canada Day, the Town of Orangeville is inviting Orangeville residents to participate in the creation of a legacy art project. The Town has commissioned Mural Mosaic, an Edmonton-based arts group, to design a mosaic mural showcasing the historic charm of Orangeville.

The mural will be made up of approximately 500 tiles – each a unique hand-painted image – that when combined together create an overall design. The 8-foot by 12-foot ft. mural will be installed at Town Hall upon completion.


Garden with four raised beds arranged in a circle surrounded by trees. A stone table sits in the middle of the circle.

Discover local Indigenous culture

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 01:12 PM

June 21, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, an annual celebration that invites Canadians to recognize and learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences, and histories of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. While there are virtual celebrations happening across the country this year, you can also discover local Indigenous culture right in Orangeville with a visit to the Mino Kamik Medicine Wheel Garden


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Call for Artists announced for 2021 public art installations

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 01:03 PM

The Town of Orangeville has issued its annual Call for Artists to offer local artists an opportunity to help beautify the community through the installation of public art. This year, up to five utility boxes will be transformed into colourful works of art. Up to six new mural installations will also be added to Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. Initially...

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Town receives Festivals and Events Ontario award for drive-in concerts

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 09:17 AM

The Town of Orangeville is the recipient of a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for the 2020 Summer Concert Series. The Service Excellence Award for the Town of Orangeville was announced at the annual FEO conference, in a virtual format. FEO recognized organizations across the province, with a focus on adapt-pivot-evolve.

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with Theatre Orangeville and B Social Snack Bar Dufferin/Community Living Dufferin offered a six-day Summer Concert...

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New Tourism Strategy and Action Plan adopted by Town of Orangeville

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 09:37 AM

The Town of Orangeville has developed a new Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. Adopted by Town Council on January 11, the plan highlights the top tourism drivers in the community and provides insights and actions that will help the Town support this key sector.  

The process of developing the five-year plan began in May 2020 as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development. The plan's creation follows the findings of the Town's...


Local artists featured in new murals at Alder Recreation Centre

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 04:55 PM

Four new installations of locally created artwork are now on display at the Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track. The murals brighten four different walls along the track and contribute to the Town of Orangeville’s growing public art collection.

Each piece stands eight feet tall and features artwork created by these local artists:

  • Anthony Fenech of Orangeville who painted Uptown Theatre, a depiction of the community landmark located in downtown Orangeville. Originally commissioned as a...

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Winter Farmers’ Market moves to Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre for 2020/21 season

Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 03:13 PM

The Orangeville Farmers’ Market will continue to operate during the winter in a new venue where physical distancing can be accommodated -- B rink of the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. The winter market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, November 7.

The arena offers plenty of space for vendors and a 50-shopper limit. Most vendors will attend every week, but some will alternate or change from week to week.  A listing of the current week’s vendors will be...

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2020 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 08:00 PM

The Town of Orangeville announced the winners of the 2020 Arts & Culture Awards on October 22. The virtual presentation celebrated the local arts and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region.

Winners were announced in eight award categories, with judging completed by an experienced independent panel from outside Dufferin County.

The recipients of the 2020 awards are:

  • Established Artist of the Year: Ann...

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Nominees announced for 2020 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020 09:54 AM

The Town of Orangeville has received 31 nominations for the 2020 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. 

“On behalf of the Town of Orangeville, I would like to congratulate all nominees,” said Councillor Lisa Post, Chair of the Cultural Plan Task Force. “Because of your time, effort and talent, our community’s creative sector continues to thrive....

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Local artists transform utility boxes into works of art

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020 11:37 AM

Four new installations have been added to Orangeville’s Utility Box Art Display Program. Selected by the Town’s Cultural Plan Task Force, pieces created by local artists have transformed functional utility boxes into colourful works of art.

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....

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Nominations are open for the 2020 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has opened nominations for the annual Arts and Culture Awards. The awards celebrate the vibrancy of the community’s cultural scene and aim to recognize contributions made by businesses, organizations and individuals in Dufferin County.

Since 2010, over 70 awards have been presented to an impressive selection of deserving recipients. “This year, we felt it was more important than ever to recognize arts and culture in Orangeville and the surrounding area,” says Councillor Lisa...