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...
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...
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...
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 retirement...
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...
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:...
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....
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....
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...
Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:00 AM
The Town of Orangeville has unveiled two new tree sculptures on Broadway. The coyotes are howling at 216 Broadway, in front of the post office. The eye-catching sculpture is carved out of white pine and took more than a week to complete.
Up the street, at 305 Broadway, is a whimsical sculpture of pelicans. They look like they are sitting on individual posts but the sculpture’s elements are all carved from one log, of white pine. This sculpture also took more than a week to complete.
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 12:00 AM
Mayor Sandy Brown has proclaimed February 17-23, 2020 as Heritage Week in Orangeville. The 2020 theme is “2020 Vision: Bringing the Past into the Future”
Everyone is invited to view and enjoy Orangeville’s Heritage Week Photography Exhibition. The Historical Photography Exhibition will be in the Town Hall Atrium and available for viewing from February 18-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20.
During Heritage Week 2020, communities across Canada are...
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2019 12:00 AM
The Historical Photography Project’s purpose is the documentation of Orangeville’s rich inheritance, natural environment, culture and people, and historically and architecturally significant properties, all of which are irreplaceable assets of the community of Orangeville.
Heritage Orangeville is seeking your assistance in helping to collect and preserve historical photographs of people, places, buildings, events and your special memories.
If you or a family member have a special historical photograph...