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A Pensive Animal Joins Orangeville’s Collection of Tree Sculptures

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022 03:16 PM

The Town of Orangeville has unveiled a new tree sculpture as part of its unique collection of public art on display throughout the municipality. 

Located on Elizabeth Street across from the Dufferin County Courthouse, Thinker Squirrel is captured deep in thought atop a collection of hefty books. Here, it appears as though the friendly critter is preparing to make an important decision.  

Here are some quick facts about the sculpture: 

• The sculpture is carved out of black walnut...

A clock tower in the middle of a downtown core surrounded by fall colours.

Handmade Poppies to line Orangeville’s Clocktower ahead of Remembrance Day

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2022 01:30 PM

What began as a grassroots project in early 2022 has grown beyond expectation as the Orangeville Public Library’s Poppy Project prepares to begin the final stages next week.

Created in collaboration between community leader Laura Austin, the library, and the Royal Canadian Legion Col. Fitzgerald Branch 233, members of the community have been invited over the past several months to contribute crochet and knit poppies, which will cover the Town of Orangeville’s clock tower on Broadway.

“It’s been absolutely...

Orangeville’s public art collection expands with five new additions

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 10:11 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s public art collection has grown with four new utility boxes and a mural installation on the garden shed at Orangeville's Community Garden and Orchard. The art submissions were selected by Orangeville’s Cultural Plan Task Force to be featured on town-owned assets.

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 beautification effort started in downtown...

A group of presenters and award winners stand on a stage at Theatre Orangeville. They are surrounded by a beautiful set of tall, watercolour designed trees.

2022 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 08:49 AM

The Town of Orangeville announced the winners of the 2022 Arts & Culture Awards on Thursday, September 29. The event celebrated the local arts and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the region.

“It’s a true celebration this year, especially being in the Town’s historic Opera House,” said Wayne Townsend, Master of Ceremonies. “After two years of virtual presentations, we are very excited to have the opportunity...

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Nominations open for 2022 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:52 AM

July 13, 2022

 

Nominations now open for 2022 Arts and Culture Awards

The Town of Orangeville is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Arts and Culture Awards. The community is invited to recognize and celebrate the individuals, businesses, and organizations that contribute to the abundant cultural and creative talent in Dufferin County.

Since the awards were introduced in 2010, over 90 winners and hundreds of nominees have been celebrated in eight different categories. Three individual awards...

A young boy sitting in the dark with his legs out in front of him. He has a Santa Claus figure in his lap and holding his cheeks with his hands in disbelief at the lit up figurine.

Holiday spirits are bright in Orangeville

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 03:29 PM

As the temperatures drop and the first snowfall settles, a sense of anticipation for the holiday season awakens. Capturing that festive spirit is easy to do in Orangeville, especially this year as we welcome back some of our favourite local traditions. Combine these with new experiences and activities to make the most of this spirited season.

Throughout November and December, check back here for updates and details about all of the festive fun happening right here in Orangeville. We don’t want you...

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Community Art Mosaic to be unveiled at Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 09:32 AM

Join Mayor Sandy Brown and Councillor Lisa Post on Monday, October 25 at 11 a.m. for a virtual unveiling of the Town of Orangeville’s Community Art Mosaic. The event will be streamed live on the Town’s Facebook page.

Between June 28 and July 9, 500 Orangeville residents of all ages demonstrated their artistic talents by hand painting 4x4-inch tiles. Each mini artwork, when combined together, created an 8x12-foot mural that represents the historic charm of Orangeville and celebrates the unity of our...

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2021 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 08:00 PM

The Town of Orangeville announced the winners of the 2021 Arts & Culture Awards on Thursday, October 7. 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 2021 awards are:

  • Established Artist of...

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Nominees announced for 2021 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 08:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has received 32 nominations for the 2021 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, congratulations to all nominees and thank you for contributing your time, effort and talent to our community’s creative sector,” said Councillor Lisa Post, Chair of the Cultural Plan Task Force. “Every nominee...

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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.

“Due...

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

Located...