The Town of Orangeville's growing collection of outdoor public art, highlights the artistic talent of our community. Tree sculptures, utility boxes and other art pieces are on display for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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Tree sculptures

Check out more than 40 tree sculptures that line the streets of the Town of Orangeville. View our public art map to learn about the artists and the stories behind the individual sculptures.

The popular program started in 2003. Our goal is to transform old trees into unique displays of art, allowing them to continue to add to the character of our community.

Utility Box Art Display Program

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists and aims to enhance the community's public places with the addition of high quality public artwork. The program was initiated by the Town of Orangeville in 2016 and now includes 20 locations. New artwork is added annually through a Call for Artists.  

Call for Artists

Local artists living in Dufferin County who are interested in contributing to Orangeville's public art collection are invited to respond to the Call for Artists, annually launched in the May. Please note that the 2021 Call for Artists is now closed. 

Submission requirements

 Applications must include the following:

  • artist biography or resume (maximum two pages)
  • design concept outlining how the proposed artwork fits the objectives of the Call for Artists and enhance the community (maximum one page)
  • standalone image of the design concept (minimum resolution of 800 pixels on the shortest side)
  • artist layout template with design concept overlaid (please ensure to use the correct template for the selected location)

Note that the submission requirements vary each year based on specific requirements and themes of each location. Please review the Call for Artists carefully.

Design details

Successful artist submissions must be:

  • innovative in design
  • foster community pride
  • strive to counteract graffiti
  • contribute to a sense of identity for residents and businesses

Artists should also consider how the submission is relevant to the specific location and make note of specific themes/requirements for certain locations.

Eligibility

We accept submissions from local artists who meet the following criteria:

  • must live in Dufferin County
  • must be at least 18 years old

Orangeville employees and members of the Orangeville Cultural Plan Task Force are not eligible to apply. Selected artists will receive $500.