Brush Away Winter



Starting March 4th, we will be giving away 10 x 10 canvases for you to Brush Away

Sign-up for a FREE 10 x 10 canvas to be picked up at The Creemore Echo anytime after March 4th (while supplies last) or use your own 10 x 10 canvas or surface (paper, wood, cardboard – anything you want. Feel free to use the canvas as any kind of art surface for your masterpiece, be it painting, drawing, printing, collage or anything else. The sky’s the limit!

Once you have completed your masterpiece please share it with us on social media using the hashtag #purplehillsarts. If you want your art displayed in the Village of Creemore please drop it off at the Creemore Echo any time after March 15th and we’ll displayed it in windows of Creemore in April.

Below is a step-by-step guide to the 10 x 10 Winter Community Art Project

Step 1: Register here for your free canvas. Alternatively, you can also provide your own 10 x 10 canvas. Maybe you already have a 10 x 10 canvas at home that you would like to use or want to support your art shop and purchase your own. Feel free to use any 10 x 10 paper, canvas, or wood surface.

Step 2: Pick up your canvas at the Creemore Echo during store hours any time after March 4th. The Echo is located at: 3 Caroline St, Creemore. Your canvas will be clearly labeled with your name.

Step 3: Paint Away Winter and create your 10 x 10 masterpiece

OPTIONAL: If you would like your artwork displayed in Creemore please drop it off clearly labeled with your name and contact info at the Echo any time after March 15th. We will display it in the windows of various businesses throughout the Village of Creemore in April. 

  • Art will be collected and returned in May.  We will do our best to contact you with a pick-up time.
    • Please remember to clearly label your artwork with Name, phone number and email address. This is important if you would like your work returned.

Step 4: Snap picture of your 10 x 10 and post it to your social media @purplehillsarts #purplehillsarts.

We look forward to seeing you and your art in the Village in April. 

Thank you for joining us in Brushing Away Winter!


The 9th and final Creemore Art Challenge is up with local photographer Jon Tamlin! The challenge this week is a Portrait Photography Challenge. Find the challenge here, on Facebook, Instagram or in this week’s edition of The Creemore Echo. Be sure to share your profile on FB or Instagram, using the hashtag #creemoreartchallenge and #purplehillsarts. Can’t wait to see your portraits!

See more #creemoreartchallenges by clicking Creemore Art Challenge on the menu above!