ARTISTS ON LOCATION
We’re looking for creative people who are interested in registering for Artists on Location, which places artists and artisans with local businesses, seeking to show artwork within downtown Creemore and through open studios in artists own space throughout the weekend of October 5, 6, & 7, 2019. Artists on Location, is a weekend-long collaboration in the village of Creemore and surrounding area among venue owners, artists/artisans, and the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society. Open studios are encouraged!
Deadline for registrations: April 30, 2019
The autumn arts weekend in Creemore is a community staple. This is the weekend we try to outdo the splendour of our natural surroundings in beautiful Simcoe County. We do our best to amaze our guests with arts exhibitions, installations, performances and displays centred around Creemore’s community halls and beautiful main street. Many visitors return each year for an afternoon, a day or a weekend.
Our guests may come for the marquee exhibits but they stay for the main street and drives into the country. A stroll along Mill Street is rewarded with delightful shops and restaurants anytime but on arts festival weekend there’s an added creative element with artists and artisans of all kinds, showing and demonstrating their work — indoors and outdoors.
The event is free to the public and exhibits are open on the Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a Friday night opening reception in the village. Volunteer guides are available both days at the main venues. We ask artists to engage with the public at the display venue throughout the weekend as this is an aspect of the festival that is especially meaningful to visitors.
The event is a proud part of the Small Halls Festival in Clearview Township. We look forward to announcing our exciting and diverse marquee shows — two exhibits in Creemore’s Station on the Green and one at the historic Log Cabin.
If you are registered, you will be part of the marketing machine for the festival which includes our brochure, poster, rack cards, website, social media, and print and online ads. We are not charging a registration fee this year. Instead, we ask that both the venue and the artist become members of Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, if they are not already members.
Membership for businesses is $100 per year. With that membership, your name is included on our website (phahs.ca), social media (@purplehillsarts), brochure and poster, and media outreach. Artists may join as businesses or as individuals at your level of choice.
If you would like to be part of this program, please fill out the forms linked below. If you have any questions, please contact the artist coordinator, Jessica Tamlin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-443-1108.