CALL TO ARTISTS 2016


Creemore artists 2015Artists on Location 2016

Part of Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival

Artists on Location 2016 is now accepting registrations for the fifth annual event on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. Each year, artists and artisans are embedded in the community of Creemore, providing visitors with a lively mix of art and commerce.

Artists on Location provides an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to display and sell their work at local businesses, studios, galleries, restaurants, homes and green spaces in the vicinity of Creemore’s main street, Mill Street.
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Save the Date! Creemore’s annual arts weekend (Oct 1 & 2, 2016)

Paper art by Liz Eakins
Art by Liz Eakins

First weekend in October

Part of Clearview’s Small Halls Festival

Save the date for the fifth annual arts weekend in Creemore.

Clearview Small Halls Festival

Artists on Location 2016

This is an annual event where artists and artisans are embedded in local businesses, studios, galleries, restaurants, homes and green spaces in the vicinity of Creemore’s Mill Street.

The event is anchored by a group exhibit in Creemore’s “small hall”, the Station on the Green, showing one piece from each participating artist and featuring a large map (and volunteers) to help you find artists around town, all within walking distance.
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DONORS & MEMBERS

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society

Have you renewed your membership? Would you like to donate? 

You can use the form here to join, renew your membership or donate, using your credit card or PayPal account. Your contributions go directly to our programs and community grants.

We’re counting on your support! And thank you!
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Creemore’s Heritage Walk

Creemore's Heritage Walk
Photo: Purple Hills

Sharing Heritage

The Creemore Heritage Plaques mark historically significant sites around the village and form the basis for the town’s heritage walk.

Walk around the village and you will find markers documenting the history and human stories of the area in words and pictures. By the time you’ve finished, you will know about the Petun Indians, Champlain’s visit in the early 1600s, the coming and the going of the trains, the history of the buildings and the names of people who have shaped today’s Creemore.
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Arts and Heritage Community Grants

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Imaginarium

We offer funding by application to community groups and individuals in Creemore and the surrounding area for projects in harmony with our mandate.

Watch for the annual call for applicants … the deadline is the end of January.

 

 

NCPS Band
Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our past and current recipients:

  • Avening Community Centre
  • Creemore & Nottawasaga Public School
  • Creemore Children’s Festival
  • Creemore Legion
  • Creemore Santa Claus Parade
  • Imaginarium Art Camp
  • Mill Street Art Studio
  • Mad & Noisy Gallery
  • Sara Sniderhan
  • St.

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Artists in the School

The Artists in the School program is a series of visual art classes for young people in grades four to eight at Nottawasage & Creemore Public School.

Gail Caswell
Gail Caswell

Each spring, Gail Caswell (Board member) and Jordan Eveland bring a hands-on creative experience to roughly 120 students at the Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School. This year, the series focuses on acrylic painting on canvas.
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The Lobster Dinner

The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies
The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies

May 14, 2016

Station on the Green. For members and guests.

Reception at 6:30 pm.

Tickets $50 • Cash bar

Always a sellout! Place your ticket order below. A delicious evening of food and conversation! Enjoy lobster, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert.

This is an important fundraiser for our ongoing programs. A Creemore tradition, this springtime gathering is a key fundraiser for the Creemore Festival of the Arts, our Artists in the School program, heritage installations, and our arts and heritage community grants.
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Sunday Afternoons: Tea and History Series

Petun to Wyandot by Charles Garrard

Sunday afternoons.

This longstanding series brings warmth to a winter Sunday afternoon while deepening our understanding of history.

The 2015 speaker was Charles Garrard, author of Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century (Canadian Museum of History/University of Ottawa Press, 2014). The book, winner of the Ontario Archaeological Society Award for Excellence in Publishing, distills a lifetime of research on the now-dispersed Wyandot tribe, once called the Petun, who encountered the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1616 in the area now known as Creemore.
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