Do you want to be part of the festival this year?
Creemore Festival of the Arts – Sept 29 & 30, 2018
We’re looking for creative people who are interested in registering for Artists on Location, which places artists and artisans with local businesses, or seeking to show artwork within downtown Creemore throughout the weekend of Sept 29 & 30. The Artists in the Village, formerly called Artists on Location, is a weekend-long collaboration in the village of Creemore among venue owners, artists/artisans, and the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society.
Deadline for registrations: July 22, 2018 (EXTENDED)
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. 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. 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.
Choose registration form:
- I have a venue where I want to show art (Google Form)
- I am an artist looking for a venue (Google Form)
- I want to sign an agreement between artist and venue (Google Form)
Also available as PDFs:
- Venues – Art Venue Registration
- Artists – Artists & Artisans Registration
- Artist and Venue agreement – Artist and Venue Agreement
CREEMORE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2017
An Annual Autumn Arts Weekend in Creemore
Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017
10am to 4pm
All events are free
Part of Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival
The Owl Show
Immerse yourself in a creative exploration of one of Canada’s most fascinating hunters.
Original owl illustrations, photographs and sculptures. Discover Ann Brokelman’s wildlife photography. Examine unusual owl collections. Make your own owl. Or join in a talk with an owl specialist. At the Station on the Green (10 Caroline St E).
Artist Jim Stacey seeks to inspire artisans and woodworkers to work in material diverted from landfills. Starting with wooden pallets, he re-imagines reclaimed material as art and home furnishings. Outside the Station on the Green.
Large bowls created by local potters and ceramic artists to commemorate our nation’s 150th birthday. Also discover unique, large art bowls loaned from local collectors. At the Creemore Log Cabin, steps away from the Station on the Green.
Historical artifacts from the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society celebrating forty years of cultural invention in Creemore. At the Station on the Green.
And there’s more!
35+ artists, artisans, sculptors, jewellers and more in local businesses, studios and galleries around town all weekend.
Festival program and map – download and print to plan your weekend!
Listen to the radio ad from Classical 102.9
Creemore Festival of the Arts Committee 2017
Gail Caswell, Basil Guinane, Jim Harkness, Sara Hershoff, Victoria Denoga Huntley, David Bruce Johnson, Cheryl MacLaurin, Julie Pollock, Laurie Severn, Jim Stacey, Carole Watson
Creemore Festival of the Arts 2017
Artists on Location
Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Artists and artisans! Help us bring fall colours right to Creemore’s main street during our annual arts weekend.
The Artists on Location weekend is an opportunity for artists and artisans to display and sell their art in local businesses, studios and galleries throughout the village of Creemore. This year’s dates are Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.
This program is open to artists and artisans (e.g., visual artists, sculptors, jewellers, woodworkers, craftspersons).
Space for this show is limited. We would like to begin registering participants as soon as possible. Location assignments will be made by the Festival Committee on a first-come, first-served basis. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
While the deadline for applications is August 1, all available exhibit spaces may be assigned before that date. To avoid disappointment, complete the registration form and send in your entry fee as soon as possible. If needed, application forms in Word format can be requested from the Festival Committee.
Register here: Registration Form for Artists
A registration fee of $50.00 will cover the program’s overhead costs such as signage, marketing and street decor. The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society takes no commissions.
You can pay via PayPal at the website or by cheque payable to The Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society and mailed to: 10 Caroline St E., Creemore, ON L0M 1G0. Applications will be processed when payment is received.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Jim Stacey at CreemoreFestival2017@gmail.com.
Creemore Festival of the Arts Committee 2017
Sara Hershoff, Victoria Denoga Huntley, Bail Guinane, Carole Watson, David Bruce Johnson, Gail Caswell, Laurie Severn, Jim Stacey, Cheryl MacLaurin, Julie Pollock