Creemore Festival of the Arts 2024


Friday, October 4th 



Tom Wilson | St John’s United Church | Friday, October 4th | Doors 7:30pm, Show at 8pm.
Tom is a Canadian music legend, famed storyteller and visual artist best known for his work with Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond, 2020 Juno Award winners. Tom is also a Downey Wenjack Ambassador Artist. Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of Dalton Associates.



Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th


Artists on Location
Sat., Oct. 5th and Sun., Oct. 6th from 10am-4pm.
Come enjoy the Autumn beauty in Clearview and view the work of over 50 Artists and Artisans showing in local businesses, on beautiful porches and lawns, and in artist studios throughout Creemore.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of Blink Eyewear.




Gurdeep Pandher | Gurdeep Pandher is a Yukon-based Bhangra artist and educator
who creates performance pieces that bring together people from all backgrounds while
promoting inclusivity.

Bhangra Dance Class | Creemore Legion | 11am | $20 +fees

Dance for Joy | Creemore Village Green | 2pm | FREE

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of Creemore Village Green.





Aysanabee | St. John’s United Church | Saturday, October 5th | Door open 7:30pm, Show 8pm.
Aysanabee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and 2024 Juno winner for songwriter of the year and alternative album of the year. He is Oji-Cree, Sucker Clan of the Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in community in the far reaches of Northwestern Ontario, currently living in Toronto. Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of Dalton Associates and the Bank Café.


The Iceberg Project: Sue A Miller
Station on the Green | Saturday, October 5th and 6th from 10am-4pm.
A multi-sensory immersive exhibition including archival recorded sounds of icebergs, glacial calving, a bowhead whale and melting ice, as well as two dimensional oil paintings and light boxes.

A special thank you to Sue for providing us with her beautiful paintings as the cover art for our festival this year.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society.


I Will Not Let You Waste Away | Jennifer Johne
Station on the Green | Saturday, October 5th and 6th from 10am-4pm.
By mending and transforming objects across a variety of disciplines such as ceramics, wood, photography and textiles, Jennifer hopes to inspire people to rethink their idea of waste.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of Fieldesign Inc.


The Conscientious Effort of Jim Harkness
Creemore Log Cabin | Saturday, October 5th and 6th from 10am-4pm.
Harkness is best known for his wood carvings which have been loved for generations. During this exhibition we celebrate his work as well as his contribution to Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society and our community.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of The Newsstand.


Peter Adams
Lagom Gallery | Saturday, October 5th and 6th from 10am-4pm. Opening reception, October 4th (details to follow)

Awarding winning artist Peter Adams will be exhibiting paintings from his recent Arctic residency.  This will be the first showing of work inspired by his remarkable journey around the Svalbard Archipelago aboard a traditionally rigged Barquentine sailing vessel.

Presented by Lagom Design Shop.


Interactive Art Activities: Letters of the Heart.
East Lawn at Station on the Green | October 5th and 6th from 11am-2pm.
Bringing art into your hands, our interactive art station brings back the art of letter writing.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society with the help of CI Assante Wealth Management.


Lasagna Dinner
Saturday, October 5th at the Creemore Legion from 5:30-7pm.
Who wants to cook after a busy day of art? Not us! Let’s come together for a delicious dinner of meat or veg lasagna with salad | $20.


Sunday, October 6th


The Makers Market
Sunday, October 6th on Caroline Street West between Mills Street and The Creemore Echo from 10am-4pm
New for 2024! A partnership between 2dA Market and The Creemore Festival of the Arts. 30+ Artisan makers will display and sell their work at an outdoor market.

Presented by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society and 2dA Market.


The Creemore Community Children’s Choir
Sunday, October 6th on The Village Green Stage at 1pm
Bringing local children to The Village Green Stage to experience the joy of making and creating music, together.