Ages 19+ event

Sat. Feb 18 at the Creemore Legion, Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society invites you to pull off your parka, splash on some sparkles and join us for a fundraising drag show hosted by Enya Dreams. Enya brings queens Vylette and Katinka Kature as well as drag king TroyBoy Parks for a night of music, dancing and fun!

All money raised will be used to provide arts and history programming in the community.
TICKETS $25 each (plus ticket fees)

Our first every drag show in the fall sold out quickly so don’t delay!
Makes a perfect Valentine’s Day Gift!

Creemore Festival of the Arts 2022

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society returns after their pandemic hiatus with an all singing, all dancing Creemore Festival of the Arts on Sep 30, Oct 1 and Oct 2.

This annual celebration of creativity includes our traditional Artists on Location program, enhanced by additional participant-engagement programming around the village.

Artists on Location

Free interactive access to artists in studios, community halls, on front porches and in many of our businesses.

Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2, 10am-4pm

SOLD OUT! DRAG me to Creemore hosted by Enya Dreams


Friday Sep 30 – Doors open 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Location: Creemore Legion Hall; $20 (19+)

Never been to a drag show? Don’t worry we want you to feel comfortable and put together a little Drag Intro so you come prepared for fun. 

Click here for more event details!

Martha’s Amazing Audience Participation Art Project

Saturday Oct 1, 10am-4pm; Free

Location: Corner of Mill St + Caroline St, beside the Apothecary

DRAG it out with Justine
A Drag 101 Presentation

REGISTER HERE Donation appreciated (PG 13)
Saturday Oct 1, Noon-1:30pm. Location: Creemore Legion Bar

Ever wondered what Drag is all about? Join Justine to learn about the history, politics, etiquette and culture of this form of self expression while getting some awesome hair and makeup tips! For more information email MK at

Kids’ Crafts at the Cabin

Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2, 1-4pm 

Location: Creemore Log Cabin, 151 Library St; Free

Reception and Art Talk

Saturday Oct 1, 5-7pm at Station on the Green, 10 Caroline St E.  

For PHAHS Members & Festival Artists Only. Become a member today!

Notorious Cree
Indigenous Hoop Dance Artist

Sunday Oct 2, 12-1pm 

Location: Creemore Village Green Stage, 181 Mill St; Free

Visit our Facebook Event for more details!

Black on the Bruce
with Zwena Gray

Sunday Oct 2, 2pm
Location: Creemore Village Green Stage, 181 Mill St; Free

Visit our Facebook Event for more details!

The Creemore Festival of the Arts is a proud partner of Clearview’s Small Halls Festival.

Choir! Choir! Choir!

“Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact” – The New Yorker



Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube amassing 10s of millions of views on some of their videos.

The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, David Byrne, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. They’ve created content for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar with Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon. And they they’ve performed at the MET in New York for New York Pride and hosted their own float in Toronto Pride. They remembered Canadian music hero, Gord Downie, by performing Grace Too with the surviving members of the Tragically Hip to 10,000 fans in Toronto.

Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.

DRAG me to Creemore hosted by Enya Dreams

Creemore’s first ever drag show featuring three amazing queens who are ready to strut their stuff at the Creemore Legion as part of the Creemore Festival of the Arts hosted by Purple Hills Arts and  Heritage Society Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m.


Included in this stellar line up of top notch talents is the unbelievably beautiful and bold Enya Dreams. Described by the Buzz Mag she is part 1960’s supermodel Twiggy, part Brigette Bardot and a dash of ‘Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’, this Toronto based drag sensation prances with style, poise and unpredictability. She brings along her friends Istealya Heart and Vylette for a night of unforgettable entertainment!

Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash bar with all funds raised benefiting the Creemore Legion.

Tickets are CHEAP – with the expectation that you will bring extra cash to tip out the queens for their performances.

Never been to a drag show? Don’t worry we want you to feel comfortable and put together a little Drag Intro so you come prepared for fun. 

Calling All Artists!

Artists & Artisans Registration
Festival of the Arts in Creemore and surrounding area
October 1 & 2, 2022

Artists on Location is a weekend-long collaboration of venue owners, artists/artisans, and the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society (PHAHS).

We are currently seeking artists interested in displaying artwork in a venue in downtown Creemore and surrounding area venues. October 1 and 2.  

To participate you must be a member of PHAHS (from $25). For more info visit

Purpose of the event:

  • To engage the village and area in the Creemore Festival of the Arts
  • To attract festival-goers with exciting work by artists and artisans
  • To enhance the festival experience for visitors through interactions with artists at each venue
  • To provide a platform for art sales and connections with potential art clients
  • To attract an arts-focused clientele to Creemore to support the business community
  • To promote Creemore as a creative, charming and inclusive destiny
  • To create an opportunity for artists to receive valuable public feedback on their work

If you would like to be part of this event please fill out the form using the links below. To be included in the print materials make sure you submit by August 1st.

Please note that it is appreciated when artists engage with the public. It is an aspect of the festival that is especially meaningful to visitors. The venue owners cannot speak to your art in the same way that you can.

If you have any questions, please contact the Artist Coordinator
Martha Bull | Cell: (416) 546-2555 (text preferred) or by

Deadline for registrations: AUG 1, 2022

Click here to sign up as an Artists on Location

Click here to sign up as a venue

Brush Away Winter


We are giving away free 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 (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 would like your art displayed in the Village of Creemore please drop it off at the Creemore Echo any time between April 1-10 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. 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 between April 1-10. 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 3rd Creemore Art Challenge is up with local artist Martha Bull! The challenge this week is a Watercolour Painting 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 painting!

Reference photo for you to use!