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
Public Art Opportunity for Collectives, Partnerships and Individuals
Description and Application Form
Deadline for Entries: April 15, 2018
We invite arts exhibitions, installations, performances, displays and more, which will be centred around Creemore’s attractive community halls and handsomely preserved main street.
The purpose of this Public Art Opportunity is to inspire and support two to three marquee presentations to elevate the Festival experience. Collectives, partnerships and individuals are encouraged to apply and may be made up of artists, curators, performers or others. Applicants may be from anywhere and work in any discipline.
“This year, we really want to open up the opportunity to headline the Creemore Festival of the Arts,” said Festival Chair, Sara Hershoff. “We hope this Call for Entries process will help us gather new possibilities and inspire exciting voices who want to explore and present their creative ideas.”
The deadline for Artistic Submissions is April 15, 2018. There is no entry fee. It is the goal of the Festival to distribute up to $10,000 to support two or three presentations. The funds are to be used for creation, production and display of works. Successful applicants will be provided with a community venue and volunteer support to bring their ideas to life during the highly-promoted autumn weekend festival.
The Creemore Festival of the Arts, which operates in partnership with Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival, is an annual, weekend-long community celebration that seeks to engage and attract artists, locals and visitors to enjoy and support Creemore as a destination for creative inspiration and success.
Marquee shows are the cornerstone of the Festival, which is organized by volunteers and also features artists and artisans showing their work in more than 20 central locations. The event is free to the public and volunteer guides are available both days at the main venues. The event attracts between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors each year.
Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society is a volunteer-run charity dedicated to fostering community by cultivating and celebrating a broad range of arts and heritage activities in Creemore and area.
Chair, Creemore Festival of the Arts
Creemore Festival of the Arts Committee 2018
Sara Hershoff, Liz Eakins, Paul Eprile, Laurie Severn, Cheryl MacLaurin, Julie Pollock, Victoria Denoga Huntley
Application Form 2018
Here is a PDF of the application form (Public Art Opportunity – Creemore Festival of the Arts 2018 – Google Forms) for your reference.
We prefer that applications be submitted through the online form that immediately follows this note. Many thanks.
You can become a member or renew your annual membership here.
When you support us, your gift stays in the community. Our programs include Creemore’s annual autumn arts weekend, the Tea & History talk series, Creemore’s self-directed heritage walk, fine art classes in the local elementary school, bursaries for talented students, arts and heritage talks and installations, and community grants.
Membership Levels 2019
Family $40 Single $25
Patron $200 Benefactor $100
Please pay here:
When you choose pay, you will be asked for contact information (i.e., mailing address, telephone #) If you want to add more, please send us an email (email@example.com).
We will add you to our mailing list to receive a tax receipt, occasional newsletter, and notices of special gatherings or fundraisers.
Thank you for your support.
If you prefer:
- Mail your payment to 10 Caroline St E, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0
If you have any questions contact our membership coordinator:
Cheryl MacLaurin, at 705-446-8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaping local culture since 1977.
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
Help us develop community-based cultural and historical programs for Creemore.
Results from this survey, together with other information we are gathering, will be presented at Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting (Apr 9, 2017), and a synopsis will be posted on the website following the meeting. This survey will remain open for responses.
Thank you for your participation. Our mandate is to foster community through cultivating and celebrating a broad range of arts and heritage activities in Creemore and surrounding area.
Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society Board
The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, a registered Ontario charity, has been part of this village’s culture since 1977. Each year, we build on the vision of volunteers before us — people who cared deeply about community and proudly gave their time and energy to cultivate and celebrate arts and heritage activities in Creemore and surrounding area.
The commitment to fulfill the responsibilities of a Director includes regular meetings (including the Annual General Meeting) and involvement in at least one event or program each year. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.
New Directors are elected by the General Membership at the Annual General Meeting on April 9, 2017.
Find out more about us: www.phahs.ca or @purplehillsarts
2017 Nominating Committee
Julie Pollock, Chair
Tel: 519 216-6852
Mail: Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, 10 Caroline St E, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0
It’s a wrap!
The volunteer committee for the 5th annual Creemore Festival of the Arts wishes to thank everyone who supported and enjoyed the exhibits and shows around town last weekend. We hope the work you saw and the people you met made you feel connected to the community and inspired by the creativity that surrounds us.
We couldn’t do it without you – our members, sponsors, volunteers and, of course, the artists and their weekend hosts.