Orangeville’s public art collection continues to grow

Four art submissions have been selected by a jury of Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville.

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016 with three unique art installations on Broadway in downtown Orangeville.

“The program emphasizes Orangeville’s importance as a vibrant arts and culture centre, drawing in tourists and visitors,” says Councillor Sylvia Bradley who chairs the Arts & Culture Committee. “The program beautifies our Town and promotes art and artists.”

The successful submissions for the 2017 art installations were created by:

  • Sharon Wadsworth-Smith of Mono who presented a scene of a woman walking along the trail at Island Lake
  • Karey Shinn of Orangeville who painted a field of wind turbines
  • Meagan Kikuta of Orangeville who presented a drawing of ink and pastel, depicting a forest along the Bruce Trail with her dog, and
  • Ellen Cameron of Mono who presented a photograph of Clydesdale horses

Their art pieces are wrapped around utility boxes along Broadway, First Street and Hansen Boulevard.