Orangeville’s public art collection grows with new utility boxes

Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee has selected five pieces of art created by local artists 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 in downtown Orangeville.  The program has expanded every year since then and now includes 13 pieces of public art throughout Town.

“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 2018 art installations were created by:

  • Sharon Wadsworth-Smith of Mono who presented a scene of poppies
  • Samantha Walker of Shelburne who painted poppies against the sky with soldiers in the background
  • Christina Clare of Mono who painted two different scenes of children at Christmas in the Park in Kay Cee Gardens, and
  • Paul Hogeveen of Mono who presented an image of Rick Hansen during his Man in Motion tour

Their art pieces are wrapped around utility boxes in Alexandra Park, Kay Cee Gardens and on Hansen Boulevard.

For more details about the artists and their art, please visit