Call for Artists announced for Orangeville’s growing public art collection

The Town of Orangeville has issued a Call for Artists to offer local artists an opportunity to help beautify the community through the installation of public art. This year, up to five utility boxes will be transformed into colourful works of art and new mural installations will be added to Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. New this year, the program also provides an opportunity for aspiring young artists to share their creativity. Submissions for an utility box location at Alder Street and C Line will be open only to secondary school students, aged 13 to 17 years.

The Utility Box Art Display Program was initiated by the Town of Orangeville in 2016 with an objective to enhance the community’s public places through the installation of high quality public artwork. Sixteen utility boxes are now part of this growing collection.  “Public art reflects the uniqueness of a community and highlights our local talent,” says Councillor Lisa Post. “As Orangeville’s public art programs continue to grow, it is clear that our arts community is vibrant and strong.”

Local artists are invited to respond to the Call for Artists by Friday, May 15. Winning submissions will be selected by jury and those artists will receive $500 for their work. All applicants must reside in Dufferin County. Artists are encouraged to carefully review the specific themes and requirements outlined in the Call for Artists before submitting their work.