Public Art

Mantis Queen Sculpture in Orangeville, Ontario

Orangeville features a growing collection of public art.

In addition to its collection of over 50 tree sculptures, other pieces of public art contribute to the artistic vibe in Orangeville.  The Mantis Queen, located in front of the Visitor Information Centre, is a large-scale sculpture created by award-winning artist Ron Baird. Standing at seven metres and weighing one ton, the interactive sculpture has a commanding presence with arms that spin and rotate in the breeze.

On a smaller scale, local artists have transformed functional utility boxes into colourful works of art through the Utility Box Art Display Program.  Thirteen boxes, located throughout Orangeville, have been added to the program since it began in 2016:

  • A Bit Crisp by Sharon Wadsworth-Smith, located at First Street and Hansen Boulevard
  • Heavy Horses by Ellen Cameron, located at First Street and Elizabeth Street
  • Isabel East Side Trail by Meagan Kikuta, located at Amelia Street and Hansen Boulevard
  • Mill Creek by Catherine Howard, located at Broadway and Mill Street
  • Orangeville by Sanja Culina, located at Broadway and Second Street
  • Orangeville by Madison Pflance, located at Broadway and John Street
  • The Thrill is Gone by Larry Kurtz, located at Broadway and First Street
  • The Turbines of Amaranth by Karey Shinn, located at Broadway and Clara Street
  • Let’s Dance by Sharon Wadsworth-Smith, located in Alexandra Park
  • Eleven by Samantha Walker, located in Alexandra Park
  • Gazing Upward by Christina Clare, located at the John Street entrance of Kay Cee Gardens
  • Snow Fun by Christina Clare, located at the Bythia Street entrance of Kay Cee Gardens
  • Accessibility For All by Paul Hogeveen, located at Hansen Boulevard and Blind Line
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200 Lakeview Court
Orangeville, ON L9W 5J7

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