Enjoy the great outdoors at Island Lake this winter

There will be no time for hibernation this winter when you discover Island lake Conservation Area’s impressive offering of outdoor experiences. Located on the northeast corner of Orangeville, the outdoor oasis features 332 hectares of lake, wetland, and forest and provides a year-round selection of recreational pursuits. February’s full calendar of events and activities will entice…

Orangeville welcomes visitors with new guide

Warm welcomes are in our nature and the Town of Orangeville invites tourists to discover our vibrant community with a new Visitor Guide. The four season publication introduces Orangeville’s impressive collection of sights and activities. The charm and character of our downtown is featured along with the many shopping and dining options. Theatre Orangeville’s live…

New online map showcases Utility Box Art Display Program

Orangeville’s growing collection of public art can now be explored online. The recently launched web-based map features the Town’s unique Utility Box Art, an initiative that recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub. The collection has grown to included 17 colourful works of art.…

New tree sculptures unveiled as part of public art program

Four new pieces have been added to Orangeville’s Art Walk of Tree Sculptures. The popular program features more than 50 unique sculptures that depict the Town’s people, stories and history.On Zina Street, a tree sculpture has been sponsored by local residents Lynn and Dan Lubitz. While contributing to the beauty and charm of the street,…

2019 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

As a kick-off to Culture Days, the 10th annual Town of Orangeville Arts & Culture Awards were announced on September 26. The event celebrated the local art and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region. Several nominations were received for eight award categories, with…

Four art submissions chosen for utility box displays

Four art submissions have been selected by Orangeville’s Cultural Plan Task Force 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…

Nominees announced for 2019 Arts and Culture Awards

The Town of Orangeville received 30 nominations for the 2019 Arts and Culture Awards.  An impressive selection of individuals, businesses and organizations have been acknowledged for their contributions to arts and culture in Dufferin County.  The nominees for the 2019 awards are: Established Artist of the Year: Darlene Hassall Heather Katz Roland Kirouac Beckie Morris…

Downtown Orangeville features food, fashion and more this August

Downtown Orangeville is an inviting destination in the heart of the community and provides the perfect location for many of the Town’s most popular annual events. Two of these events – Great Taste Fashion Gala and Taste of Orangeville – happen in August and showcase downtown Orangeville’s impressive selection of local food and fashion.    Great Taste Fashion Gala is the…

Theatre Orangeville presents a once-in-a-lifetime dream

Since 1994, Theatre Orangeville has played an important role in creating and supporting the community’s vibrant arts and culture sector. Under the stewardship of David Nairn, Artistic Director since 1999, Theatre Orangeville has become more than a theatre. It’s commitment to youth, inclusion and diversity is continuously demonstrated through its diverse playbills, support of emerging artists, and…

Nominations now open for Arts & Culture Awards

The Town of Orangeville has opened nominations for the annual Arts and Culture Awards. The awards recognize contributions made to arts and culture in the Orangeville area by businesses, organizations and individuals. Arts and culture can include visual, music, dance, film, theatre, or written mediums, but also embraces culinary arts, parades, festivals and community events,…

Experience the outdoors in Orangeville this summer

The great outdoors are closer than you think. Orangeville’s location features scenic landscapes and urban amenities that combine to make it an ideal spot for outdoor adventures. Whether you’re a visitor looking for a day trip destination or a local resident planning a staycation, here are five ways to get outside in Orangeville this summer:   Hit the trails and tours Over…

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival recognized as Top 100

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival has once again been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario (FEO) as one of the 2019 Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. The Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. This award represents the eighth year that the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival…

Tree Sculptures featured by CityNews

Orangeville’s Art Walk of Tree Sculptures was recently featured by CityNews. The video showcases a selection of tree carvings that are part of the Town’s growing public art collection. Located throughout Orangeville, each of the more than 50 tree sculptures has a unique story. Visitors can discover details about each piece of art by following…

The Big Easy Blues Bash to feature award-winning musician

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival announced that their popular annual fundraising event, The Big Easy Blues Bash, will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Best Western PLUS Orangeville Inn & Suites. The Festival is excited to be presenting multi Juno and Maple Blues Award winner, the Jack de Keyzer Band. Much…

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…

2018 Arts & Culture Award winners announced at Celebration of the Arts

This marks the ninth year that the Town of Orangeville has held an event to celebrate the arts and announce the recipients of arts and culture awards. The evening celebration at the Town Hall Opera House serves as a kick-off to Culture Days in the community. Opening remarks were provided by: The Honourable Sylvia Jones,…