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,…

Local artists invited to contribute to Town’s growing public art collection

The Town of Orangeville has announced its Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program. With an extended submission deadline of June 14, the Town is looking for local artists to help beautify the community and celebrate the Town’s vibrant arts culture. Since this popular program began in 2016, thirteen functional utility…

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,…

Electric vehicle charging station introduced downtown

Electric vehicles have been gaining popularity due to their environmental benefits and many electric vehicle owners make their travelling decisions with the availability of charging infrastructure front of mind, especially in rural areas of Ontario. To encourage visitations to the community while demonstrating the Town’s concern for our environment, the Town of Orangeville has installed…

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival named Top 100 by FEO

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival proudly announced that it has once again been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario as one of the 2018 Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario. The Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. This award represents the seventh year that the Orangeville Blues…

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…

Utility box art program announced for downtown Orangeville

The Town of Orangeville has just launched a new arts-based project designed to recognize local artists, celebrate the Town’s culture and history, and promote Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The Utility Box Art Display Program will provide local artists with the opportunity to submit unique artwork for installation on selected…

Broadway wins Great Street in national contest

Hurrah for Broadway! Broadway, in Orangeville’s downtown, won the Great Street Award and the People’s Choice Award in the Great Places in Canada contest, as announced today by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Great Places in Canada was created to celebrate and share those places which make one’s community unique and to recognize the work…

Business for the Arts awards $15,000 to the arts in Orangeville

Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization of business members who support the arts, announced today that Orangeville will receive matching incentive grants, mentorship and sponsorship training for 2015-16 through artsVest™. The program is designed to assist small to medium-sized arts and culture organizations in developing new and mutually beneficial partnerships with local…