Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sixty Sails kick-off on Saturday

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This is the official unveiling of Sixty Sails, the Streets Alive presentation of 60 sailboat sculptures created by local artists. The festivities start on June 4 at 10 a.m. with an official welcome on Mississaga Street in downtown Orillia.

The sculptures are eight feet tall, sails are lexan panels painted by local artists and the hulls painstakingly handcrafted in iron scrolls. This mammoth project is unlike any other outdoor public art exhibit in Canada.

There’s live entertainment throughout the day, a chance to meet and talk with the artists, and voting for the People’s Choice award — the top 5 sailboats as voted by you — is open until 3 p.m. All free!

Get your copy of the Sixty Sails souvenir guidebook and take the walking tour of all 60 gorgeous sailboats. The books will be available at the Streets Alive booth in front of Pizza Pizza.

You can sign up for the event on Facebook.