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Location: Orillia, Ontario
Date: All summer long
About the event:
Maple Masterpieces celebrates Canada’s 150 years in full colour and creativity. They welcome the world to see 50 stunning Maple Leaf sculptures that showcase the extraordinary places, people and stories that make Canada a fabulous country. It’s an outdoor public art exhibit not to be missed.
Guided Walking Tours of the Maple Exhibit will be offered all summer long, and the public has the chance to vote on their favourite Maple Sculptures to determine the top prize winners.
Thanks to CTV News Barrie for the story on our 2017 project, Maple Masterpieces.
Our community of arts-supporting businesses and individuals has really stepped up to make the 150th “birthday” of Canada AND Orillia extra special. Click here to check out our wonderful sponsors.
There is still a chance to sponsor one of the Maple Masterpieces. But there are only 5 spots left!
Did you know that not only is this a chance to show your support for the arts in Orillia — you and your logo are featured prominently in the guidebook — but you also become the owner of the one-of-a-kind artwork you have sponsored once the summer exhibit is over? Contact Leslie at the email address or phone number below for more information.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the artist designs, and a little behind-the-scenes action on the creation of the Maple Masterpieces templates…
The 2017 Streets Alive project is Maple Masterpieces, and the call to artists has been made! Click here for more information.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Streets Alive outdoor-art project, Story Poles! The announcement took place August 20 during the Starry Night Studio & Gallery Tour. And heartfelt kudos to all the artists who took part in making Orillia a must-see arts destination, beautifying our downtown with their vision and talent.
1st place, $10,000 prize: Lawrence Boyer – The Weirs
2nd place, $5,000 prize: Wes Whalen / Beth McKean – Learning to Fly
3rd place, $2,500 prize: Will McGarvey – Time Passage
The June 18 kickoff of the 2016 Streets Alive outdoor art project, ‘Story Poles,’ was a huge success. Visitors were able to check out the sculptures firsthand and chat to the artists while taking in a variety of musical performances and interactive activities in Orillia’s downtown core.
The Story Pole sculptures will be on display in downtown Orillia until Thanksgiving weekend. We encourage you to take a stroll to check them out, then cast your vote for your top three favourites. A $10,000 award is the top prize up for grabs!
Voting ballots are available at Jack & Maddy – A Kids’ Store (143 Mississaga Street East), the Orillia Museum of Art & History (30 Peter Street South), and Carousel Collectables (27 Mississaga Street West). Don’t forget to pick up our beautiful souvenir guidebook at these locations as well. It’s only $2 and supports next year’s Streets Alive project.
The top three winners of the Story Pole project will be announced August 21 at 8 pm on Peter Street South during the wonderful Starry Night Studio & Gallery Tour. Please join us for the celebration.