And the winners are…

Congratulations to the top 2017 artists, as chosen by you and a jury:
1st – Bernie Logan ($10,000)
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2nd – Carley McCutcheon ($5,000)
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3rd – Laura Parna ($2,500)
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4th – Chris Murray ($1,000)
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5th – Rebecca Allen ($750)
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The celebration includes Maples!

Thanks for the shout-out from FlightNetwork.

We are #39! Woohoo!

39. Maple Masterpieces – Public Art Exhibit

Maple Masterpieces


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.

Sponsors – step right up!

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.


2016 Winners

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


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Clockwise from top left: All the winners with Streets Alive founder Leslie Fournier; Leslie ready to announce the winners; Leslie with Wes and Beth; Lawrence with The Weirs; Leslie and Lawrence; the Whalen/McKean family; Leslie and Will. Photo credit: Through My Eyes Photography–Deb Halbot.


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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.

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