2015 winners

The prize winners of the Downtown Doors of Orillia were announced on August 22 at the Starry Night event in Orillia’s art block. Click here to see these awe-inspiring works of art.

People love this amazing art-flowing night, and gather with great anticipation for the announcement of the top Streets Alive winners.

A crowd gathers to hear where their favourite Doors of Downtown Orillia placed in the voting.

A crowd gathers to hear where their favourite Doors of Downtown Orillia placed in the voting.


2014 – People’s Choice voting

Vote for your THREE favourite Art Grows Here planters at three locations in downtown Orillia: Jack & Maddy–A Kids’ Store (143 Mississaga St. E.) Orillia Museum of Art & History (30 Peter St. S.) Carousel Collectables (27 Mississaga St. E.)

I.D. *must* be shown when you submit your ballot to ensure one vote per person, and you *must* vote for three different planters. It’s all about discovering and supporting art in downtown Orillia!

2012 Leacock Chair award winners

People’s Choice:

1st, $10,000 — Kathy Godfrey, Chair/page #19, The Pathway Home

2nd, $5,000 — Angela Fraser, Chair/page #17, Proud to Call Home




3rd, $2,500 — Bernie Logan, Chair/page #31, Night and Day




4th, $1,500 — Ted Laughlin, Chair/page #26, Leacock The Chair




5th, $1,000 — Heather Hauck, Chair/page #22, Spirit of Leacock

Juried Art Prize

$3,000 — Laura Carter, Chair/page #12, Sunshine Sketcher

Children’s Choice

$50 gift certificate — Nancy Lem, Chair/page #27, Birds of a Feather

Artist info update – important

From Leslie:


–       Sand the Chair lightly with about 240 Grit Sandpaper.
–       Use good-quality Acrylic (suitable for outdoors) or Exterior Latex Paints.

–       Please only use: Flecto Varathane / Water based / Diamond Clear / Exterior Use.
–       Chair will need 4 – 6 Coats!

– We will be sealing the lexan panel to the Chair armrests at a later date.
– You can unscrew and remove the ‘top piece’ of the Chair armrests to paint and work inside these armrests.
– And … to avoid any confusion: the bulk of your design goes on the Chair ‘cushions’ (and I suggest working on these first); however, the entire Chair needs to be painted (or decoupaged, decorated, etc.).

PHOTOS for the Guidebook
– Photos will be taken at your studio or residence between May 21 – 31.
– We will be in touch to schedule this (headshot of each artist / Chair).

–       We need our Sponsors to continue the Streets Alive project!
–       Please thank them and send them email and photo updates.

–       Voting on the Chairs is by ‘People’s Choice’! The more people that know about your Chair, the more voting will take place.
–       HOW? Get all of your contacts to join the Orillia Streets Alive Facebook Group. (Don’t underestimate the power of social media!)
–       Post photos of your Chair coming to life on our Facebook page.
–       Tweet / Blog / Email / Write / Talk about YOUR Chair and the project at every opportunity! It takes ALL of us to build the 2012 Leacock Chairs project to its full potential! Let’s rock this town 😉