Town of Orangeville | Arts, Culture & Tourism Newsletter | May 2019
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In the News
The  Orangeville Farmers' Market has a long history of offering a wide variety of fresh and local vegetables, fruit, meats, and treats. Now in its 29th year, the outdoor market will open for the season on Saturday, May 4. Located beside Town Hall in downtown Orangeville, the market will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly.

Local food tastes even better when it’s paired with local fun. Opening day is always a community celebration and will include special events and activities for everyone. Enjoy live music, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, and a free pancake breakfast courtesy of Orangeville Insurance. The Orangeville Farmers' Market offers an opportunity to connect with the community, meet the farmers, and experience downtown Orangeville.

The market runs every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 19.
The Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program is now open. Local artists are invited to submit original artwork for an opportunity to help beautify our community and celebrate the Town's vibrant arts culture. This year, up to five utility boxes will be added to this growing collection of public art. Winning submissions will be selected by jury and those artists will receive $500 for their work.

"The utility box program gives visual artists the opportunity to give back to the community that nurtures them," says Sharon Wadsworth-Smith, a local artist whose work is displayed on two utility box locations. "The creativity that flows through Orangeville inspires, encourages, and creates. I am happy to be a small part of that."

Local artists are invited to respond to the Call for Artists by Friday, May 17. Artists must reside in Dufferin County and be at least 18 years old. For complete submission requirements, visit
The Town of Orangeville's annual Arts & Culture Awards allow the community to recognize local businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed to arts and culture in Dufferin County. Since 2010, over sixty awards have been presented in eight different categories including:
  • Established Artist of the Year
  • Creative Cultural Event
  • Community Impact by an Organization
  • Community Impact by a Business
  • Arts Educator of the Year
  • Community Arts Volunteer Advocate
  • Student Artist of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
The community is invited to nominate deserving recipients by completing a simple online form . The submission deadline is Monday, June 17 at 4 p.m.  Nominees must be residents of Dufferin County and self-nominations are accepted. Past award recipients may not be nominated for the same award category.

Visit  for complete details and to submit your nomination today.
Upcoming Events
Monday evenings in May and daily during Blues & Jazz Festival
Academy of Performing Arts
Achill Choral Society Spring Concert - In the Heart of the World
May 4
Westminster United Church
May 4
Beside Town Hall
Select Saturday afternoons starting May 11
Throughout downtown Orangeville
May 13 - Wild Rose
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
May 21
Orangeville Seniors Centre
Mark your calendars!
Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2
Live music is a regular feature at many local establishments. Check out the upcoming acts at these venues:

Town Hall Opera House Performances
May 2 to 19
Glenda and Suzanne are retired sisters enjoying a peaceful life selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. But this summer, their simple concerns are complicated by a secret they can no longer contain. Then Suzanne's grown daughter Beth arrives for a visit with secrets of her own. Follow the three women as they are forced to face things that will change their lives and relationships forever.
May 24 to 26
Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers celebrate the best of rock and roll from the 50s and 60s during their year-end production.
May 29
Enjoy a fun night out with the family! When Avery uncovers a plot by his father to cut down his favourite tree, he enrols his best friend to live with him in the yard to protest. But when a heated debate over soccer and global warming goes sour, Avery questions if he has the guts to be an Enviro-Man or if he is merely, as his sister calls him, a Tree Boy.
Things to Know
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival i s looking for volunteers
From May 31 to June 2, the 17th annual Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will present 90 live music acts on four stages in downtown Orangeville. The popular Blues Cruise also happens on Friday night and new this year, Blues and Bikes will be held on Sunday. The busy schedule comes together thanks to a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers. There are still opportunities for students, adults, families, and teams to get involved. A variety of positions are available and can be arranged to suit your talents and schedule. One shift (three hours) is the minimum time commitment.

Interested volunteers can sign up online here or contact Volunteer Coordinator Laurie Jasiuk at . A Volunteer Orientation Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Orangeville Seniors Centre.
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