More than just a pretty face

Orangeville’s exhibit of outdoor public art is much more than a collection of pretty faces. Along our boulevards and intersections, you’ll find intriguing expressions and intricate details displayed in our tree sculptures, utility boxes, murals, and statues. If you look a little more closely, you’ll also find stories. Many of the installations reveal tales of history, celebration, and recognition. We've selected six pieces to give you a glimpse of what can be discovered when you take a closer look.
How to explore the art of Orangeville

Add an exploration of Orangeville’s public art to your March Break plans. One of our three self-guided tours can lead you to some of our most popular pieces.

The Top Ten Public Art Tour is the perfect introduction to Orangeville’s diverse range of artwork. During the one-hour route, you’ll drive and walk around Orangeville to visit the must-see pieces, as selected by art-loving community members. You'll begin at the Mantis Queen, a glorious seven-metre tall sculpture standing proudly at our Visitor Information Centre. She’s not the only creature you’ll encounter on this route – expect to see a dragon, dogs, cats, cows, a moose, and more along your way.

Two more tours invite you to stroll in and around our downtown area. On the western route, you’ll find a variety of installations as you walk through a scenic park and along an historic street. The eastern tour focuses on our popular tree sculptures. You’ll come across 13 pieces, including the regal Victorian Lady and the newly refurbished Conductor. Combine the tours for a full public art experience and be sure to make time to eat and shop along the way. Both tours start and end in downtown Orangeville, a destination all in itself. 

There are online, mobile, and paper copies of the tours available. For those looking for a bit more fun, there are also scavenger hunts that follow some of the same routes and have you searching for clues along the way. Select the best option for your adventure and get started.
Orangeville Winter Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Town Hall, 87 Broadway
Maple Syrup at the Park
March 17 to 20, 26 to 27
Island Lake Conservation Area
Maple Syrup by Lamplight
April 1 and 2
Island Lake Conservation Area
Theatre Orangeville presents two performances at the Opera House

Things My Fore-Sisters Saw
March 3 to 13

More Confessions from the Ninth Concession
March 23 to April 10
Downtown Orangeville invites you to be a Hometown Tourist

If a staycation is part of your March Break plans, why not become a Hometown Tourist? Downtown Orangeville has created a top ten list for making the most of your time at home. Follow along for staycation tips, hidden gems, and fun ideas for everyone to enjoy.
Meet Emilia Perri
Artist, Instructor, and Owner at Maggiolly Art Supplies

The bright, colourful space at Maggiolly Art is home to an extensive selection of art supplies and a professional studio where artists can learn and create. 

"I love Orangeville because it's a small town with a big presence. Artists of all kinds gather here – there is art and live music all around. Creativity abounds in Orangeville and that makes all the difference to someone like me. I especially love the downtown core. The shops and restaurants here all offer such a unique experience."  
There are so many reasons to love Orangeville! For the past few weeks, many of you have shared your own reasons during our social media contest.

Four lucky winners have selected $100 gift cards from their favourite local businesses. There is one more chance to win! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for all of the details and to tell us why you #LoveOrangeville.

Find full contest rules here. Good luck!
200 Lakeview Court
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