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Box 21052, 150 First Street

Orangeville, Ontario, L9W 4S7

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Dufferin Arts Council Celebrates the Arts

The Dufferin Arts Council again this year celebrates the rich arts and culture of the Headwaters region. We have expanded our successful event of last year into a four-day event that celebrates Orangeville’s Culture Days. This year all our events are free thanks to a generous grant from the County of Dufferin. Many venues require reserving a spot however, so book your tickets!

 

Advance tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening are available from Dragonfly Arts, BookLore and Orangeville Tourist Centre. Advanced tickets for Chief LaForme are available from BookLore and Westminster United Church.

Click on the Schedule,
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list of events

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Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Awards, Orangeville Opera House, 7 pm, advance tickets required.

The Town of Orangeville kicks off Culture Days by hosting a Celebration of the Arts. The highlight of the evening reception is the presentation of the town’s annual Arts and Culture awards. Beginning in 2010 the Town of Orangeville has recognized businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed to arts and culture in Dufferin County.

Contact Katrina Lemire for tickets, klemire@orangeville.ca

Thursday 27 September

Friday 28 September

Broadway, the Orangeville Way, Orangeville Opera House, 7 pm, 

This concert features what you might expect on a Broadway stage—singing, dancing, quartets, and maybe even a bit of comedy. Featuring Orangeville Music Theatre, Theatre Orangeville, Rhythm Foot (Frank & Chandra Leahy and family) and individual performances by our local performing community, both young and old and professional. Live art. Donation box. Proceeds to support the DAC Reed Cooper Bursary. 

Saturday 29 September

Fund-raising Basement Sale, Westminster United Church,
9 am to 1 pm​.

A great variety of quality used items at reasonable prices. Proceeds to support DAC Anne Laurier Scholarships for post-secondary students in the arts.

Fall Fantasy, Orangeville Art Group’s 48th Annual Show & Sale, Lord Dufferin Centre,
10 am to 6 pm.

Proceeds from donations made at this event go to Headwaters Hospital program, Keeping Cancer Care Closer to Home through the Lord Dufferin Centre’s ongoing fund-raising initiative, Helping Hands Caring Hearts.

DAC Market, Westminster United Church, 9am to 9 pm.

Features used and collectible original works of art and handmade crafts, folk art, pottery, antique Canadian pressed glass and more. Great finds, reasonable prices for hand-made items and historic works, mainly Canadian. 

DAC Youth Variety Concert,

Westminster United Church,
10:30 am to 11:30 am. 

Showcasing local, emerging young performers. Live art. Donation box. Proceeds to support DAC’s Artists in the Schools program.

Experience Culture in Historic

Downtown Orangeville,

11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Visit open studios, demonstrations and events at Broadway Music, Aardvark Music Studio, Dragonfly Arts, Magiolly’s, Pottery Plus, Suzanne Gardiner Flowers, Citrus Tattoo and GlassCraft. Pop up performances on the street and special art exhibits of local historic Caledon artist Tom Albert Stone (1896 - 1978) in downtown business windows.

Saturday 29 September

Fund-raising Basement Sale, Westminster United Church,
9 am to 1 pm​.

A great variety of quality used items at reasonable prices. Proceeds to support DAC Anne Laurier Scholarships for post-secondary students in the arts.

Fall Fantasy, Orangeville Art Group’s 48th Annual Show & Sale, Lord Dufferin Centre,
10 am to 6 pm.

Proceeds from donations made at this event go to Headwaters Hospital program, Keeping Cancer Care Closer to Home through the Lord Dufferin Centre’s ongoing fund-raising initiative, Helping Hands Caring Hearts.

DAC Market, Westminster United Church, 9am to 9 pm.

Features used and collectible original works of art and handmade crafts, folk art, pottery, antique Canadian pressed glass and more. Great finds, reasonable prices for hand-made items and historic works, mainly Canadian. 

DAC Youth Variety Concert,

Westminster United Church,
10:30 am to 11:30 am. 

Showcasing local, emerging young performers. Live art. Donation box. Proceeds to support DAC’s Artists in the Schools program.

Experience Culture in Historic

Downtown Orangeville,

11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Visit open studios, demonstrations and events at Broadway Music, Aardvark Music Studio, Dragonfly Arts, Magiolly’s, Pottery Plus, Suzanne Gardiner Flowers, Citrus Tattoo and GlassCraft. Pop up performances on the street and special art exhibits of local historic Caledon artist Tom Albert Stone (1896 - 1978) in downtown business windows.

Sunday 30 September

Sunday Best, a local church,
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm .

Our final event is entitled Sunday Best, a concert of favourite spiritual music at one of our local churches. Participants will be encouraged to wear their Sunday finest and be captured by members of our local camera clubs or perhaps catching themselves in a real cultural selfie to share on social media. Donation box. Proceeds to DAC’s Community Projects.

Fall Fantasy, Orangeville Art Group’s 48th Annual Show & Sale, Lord Dufferin Centre,
10 am to 6 pm.

Proceeds from donations made at this event go to Headwaters Hospital program, Keeping Cancer Care Closer to Home through the Lord Dufferin Centre’s ongoing fund-raising initiative, Helping Hands Caring Hearts.

Saturday 29 September

Poets in Residence, Orangeville Visitors Centre, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm​.

Dufferin County Poet Laureate, Harry Posner, and friends welcome guests at the Orangeville Visitor’s Centre (Hwy 10 and Buena Vista Dr.) As well as performing their works these masters of verse will discuss the creating, writing and publishing poetry in the Headwaters Region.

Donation box. Proceeds to support Poetry on Broadway 2019

Chief R. Stacey LaForme, Westminster United Church,
1:oo to 2:00,
advance tickets required.

Stacey LaForme is Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit of the Anishinaabe, and will enlighten you with a conversation about reconciliation through the poetry in his newest book, Living in the Tall Grass, Poems of Reconciliation. Sponsored by BookLore and Headwaters Indigenous Awareness Group

Barbara McCann on Africa Textiles, Orangeville Public Library, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

A special presentation and exhibition by Barbara McCann discussing her 45-year journey collecting, studying and researching African textiles handmade mainly in remote villages. Donation box. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. 

Songs of Love and Inspiration, Westminster United Church,

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm,

Our second evening concert at Westminster United Church. This performance features local vocal singers joined by a variety of dancers and more! Live art with Ricky Schade. Donation box. Proceeds to DAC’s Artists in the Schools program.

Members of the Dufferin Arts Council, employees of the Town of Orangeville and the County of Dufferin, as well as people promoting Ontario’s Culture Days are working together to showcase our community as the centre of arts and culture it has become for the enjoyment of local residents, friends and visitors .