Briefly About the Orangeville Art Group
In the spring of 1955, nine women met in the basement of Westminster United
Church and christened themselves the Orangeville Art Club. Bonded by a shared
love of painting, these friends became the driving force behind a group which
would span five decades. The Orangeville Art group (OAG) is a not for profit organization.
Today this community is the premier visual art organization in the Headwaters
Region. Our mandate is to encourage and promote an appreciation of art; to
provide members with opportunities to display their work; to co-operate with other
organizations in presenting viewpoints of the art community; to encourage
and arrange instruction in art; to provide for contact among members.
The highlight of our year is the Annual Fall Show and Sale, featuring works in
watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastels and other mediums. Returning this year to
Orangeville, our 43rd will be located in the Tony Rose Memorial Complex as
featured in Orangeville Tourism and The Hills of Headwaters Tourism.
The OAG is involved in the artistic community, as a partner in the Hills of
Headwaters Arts Festival with the BIA will deliver a Summer Marquee Preview
Event during the Founders Fair and has co-sponsored
events hosted by The Dufferin County Museum and Archives.
As a primary function, the OAG offers a diverse range of frequent
(almost monthly workshops open to all and with companionship of other artists.
Members have the opportunity to display works in 4 permanent in-town locations
including the main lobby of the Headwaters Health Care Centre. This display
is changed every 3 months to provide visual enjoyment to all visitors.
The artists donate 20% from all sales to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation.
We also display our work at the Orangeville Library, Mill Street,
Scotiabank 250 Centennial Road, and the The Edge Wine Bar and Grille
inside the Headwaters Racket Club, 205467 County Rd 109.
During the Headwater's Arts Festival, meet and greet the Orangeville artists
at a preview show on Sept 27 4-9 pm at Art4U at the Edge (see link above).
Meeting the needs of visual artists and the cultural community,
as a partner in the Headwaters Arts Festival, come and celebrate or 43rd
Fall Show and Sale At the Community Room Tony Rose Memorial Complex,
Orangeville Sat. Oct. 13 and Sunday Oct.14. -
Map to location (will open in a new window or tab)
You can contact us through the contact page