Wander the streets of Orangeville and marvel at the creative beauty of over 50 intricately carved tree sculptures. The Town of Orangeville has turned the streets into a public gallery of art by transforming trees that have come to the end of their life cycle into beautiful and unique displays of art. With a large artistic community in the region, the Art Walk of Tree Sculptures has attracted a lot of attention from residents, visitors and carvers since its beginnings in 2003. The Art Walk of Tree Sculptures now features the work of 18 carvers, with each carver displaying his own creative abilities.
Whether you love the friendliness of the Waving Bear by Walter van der Windt, the refined details of the The Letter Carrier by Jim Menken or the spirit of the Dancer by Bobbi Switzer, you are sure to find a favourite in the Art Walk of Tree Sculptures.
Download your copy of the Art Walk of Tree Sculptures Brochure or pick up a print copy at Orangeville Town Hall (87 Broadway), the Orangeville Public Library (1 Mill Street) or the Visitor Information Centre (200 Lakeview Court). You can also view our mobile app to help guide your search.
While you’re searching for tree sculptures, be sure to enjoy other pieces of art that contribute to Orangeville’s growing collection. The Mantis Queen, located in front of the Visitor Information Centre, is a large-scale sculpture created by award-winning artist Ron Baird. Standing at seven metres and weighing one ton, the interactive sculpture has a commanding presence with arms that spin and rotate in the breeze. On a smaller scale, local artists have transformed functional utility boxes into colourful works of art through the Utility Box Art Display Program. Eight boxes, located throughout Orangeville, have been added to the program since it began in 2016:
- A Bit Crisp by Sharon Wadsworth-Smith, located at First Street and Hansen Boulevard
- Heavy Horses by Ellen Cameron, located at First Street and Elizabeth Street
- Isabel East Side Trail by Meagan Kikuta, located at Amelia Street and Hansen Boulevard
- Mill Creek by Catherine Howard, located at Broadway and Mill Street
- Orangeville by Sanja Culina, located at Broadway and Second Street
- Orangeville by Madison Pflance, located at Broadway and John Street
- The Thrill is Gone by Larry Kurtz, located at Broadway and First Street
- The Turbines of Amaranth by Karey Shinn, located at Broadway and Clara Street