Painters, photographers, musicians, actors, and artists all abound in Orangeville and are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them. With such a talented and diverse array of artists, Orangeville offers the perfect way to add a little bit of culture to your life.
Visitors can spend the day wandering through galleries that feature local artists’ work in a variety of mediums including pottery, wood, silver jewellery, glass, and folk art or take in a studio tour or signature art show put on by the Orangeville Art Group or Dufferin Arts Council. If one day doesn’t seem long enough, you might want to come again in late September to participate in the Headwaters Arts Festival — a celebration of the arts.
While in Orangeville, you won’t want to miss a performance by Theatre Orangeville, a live, professional theatre company housed in the historic Opera House. Showcasing Canadian works, the theatre company attracts patrons from all over Ontario who return time and time again to share in the magic.
If music is your passion, then you won’t want to miss the Orangeville Chorus – Sweet Adelines or the Orangeville Community Band when they perform at local community events. A trip to Orangeville in the first weekend of June is a must as the internationally known Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival takes place and the streets, parks, pubs and restaurants are filled with the sweet sound of rhythm and blues.
With such a vibrant arts scene, Orangeville gives arts and culture lovers plenty to keep them busy.
A map showing the Town’s arts, culture and heritage assets can be found here.
Theatre Orangeville is a fully professional theatre company that attracts some of the best theatrical artists in the country. The regular theatre season runs from September to May. During the summer months, Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company – Musical and Young Company – Drama offer performances suitable for all ages.
The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival is a music festival that takes place during the first weekend of June and features local and internationally known musicians. The event includes local venues, numerous bands and musicians, a Bike and Blues event on Mill Street, the popular Blues Cruise classic car show on Broadway, and much more.
One of the most respected art shows in Ontario, Headwaters Arts showcases the work of both emerging and established artists. Performances, book readings, workshops and demos, open studios, studio tours and other art events are all offered at multiple venues throughout the Headwaters Region.
Premier artists and artisans welcome you to their signature fall art show of one of a kind visual art. Participate and enjoy the gala and diverse community events each October.
The Orangeville Concert Association is a not-for-profit organization staffed by volunteers dedicated to encouraging the appreciation of good music and to providing an opportunity to see and hear professional artists in concert. Each year, the Association presents four concerts in Orangeville Opera House which feature established instrumentalists and vocalists.
Orangeville Music Theatre (OMT) is a non-profit amateur theatre group that provides musical productions every spring at the Orangeville Opera House and at other venues around Town. The group has attracted many respected and well-known directors and choreographers and has been the launching pad for many successful careers in show business.
Lovingly restored, the historic Orangeville Opera House provides the perfect venue for numerous concerts, performances and cultural events throughout the year. Conveniently located in downtown Orangeville, the Opera House is just steps away from a variety of restaurants, stores and attractions.
The Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) strives to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Dufferin County. The DCMA collection features Canadian glass and ceramics, furniture, wagons, machinery, agricultural implements, clothing, quilts, archival documents, and photographs and has a number of changing feature exhibitions.
Explore two floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists, buy original artwork, or take a class or workshop. A former factory, this national award-winning art centre is located 10 minutes south of Orangeville, in the village of Alton.
Art Galleries and Studios
The Town of Orangeville features a number of unique art galleries and studios.
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