Elemental Mariposa: The Main Street

Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Exhibition runs August 26 - December 31, 2017 in the Franklin Carmichael Gallery

Opening Reception: August 26, 7-9pm

“A city’s environment is shaped not only by people who have an important influence, but by everyone who lives and works there.” – Robert Cowan

Elemental Mariposa: The Main Street is the third and final installment in the Elemental Mariposa exhibition series, celebrating Orillia’s community through interpretation of the evolution of the downtown core. Orillia’s downtown is not just made up of buildings and businesses, but the people that own, work, shop and participate in the culture that downtown’s create.

This exhibition will showcase the pivotal changes that were seen on Mississaga Street, as the downtown businesses transformed to accommodate the needs of the community. Business owners were not merely merchants, but also leaders and innovators in Orillia’s history, leaving a lasting impact on the communities that they served. From B. Frank Stewart Photography, Carter’s Restaurant and Orillia House Hotel, to Frost Jewellery, Shangri-La Gardens and G.A. Anderson Limited, take a walk down Mississaga Street, see how much has changed and hear stories about the people who the main street what it is today!

Join us August 26 during Starry Night Orillia to celebrate Orillia's downtown with the Elemental Mariposas: The Main Street's opening reception!


Please note: The previously listed August 5 run start and August 17 opening reception were postponed due to a maintenance issue with the gallery's HVAC unit.