Announcing Festival of Banners 2015...


The Festival of Banners is a community art project that helps beautify our city and connect to residents.

2015's theme, inspired by Lakehead University's 50th anniversary will be "From Shore to Shore".

Applicants are encouraged to interpret this year's theme in relation to Orillia and Lakehead University, exploring what "from Shore to Shore" means - from a beach, transition, change, a journey, or exploration - the possibilities are limitless.

Banners will be displayed in Downtown Orillia from June - October, followed by a display of banners in November.


Entry froms will be available at the Orillia Museum of Art & History and various downtown locations.

Submissions will be accepted from February 9 - March 9 at 5pm.

Entry Fee:

$10 for Child & Youth (up to 18 years of age)

$20 for Adults (Ages 19+)


*Banner image excerpt from 2014 Banner by Jessalyn Forsythe