Announcing: Festival of Banners 2016 Call to Artists!

Festival of Banners 2015 Shore to Shore was a great success for both the Orillia Museum of Art and History and the city of Orillia and surrounding communities. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors that helped to make last year such a success, including Lakehead University that contributed greatly to making the event’s goals achievable. As we move forward, the Orillia Museum of Art and History is pleased to announce the return of Festival of Banners for 2016.

The Festival of Banners is a community art project that helps to enhance the culture and beauty of the City of Orillia. This year’s theme, Past to Present and Tomorrow, will explore the heritage and history of the City of Orillia and surrounding area that captures the character, identity, culture and traditions of our city and our people. Artists are free to explore the past, present and future of Orillia in their artwork that reflects our city’s history towards the upcoming celebration of Orillia’s 150th anniversary. From June to October the banners will be displayed throughout Orillia showcasing the artists work and talent.

HOW TO ENTER If you are interested in taking part in this event and would like to submit a banner design, entry forms will be available at the Orillia Museum of Art and History and downloadable below.

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: Banners will be accepted until APRIL 1

Participating artists will be awarded a free OMAH membership and will be able to take home their banners at the end of this year's festival at no extra cost.


$10 for child & youth (18 and under) $20 for adults (19 + years)

To apply for the 2016 Festival of Banners please download the three forms below:

PDF icon FestivalofBanners2016_Front.pdf


PDF icon FestivalofBanners_DesignCard.pdf

All forms should be printed and returned to the Orillia Museum of Art and History by the February 29 deadline with the entry fee. Applications may be submitted by mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Festival of Banners
Orillia Museum of Art and History
30 Peter St S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9