On behalf of the Orillia Museum of Art & History, I want to thank all the SOMNIATIS II Wearable Art Show contributors and participants for their generosity and collaborative creative spirit. An event of this magnitude that galvanizes a community is something that we creatives can only dream of. It takes the sheer brilliance, determination, and no-holds-barred kind of attitude that can bring it all together. That epic foresight and fortitude and utter confidence came from the creative direction of Ruth Germain. Her energy and spirit inspired the multitude of creatives t
Festival of Banners 2016 is here! This year we celebrate Past, Present & Tomorrow in our community with banners lining the streets of Downtown Orillia. Explore the work by local artists with the following list of artists and banner locations. You can download your own copy of this list here.
On Friday, April 15, the Orillia Museum of Art & History was the place to be with the opening reception of Roger Kerslake: Potter, Artist, Teacher as well as the much anticipated 100x100 fundraiser.
The 100x100 event was inspired by OCAD University's 'Who Done it?' and became the brainchild of OMAH board member, Liz Kernaghan and our Executive Director, Ninette Gyorody who thought it would be a unique event for our community.
It’s the sweetest time of the year again! The Orillia Museum of Art & History is very excited to be involved for the third year with Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Not only will OMAH have maple-themed Gift Shop items, but our Sunday Family Fun Drop In programming is about to get sugary sweet. Check out the schedule for our upcoming Drop In activities!
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.
As the snow finally melts away, we are leaping into spring with unique activies and events at OMAH. We're energized and revitalized to offer new as well as fan-favourite programs with some special events along the way. Without further ado, let's see what you can get involved with this season.
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.