The Orillia Museum of Art & History’s (OMAH) Festival of Banners has become a unique project that celebrates public art and community spirit. Since its inception in 2007 by Leslie Fournier, the heart of the festival has always been to enhance and beautify the core of our city in the most creative and appealing way possible.
As we wrap up 2016, we want to thank you all for your continued support and we want to take a moment to highlight some of the incredible activities that made 2016 so memorable at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
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
Starting Thursday, October 6, 4:45pm - 6pm for 10 weeks
This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants will also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
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.
With the school year coming to a close, many children are making plans to do what Canadian kids have done for decades - going to summer camp! At camp, they make new friends, learn new skills, build their confidence, and explore new interests. It's a quintessential Canadian rite of passage.
Sadly, there are too many children in our community whose families can't afford to send them to camp. That's where you can help:
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.