Current Events

Annual Public Art Streets Alive Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Welcome to "Road Trip to Mariposa', our outdoor Streets Alive public art display of "Hippie van' sculptures by 27 talented artists! The hippie vans celebrate the 60th anniversary of our Mariposa Folk Festival and all the joy it represents.

Youth Art Virtual Showcase

It's been a tough 18 months and everyone needs hope and a reason to smile. Information Orillia for the remainder of 2021 will be focusing on our Youth. We not only want to be a place of safety and support; but are looking to showcase artwork created by our young people depicting 'What Community Means to Me'. After Culture Days, the artwork will be available for sale. A great opportunity to find an Emerging Artist!

Art & Mental Health Open House

Join us at The Meeting Place 28 West Street North every Friday from noon to 4 pm to indulge your creative side by colouring, painting, drawing, singing.

Upcoming Events

Ronnie Douglas Blues Band Can

What a great way to end our event series in 2021 Ontario Culture Days.

Behind the Curtain

Untold stories of the decade-long Streets Alive Public Art Project

Past Events

Rhythm Bucket Drumming Hands-On demonstration

John Swartz, member of the 6 time Drum Corps Associates World Champion CADRE Percussion Ensemble of Toronto, will teach interested passers-by how to learn and perform a groove on buckets.

2021 Community Class & Dance Jam COVID Style

The Orillia & District Arts Council has collaborated with City of Orillia Business Development, Culture and Tourism, the Orillia Centre for Arts & Culture and Titanium Arts Lab to feature a community dance class while observing COVID protocols.

ODAC AGM September 23 2021
2021 Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Award Nominations

Nominations now open for 2021 ORAH Awards. The simple nomination process can all be done online. Please take a few minutes of your time to nominate someone today, it means so much!

Starry Night Downtown Orillia
See You on The Patio

ODAC members can exhibit and sell their work with no commission or additional fee.

Streets Alive
Tribute to Moms

Join us for a fun celebration of our Moms

Discovering the Artist Within


ODAC is seeking skilled facilitator(s) for this program.

New Beginnings

Join us for a leap into spring, a new season, a new time, a new opportunity to learn, grow and enjoy life. Storytelling Orillia is happy to invite you to another great kitchen party, this time in celebration of World Storytelling Day, a round-the-world event for stories new and old.

You can listen to the music and stories online, on Sunday, March 28, from 2-4 p.m.