Our mission is to inspire and encourage children to create, exhibit and celebrate art.

The result is a spectacular display of over 1200 artworks created by children from the Collingwood and Clearview communities.

The artwork is reviewed by professional artists and EACH child receives a positive comment and awarded a prize of art materials. The celebration culminates with an awards reception.

Thanks to a strong partnership between Magic and the arts community, schools, the Town of Collingwood and Public Library, Clearview Township, local businesses, community groups, parents and volunteers, Magic of Children in the Arts reaches more families every year.

We are a registered charitable organization. All funds raised contribute to Canada's largest art exhibition, prizes and free art workshops. Get involved! It is a lot of fun!

Good Ship Collingwood

Good Ship Collingwood


The Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist Lory MacDonald.

We are celebrating 24 years in 2018 of inspiring young artists in the making, exhibiting and life long appreciation of the arts.

Just click on the volunteer star to get involved!

Please click on the"Thanks" Star to view our generous sponsors.


Upcoming 2018 Dates

Magic of Children in the Arts 24th Annual Exhibition

March 6-April 28, 2018

Collingwood Public Library

Open for viewing during regular library hours.

Children from Collingwood and Clearview can enter their artwork on their own, through their school (if their class is participating) or take a free art workshop at the Collingwood Public Library.

Art Workshops (FREE): Collingwood Public Library

Please Register: call library front desk 705-445-1571

Saturdays: 10:00am-4:00pm. Ages -4-14 yrs.

2018- Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10

Drop Artwork Off Dates: Collingwood Public Library

Saturday Feb 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday Feb 25, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Awards Reception

Saturday April 7, 2018

1 pm to 4 pm
Pick up your prize package, see the show and celebrate at the Collingwood Public Library (JK-Gr.6) and the BMFA Arts Centre (Gr. 7-8). Bring your family to enjoy refreshments, music and activities.

Select any of the Icons to link to the online art projects and lessons.

Click THIS LINK as well to teach your child the Colour Wheel and more

Click THIS LINK as well to teach your child the Colour Wheel and more