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

The result is a spectacular display of over 1000 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 a prize of art materials. The celebration culminates with an awards presentation.

With thanks to a strong partnership between our organization and the arts community, schools, the Town of Collingwood and Public Library, local businesses, community groups, parents and volunteers, Magic of Children in the Arts reaches more families every year. We hope you will join us this year.  Register

We are a registered charitable organization. All funds raised contribute to this great show including the prizes and free art workshops.

Good Ship Collingwood

Good Ship Collingwood


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

With the help of parents, community support and volunteers, it evolved into an annual event at the Collingwood Public Library. We are celebrating 22 years in 2016 and are still excited about helping young artists experience the benefits of making art.

Just click on the volunteer star to get involved!

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


Upcoming 2016 Events

Magic of Children in the Arts 22nd Annual Exhibition

March 4-April 28 2016

Collingwood Public Library

Open now for viewing during regular library hours

The Big Ship Collingwood: March 12-13

Families can join in to help create a giant sculpture installation of a Collingwood ship. Led by Shadowland Theatre, this is not an ordinary ship! It will contain all the things we love about our beautiful community: nature, people, animals, architecture, sports, and what else?

Join us March 12-13, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1pm-4pm

Register your 2 hour time slot at the Collingwood Public Library front desk call 705-445-1571

Awards Reception: April 2 2016 1pm-4pm

April 2 2016 1pm-4pm, Kids pick up your prizes, live music, treats and see the exhibition.

Collingwood Public Library

Family Art Day: Sunday April 17, 1pm-4pm

Drop into the library and create some art......your entire family: Kids, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends!

Led by our talented Magic Art Teachers, you can try a new art style, technique or project.

Registration preferred: call the Library front desk 705-445-1571 front desk.


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


Lory MacDonald   705-293-2787

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