It's Magic's 20th Anniversary!

The Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist Lory MacDonald. With the help of parents and volunteers, it evolved into an annual event at the Collingwood Public Library.

Marion Lewis was key to the organization for many years, steering us to become a registered charity, bringing on many new sponsors and helping the organization grow and flourish. We are celebrating 20 years in 2014 and are still excited about helping young experience the benefits of making art.

Our mission is to inspire and encourage children to create, exhibit and celebrate art. The result is a spectacular display of over 400 artworks created by children from our community.

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.

A strong partnership exists between our organization and the arts community, schools, the Collingwood Public Library, local businesses, community groups, parents and volunteers.

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