Kids- Get your artwork ready for the 2017 art exhibition

It is time to get your artwork ready for the upcoming 2017 Magic of Children in the Arts Show. Children who live in the Collingwood and Clearview region are eligible to participate. Open to age 4-13 years old. We are celebrating Canada'[s 150th Birthday in 2017. Our themes will for artwork will reflect how the children feel about Canada.


The rules are simple!

If you live in Collingwood or Clearview Township you can enter the show on your own or through your school if they are participating.  Kindergarten through Grade 8 students, home-schooled children and any club members are eligible.
There is no cost to participate.

1.  Create your artwork

Choose from one of the following themes
1. Imagine: Our Future Habitat
2. Imagine: Your Portrait in the Future
3. Imagine: Your Favorite Things About Canada
4. Imagine: Your Imaginary Canadian Creature
Maximum including mounting is 16x20 inches. Sculpture is 8 x 8 x 10 inches.
Paint, crayon, pastel, collage, mixed media, coloured pencil etc.

FREE Art Workshop Option

You may choose ONE FREE art workshop. Open to Kindergarten through Grade 8 students, Collingwood and Clearview residents. Registration is required.
The Collingwood Public Library in the Free Schools World Literacy Community Room.
Saturdays on Jan 21, 28, Feb 4 or 11, 2017
1pm to 3pm.
Register for free workshop
Contact Collingwood Public Library Front Desk to register 705-445-1571. Space is limited.

Return of your artwork
Artwork will be returned to your school after April 28th. Home schooled children can pick up their artwork at the Library front desk until May15, 2017.

2.  Artist’­s statement

Tell us about your artwork. Tell a story!  Detach the Artist’s Statement form in this brochure and secure it to the front of your artwork in the bottom right corner.
ALSO write your name, grade, school & phone
number on the BACK of your artwork.
Tip: The Artist’s Statement is a chance for you to explain what is going on in your picture. Use your imagination! Tell a story.
You can download extra copies of this entry form at

3. Drop off your artwork

Artwork can be mounted on paper, bristol board or matted, but not framed. Canvas is also accepted.  Maximum size is 16x20 inches.
Drop off Dates
Saturday Feb 18 from 12 pm to 4 pm or
Sunday Feb 19 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Collingwood Public Library 705-445-1571
55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1J9  

4. Visit the show 

Bring your family and friends to see the show during regular library hours.

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The artwork is displayed throughout the library and organized by grade. A handy map is available at the front desk.

Schools are welcome to plan a class trip to see the artwork. Contact the library to make arrangements. 705-445-1571.

5. New * Press Gallery

The grades 7 and 8 art exhibition is moving to the Press Gallery, across the street from the library to the Simcoe Theatre at 65 Simcoe St, Collingwood, ON
This opportunity will give your age group a more mature experience in a professional gallery setting.
We encourage all grade 7 and 8 students to submit artwork to ensure a robust exhibition at the Press Gallery.
A separate art opening is planned April 22 during the Earth Day celebration with entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.

6.   Celebrate!

Please join us for the Magic of Children in the Arts Award Receptions.

Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 6

Saturday April 8, 2017
1 pm to 4 pm
Pick up your prize package, see the show and celebrate at the Collingwood Public Library. Bring your family to enjoy refreshments, music and activities.

Grades 7 and 8

Saturday April 22, 2017
1 pm to 4 pm
Pick up your prize package, see the show and celebrate at the Press Gallery, 65 Simcoe St, Collingwood, ON (across from the library).
Bring your family and friends to enjoy refreshments, music and activities.