Our mission is to inspire and encourage children to create, exhibit and celebrate art.
The result is a spectacular display of over 1500 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.
The Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist Lory MacDonald. We are celebrating 25 years in 2019 of inspiring young artists in the making, exhibiting and life long appreciation of the arts.
Children’s Art Classes
Join us for a wide variety of creative and fun art classes for children 4-13 years old. Over the series of classes, children will learn painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, collage, textile art, graphic art, kinetic art, collaborative art, art history, and more.
Class space is limited. Book early to reserve your spot here.
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!
Just click on the volunteer star to get involved!
Please click on the"Thanks" Star to view our generous sponsors.
Upcoming 2019 Dates
Magic of Children in the Arts 25th Annual Exhibition
March 5-April 27, 2019
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.
2019- Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Drop Artwork Off Dates: Collingwood Public Library
Saturday Feb 23, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday Feb 24, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday April 6, 2019
1 pm to 3 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.
25th Anniversary Magic ArtWalk
For the month of April, the Magic of Children’s Art show will be celebrating
this very special anniversary with an Art Walk spanning the downtown core
Over 20 local businesses are participating by displaying a 2’x4’ collage
of a selection of the art work from the last 25 years. We are encouraging
parents, children and Magic Alumni to take a stroll through the participating
businesses and try to locate their art!