Call for Artists announced for Town’s 2023 public art installations

March 16, 2023   ·   0 Comments

The Town of Orangeville is seeking local artists who are interested in contributing to the community’s public art collection. Up to four utility box locations will be wrapped in artwork selected from the 2023 Call for Artists.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. Launched in 2016, the annual appeal has helped the Town to steadily grow its collection of public art installations. Currently, 30 utility boxes and 11 murals at locations throughout Orangeville feature work from these local artists.

“Our community artwork is a point of pride for the Town of Orangeville and its residents,” said Mayor Lisa Post. “We have a robust group of local artists and are fortunate to be able to display their work, demonstrating the thriving creativity within our Town. The utility boxes allow us to add a splash of personality and beauty to otherwise bland features throughout Orangeville.”

The four utility box locations to be considered in this year’s competition include: 

  • 326 Broadway
  • 44 Broadway
  • Centennial and Dawson Roads
  • Dragonfly Park, near 17 Town Line

Artists are encouraged to carefully review the requirements and templates outlined in the Call for Artists. To be eligible, artists must reside in Dufferin County and be at least 18 years old. Designs should fit the character of Orangeville and may include themes of nature, local history or landmarks, or celebration of local arts and culture. Art will be selected with consideration to scale, form, content, and design relative to the site.

Winning submissions will be selected by jury and those artists will receive $750 for their work.

The deadline for responses to the Call for Artists is Thursday, May 11 at 12 p.m. Complete details can be found at

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