Public Art

The Town’s Public Art Program is administered by the Parks Recreation and Culture department and aims to enrich the lives of Collingwood residents and visitors by enhancing public spaces, fostering cultural identify and pride, promoting creativity, and encouraging dialogue among citizens.

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Call to Artists:

The Town of Collingwood offers a free art hanging space in Council Chambers to display local artist’s original work. Collective or joint submissions from a minimum of 2 artists are preferred. Preference is given to Collingwood artists. There is no participation or commission fee. For details, see the attachments file at the bottom of this screen of contact


Current and Recent Projects:

Insect by Stephen Hogbin: In May, 2018, public art was installed at Mountaincroft Park. The artwork was designed and crafted by Stephen Hogbin as a result of an open call for artists in 2017. 
Artist Steve Hogbin with his cedar winged artwork called Insect at Mountaincroft Park Mayor Sandra Cooper and Steve Hogbin standing in front of Steve's artwork called Insect
Mural Slam 2017: Cindy Kennedy and David Robinson took on the challenge of painting two 8 foot murals in a day! The new murals will be displayed at “Walk the 400” Gallery, a temporary art wall along the waterfront promenade.
Cindy Kennedy painting her 8 foot by 8 foot mural of a forest with deer Dave Robinson painting an 8 foot by 8 foot mural at Mural Slam 2017
Bicycle Racks on Heritage Drive trail: In October 2016, the Town issued a call to artists with a twist. Local citizens were asked to submit designs that could be used as "cut-outs" for new steel bicycle racks to be installed along Heritage Drive trail to Millennium Park. The contest asked for designs reflective of Collingwood's shipyards heritage or other natural heritage features. The selected designs were by Libby Mourant, Pauline Jennett, Shayna Donovan, Eleanor Burke and Ken Newton. The new bicycle racks were installed in June, 2017. 
Designers of the Heritage Drive public art bike racks posing along Heritage Drive
The winning artists with one of 5 new bike racks along Heritage Drive trail. Missing is Shayna Donovan whose design is featured on the bike rack above. Photo: Dave West Photography
Public Art at Sunset Park: Healthy Kids Community Challenge in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Culture department commissioned Bradley Bremner to design and fabricate a public art bench for the entrance of Enviro Park at Sunset Point.  In May 2017 the bench was positioned adjacent to a new outdoor water bottle refill station to create an artistic, inviting and restful seating area and highlight the importance of water in supporting healthy communities. Bradley is pictured with the bench below. 
Photo: Dave West Photography
Brad Bremner standing with the public art bench he created for Enviro Park
Collingwood is celebrating Canada: On Family Day and Canada Day the public was invited to contribute their own creative flair to one of 150+ pieces of a community mural project in honour of Canada's big birthday. Each painter was given a wooden piece of the mural to embellish and were asked to think about our community, culture, people, stories or natural surroundings.  “The pieces will form a maple leaf, the same way that communities and cultures collectively form the fabric of Canada,” describes mural designer Shane Durnford. The wooden pieces were cut and painted by student of Collingwood Collegiate Institute.  The final mural will be unveiled in the fall of 2017. 
Mayor Sandra Cooper painting the clock tower piece of the Canada 150 mural with children encouraging her Colourful rendering of the Canada 150 mural and all 172 pieces
Mayor Cooper paints the clock tower pieces of the mural on Canada Day as those who contributed their artistic skills to the mural gather with their piece. Photo: Julie Card
Public Art Map

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Call for Entry_Art in Town Hall.pdf490.79 KB
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