Our mission is to inspire and encourage children to create, exhibit and celebrate art.
The result is a spectacular display of over 1000 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.
With thanks to a strong partnership between our organization and the arts community, schools, the Town of Collingwood and Public Library, local businesses, community groups, parents and volunteers, Magic of Children in the Arts reaches more families every year. We hope you will join us this year.
We are a registered charitable organization. All funds raised contribute to Canada's largest art exhibition, prizes and free art workshops.
The Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist Lory MacDonald.
We are celebrating 23 years in 2017 of inspiring young artists in the making, exhibiting and life long appreciation of the arts.
Just click on the volunteer star to get involved!
Please click on the"Thanks" Star to view our generous sponsors.
Upcoming 2017 Events
*NEW Grade 7 & 8 free art workshop at the Collingwood Public Library Saturday Feb 18 10am-12pm. Call 705-445-1571 to register.
Join us to get your art submission ready! All grade 7 & 8 art pieces will be put on display at the Press Gallery located in the Simcoe Street Theatre across from the Collingwood Public Library from March 4-April 28. Prizes and reception.
Magic of Children in the Arts 23rd Annual Exhibition
March 4-April 28 2017
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
Drop Artwork Off Dates: Collingwood Public Library
Saturday Feb 18, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday Feb 19, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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.