NEW TORONTO HOLIDAY MARKET

The Interpretive Centre is hosting our third annual New Toronto Holiday Market! Join us for local handmade crafts for sale, coffee and tea, a kid’s craft area, and a gift wrapping station!
100% of vendor fees will go to support LAMP Community Health Centre. For more information, visit lakeshoregrounds.ca/holiday-market
We can’t wait to see you there!

THIRD ANNUAL PUMPKIN PARADE

 

This will be FOSS's third annual Pumpkin Parade and we're hoping for an even larger turnout this time than the 112 pumpkins that were "on parade" in 2021. Those who were there will remember the spectacular sight that was! If you can, please bring a candle and small jar along with your pumpkin to prevent the wind from blowing them out. We will have some on hand as well. Small tea candles work well At the end of the evening, we will put all the pumpkins into a City provided recycling bin. Some help with that would be very welcome.

NATURE'S SANCTUARY

The exhibit continues through November 9, 2022. Be sure to check out this amazing collection of artworks and the winners of the juried contest! 

Remember that all of the artists' works are available for sale.

If you wish to purchase a piece, contact friendsofsamsmithpark@gmail.com

Gallery Hours

Weekdays:  12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekends:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CONTEST:

A JURIED EXHIBITION CELEBRATING COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK

We hope you've all been setting aside all your favourite images, paintings and drawings! Time to choose which ones you'll be submitting (up to 5) for our Photography & Art Contest this fall. Which do you feel represent the spirit of the park best? Wildlife and wildflowers to insects, landscapes, macro photography, watercolour, ink, acrylics--all welcome. ALL SKILL LEVELS welcome.

There will be prizes awarded at the opening reception at the Assembly Hall gallery on October 6 from 6 - 9 p.m., along with finger foods and live music by Adam Solomon. Tentative deadline for online submissions is September 9.

INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS

Once you have been notified that your images have been selected, get them framed with a simple black frame with a white mat to a size of 8 x 10" or larger.**  

DROP-OFF:  Tuesday, October 4 from 10 - 11 a.m. 

PICK-UP:       Thursday, November 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

**Note from the Assembly Hall Gallery: Use a secure wire hanging system with more than one hanging point and screw eyes placed no more than 6" down from top of frame. In hanging position, the centre of the wire should be 3" from the top.   

"While we recognize that custom framing can be very expensive, we caution that some styles of retail frames, meant for home use only, are not suitable. Any work deemed fragile will require an additional waiver signed by the artist. Insurance is provided against vandalism, theft, fire, smoke or water damage, but not against accidental breakage of glass or damage to fragile articles".