Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | February 25, 2010

This year’s theme

“Celebrating 50 Years of the Mariposa Folk Festival” is the theme for the 2010 Orillia Festival of Banners and your starting point to create a unique work of art that could line the streets with other banners in downtown Orillia from June to October 2010.

Applications for the 2010 Festival of Banners are available at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, 30 Peter St. S., Orillia. Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Visit or call (705) 326-2159 for more details.

NOTE: Banners designs are due by February 27, 2010.

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | October 22, 2009

Gala & Silent Auction November 6

JOIN US as the beautiful banners from the 2009 Festival of Banners are auctioned off at a special gala event.

Friday, November 6
7–9 p.m.
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter St. S., Orillia

Free to the public!
All are welcome to attend and view or bid for the 2009 banners.

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | June 7, 2009

Success for Streets Alive!

What a great weekend we had! The Peter Street art block was alive with artists, music, children’s activities, comedy, clowns, bubbles and high spirits as the community took in the inaugural Streets Alive! event. Enthusiasm and appreciation for the event and the opportunity to see the artists work and talk to them were in evidence throughout the weekend — a sunny, warm, golden Saturday and a cooler, rainy but still thrilling Sunday.

Over 400 people voted in the People’s Choice selection of the top four artists on Sunday afternoon. The prize-winning artists are:
1st – Steph Dunn: winning $1,500
2nd – Kathy Godfrey: winning $1,000
3rd – Brian Tosh: winning $750
4th – Todd Sullivan: winning $500

Several other talented artists also participated and helped the city celebrate art. They are:
Ainsley Munro
Amy Maree Jarvis
Heather Hauck
John Ross
Sedona Parnham
Shayne Hounsome
Trish Burke.

All our artists were profiled in the June 6/09 Orillia Packet & Times:

Thanks everyone, participants and spectators alike, for making Streets Alive! an incredible success!

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | June 6, 2009

Streets Alive! — June 6

Photos by Seanna Kreager; all rights reserved.

Enjoy these photos from today. More fun stuff happening tomorrow on the Peter Street art block!

Artists begin painting Sunday, June 7 at 10 a.m. In the event of rain they will be in various art galleries on Peter Street — look for the Streets Alive! “Rain Location — Artist at Work” posters in gallery windows.

Voting for People’s Choice top 4 artists’ banners runs 1 — 2:30 p.m., prizes awarded at 3 p.m. Join us!









Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | June 3, 2009

Help wanted for Streets Alive! June 6-7


We’re looking for volunteers to help make the Streets Alive! event a huge success. It’s the official kick-off weekend to the Orillia Festival of Banners, and it’s coming soon — June 6 and 7 — to the Peter Street art block.

We need people to help with children’s activities, be runners for the artists who will be painting their banners on the street, sit at the info/voting tables and do set-up/take-down.

E-mail to sign up. Many thanks!!

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | June 1, 2009

Sponsor invitation

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Meet the artists ’09

The Festival of Banners invites you to
The 2009 Sponsor “Thank you” Event

We will be introducing the artists who will be painting banners live in the streets for the Streets Alive! celebration of outdoor art

releasing the 2009 Festival of Banners Guide Book.

We hope you can join us:

Wednesday, June 3, 6:00 p.m.
At restaurant Sixteen Front.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres / cash bar

RSVP to Leslie:

Leslie Fournier, Chairperson
The Orillia Festival of Banners
326-4934 *

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | May 15, 2009

The 2009 Banners are up!

Go downtown and take a walk around… some beauteous banners are up for all the world to see.

The kids’ banners wil be hung this Monday morning (May 18). They will be in a mosaic-type layout on the side wall of Details Hair Salon (looking out on the old Patterson car lot) and the side wall of the Legion (looking out toward the Port).

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | May 9, 2009

Festival of Banners — banner painting is finished!

Thanks to all of you wonderful budding artists who contributed your enthusiasm, time and talent to create your banners and enliven the streets of Orillia for everyone — visitors, tourists and residents alike! You did an amazing job, and the Festival of Banners committee was thrilled once again by the community spirit this project exemplifies.

Your banners will be hung throughout the downtown core soon. Our goal is to have them up for the May 24 long weekend, so keep your eyes open and get ready to admire the colour and vibrancy you all bring to our city!

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | May 9, 2009

Streets Alive! artists selected

We have selected the 12 artists who will paint oversize banners “live” on Peter Street the weekend of the Festival of Banners ‘Streets Alive!’ kickoff — June 6 and 7. From the finished banners the public will vote on the top four designs on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the winners will be awarded prize money — 1st: $1,500, 2nd: $1,000 3rd: $750 4th: $500.

Join us and take part in the many festivities on both days!

Posted by: Think Communications – Editing, writing, design | April 21, 2009

Still looking for Streets Alive! artist entries


The deadline for your design entry is April 30. All artist entries will be juried, and those selected will paint their specially sized banners “live” on Peter Street during the Streets Alive! weekend June 6–7 — AND you will be eligible for a People’s Choice award of $500 to $1,500!

See more info at the Streets Alive! links to the right.

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