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Amid pandemic, arts scene heating up in second half of summer

Amid pandemic, arts scene heating up in second half of summer

There's lots happening in downtown Orillia and downtown Coldwater this weekend, says arts and entertainment columnist
Missing Mariposa? Check out this Lightfoot performance from 1964

Missing Mariposa? Check out this Lightfoot performance from 1964

Iconic Orillia folk singer is among the artists featured in 'virtual stage' shows in the absence of this year's festival
Live painting, music, food on the menu in the downtown this weekend

Live painting, music, food on the menu in the downtown this weekend

There will be a surprise artist taking part in 'Metamorphosis' event as part of See You on the Patio event, says arts and entertainment columnist
Local arts community is coming back to life as part of Stage 3

Local arts community is coming back to life as part of Stage 3

Hats off to local creatives who continue to discover new ideas,events and ways of doing things; There is a wide array of things happening in local arts and culture scene
OMAH reopens on a limited basis as pandemic drags on

OMAH reopens on a limited basis as pandemic drags on

Despite move to Stage 3, there are still many challenges to overcome for those working in arts and culture, says columnist
Roots North Revisited concert finds new stage, new life at drive-in

Roots North Revisited concert finds new stage, new life at drive-in

Event is a major fundraiser for Orillia Youth Centre; 'Everyone is in tough right now, so for the drive-in theatre to give up a ... a prime-time slot, it’s huge,' says official
Outdoor Artwalk Series kicks off Friday night in downtown

Outdoor Artwalk Series kicks off Friday night in downtown

There's lots going on in Orillia's thriving arts and entertainment scene, says columnist
Missing Mariposa? Check out the festival's Virtual Stage this weekend

Missing Mariposa? Check out the festival's Virtual Stage this weekend

First instalment of concert series features Gordon Lightfoot and Dala, columnist explains
Local artists, creatives gearing up for Saturday's National Arts Drive

Local artists, creatives gearing up for Saturday's National Arts Drive

Despite the pandemic, there is lots happening - most of it virtually - in the local arts scene, says columnist
Local arts, culture slowly begin to emerge from pandemic cocoon

Local arts, culture slowly begin to emerge from pandemic cocoon

Arts District galleries have reopened with new safety measures while Streets Alive prepares to bring colour to downtown, says arts and entertainment columnist