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<b>COLUMN:</b> Dave Town to share his love of history, Orillia with OMAH

COLUMN: Dave Town to share his love of history, Orillia with OMAH

'History can be so interesting and informative about the world today if people could just take the time to slow their brains down and think,' says local historian
New Cloud Gallery in downtown Orillia a silver lining amid pandemic

New Cloud Gallery in downtown Orillia a silver lining amid pandemic

'The gallery will be an exciting addition to Orillia’s incredible art community. The space has such creative energy,' says artist of new gallery
<b>COLUMN:</b> Orillia Museum of Art and History reopens its doors

COLUMN: Orillia Museum of Art and History reopens its doors

Check out the latest news, upcoming events and much more in Anna Proctor's weekly column devoted to the local arts and entertainment scene
COVID forces organizers to pull plug on Roots North Music Festival

COVID forces organizers to pull plug on Roots North Music Festival

All is not lost. Several local artists will be featured in a video to be shown locally - for free - on YouTube and Rogers' local stations
Local creatives find inspirational ways to thrive amid pandemic

Local creatives find inspirational ways to thrive amid pandemic

'We all miss being in the crowd at a show, or on stage looking out into a sea of fans ... but there are still a lot of positives,' said local hip-hop artist Zain Campbell
Lecture series to probe possibilities for a post-pandemic world

Lecture series to probe possibilities for a post-pandemic world

St. Paul's, Orillia Public Library, Creative Nomad Studios and others have online offerings that will appeal to wide range of interest, says arts columnist
Local art galleries get creative to emerge from 'hibernation'

Local art galleries get creative to emerge from 'hibernation'

Despite the move to the grey lockdown phase, Orillia's galleries and studios are open for business and worthy of support, says arts columnist
Local artists get creative to offer educational, entertaining workshops

Local artists get creative to offer educational, entertaining workshops

Creative Nomad Studios offering series of free live events this week as Orillia's creative community pivots and shifts amid pandemic, says arts columnist
Former downtown store owner starts unique art enterprise

Former downtown store owner starts unique art enterprise

Olivia Neal is working mainly in textiles, takes commissions and is donating some proceeds from her work to help the disadvantaged
Pandemic continues to cast long shadow over local festivals

Pandemic continues to cast long shadow over local festivals

While festivals remain on hold, there are still many virtual opportunities to enjoy the arts and culture scene, says arts columnist