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These stories related to local arts, entertainment and the people behind them are made possible by our Community Leaders Program.

Orillia artist is the first to exhibit at 'gorgeous' Creative Nomad Studios

Orillia artist is the first to exhibit at 'gorgeous' Creative Nomad Studios

The new downtown creative space is already bustling, says arts and culture columnist; There's much to see and do in the coming weeks in Orillia
Creative Nomad Studios' windows to display work of local artists

Creative Nomad Studios' windows to display work of local artists

Despite the pandemic, there is lots of creative work being done and many opportunities to support local artists, says our arts columnist
Roots North vows to return to its roots ... after pandemic

Roots North vows to return to its roots ... after pandemic

'We are planning to have some kind of celebration in September to bring us all back together,' says committee member of popular event cancelled by COVID-19
Orillia's arts community mourns loss of beloved hair, makeup artist

Orillia's arts community mourns loss of beloved hair, makeup artist

Shimera Dione died last week; Her passion was to 'share and support all avenues of creativity and imagination along with encouraging the youth to follow their dreams'
Pandemic leaves local arts, entertainment community reeling

Pandemic leaves local arts, entertainment community reeling

In the wake of massive cancellations, our columnist offers some tips to help support artists, performers and others
Blair Bailey spurned the study of law for the love of music

Blair Bailey spurned the study of law for the love of music

Passion for music led him back to his hometown, to his future wife and to four decades as a beloved organist, pianist and accompanist
Meet the pioneer behind Orillia's ground-breaking Streets Alive!

Meet the pioneer behind Orillia's ground-breaking Streets Alive!

In the first installment of our bi-weekly arts and culture feature, we turn the spotlight on Leslie Fournier; 'I have a relentless drive to create something interesting'