Winterfest Activities at Huronia Museum

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The Huronia Museum partners with the Huronia Foundation for the Arts for Winterfest

This year we will be holding an event on the Friday evening of Winterfest from 5pm to 8pm.  You can come out and enjoy homemade shepherd’s pie, bread and a tart while viewing the members of the HFA art show and enjoying the sounds of local musicians from the Good Vibes Coffee House.  Tickets can be purchased in advance  at Huronia Museum before  Wednesday, January 30th for  $8.00 or at door on February 1st for $10.00.

We will also be open all day Saturday, February 2nd free of charge, with a number of events running throughout the day.

Saturday morning at 11am bring your tots to meet story teller Mr. B and his TV guest star Fred.

Don’t forget to register your children for the Little People Art Contest from 10 to 11am.  This is a children’s art exhibit with a people’s choice prize awarded to the favourite picture as voted by Winterfest visitors throughout the day.  Each entry will be matted and exhibited at Huronia Museum on the Saturday of Winterfest.  For any young ones wishing to take part in the competition please draw us a picture and  submit it at Huronia Museum no later than 11am on Saturday, February 2nd.  All pictures will the be mounted in a pre-sized 4” x 6”  mat and hung for viewing. All pictures should be submitted  with a 1.5 inch clear border on all sides to ensure that it fits in out pre-cut mats.  The cost is $2.00 per entry and everyone can take their picture home in the mat at the end of the day.  To make it easier you can use this Drawing Template to ensure you get just the right size.

Homemade beans and bread will be available to purchase.   Little People people’s choice award is at 3:20pm.   Enjoy the local talent singer songwriter Marg Raynor from 2 to 3pm.  People’s choice award for guest artist is at 3:30pm.  Door prize at 3pm For more information, call Lu at 705-534-3971 or Gillian at 705-526-2844.

Huronia Museum Winterfest Schedule of Events


5pm to 8pm         Huronia Foundation for the Art members art show, fine music by members of the Good Vibes Coffee House and dinner on the move  at the Huronia Museum.  Advanced purchase by Wednesday 30th is $8.00 and at door $10.00


10am to 11am    Delivery deadline for the Little People Art Contest.  $2.00 per entry at the Huronia Museum

11am to 12pm    Meet Mr. B and his TV guest Fred at the Huronia Museum

11am to 3pm      Lunch with home baked beans and bread at the HuroniaMuseum

2pm to 3pm      Singer Songwriters Marg Raynor  at the Huronia Museum

3:20pm                Little People People’s choice awards presentation at 3:10pm at Huronia Museum

3:30pm               Adult Art Exhibiter’s people’s choice awards presentation at Huronia Museum

3:40pm               Door Prize at the HuroniaMuseum

Denis Milton art exhibition opens tonight – Thursday October 4, 2012

Tonight the Huronia Museum will be opening its exhibition of the work of Dennis Milton, a local artist. Come to the museum between 7 and 9pm and meet the artist himself!

Local Midland artist Dennis Milton will feature some of his best works at a show that opens at Huronia Museum on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Dennis has been painting since 1974 but really got going in the mid 1980’s with extensive acrylic works that were primarily abstract.  Dennis moved to Midland in 1996 and has an extensive gallery and studio in his home on King St.

Dennis really enjoys his work.  He says it puts him in a different, relaxed space so he can concentrate completely on expressing his own unique style of painting.  It is quiet and contemplative when he is working and he often works all night when he is inspired and “in the groove.”

Dennis invites all of his colleagues, friends and associates to the opening to view some of his best works that he has produced over the last twenty years.  Dennis will be on hand to greet his guests and talk about his unique style of art.

This exhibition runs until November 23, 2012.