Winter happens in Collingwood and embracing it is a Collingwood art form. Families and friends enjoyed the weekend, January 24-26, as the inaugural Art of Winter Festival turned Collingwood into a snowy canvas for creativity, activity and connectivity. Central Park and the Collingwood Trails Network played host to daytime fun and nighttime magic including professional, amateur and kids snow carving, children’s games, snowshoe treks, a Rock the Rink moonlit skate and Watchful Eyes flashlight-powered scavenger hunt. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography.