25 years of magic!

Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist, Lory MacDonald. With the help of parents and volunteers, it evolved into an annual event at the Collingwood Public Library, and this year at the Simcoe Street Theatre Press Gallery as well. Celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary, Lory and organizers are still excited about helping young people experience the benefits of making art. Their mission continues to inspire and encourage children to create, exhibit and celebrate art. The event continues to grow exponentially, with a spectacular display of over 1500 artworks, the largest art show of its kind in Canada, created by children from our community and the Southern Georgian Bay region. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography