Colour, Culture, and Community: The Making of a Mural

Scugog Arts Space

Scugog, ON

Digital Indigenous Painting

Available on Thursday, October 7th on Scugog Arts social media pages! OVER THREE DAYS 52 PAINTERS TOOK SHIFTS PAINTING A CONTINUOUS MURAL ACROSS FOUR WOODEN BOARDS. The mural celebrates Indigenous culture — with stories of the Caribou, Crane, Blue Jay, and Pine Marten. The completed mural has been installed on the east wall of the Scugog Arts Space in Downtown Port Perry for visitors and the community to enjoy and be inspired by. People of all ages participated in the painting of the mural, taking two-hour shifts creating the public art. Jon Colwell, local artist and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation band member, designed the mural in a coloring book style that allowed for anyone to join the fun — no experience needed!

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

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Scugog Arts is a creative hub: awakening, inspiring, and connecting you to all the arts. We are an arts space on Queen Street in Port Perry with Resident Artists, monthly exhibitions, and workshops for artists and visitors. Scugog Arts also organizes and hosts multi-arts cultural events, literary programs, festivals, and tours. Scugog Arts connects the community with public art displays such as our Art You Can Sit On, a memorial to Bill Lishman, ceiling tiles for the hospital, and live theatre and music in the back lot. Scugog Arts is funded by individual donors, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Vos’ Independent Grocery, Old Flame Brewery, Canadian Tire Port Perry, Central Counties Tourism, and the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Government of Canada. Fundraising efforts always focus on unique ways and various arts disciplines with engaging entertainment for supporters.

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Scugog Arts Hub

Scugog Arts Scugog, ON

Join us at the Scugog Arts Hub on Saturday, September 25th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Explore free art workshops and demonstrations, enjoy live music and theatre, and experience Indigenous Culture. This is the 12th year that Scugog Arts ha...


175 B Queen Street

Scugog, ON

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This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.