Norfolk Creatives Hub

Downtown Simcoe

16 Robinson St, Simcoe

Norfolk County, ON

Norfolk has an amazing collection of artists! Meet us during a 3 day selection of visual, performance and musical workshops! Pop into studios, experience street art, and find all the ways YOU can get involved. While you are here sample some of the local culinary delights! Free parking is available at the Argyle St parking lot, within walking distance to most of the downtown Simcoe, accessible events.

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16 Robinson St, Simcoe

Norfolk County, ON


Pieceful Arts and Sloths & Molasses


Life Drawing for All Ages

Organized by Pieceful Arts at Pieceful Arts

Ever wanted to try life drawing? This all-ages-friendly event will feature one clothed model, various 20 min poses, to experience how to capture the mood of the moment with limited time. This is an excellent art form in itself, or as a prep...

Poetry Sucks

Organized by Bob Townsend at On the sidewalk outside Hairport

Children and adults are invited to experience poetry on the sidewalk. Poet Bob Townsend will share selected works of his decades of writing. The Poet will also work with the audience to create a poem, "On the Spot" to commemorate the cul...

Comedy in the Back Alley

Organized by Bob Townsend at Back Alley Behind Pieceful Arts

From the Precarious Perch Stage above the crowd on a fire escape @bobthecomic will preform adult comedy for the crowd below. During the performance the secret formula for writing a joke will be shared with the audience. The crowd will part...

Paint Along Cookies

Organized by Joy Bakery Cafe at Joy Bakery Cafe

Joy Bakery Cafe presents Paint Along Cookies! Pay what you may for two cookie canvas and a pallet of edible paints. All proceeds go to our in-house artists for the weekend.

Cross Stitch Craze for Culture Days

Organized by Sloths & Molasses at Sloths & Molasses

Join us to create a 3'×10' outdoor cross stitch mural to be displayed on the building at 31 Norfolk st N, in downtown Simcoe. No experience neccessary, all ages welcome.

Hannah Dolson Live at Sloths & Molasses

Organized by Sloths & Molasses at Sloths & Molasses

Join us for the soulful sounds of Hannah Dolson playing live at Sloths & Molasses. A local girl with talent and grace, Hannah is a musical treasure not to be missed. This event is free and welcome to all ages.

Mural Mayhem!!

Organized by Downtown Simcoe BIA at Alley behind Robinson St (Pieceful Arts)

Join us in creating a public mural that will be a community legacy for years to come!! Sneak into the back alley with us and paint a portion of a new unique Norfolk county destination! Led by a local artist, this design will inspire our com...

Reclaimed Creativity Mosaic

Organized by Pieceful Arts-Suzanne Earls at Pieceful Arts

Bring out your colourful side for this one of a kind opportunity. We will be using alcohol inks to colour reclaimed light fixtures to create a participatory mosaic highlighting the loving ripples created by individual acts of kindness and e...

Norfolk Studio Tour

Organized by Melissa Schooley at Norfolk County

The Norfolk Studio Tour is a weekend-long, curated event where local artists open the doors to their studios to allow visitors a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Visitors to the tour can explore their community while learni...

Behind-the-Scenes Vault Tour

Organized by Norfolk Arts Centre at Norfolk Arts Centre

Join Norfolk Arts Centre curator Roberta Grosland and get a behind-the-scenes look into the racks, shelves and drawers that house over 800 works of art from the Centre’s Permanent Collection.

Bird is the Word at the Norfolk Arts Centre

Organized by Norfolk Arts Centre at Norfolk Arts Centre

Do you love birds? Test you birding skills at the Norfolk Arts Centre! See how many species from our carved bird collection you can identify! We will also be joined by staff from Bird Studies Canada. Andrea, Ian and Kyle will be shar...

Adding a splash of colour to downtown Simcoe!

Organized by Art with Heart Studio at Art with Heart Studio

Swing by Art with Heart Studio to watch as we create a beautiful mural on the side of our building on Norfolk Street! Our artists will be creating on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, there will be an array of art activities for yo...

Live Murals! Come watch them Create!

Organized by Pieceful Arts and the Downtown BIA at Downtown Simcoe

Pieceful Arts and Downtown Simcoe BIA are pleased to offer the opportunity for you to watch murals being installed ALL weekend. Various locations, designs and artists will be working to beautify our downtown. Pop into Pieceful Arts, 16 Robi...

Phone Case Creations

Organized by Mobile Mend at Mobile Mend Simcoe

For the first time ever we're combining artwork with tech here at Mobile Mend! Come join us for a fun, unique experience that allows participants to design their own smartphone case! We will provide a wide variety of blank smartphone case c...

Throw Together a Tiny Town

Organized by Haldimand-Norfolk Health & Education Advocacy Team (HEAT) at Capitol Arts Market

Come learn about HEAT's project to clean up cigarette butts in Norfolk County and see the diorama we created to depict our County before and after smoking was prohibited on our beaches and parks. Create your own tiny town! Craft supplies wi...

Incredible Inchies

Organized by Lesli Rose at Pieceful Arts

An inchie is a tiny piece of art that measures just a few inches. Inchies can be incorporated into many different projects like collages, journals, inchie o ring books, strings of inchies and cards or they can be admired on their own. Inc...