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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

‘Downtown Doors’ public art exhibit features 37 stunning pieces in Orillia

 (News Release)

ORILLIA, ON – A unique, outdoor public art project that features 37 beautiful door sculptures is on display this summer in downtown Orillia.

‘Downtown Doors’ is the 7th public art exhibit by Streets Alive, a program that displays large scale, one of a kind art works along the downtown streets each summer.

Cash prizes of $10,000 / $5,000 / $2,500 will be awarded to the top three Door artists, based on public voting throughout the summer.

‘Downtown Doors’ are displayed as free-standing sculptures on cement bases, along the five blocks of Orillia’s main street to create an art walk for locals, visitors and cottagers.

Each of the 37 doors was sourced-out (or hand made) by their artist. The artwork on the door features paintings, mosaic, carvings, metal work as well as a host of found treasures and embellishments.

A souvenir guidebook featuring the 37 artists and door sculptures is available at downtown Orillia shops throughout the course of the project.

Top prize winners will be announced during ‘Starry Night’ gallery and studio tour on August 22, 2015 in Downtown Orillia.

The ‘Downtown Doors’ exhibit will be on display until Thanksgiving weekend, 2015.

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