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Artist wanted to commemorate Collingwood railway/museum history

The town has partnered with a developer and is collaborating with the museum to plan a mural in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Collingwood's first brick railway station, a replica of which now serves as the Collingwood museum
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The town, museum, and a local developer have partnered in searching for an artist to create a mural on a fence surrounding a construction site. 

The Town of Collingwood, Streetcar Developments, and the Collingwood Museum are collaborating for the public art project that is intended to help celebrate the 150th anniversary (1873) of the first brick railway station built in Collingwood and the 25th anniversary (1998) of the museum being built as a replica of the old brick station. 

Once an artist or team is found for the project, it will be painted on the hoarding fence surrounding the Streetcar development on Huron Street. 

"The presented concept is to depict a visual history of the railway in Collingwood and how it connected communities in the area and ran parallel with the shipping industry," states a news release from the town.

Collingwood's arts and culture coordinator, Amanda Henry said the driving force is a collaboration between community and professional organizations to celebrate the town's history. 

Artists are invited to present submissions by Monday, June 19 at 4 p.m. via an online application form. A selection committee comprised of town staff as well as members of the community will then select the successful artist or artist team.

Full details and project criteria can be found at

Individuals interested in volunteering for the selection committee are asked to email [email protected] or call 705-441-6088 to express your interest, on or before June 12 at 4 p.m.