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Collingwood BIA brings art to the street with mural and painted utility boxes

Art on the Street is getting a new look this year
Andrew Peycha
A utility box painted by Andrew Peycha for the new version of Collingwood Downtown BIA's Art in the Street.


Collingwood Art on the Street is returning … but this time with a twist. 

For several years, the Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) has presented a seasonal walking gallery of hand-painted Muskoka chairs. This year we are animating the street and supporting our arts community in new ways. 

Watch for the mural being created in the lane off Hurontario Street between Northwood Gym and Blue Mountain Music.  Called ‘Growth,’ Mural artist Blaze Wiradharma will be creating iconic Collingwood imagery, grounded in his personal journey of growth in our community. This new art installation will complement the already wonderful murals throughout downtown which focus on our rich history.

Downtown Collingwood is also creating a new walking art gallery downtown by utilizing the unique canvases of the utility boxes which are found throughout the core. The first installation is located at the Northeast Corner of Third and Hurontario Streets and features the art of local artist Andrew Peycha.  

We are looking for expressions of interest from artists in our community who would like to be featured in this new ‘gallery’.  Please contact our office for details regarding how you might become involved.

For further information, call 445-5595 or email