Awenda has a deeply rooted artistic tradition that encompasses a number of iconic figures in Canadian history. Tom Thompson painted the park’s Giant’s Tomb Island, a number of the Group of Seven also fostered connections with the Southern Georgian Bay area. Awenda Inspired is designed to celebrate the park’s rich art heritage and provide an opportunity for students and the general public to interact.
The annual special event Awenda Inspired! has continuously lived up to its namesake in fall of 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. New emerging artists from the Ontario College of Art and Design participated and produced some beautiful works of art.
This year, the Friends of Awenda organization and the OCAD University DRPT Faculty of Arts will not be hosting Awenda Inspired. Stay tuned for Awenda Inspired’s return in the future to experience the park’s beautiful fall colours and landscapes while enjoying the art produced by OCAD students.
The Friends of Awenda Park would like to thank all individuals and area businesses who generously supported and continue to support Awenda Inspired! A special thanks goes to First Service Canada, Maurice’s Valumart, Grounded Coffee Co. and Downtown Midland’s Subway!
Check out some photos from past events below: