Magic of Children in the Arts, founded by artist Lory MacDonald, features professionally hung art, reviews of each work by professional artists and a prize of art materials for every child who participates. It runs March 4 through April 28 more details here.
Just shy of 1,000 submissions came in for the 2016 show from K-to-8 children in and around Collingwood, a rapidly growing community north of Toronto on Georgian Bay. MacDonald is an artist and art producer (she also runs ArtFest Ontario) who created Magic of Children in the Arts, a registered charitable organization, in 1994.
“There is something delightful about children’s artwork – full of the joy, innocence, stories and interpretations of their world,” MacDonald says.
“Everyone marvels and loves this show. By acknowledging the children’s creativity in the exhibition, we plant the seed for a lifetime of arts appreciation and participation. It is truly a wonderful event and we have tremendous support from the community.”
All 900+ of the 2016 artworks can be viewed in online galleries, here.