Oakville Art Society: The Early Years
Timeline

•1965

Oakville Art Society is founded.

First annual outdoor arts exhibition is held at Lakeside Park, called “Art on the Green.”

•1966

Second annual arts exhibition is held with a new name and new location: Art in the Park at Coronation Park.

“The Cottage” Oakville Art Society's first dedicated location, officially opens in the fall.

•1967

The first workshops are held at the Cottage in the fall – demonstrations in batik, and weekend oil painting were just some of the workshops offered.

•1970

With the growing number of members and class participants, OAS had to expand and in 1970 acquired the Red House in Coronation Park, adjacent to the Cottage.

•1971

On July 12th, OAS was incorporated under the laws of Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation and was registered as a charity with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.

•1979

The roof of the Cottage caves in and OAS has to look for a new location.

•1980

April 2nd the OAS purchases its current location at 560 Bronte Road.

•1990

OAS celebrates its 25th anniversary!

OAS pays off the mortgage on the location at 560 Bronte.

•1997

Art in the Park moves its exhibition to Heritage Park in Bronte Harbour.

•2009

The Town of Oakville approached OAS to become involved in the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre.

•2011

Art In The Park temporarily relocates back to Coronation Park to accommodate Town renovations in Heritage Park in Bronte Harbour.

•2012
Art in the Park returns to Heritage Park in Bronte Harbour, a location festival visitors praise.

•2015

OAS will have been a fixture in the community for 50 years!


Official Opening Invite
Official Opening Invite Details


Art on the Green, <br>Courtesy of the Town of Oakville Archives
Art on the Green,
Courtesy of the Town of Oakville Archives Details






Arts & Entertainment Clipping: Oakville Art Society's 25th Anniversary
Arts & Entertainment Clipping: Oakville Art Society's 25th Anniversary Details
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