-Art In Public Places

This is an initiative of the Elora Arts Council. Its purpose is to enrich exterior and interior spaces in our community with the vibrancy and beauty of visual art.

Art in the Municipal Building

January to April

Abstract Acrylics

Rachel Albano

Rachel Albano (rachelalbano.com) Rachel Albano is an abstract painter from Elora, Ontario. She has recently had the honour of being selected for the exhibition "20 Emerging Artists You Should Know" at the reputable Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto. She is represented by Koyman Galleries in Ottawa and PI Fine Art in Toronto. Rachel shows annually at juried outdoor art shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Nathan Philips Square. This past year was an exhilarating experience as she completely sold out her booth to the enthusiastic art lovers. Of highest importance to Rachel is the feeling the viewer experiences from her art. If her intuitive process of covering and revealing layers, combining rough, textural marks with watery, ephemeral drips can create a painting that emanates hope and inspiration, then she has achieved her goal.


Art in the Lobby of Groves Memorial Hospital

The Photography of

John McGill

John McGill is an award-winning photographer, whose work has been recognized internationally. While earning an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Biology, he combined his interest in photography with the natural world he was studying. John is a published photographer and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Insights Photography Award in 2016. Johnís work supports various charities and has been exhibited throughout Southern Ontario. He volunteers his time as Treasurer of the Elora Arts Council and is a member of the Insights Organizing Committee, the Guelph Arts Council and Headwaters Arts. John lives with his partner in Fergus, Ontario. His work can be viewed at www.notablyartistic.ca


Art in the Day Surgery Corridor

A display of art Ages 8-17

Youth Art from STUDIOHERE, Fergus
Curated by Meredith Blackmore


Art in the Boardrooms of the Fergus Sportsplex

Mid-February to late April

Chinese Ink Drawings

by Peter Skoggard

Influenced by his mother's facility with Chinese brush painting, Peter Skoggard, Elora artist and musical composer, created ink sketches on the subject of The Bestiary, or Procession of Orpheus by the French-Italian-Polish poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Apollinaire casts poems for each subject into short rhymed stanzas, suggesting music, and Peter Skoggard set them to music in a suite complemented by his free flowing ink drawings. These early poems of Apollinaire have charmed readers with their brief celebrations of animals, birds, fish, insects, and the mythical poet Orpheus since they were first published in 1911. Peter's musical interpretation has yet to be performed.


Art In the Window Of Greg Oakes' Office, Geddes St., Elora


To March 11, 2018

Promotion of Art Talks Series

Payton Curtis and Julianna Cox: talk about the art of animation.

Mid- March to Mid-April

Clay Sculptures of Shirley Al





supported by artists and the entirely volunteer work of the Elora Arts Council for over 20 years