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Group of Seven Canoe Mural Project

Updated July 2021

You can see the 2020 Group of Seven Canoes on display at our Oxtongue Lake store for the month of July 2021, in August they will be on display at the Algonquin Art Center in Algonquin Park.  Come September you’ll be able to bid on them in our Charity Paddle Art Auction.  You can enter your paddle art until Aug 31st 2021 for a chance to win some prizes and help us to contribute to local art charities and projects in our communities.

2021 Oxtongue Lake Display

2020 River Mill Park Display

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of forming the Group of Seven Artists. The Huntsville Festival of the Arts is celebrating this momentous occasion with a special art project taking place in downtown Huntsville throughout the summer.  Local artist Gerry Lantaigne, known for his work on the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, has created seven brand new murals, each painted on the underside of a canoe and featuring the work of one of the Group of Seven members.

Upon completion, the seven canoe murals were displayed in downtown Huntsville, temporarily as part of the outdoor gallery in Mill Park. They will be included in the 2021 edition of Nuit Blanche North scheduled for July 25th next year. Following this, the canoes will be auctioned off as part of the Algonquin Outfitters Charity Paddle Art Auction in September 2021.

With the help of Dan Watson, Gerry Lantaigne and Limelight Muskoka, photos and videos from each canoe have been captured so you can continue to enjoy them now that they are no longer on display in River Mill Park.

See all the videos in the playlist on our YouTube Channel.

Group of Seven Canoes

(above) The Group of Seven Canoe Mural Project by Gerry Lantaigne and the Huntsville Festival of the Arts on display in River Mill Park, Huntsville Ontario

Gallery of Group of Seven Canoes

  • AY Jackson Canoe

    AY Jackson Canoe

  • Arthur Lismer Canoe

    Arthur Lismer Canoe

  • Frank Johnston Canoe

    Frank Johnston Canoe

  • Franklin Carmicheal Canoe

    Franklin Carmicheal Canoe

  • Frederick Varley Canoe

    Frederick Varley Canoe

  • JEH MacDonald Canoe

    JEH MacDonald Canoe

  • Lawren Harris Canoe

    Lawren Harris Canoe

  • Group of Seven Canoe Project

    Group of Seven Canoe Project

 

2021 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction

We are very pleased and honoured to have these unique, Group of Seven themed canoes donated to our 3rd Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. Local artist Gerry Lantaigne, known for his work on the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, has spent all summer creating some beautiful works of art deserving of a gallery or even museum display.  You’ll be able to place bids on these canoes and many artistic paddles in our 2021 Paddle Art Auction held online between Monday, Sept. 13 and Monday, Sept. 27, 11:59 pm, 2021.

If you would like to create a work of art on a paddle for our Paddle Art Contest/Auction, visit our contest page for more details. (all paddles must be submitted no later than Tuesday, August 31st, 2021)

The following organizations will receive funds raised by the 2021 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Auction:

 

2021 Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Contest

 

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