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
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.
Gallery of Group of Seven Canoes
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:
- Algonquin Art Centre – Algonquin Park
- Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough
- Huntsville Art Society – Artists in the Schools
- Huntsville Festival of the Arts
- Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound
- Town of Huntsville’s reserved fund for future public art acquisition