THE 2023 ONLINE AUCTION HAS ENDED
The 2023 Paddle Art and Canoe Mural auction has ended. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted bids to help support the event. Seeing such enthusiasm and excitement for the wonderful art was inspiring.
Picking up Paddles and Canoes you have won:
Paddles can be picked up in Huntsville or shipped to your home (freight charges apply). Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions and to make pickup arrangements. Please note that the paddles ARE NOT at our Huntsville Store location so arrangements must be made beforehand if you wish to pick up at one of our stores. For weekend pickup please contact us before Thursday of that week to arrange. If you require your paddles to be shipped click here for shipping (if shipping multiple paddles, just pay the charge once. In the comment section include the number and name of the paddle(s) you have won).
Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who participated by bidding, donating, and sharing details of the auction. This is truly a rewarding experience for ourselves and our important community partners.
We look forward to doing it again with the 2025 edition of the auction.
Algonquin Outfitters’ bi-annual Paddle Art Auction 2025
Following the incredible success of the 4th edition of the Algonquin Outfitters Paddle Art Contest in 2023 we are thrilled to continue the tradition! Check back here to see info on the 2025 edition of the paddle art auction. As details become available they will be posted here.
Each year has been a resounding success with over $100K raised to date! We are thrilled with the creativity of the paddles that have been entered in the past, and that are coming through our doors throughout the year and the incredible support of the community who supports the auction.
The contest is open to anyone with a creative idea for a paddle―you don’t need to be an artist to participate. 2023’s entries included paddles painted with scenes from nature, people and geometric designs, carved paddles, stain glass, sculpted paddles, and even wood burned.
“Anything goes, as long as it starts with a paddle.”
Blank paddles can be purchased at any Algonquin Outfitters location or online (add link) for $34.98(+tax) although you can use your own paddle if you prefer. Purchase here.
Paddles can be picked up and submitted at any of the Algonquin Outfitters stores including; Bracebridge, Haliburton, Huntsville, Lake of Two Rivers, Lake Opeongo, Oxtongue Lake, and Port Carling.
Submission Deadline: 2025 dates TBD.
Please submit completed paddles with a submission form to any AO location or ship to our receiving department. Contact us for information on shipping.
The deadline to complete your masterpiece and submit your paddle entries will be announced in early 2024. (Artists are encouraged to do multiple if they are interested.) Work will be featured on AO social media channels leading up to and during the auction event. Links will also be promoted to the public and media.
Online Auction: 2025 edition TBD
The online paddle art auction will span several weeks and conclude with a live exhibit displaying submitted paddles and painted canoe murals in a chosen location. Follow our Instagram & Facebook pages for upcoming details on the theatre exhibit and online auction opening dates.
Is your Muskoka business an Arts & Culture community leader?
We are challenging businesses in Muskoka to make their best bids and win one of Huntsville's Festival of the Arts (14) painted canoe murals and proudly display in their entrance ways, foyers, boardrooms, or client spaces to demonstrate their participation and engagement in this community. It's a badge of pride and all winning businesses will be featured across
our media channels and online.
Paddle artists can win prizes, too! Prizes will be awarded to the artist of the paddle that raises the most at the auction (Best in Show) and a minimum of one prize for every 15 paddles received.