The Huntsville Art Society is an exciting and active club with over 100 enthusiastic members who share their artistic skills and knowledge in a rewarding fellowship. Our member artists work in all types of media. This dynamic group is comprised of a full range of skills; from creative individuals who are just beginning, to full-time professionals.
We host numerous events such as community art shows and skill sharing workshops held primarily in the Muskoka, Ontario region. The Huntsville Art Society is a proud sponsor to a variety of community support groups. We combine the exhibition of our members' works with fundraising activities, resulting in contributions to charitable organizations throughout Muskoka. We encourage you to come out and participate in the many events and activities that our members help plan and organize.
The Huntsville Art Society is an incorporated not-for-profit art club that encourages creativity and ongoing learning through networking and collegiality, while facilitating opportunities for the promotion and growth of visual and functional arts in the community.
The Huntsville Art Society was first established in Muskoka as the Huntsville Art Council when the Centennial/Summit Center was first constructed. The group then changed to the Huntsville Art Crowd and in 2009 a member's vote determined it's recent name: the Huntsville Art Society. In the beginning this small group of enthusiastic artists and craftsmen met informally to share their common interest in visual arts.
A volunteer Board of Directors was formed to provide leadership and direction. In 2007, the Huntsville Art Society became incorporated as a not-for-profit entity. The Board is reviewed each year at the Annual General Meeting is responsible for coordinating a number of art shows per year, researching new venues, providing information and networking to members, administration and accountability of club funds, bylaws and strategic planning for the future. We have at least six Board meetings per year and an all member Annual General Meeting each fall.