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Art Is Love

Quest Art School + Gallery is thrilled to announce its new artist-in-residence program, Art Is Love. 


This innovative initiative is designed to foster a dynamic and collaborative environment for artists, providing them with a dedicated space to develop their work. The program is open to artists from various disciplines, encouraging diverse voices and perspectives. "Art Is Love" aims to support the growth and development of talented individuals and cultivate a sense of community and connection through the shared love of art. 

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About Art Is Love

Quest Art School + Gallery Launches Innovative Artist-in-Residence Program To Celebrate The Profound Connection Between Love And Art.

Quest Art School + Gallery is proud to announce the launch of its new artist-in-residence initiative, "Art is Love." This exciting program aims to foster artistic expression and community engagement while celebrating the profound connection between art and love.

With "Art is Love," Quest seeks to create a nurturing environment where artists can explore their craft freely, supported by a community that values and celebrates their work. The “Art Is Love” concept was inspired by a similar program that Quest's Board Chair experienced on an even grander scale in Australia and recognized as something the local community could benefit from in North Simcoe.

The artist-in-residence program, which will formally open to the public on March 16th in tandem with the new Café Roxy, will provide selected artists with dedicated studio and/or gallery space on the main floor of the Midland Cultural Centre. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with the local community through workshops, exhibitions, and interactive events.

"We are thrilled to introduce 'Art is Love' as our latest endeavour to champion creativity and connection within our community," says Lawrence Sagar, Director of Quest Art School + Gallery. "By embracing love as the guiding principle of this residency, we hope to inspire artists to explore the possibilities of their craft while fostering meaningful connections with one another and our patrons."

The "Art is Love" residency will welcome artists from a variety of different backgrounds and disciplines to encourage diverse voices and perspectives. These artists will embark on a journey of exploration, collaboration, and self-expression, guided by the ethos that art has the power to unite, heal, and uplift. Applications are open to emerging and established artists alike. Interested individuals are invited to review the submission requirements below.

2024: Artists in Residence


March 13th to April 27th: Jean Miller
May 2nd to June 8th: Bridget Puhacz
June 13th to July 27th: Sarah Hancock
August 1st to September 14th: Clare Ross
Sept 19th to November 2nd: Alyssa McBride
November 7th to December 21st: Susan Darlymple

2025: Artists in Residence

January 9th to February 23rd: Maddie Alexander

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Quest Art School + Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Rotary Club of Midland, whose generous community grant has made Art Is Love possible. The Rotary Club has been an outstanding community partner of Quest's and an ongoing champion of our efforts to further extend our impact in Simcoe County.

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