Free Spirits: The Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia

Exhibition Run: April 21 - September 2, 2018

Upper Gallery

Free Spirits: The Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia explores the history of Canada’s longest running folk festival. The festival originated in Orillia and has made its permanent home in Orillia. The exhibition will delve into the interdisciplinary and inclusive aspects of the festival and how it fosters community engagement. Stories, graphics, fashion and music will animate the history. 

Flavours of Mariposa:

Music, dance, art and stories make-up the atmosphere of any folk festival. With Flavours of Mariposa experience a taste of the sights and sounds from the Mariposa Folk Festival. Exhibition and events are generously sponsored by Casino Rama Resort

Music in the Museum:

Zachary Lucky - May 5, 2:30-3:30pm
Liz Powell - June 8,  8-9pm
ALEX Folk Band - June 20, 7-8pm
The Free Label - July 13, 8-10pm
Danny Webster - August 10, 8-9pm
Nicole Lisa Craig - August 25, 7-10pm

Michael Hill Book Reading & Talk - May 5, 1-2pm

Listen to the author of the Maripos Folk Festival: A History share anecdotes from festivals past. 

Storytelling Orillia Side by Each: Folk Stories - June 23, 2-3pm

SO... invites people to come share their stories and special moments from the Mariposa Folk Festival in an afternoon of informal storytelling. 

Learn Traditional Folk Dances with Ann & David Kennett - July 14, 1:30-2:30pm

Lear various traditional folk dances with the Kennetts who have been dance callers at the Mariposa Folk Festival for almost twenty years.

Printmaking with Juliana Hawke - August 12, 1-4pm

The Interactive Stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival hosts a variety of different artistic talents. Join instructor Juliana Hawke for an afternoon of creative printmaking for teens and adults.