Art + Nature + Music

Imagine for a moment that you happened by some interesting outdoor art installation that filled you with wonder. That was the feeling I experienced as I pulled in the driveway to park by the barn at ORA. It was almost as if a magical tent village had popped up out of nowhere and transformed the…

August Art + Acoustic Sounds

What good would summer in Bancroft be without an outdoor art installation, house concert and bonfire? Guess what friends you’re in luck! Nicole E. Schlosser is gathering a few good people from Atelier Presse Papier to bring you a garden of silk screened works that are part of a project called 123 PARC that will…

Welcoming spring with the Great Canadian Tree-Warmer

It’s a treat to be able to offer a unique exhibition like The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer. Showing work from talented and creative artists in the woods to outdoor enthusiasts and curious art lovers alike. A short hike along the Tree Hugger Trail provided a picturesque view through the mixed hardwood forest that was dotted with gems…

The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer and The Crackling

There is a flurry of activities planned in the coming weeks here at ORA and although winter has been a little easier on us this year we’re excited to close out the season with maple syrup and The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer project. Since January artists have worked on creative tree-warmers that will be exhibited in…

Artistic Hootananny & Harvest Picnic

It was a beautiful weekend to get together with family, friends and neighbours over the love of local food and art. The Art Barn displayed a bounty of locally grown produce, eye-catching art by Joey Bruni, Dianne Eastman, Ken Fraser, Roy Mitchell, Freddie Towe, Don Wilson, Colleen Zetaruk and beautiful poetry by Suzanne Ballantyne. We…

Hobby Farm Harvest & Creative Weekend

As much as we don’t like to admit it summer is rounding to a close. The deciduous trees are losing their green colour and the gardens of the hobby farm are seeing major progress in root crops and late season producing vegetables/fruit. What better time to celebrate the harvest and a chance to spend time…