The Blue Mountains community is rich with history and offers a wide variety of arts and cultural experiences.
On this page:
1. The Blue Mountains Public Library
2. L.E. Shore Gallery
3. Craigleith Heritage Depot Museum
4. Marsh Street Centre
5. Live Music and Concerts
6. Municipal Art Program (MAP)
7. Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project
8. Galleries and More
9. Heritage Cemeteries
10. Arts & Culture Beyond the Municipality
The Blue Mountains Public Library
The Blue Mountains Public Library exists to enrich the lives of all members of our community by offering a wide range of materials, programs and services.
L.E. Shore Gallery
The Gallery at L.E. Shore in Thornbury has monthly juried exhibits and focuses on local artists and topics.
Craigleith Heritage Depot Museum
Located on Highway 26 along the shore of Georgian Bay, the Craigleith Heritage Depot museum highlights the Town's unique cultural, natural and industrial history.
Marsh Street Centre
The Marsh Street Centre has been an important part of the Clarksburg/Thornbury community for more than 85 years. The Centre is currently operated as a community owned, non-profit organization managed by a small group of dedicated volunteers. The Marsh Street Centre is dedicated to the enrichment of the community's cultural life by providing space suitable for a wide variety of gatherings for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Municipal Art Program (MAP)
The Municipal Art Program is an initiative by the Town. Inaugurated in 2012, the program is designed to provide a showcase for the works of artists in the region while enhancing the environment of the Town Hall for employees and visitors. All works are on loan from the artists for a period of one year.
For more information about this program, purchasing the art or artist submission, please visit The Blue Mountains Public Library website.
Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project
The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project was launched in 2015 to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and aimed to complete 150 murals illustrating Canada’s cultural and geographical diversity.
The purpose of the project is to create a national mural including all provinces and territories, 100,000’s of paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The mural, if ever connected would be over 365 meters wide (four football fields) x 2.5 meters high (eight feet).
Upon the completion of the entire Canada Mosaic Mural, each community mural will reside in the town or city where it was created as a legacy of your community and its connection to the communities across Canada.
In 2017, residents of The Blue Mountains came together to create their piece of the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural which is on display at the Smith Memorial Park across from the Town Hall.
Galleries and More
The Blue Mountains offers numerous galleries and shops to satisfy your cultural interest and curiosity.
The Town maintains seven Heritage Cemeteries located throughout the municipality.