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Canada 150 - Art Tree Project

Marlene Schaly


Imagine every town having an art show where the connecting image is a tree, yet no tree is the same, each tells a unique story, and no matter what age, ability or background, each participant is the artist! The Art Tree Project is a creative initiative in which families, schools, businesses Art Tree - Community Choirand groups can come together to create their own Art Tree masterpiece. Each completed Art Tree will be owned by its creators and proudly displayed at their participating community's Art show during Canada's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. The image of the tree relates to our national logo of the maple leaf and is symbolic of our Canadian landscape. The Tree unites us all as Canadians. Each of us has roots in our country, schools, faiths, businesses and organizations. We grow and branch out as human beings within these community groups. The Art Tree Project is an excellent way to commemorate our fellow travelers through life with whom we work, learn, worship and play. Every group has a unique heritage and a story to tell. 

In 2016 teachers, students and artists joined with volunteer groups in the Ottawa Valley to create the first Art Trees for this Canada 150 event. Our local youth have been an instrumental part of Art Tree - Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Pow wowour team with creating YouTube videos and Art Tree’s Facebook Page, our virtual art show. See the Art Tree’s Facebook Page and read groups’ stories and descriptions of their creative process.

Help spread the work by sharing our Facebook posts and YouTube video’s at: Art Tree Project. Join our team! This event is endorsed by Heritage Canada and is not- for-profit. We welcome volunteers. Consider sponsoring a school or charity and get your business name out there.  

Help make this event a success in your community!




PURCHASE YOUR ART TREE KIT AT: Art Tree - Youth Cycling Group

The Papery  850 Bank St. Ottawa