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​​​2020 Downtown Midland Holiday Window Painting

Media Release - Call for Artists: 2020 Downtown Midland Holiday Window Painting

October 14, 2020 – The Town of Midland is accepting applications from North Simcoe residents to create temporary window paintings to decorate Downtown Midland during the 2020 holiday season.

In an effort to celebrate the holiday season and add some holiday decor to Downtown Midland, the Holiday Window Painting will see local artists working in consultation with our local business owners to design concepts for windows to spread holiday cheer from Yonge Street to Bayshore Drive.

“The level of artistic talent in our region never ceases to amaze me, and I encourage all residents with interest in creating art to apply," said Mayor Stewart Strathearn. “This year, more than any, we could all use some extra holiday cheer, and nothing would help spread that cheer more, and add more reason to visit our downtown than these holiday window paintings in our great local businesses."

Selected artists will be required to work with the business owners to create a design concept that the owner approves of before any painting begins. Payment to artists will be based on the size of the window and determined by the Town of Midland and Downtown Midland BIA. Artists will be paid a minimum of $150 per window, and paint for the project will be supplied. All other supplies and equipment are to be supplied by the artist.

The call is open to those living in in Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny and members of Beausoleil First Nation. Individuals and households/families may submit applications for consideration.

The application deadline to be considered for this project is Friday, October 23, 2020, at 12 p.m. Applicants must include a completed application form and three samples of completed paintings. The application form and full details on eligibility can be found at Midland.ca/2020DowntownMidlandHolidayWindowPainting.

Selected artists will be notified by Friday, October 30, with a deadline to complete the holiday window paintings by the end of the day on Sunday, November 22, 2020.​

Child looking at a store window with a winter-themed painting on it.​​

2020 Downtown Midland Holiday Window Painting

The Town of Midland is accepting applications from North Simcoe artists to paint the windows of select Downtown Midla​nd stor​efr​​onts to celebrate the holiday season.​

The Town of Midland reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, as well as completed works which do not adhere to criteria and guidelines.​


​Deadline to apply:

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12 p.m. (noon)​

Notification to selected artists: 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Collection of paint:

To be coordinated with artists

Painting of windows:

To be arranged with individual business owners

Deadline to complete windows:

All paintings must be completed by end of day on Sunday, November 22, 2020​​

Call for Artists Application Form

Call for Artists Application Form​ - Application period has closed.


​Temporary window paintings to decorate Downtown Midland during 2020 holiday season. Subject matter and theme should relate to holiday celebrations and/or winter landscapes and/or activities.

Use of text is permitted, however profanity, advertising, branding and/or promotion of contempt against anyone are prohibited.​


​Windows of select Downtown Midland businesses which fall within the boundaries of Bayshore Drive to Yonge Street between Borsa and Bourgeois Laneways.​


​Payment to the selected artists will be based on the size of the window and will be determined by the Town and BIA.  Minimum payment to the artist per window will be $150.  This payment will include time to design the concept for the window in consultation with the business owner.  The business owner must approve the design before any painting begins.

Each artist will be supplied with a basic palette of paints.  Artists must supply their own supplies and equipment (brushes, buckets, rags, personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, etc).

Selected artists must follow public health guidelines at all times while executing this project, including wearing a mask and following proper handwashing techniques​.


​Submissions will be considered from those who live in Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny and Beausoleil First Nation.  Individuals and households (ie families) are able to submit applications for consideration.  

Those selected must have the capability to collect supplies during arranged dates and times, following public health guidelines. ​

How to Apply

​Email the following to kmealing@midland.ca

  • Application ​form

  • Three samples of completed paintings​