Monday, July 1
10am to 5pm
Admission and programs are free all day.
McMichael Family Paint Challenge
11am, 12 & 1pm
The Family Paint Challenge is an exhilarating experience for both the artists and the audience. As the paintings come to life, the audience watches in anticipation of the next brush stroke and bold colour choice. Who will be the winner?
Registration begins onsite at 10 am. Spots are limited for each time slot.
What is a Family Paint Challenge?
A family paint challenge is a live painting competition! Each challenge will consist of anywhere from 5 from 8 families. Each family will receive a canvas, paint and a mix of brush sizes and will be asked to create a painting together. Teamwork is emphasized and will be taken into consideration when choosing a winning team. A large McMichael reproduction selected from an exhibition on view will serve as the inspiration image and families will have 20 minutes to paint furiously and try to take the crown! Participants will be painting in acrylic paint on an 18×24 canvas.
Gallery & outdoor family tours
12 & 1pm
These fun and interactive family tours will take visitors through highlights and stories from the collection, while revealing points of discovery inside and outside the gallery.
Public gallery tours, including Maud Lewis exhibition
12:30 & 2pm
Join a gallery tour to learn about the fascinating history behind the McMichael and the Group of Seven, and discover special exhibitions, including Maud Lewis.
Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band Performance
The McMichael is pleased to welcome back for the fourth time the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band! This amazing musical ensemble led by Jules Estrin provides an opportunity for exceptional middle and secondary school student musicians to hone their skills in a diverse professional setting.
Over the past 10 years the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band has performed with legendary jazz figures including Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Guido Basso, PJ Perry, Tom Scott, Lew Tabackin and Bucky Pizzarelli, and recently opened for Al Jarreau at the Branford International Jazz Festival.