As summer moves into the final days before the start of school, think back. Was it a good one? Were there any special memories or activities that stand out?

Share the highlights and post photos to Instagram #simcoesummer and #CarnegieDays2018. MacLaren Art Centre has launched a social media project called #Simcoe Summer, in celebration of Carnegie Days 2018. This year’s theme is The Story of Place.

What is place? What does it mean to you? Is it zip-lining through the forest, walking your dog or watching the fireworks? Share your photos of outdoor summer fun with friends and family or post a beautiful landscape. Submissions should be appropriate for audiences of all ages. The project is part of a number of different events taking place during Carnegie Days, Sept. 27-30. The annual festival explores the role of language in contemporary art through special exhibitions, public art projects, performances, readings, artists’ talks, film and video screenings, guided tours and hands-on workshops for families. Activities take place at the gallery and across the city of Barrie.

To participate in the social media project, be sure to use hashtags #simcoesummer and #CarnegieDays2018. Photos can also be shared by tagging the MacLaren’s Instagram: @maclarenart. Selected photos will be reposted on MacLaren’s Instagram page during Carnegie Days, Sept. 27-30.

Note: images that violate the Canadian Human Rights act, commit libel or slander, give out personal information or include profanity will not be included.

Visit for more details on Carnegie Days activities and the social media project.

Main photo: Enjoying summer in Simcoe County? Post your favourite activity at MacLaren Art Centre’s social media project. Photo credits, from the left: Jordan Boynton, Denise Smith and Anna Lee.


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