Spring Art Festival returns to Camp Samac in Oshawa


Published April 8, 2024 at 6:04 pm

Spring Art Festival at Camp Samac

Art lovers have been marking this weekend on their calendars for a year as the Spring Art Festival returns to Camp Samac in the city’s north end.

More than 40 professional, semi-professional and amateur artists will be at Camp Samac this Saturday and Sunday for the annual event, organized by the Oshawa Art Association and held each year since 1981. Their work will include paintings, prints, woodwork, sculpture, and pottery.

Camp Samac, which features over 180 acres of forested land and is one of Scouts Canada’s largest staffed camping centres, was founded in 1946 on land donated by Col. Sam McLaughlin, the founding President of General Motors of Canada. The Spring Art Festival takes place in the mid-century modern log cabins located on the Ontario Heritage-designated property.

Twenty years ago, Camp Samac closed its gates to the public (the grounds were previously open to the public), so the Spring Art Festival offers an opportunity to once again access one of Oshawa’s great hidden gems.

Camp Samac

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