Tom Thomson Centennial Swim

On July 8th 2017, Canadian artist Paul Walde commemorated artist Tom Thomson by swimming the length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, on the 100th Anniversary of the death of Tom Thomson. The swim, a site specific and temporally specific event, was an opportunity for exploring and understanding the landscape and history through a performative experience. Walde was accompanied by … Read More

New Available Space Art Projects (ASAP)

The TOM’s ASAP program was designed to reactivate, revitalize and beautify Owen Sound’s downtown area by working with artists to develop art projects in vacant storefronts and other locations throughout the city’s core. For 2017, The TOM will invite diverse local artists to participate, ranging from professional artists to students. This project will benefit the artists, landlords and businesses who … Read More

What we are saying

In 2017 we will be marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death and the 50th anniversary of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. A number of special events and activities are being planned to commemorate this historically significant year!