The Creemore Community Arts Program (CCAP) is hosted by the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, and created by artist Sara Sniderhan. The goal of the program is to offer accessible cultural experiences and classes to the most vulnerable members of our community.

In its inaugural year, the CCAP will provide visual arts, creative writing, and music lab programs for children, youth and seniors in Creemore. Programs will be held in community spaces such as the Station on the Green, Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School, and Creedon Valley Community Care Community. Our first collaborative project, called Water Runs Through Us, will look to explore and record the community of Creemore's relationship with our local waters: the Mad and Noisy rivers, and Georgian Bay. Through visual art, creative writing, and oral history recordings, participants in the Water Runs Through Us project will delve into what water means to us environmentally, physically, spiritually, and recreationally. The project will offer a meaningful way for Creemore's seniors, kids and teens to share ideas and stories and work together towards a common goal.

The Creemore Community Arts Program provides all materials free of charge, and all programs are offered for a suggested donation of $5 per session. The program began this summer with an art drop-in class for kids in July, and on-going programs will begin in October 2019. The visual arts program is facilitated by Sara Sniderhan. Journalist and teacher, Emily Worts, will run the Creative Writing Program and musician and teacher, Brad Holden, will run the music program. For more information about the CCAP, please email Sara at

The Creemore Community Arts Program is thrilled to offer a creative writing activity during this year's Dunedin Literary Festival. Information about the program will be available, and donations to the program can be made by cash, debit, or credit card during the literary festival.