In 2001, a recently arrived artist, the late Eldora Taylor, invited like-minded residents to join her to create art in Meaford. Thus the Meaford Creative Arts Association came into being, and has been a vibrant part of the town ever since.
As a group, they meet weekly in Meaford Hall, where they keep the Terrace Room decorated with their works. New members are always welcome. Once a year, they rent the two Galleries for a month, and a percentage of all sales go to help preserve the Hall.
During the summer a show and sale in the harbour Pavilion helps raise money for Meaford Hospital, which itself houses a unique display of ceiling art, tiles the members have painted to provide patients with something colourful to look at when lying in bed.
Alas, all this was brought to a grinding halt with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the gradual lifting of restrictions, the artists have once more gathered together, and at the invitation of Meaford Hall, decorated the walls of the Galleries.
The show will be open from Tuesday, July 27, during Hall hours, and the closing date is as yet undecided under present conditions.
To date, there is no news as to when the group will be able to have their usual Monday meetings in the Terrace Room.