We
Support
the Arts.

The Arts Council of Algoma supports arts and culture in
Sault Ste Marie and Algoma region.
We connect artists with their community through events, exhibits, workshops, and networking opportunities.
  1. DOWNTOWN MURAL PROJECT
    DOWNTOWN MURAL PROJECT
    The Arts Council of Algoma is proud to support the Downtown Association and Future SSM with the Downtown Mural Project to revitalize our community in the arts.
  2. WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
    WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
    We lead community workshops to lead and instruct Sault Ste Marie and Algoma residents in the arts.
  3. #UPTHEARTS FESTIVAL
    #UPTHEARTS FESTIVAL
    The Arts Council of Algoma leads key community events such as the annual #UpTheArts Festival, which connects artists with their community.
  4. DAWAA DAZHI GALLERY
    DAWAA DAZHI GALLERY
    Our Dawaa Dazhi Gallery features a beautiful range of work from local artists.
  5. LOCAL ARTISTS
    LOCAL ARTISTS
    We provide opportunities for local artists, such as Ellen Van Laar (featured here), to display their work in their community.
  6. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
    YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
    We offer events, exhibits, and workshops that allow the youth in our community to engage in the arts.

Formerly known as the Allied Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie, followed by the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District, the Council was incoporated in 1968, by a group of local artists and art supporters who  recognized the need for an organization that would support and encourage artistic development in the community.  

Still to this day, the Arts Council is committed to that vision by promoting and coordinating the artistic endeavours of our members, as well as contributing to the rich cultural life of the Algoma District.  The Arts Council of Algoma has been a registered not-for-profit charity since 1980.