WE'RE HOME !!!

The Arts Council would like to announce we are back to our location at  104A 369 Queen St. East.  Come on in to see us!!!
Thank You Jim McAuley for your gracious donation!

 Featured Artists

  1. Marching
    Marching
    Artist Bio: Roxanne Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) is a member of the OCT (Ontario College of Teachers), visual artist, children's book designer, jingle dress dancer and cultural activist. A graduate from the Cambrian College Theatre Arts Production. an honours graduate from the Bachelor of Fine Arts/minor in Anishinaabemowin studies from Algoma/Shingwauk University, Martin inspires her community to work with visual interpretations, storytelling and oral history of her surrounding lands and waters of lake Huron and Superior. As an Anishinaabe community practitioner, artist and seamstress, Martin’'s artwork and her practices blend personal biography with humour, cultural belonging and social critiques to engage her viewers in social conversations. She’s an award recipient for the Ashoka Changemaker Innovative approaches for First Nations people and received the MIchaelle Jean Foundation Youth Solidarity Project Recognition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has established a small business in Ojibwamowin by creating children's books in fabric and a catalyst for Thinking Rock Community Arts in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Growing up in Toronto and Northern Ontario, it’s allowed her to have a better understanding of her own self identity and the cultural loss she has experienced as a child. Teaching in a northern community allows Martin the ability to speak her own language with students and peers, collaborate with community members and have a sense of belonging to better the future for many more generations to come.
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO BE A FEATURED ARTIST PLEASE CONTACT US  VIA EMAIL WITH A SAMPLE OF WORK,  AND  "WEBSITE FEATURE ARTIST APPLICATION" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  We wll be changing the featured artist on a regular basis so don't miss your opportunity to be in the spotlight.
Reservered for members of the Arts Coucil of Algoma (contact us to become a member or renew your membership)
!Algoma that Artistic 

Our Mission: 
 
The Arts Council of Algoma is committed to:
advocating, coordinating, educating,  and informing on behalf of Algoma Artists.  

 
The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District will now be operating under
Arts Council of Algoma as part of our ongoing commitment to connecting artists throughout the entire Algoma district.
 
 
We are in full operation.
 
 
The Arts Council  continues to support arts and culture in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District
 
 
Office will be open Monday - Friday 9a.m - 11:30 a.m (volunteers needed)
or by appointment

705-945-9756 or info@ssmarts.org

Our mailing address is:
 104 A 369 Queen St. East.  
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  
P6A 1Z4
 
 
 
What we are all about...
History:
 
Formally known as the Allited 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.
Mandate: 
 
The Arts Council of Algoma is a registered, non-profit, charitable corporation.
 
The purpose of the Arts Council of Algoma is:
  
  - To coordinated the activities of individuals,
     groups & organizations engaged in
     arts and culture in Algoma;
 
 
  - To encourage education in and appreciation        of arts and culture; and
 
  - To provide an information service for artists,      groups, organizations and the public in
     Algoma.