The Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition
June 17 - October 28, 2021
The Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition is an outdoor exhibition that runs from June through October each year. The sculptures are installed at sites along Highland Street, the main street of the downtown core of Haliburton Village in Ontario, Canada.
Where We Are
Haliburton Village is located in the Haliburton Highlands, approximately 215 km northeast of Toronto and 285 km east of Ottawa.
See map here.
All of the sculptures on display are available for purchase. The public deals directly with the artists; they receive all proceeds from any sale. See our gallery for pricing and artist contact information.
How We Got Started
The Haliburton Village BIA brings together businesses in the downtown area of Haliburton, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development and community events.
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest, located in Glebe Park, has been attracting visitors to Haliburton since 2001 and has grown to an outdoor collection of over 35 sculptures. Each year thousands of visitors visit the Sculpture Forest.
Over the years the Board of Directors of the Sculpture Forest has talked about how we could do something similar in the downtown of Haliburton – connecting the village to the Sculpture Forest and providing an extraordinary experience for visitors to the area.
In the spring of 2018, we became aware of the Elora Sculpture Project which successfully brings sculptures to their public spaces. After consultation with the organizers of that initiative, we decided that we could make this work in Haliburton Village.
The executive and membership of Haliburton Village BIA were excited by the idea and joined forces with the Haliburton Sculpture Forest to create the Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition. Since 2018 we have put out an annual call to artists in Canada working in any media suitable for outdoor sculpture. A jury selects the works for the exhibition from the submissions we receive.
Funding is provided by the Haliburton Village BIA, local businesses, organizations and art-loving residents.
All of the works in each exhibition are for sale. We let the public deal directly with the artists which eliminates fees; a benefit to you and the artists. Our guide includes pricing and contact information for each artist.
View and download the 2019 guide here: Click here
*Please Note: We are no longer accepting submissions for 2021, stay tuned for applications for summer 2022
While we do not offer guided tours of the Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition, feel free to take a self-guided tour using our brochure found in the Haliburton Tourism Office, or using the Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition tour on the PocketSights Tours App, available on both Apple and Android devices.
For more information on how our self-guided tours work, see the Self-Guided Tours page.