We are Quest Art.
And we are proud of our committed and diverse staff driven by our common goal to create meaningful art experiences for our community.
Who We Are
For over 25 years, Quest Art School + Gallery has been committed to bringing arts and culture to the north Simcoe community.
This has been done through our exhibitions, art classes, and workshops for people of all ages – ranging from preschool to seniors. We also strongly believe in the impact and value that art and culture has on our community in many other ways.
We offer the only programme in Midland available for Alzheimers patients and their caregivers. We partner with Waypoint Mental Health Services, North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub, and Community Living Huronia – offering their clients the chance to develop creativity and expression, and enjoy companionship with others.
We provide curriculum-based outreach programmes to all the school boards in this area and we regularly participate in events that take place in Midland, Tiny, Tay and Victoria Harbour. Overtime, we have evolved from primarily providing hands on visual arts instruction, to being an organization using visual arts as a means of social advancement, and contributing to the well being of our community.
Quest Art recognizes the importance that art and culture plays in the civic, political, social, economic and environmental lives of a community. We believe in the significance of art and culture as a means of social engagement and connection, providing benefits that affect individuals mentally, emotionally, and physically. The activities and partnerships that we undertake provide multiple benefits, including economic and downtown revitalization, combatting social isolation, inclusive opportunities for marginalized communities, greater opportunities for volunteerism, and ensuring that youth are represented and have participatory opportunities for involvement. We believe in the power of art to change our world for the better.
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Our Mission: To Inspire, Explore, Create + Innovate
Our Vision: Quest is the centre for diverse visual art experiences within the immediate and larger community.
Quest Art School + Gallery acknowledges, and recognizes, that it is located on land which is the traditional and Treaty territory of the Anishinabek people, now known as the Chippewa Tri-Council comprised of Beausoleil First Nation, Rama First Nation, and the Georgina Island First Nation. This territory is within the pre-confederation Treaty 5 and Treaty 16 and included within the Williams Treaties of 1923. Several Treaties of Peace were made on a Nation to Nation basis between the Crown, the Anishinabek and the Haudenosaunee peoples. The Dish with One Spoon Waumpum Belt and the Five Council Fire Waumpum Belt speak upon the peace agreements between these two Nations. We also recognize that we are located on land which was once the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and that our community is home to many citizens of the Metis Nation of Ontario and to a large and diverse community of Indigenous peoples.
About the Midland Cultural Centre (MCC)
The Midland Cultural Centre is home to Quest Art School + Gallery and Huronia Players, click the buttons below to see what both the MCC and Huronia Players have going on!
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