Arts and Culture

Caledon has a thriving arts and culture scene. Check out Visit Caledon to learn more about Caledon's vibrant and unique arts and culture experiences. Caledon Public Library's Artful Caledon is also home to local visual artists, musicians and writers of all ages, offering them both virtual and in-person space to showcase their work. Headwaters Arts is also a great resource that brings together artists and supporters to promote, develop, appreciate and enjoy all arts in the Hills of Headwaters Region (Caledon, Dufferin County, Orangeville and Erin).

Calls for Artists - Current Opportunities

Public Art Murals

"In Bloom" by Blaze Wiradharma

From the Artist:

The In Bloom mural showcases a breathtaking selection of Ontario's local flowers, thoughtfully curated to represent the region's rich and diverse flora. Accompanied by the vital pollinators of bees and butterflies, the artwork radiates a message of growth and transformation.

With a keen eye for detail and an expert hand, the mural artist has captured each flower at its peak, meticulously showcasing their natural beauty and colors. The flowers symbolize the resilience and beauty of life, thriving in a range of environments and conditions. By including bees and butterflies, the mural emphasizes the critical role that these pollinators play in our ecosystem, and the importance of preserving and protecting their habitats.

In Bloom represents a celebration of nature and the interconnectedness of all living things. It inspires us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us and to reflect on our role in nurturing and sustaining our environment for future generations.

"Nature's On Your Side"  by MAED Studios

The Humber Lea Bridge mural is part of the Downtown Bolton Revitalization plan. You can visit the mural as you drive or walk past the Humber Lea Bridge. The artist was selected from an expression of interest that was circulated to the public this past summer. Bolton resident Vanessa Spizzirri is the owner of MAED Studios and was selected by the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Task Force to collaboratively design the bridge. The artwork is inspired by the Humber River and natural surroundings of the Heritage Trail. Vanessa hopes that the mural will encourage people to slow down and take in the beauty of the area while bringing some positivity to people's days! 


Mural by Blaze Wiradharma

The Queen St. Bridge Underpass mural is part of the Downtown Bolton Revitalization plan. Artist, Blaze Wiradharma, says, "The mural was inspired by the Humber River. This river flows right through the underpass where my mural is located and is an iconic part of downtown Bolton. I wanted to pay tribute to this and highlight some of the many forms of wildlife that the Humber attracts and is home to”. 


Rails to Trails: Public Art on the Caledon Trailway

The Cardwell Junction murals are part of the Town of Caledon’s Public Art Program and are funded
in partnership through the Rural Economic Development Fund by the Province of Ontario, the Town
of Caledon and the donations from book sales of “The Caledon Trailway, Building the Dream” by
Caledon Trailway Book Committee members: Diane Allengame • Cheri Cowan • Donna Davies •
Walter Getman • Emil Kolb • Fay McCrea • Dave Mullan • Wayne Noble • Jan Smith-Bull • Betty Ward.

Artist Statement by Blaze Wiradharma


Trailway Mural 1

In my vibrant colour digital artwork, I capture the enchanting beauty of four individuals walking and cycling on the Caledon Trailway. This piece reflects on a harmony between nature and human connection. The sun-kissed petals dance in the gentle breeze, mirroring the carefree spirit of exploration and camaraderie. Through intricate details and a palette of lively tones, I invite viewers to immerse themselves in the whimsical allure of this tranquil scene as if they are right behind this group of individuals. As the figures traverse the orchard's golden paths, they embody the timeless essence of wanderlust and friendship, inspiring a sense of warmth and wonder.


Trailway Mural 2


In my greyscale digital artwork portraying Cardwell Junction in Caledon, Ontario, I delve into the rich tapestry of history woven by iron rails. Through meticulous attention to detail and nuanced shading, I evoke the essence of a bygone era when steam engines echoed through the valleys, connecting communities and driving progress. Cardwell Junction becomes a focal point of reflection on the resilience of human ingenuity and the enduring legacy of railway heritage. This artwork serves as a timeless tribute to the junction's significance, inviting viewers to embark on a visual journey through time and space.


Museums and archives

To learn more about the history of Caledon or to conduct historical research, visit the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives or the Dufferin County Museum. Here you will find information about the material history of our community.

For further information such as consensus records, war records or immigration records the following Federal, Provincial and Municipal Archives may help: