Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC) is a non-profit, community-based organization that celebrates and highlights the historic and ongoing connection of art, community and the beautiful environment of Oxtongue Lake.
Formed in 2013, OLAC is dedicated to researching and promoting Oxtongue Lake’s connection with famed Canadian painter Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. These artists were greatly inspried by the landscape of Oxtongue Lake and the nearby Oxtongue River. Through their images and stories, we can strengthen and highlight our commitment to the protection and preservation of the natural environmnet and its importance to our community.
To Date, OLAC has spearheaded and installed the Group of Seven Outdoor Exhibit on the local Community Centre grounds and helped produce Bob Hilscher’s documentary, Painting the Wilderness of the Oxtongue – One River. One Lake, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. OLAC’s ongoing project is to install interpretive placards at vistas painted by Canada’s legendary painters.
OLAC will continue to generate enthusiasm in the local community, promote our history to the broader pubic and endeavour to put Oxtongue Lake on the artistic map, from both a historical and current prespective.