Buzz

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Created by Max Streicher

Buzz was a travelling art project that celebrated that most quintessential of Canadian critters: the mosquito. Throughout June 2013, “Buzz”, the giant 20ft inflatable mosquito, made surprise appearances at a number outdoor spaces throughout the Muskoka Parry Sound region leading up to its final stop at Nuit Blanche North in Huntsville on July 13, 2013. Thousands spotted where Buzz landed, and while they were there got their hands dirty: some of the stops featured artists leading activities in drumming and sculpting. A free, fun and family friendly work of art that showcases the beautiful land we live in and celebrates our connections to the wilds that surround us.

Click Here to Check Out a Video of Buzz’ stop on the lookout tower in Parry Sound.

Peter Roberts-Follow the BuzzCongratulations to Peter Roberts who is the winner of the “Follow the Buzz” contest. Peter’s photo was drawn at random from all the submissions posted to our Facebook Page. He has won himself a sweet prize package from Algonquin Outfitters.The Prize includes a day long canoe trip for two to Ragged Falls ( includes canoe, two paddles, two PFD’s map and safety kit) and of course a bug jacket and bug spray to protect against relatives of Buzz. It’s a prize package valued at $125.

This project is made possible through a partnership with Explorers Edge and Algonquin Oufitters

Buzz’ Flight Path

Saturday June 8, 7am-7pm
River Mill Park, Huntsville (in collaboration with Algonquin Outfitters as part of the Huntsville Half Band on the Run Marathon
*No Arts Activities

Saturday June 15, 10am-4pm
Santa’s Village, 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge (in collaboration with Santa’s Village) *Arts activities run 1pm-3pm          

Saturday June 22, 9am-5pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George St., Parry Sound (in collaboration with the Museum on Tower Hill). *Arts Activities run 1pm-3pm

Sunday June 23, 10am-5pm
Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst (in collaboration with Muskoka Steamships)
*Arts Activities run 1:30-2:30pm

Saturday June 29, 10am-5pm
Minett, Cleveland’s House, Play World, Juddhaven Rd.

Sunday June 30, 10am-4pm 
Burks Falls Fair Grounds,
220 Centre Street, Burks Falls (in collaboration with the Burks Falls Rodeo)
*Arts activities from 1pm-3pm

Monday July 1, 10am-7pm
JW Marriott Hotel,
1050 Paignton House Rd, Minett (in collaboration with Muskoka Chautauqua)
*Arts Activities from 5pm-7pm

Saturday July 6, 9am-4pm
Huntsville Town Docks, 86 Main Street East (in collaboration with Algonquin Outfitters)
*No Arts Activities

Wednesday July 10, 9am-5pm
Charles W. Stockey Centre,
2 Bayview Rd Parry Sound (in collaboration with the Stockey Centre)
*Arts activities from 1pm-3pm

Made possible through the generous support of ExplorersEdge_wtag