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Here are recent articles and press releases about MacLaren Art Centre exhibitions and releases. Click on "Read more" for the complete release, as well as a PDF version available for download.

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April 25, 2017 - 4:32 pm

National Volunteer Week seems like the perfect time to acknowledge our spectacular team of MacLaren volunteers. In 2016 alone we welcomed 72 new volunteers. The total number of volunteers reached 278 and these gracious volunteers contributed almost 4600 hours of work. This incredible team assists the Centre in many different areas from guiding tours to promoting our programs to organizing...

April 25, 2017 - 4:32 pm

National Volunteer Week seems like the perfect time to acknowledge our spectacular team of volunteers here at the MacLaren Art Centre. In 2016 alone we welcomed 72 new volunteers. The total number of volunteers reached 278 and these gracious volunteers contributed almost 4600 hours of work. This incredible team assists the Centre in many different areas from guiding tours to promoting our...

March 30, 2017 - 1:37 pm

“I loved how this programme engaged the kids (you could hear a pin drop when the instructor started to explain the procedure) and also how it linked to the curriculum in so many ways!”  ― Byng Public School

“The (art making) process was very rich in curriculum expectations. The product was brilliant, instructors were very effective/professional. Good blend of art...

March 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Please join us at the Gallery as we celebrate our spring shows! Remarks at 7:15 followed by tours of the exhibitions led by the artists and curators. All are welcome, admission is free. See you Thursday!

Arthur Shilling
The Final Works
March 23 to June 25, 2017
Janice Laking Gallery and Gallery 3
Guest Curator: William...

March 10, 2017 - 10:59 am

What better way to brighten up your home than with art! Take part in the Benefactor Art Exchange and bring home an original piece of artwork for a year. For $1 a day ($365 annually) you can enjoy great art, receive a wealth of benefits—including an invitation to attend the Benefactor Art Exchange Evening —and support your community. If you're...

February 10, 2017 - 11:15 am

The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient of the John Hartman Award is Erika DeFreitas. DeFreitas is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. In her practice, she explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity with textile-based works and performative actions that are photographed, placing an emphasis on...

February 8, 2017 - 5:33 pm

The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to announce a special youth initiative made possible by a grant from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. In partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and Beausoleil First Nation Springwater Park, the MacLaren Art Centre will offer an innovative...

February 8, 2017 - 10:41 am

Tickets are now on sale for one of the most exciting musical events of the year, the 13th annual Battle of the Bands. Join us this year on February 24 at the Ranch for a rockin' evening in support of the MacLaren Art Centre, RVH Radio for...

January 19, 2017 - 2:43 pm

During Barrielicious, January 20 to February 5, enjoy lunch for two at the MacLaren for just $20 plus tax! Our Gallery Café offers a variety of salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. Pair your selection with one of our certified fair trade and organic coffees, teas and locally made sweets....

December 2, 2016 - 3:35 pm

The Seasonal Brochure gives you the inside story on everything new from Winter 2016 to Spring 2017, from exhibitions to new programmes and special events. We've attached a pdf of the brochure below. Come visit your art gallery!