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Join us at the Gallery as we celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions. Remarks at 7:15 followed by tours of the exhibitions led by the artists and curators. All are welcome, admission in free. See you Thursday!
Again and Once More, Again
Kristie MacDonald, Myfanwy MacLeod, Mitch Robertson
Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans
Friday, November 25, 12:15 to 1 pm
The Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Local artisans Sue Barker, Jamie Hanson and Doug Symes will share their individual processes and inspirations and give attendees a sneak peek at their newest treasures.
Off the Hook returns for its 26th year with more than 150 works of art by over 100 regional artists and a wealth of great finds generously donated by local retailers. This annual fundraiser offers everyone the opportunity to bid on and take home original artwork. Tickets are $50 each, and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Barrie’s finest chefs. Cash bar. Order...
From September 29 to October 2, the MacLaren Art Centre and its cultural partners in Barrie present Carnegie Days. This annual four-day festival of art and language offers great events for visitors of all ages. Special exhibitions, performances, talks and tours, readings, film screenings and workshops take place at the Gallery and at other downtown Barrie venues. This year’s...
The toughest part of going back to school isn't finding time to squeeze in a last summer adventure or getting used to waking up early again: it's finding fashionable accessories to bring to the classroom. This year, visit the Gallery Shop to grab unique back to school items that...
The MacLaren at Kempenfest
YMCA Children's Village
July 30 to August 1
Look for the plaid banner in the YMCA Children's Village, near the Tiffin Boat Launch, where the MacLaren Education Team will help you create a fun art activity based on the "Road Trip...
Longevity isn’t something you normally think about when purchasing a gift. Does it fit my budget? Will they like it? Will they use it? These are typical questions when shopping for someone else. But this spring and summer we’d like you to consider the longevity of the item you are buying – how well is the item made and what is its legacy.