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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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September 23, 2016 - 2:16 pm

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...

August 26, 2016 - 11:05 am

This autumn, unleash your creative energy in the sunny MacLaren studio! Choose from tried and true classes or fall in love with any one of our new programmes, like Zootopia...

August 21, 2016 - 2:19 pm

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...

August 4, 2016 - 4:51 pm

Whether you’re a cottage goer, a camping fanatic or you simply enjoy a backyard barbecue, the Gallery Shop at the MacLaren Art Centre has what you need for your next outdoor fête.

These charming animal-adorned...

July 28, 2016 - 11:56 am

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...

June 21, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our summer shows!

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
 Remarks at 7:15 pm, exhibition tours at 7:30 pm

 

Gary Evans
 "Farther...

June 6, 2016 - 12:05 pm

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.

For...

June 1, 2016 - 10:10 am

We always look forward to the summer months and all the outdoor festivals that happen in the region! This Saturday, June 4, join the MacLaren Education Team at Centennial Park for Celebrate Barrie to enjoy a free art activity and learn about everything that's...

May 5, 2016 - 9:41 am

MacLaren Art Centre highlights Simcoe County student artists with Portfolio 2016 and The Sarjeant Company Design Project

Portfolio is now in its 25th year and features an annual juried exhibition of works by graduating Grade 12 students from Simcoe County high schools. Portfolio is an opportunity to...

April 15, 2016 - 10:29 am

In the middle of this month’s ice storm, with trees cracking and transformers blowing out power across the city, the downtown became very dark. But halfway up the hill on Mulcaster Street, lights glowed brightly from one of the few public places that remained open. It was the MacLaren Art Centre, where staff was determined to carry on with an...