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.

If you have any questions please contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044 ext. 236 or through our Contact Form

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!

December 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm

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
December 3,...

November 22, 2016 - 3:05 pm

Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans
Friday, November 25, 12:15 to 1 pm
The Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

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.

October 13, 2016 - 9:24 am

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...

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