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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March 9, 2016 - 10:41 am

 The Seasonal Brochure gives you the inside story on everything new this spring, summer and fall 2016, from exhibitions to new programmes and special events. We've attached a pdf of the brochure below. Come visit! 

March 8, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Presented in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society
March 8 to 31, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to present Self-Reflections, an exhibition of...

February 24, 2016 - 11:24 am

The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipient of the John Hartman Award is artist Tanya Cunnington. Cunnington is an Orillia-based artist who specializes in drawing and painting. Born in 1978 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, she received her Associates Degree from the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU) and Design in 2001 and won the Eric Freifeld Award for Excellence in...

February 11, 2016 - 5:32 pm
This Family Day, February 15, from noon to 4 pm, the MacLaren Art Centre is open and hosting two events that are sure to bring everyone a little closer. Treat the ones you love to an artist-led Family Workshop in the Rotary...
January 21, 2016 - 11:46 am

On February 6 and 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, bring your family to the MacLaren to enjoy Winterfest activities! Explore our current exhibitions, try your hand at Snow Painting...

December 18, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Feed your loved ones' creative side by purchasing MacLaren art classes or winter break art campsChoose from tried and true progammes and new favourites that focus on...

December 3, 2015 - 5:43 pm

 Join us for the opening,  Thursday, December 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm 
 Remarks at 7:15, Tours begin 7:30 pm

December 3 to March 6 
Gallery 3 and Janice Laking Gallery 
Curators: Rachelle Dickenson and Lisa Myers 


October 19, 2015 - 11:00 am

Buy Your Tickets Online!

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction
The MacLaren Art Centre
Friday, November 13, 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Preview the Auction: November 7 to 13
Tickets $50 | Available ...
September 14, 2015 - 2:37 pm
The first sign of fall for many fashion connoisseurs is the forecast of autumn trends in magazine style issues, which are always full of cozy knitwear, new and exciting prints and festive autumn colours. What are this season's must-have wardrobe items and housewares? Bling + skinny scarves + authentic accessories + one-of-a-kind tableware = your formula for an inspired autumn....
August 24, 2015 - 11:19 am

At the MacLaren we embrace creative energy at any time of the year, but especially in late summer as we near the beginning of another school season. Before you head back to the classroom, stop by the Gallery Shop to fill your backpack with these five stylish items to help you...