Special Events

September 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $180 per person (includes $100 tax donation receipt)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
2017 MacLaren Legacy Dinner

Thursday, September 21

The 2017 Legacy Award honours Gerry Pilon, a powerful advocate and champion not only for the MacLaren, but also for a thriving, creative city of Barrie.

Special guest speaker Michael Redhill is an award- winning fiction writer, playwright and poet whose work includes the novel Martin Sloane and the young adult book Saving Houdini. His novel  Bellevue Square will be published in September 2017.

Cocktail reception 6:00 pm
Guest speaker and dinner 7:00 pm
Legacy Award presentation 8:30 pm

Tickets: $180 (includes $100 donation receipt)

To book, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044...

September 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Culture Days Open House
September 30, 2 to 4 pm
 
Meet the artists who teach our art classes and VanGo programmes. Participate in a hands-on activity for families in the Rotary Education Centre! Culture Days highlights free, cultural attractions in downtown Barrie.
October 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $125 (includes $75 donation receipt)
The MacLaren Speakeasy
Thursday, October 12, 6 to 10 pm
The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren
 
What can you expect at our Prohibition-inspired “Night of Fun & Games”? Poker—and bragging rights for the Best Poker Player in Barrie. Blackjack for those who prefer it. Live music. Fedoras, boas, inspired cocktails—care for a Lime Rickey or a Sidecar, anyone? Oh, and prizes you can’t get anywhere else!
 
Tickets $125 (includes $75 donation receipt).
 
Tickets are available at the MacLaren and online at www.maclarenart.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at...
November 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Tickets: $50
Off The Hook
MacLaren Silent Art Auction
Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm
Auction Preview: November 11 to 17
Tour of Auction Highlights: November 15, 6 to 7 pm
 
Off the Hook returns 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.
 
Tickets are available at the MacLaren and online at www.maclarenart.com. For...
February 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Tickets: $60. On sale February 5 at 10:00 am
2017 Battle of the Bands
Friday, February 23
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Live music begins at 7:15 pm
 
Drawing on the considerable musical talents of members of Barrie’s financial services and medical professions, our annual Battle of the Bands is one of the most celebrated live musical events of the year in Barrie. Proceeds from the event support the MacLaren Art Centre, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and the
Kempenfelt Rotary Club. Tickets $60, available at the MacLaren on February 5.