Special Events

March 30, 2017 - 7:00 pm
2017 Benefactor Art Exchange Evening
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Preview: March 11 through 30
The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren
For $1 a day, enjoy great art and enrich your community! Join the Benefactor Programme and take home an original work of art on loan for a year. The annual Benefactor Art Exchange Evening offers Benefactors an opportunity to select an original work of art to hang in their home or office for one year. Artists from across the province generously loan artwork in a range of media, from painting to sculpture, in support of this programme. 
The MacLaren Benefactor Programme
April 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Cosmic Café Audition
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

Calling youth ages 14 to 18 years! Are you in a band? Do you know somebody with an amazing voice? Are you a Spoken Word Artist and looking for a chance to perform? Then the MacLaren Youth Council is looking for you to share your talent at the Cosmic Café event! With over 150 in attendance, it’s a great opportunity to be seen and heard!

The MacLaren Youth Council encourages interested performers to audition on Wednesday, April 5. Let the Council know you want to audition by joining the event on...

April 7, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Tickets: $225 (includes receipt for $125 donation)

Black Tie Gala
Friday, April 7, 6:30 pm to close
The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren

Attire: Black Tie

Join us for an evening of exceptional entertainment, dining and dancing. Dinner catered by Cravings, The Farmhouse and Michael and Marion's. Proceeds from this fundraising event support the MacLaren’s art education programmes for children and youth. Tickets $225 (includes receipt for $125 donation). 

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044 ext. 236/ sue.ellen@maclarenart.com

April 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm
$2 Admission

Cosmic Café
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 to 9:00 pm
$2 Admission
MacLaren Art Centre, main level

Join us on April 28 for the ninth annual Spring Coffeehouse organized by the MacLaren’s Youth Advisory Council. Enjoy music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth—all with a great cup of coffee! Activities include our very popular button-maker, out-of-this-world crafts and much more. This is an all-ages event, parents are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the best Sci-Fi costumes! Proceeds for the Cosmic Café will go towards an art class bursary.

Youth are invited to audition for this event on April 5. Let the Youth Advisory Council know you want to audition by joining the Cosmic Café Audition page...