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Become a Member

If you share a vision of a vibrant community that actively engages people of all ages in stimulating creative, intellectual and social activities, become a MacLaren Member!
  • You’ll be in touch with everything that is going on at the MacLaren with news of upcoming exhibitions, events and programs.
  • You’ll save on art classes, camps, and gifts from the Gallery Shop
  • You’ll receive advance invitations to special artist talks, curator tours and exhibition previews.
  • You’ll gain complimentary admission to reciprocating public art galleries in Ontario.

To join, follow the link and add the Membership level that suits you best.

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Become a Benefactor

Enjoy great art and support your community! Take home an original work of art on loan for one year plus a tax receipt for the value of your donation.


  • Includes two membership cards
  • Exclusive opportunity to take home a one of a kind original artwork on loan for 1 year
  • Option to purchase the loaned artwork at any time during the loan period.
  • Opportunity to meet a select group of artists contributing to the Benefactor Art Exchange
  • 10% discount on MacLaren Art Classes held at the centre
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop
  • Free admission to Family Sunday workshops
  • Complimentary admission to reciprocating public art galleries in Ontario (participating OAAG institutions).
  • Subscription to the MacLaren weekly “What’s On at the MacLaren”
  • Donation receipt as noted below

To become a Benefactor ($365 annually, Tax Receipt: $300) or Junior Benefactor ($265 annually, Tax Receipt: $200, if you are under 40), select the appropriate icon below, or contact 705-720-1044.

For more information, please contact us.


Become a Patron

The MacLaren Art Centre’s Patron Circle is a dedicated group of arts and culture enthusiasts who support the MacLaren with annual donations of $1,000 or more. These generous individuals provide critical support for MacLaren programmes and a growing collection of art, creating a legacy for current and future generations.

The Patron Circle shares a commitment to having a world-class art gallery in Barrie and helps ensure that the MacLaren continues to offer exceptional and accessible arts education for all ages.

Through a series of private events and opportunities, Patron Circle donors deepen their own knowledge and experience of the visual arts.

For more information about the levels below and joining the Patron Circle, contact us

Curator’s Circle: $1,000 to $2,499 annually
Collector’s Circle: $2,500 to $4,999 annually
Director’s Circle: $5,000 to $9,999 annually
President’s Circle: $10,000+ annually

MacLaren Art Centre Patron Circle members on a private tour of Marlene Hilton Moore's studio
$ 365.00
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