Become a Patron

Join the MacLaren Patron Circle 

The MacLaren Art Centre’s Patron Circle is a dedicated group of arts and culture enthusiasts who support the MacLaren with annual donations of $1000 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 joining the Patron Circle, contact Laura Aylan-Parker, Director of Development, at 705-720-1044 ext. 236/ laura@maclarenart.com

Curator’s Circle : $1,000 to $2,499 annually

  • Invitation for two to attend an exclusive dinner with the artists and contributors
  • Invitation for two to attend the annual curator’s tour of Toronto art galleries
  • Invitation for two to attend the annual tour of an artist’s private studio
  • Recognition as a member of the Curator’s Circle in the MacLaren Annual Report and on the Annual Donor Wall
  • Charitable donation receipt for the full value of your donation
  • All of the privileges of a Sustaining Friend of the MacLaren

Collector’s Circle: $2,500 to $4,999 annually

  • Invitation for two to attend a personal behind-the-scene tour of the MacLaren’s Permanent Collection
  • Invitation for two to attend the annual tour of a private, public or corporate collection
  • Recognition as a member of the Collector’s Circle in the MacLaren Annual Report and on the annual Donor Wall
  • All of the privileges of the Curator’s Circle

Director’s Circle: $5,000 to $9,999 annually

  • Recognition as a lead supporter of a Gallery programme of your choice
  • Advance reservations for the annual Black Tie Gala and the Legacy Dinner
  • Recognition as a member of the Director’s Circle in the MacLaren Annual Report and on the Annual Donor Wall
  • All of the privileges of the Collector’s Circle

President’s Circle: $10,000+ annually

  • Complimentary use of the MacLaren’s main floor for a private party or corporate reception
  • Complimentary one-year lease of an artwork from the MacLaren’s Art Rental programme
  • Recognition as a member of the President’s Circle in the MacLaren Annual Report and on the Annual Donor Wall
  • All of the privileges of the Director’s Circle