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July 2019

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project

July 24 - August 31

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project MacLaren Art Centre | www.maclarenart.com Join our online #BookClub and share your #SummerReads with us! In celebration of Carnegie Days, the MacLaren Art Centre invites youth, adults and families to share a favourite quote from a current book or one from their personal collection.…

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BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

July 5 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

BarrieLicious Summer 2019 Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 21 During BarrieLicious, two can dine for just $20 at the MacLaren Art Centre! Enjoy a meal in the Gallery Café, dine al fresco on our courtyard patio or take your favourite menu items to go! Select one entrée, one drink and one dessert…

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June 2019

Father’s Day Family Workshop

Father’s Day Family Workshop

June 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Father's Day Workshop: Fabulous Father’s Day Memento Sunday, June 16, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Give a gift of a moment frozen in time. Families will learn the art of mould-making and use clay to cast their hands in plaster.…

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May 2019

Mother’s Day Family Workshop

Mother’s Day Family Workshop

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mother's Day Workshop: Marvelous Mother’s Day Cards Sunday, May 12, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Join us for Mother’s Day and create a unique card for that special Mom, Grandmother or caregiver! Using collograph printmaking, families will print an image on…

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April 2019

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse Friday, April 26, 2019, 6 to 9 pm MacLaren Art Centre, main lobby and Education Centre Admission $2 towards MacLaren Youth Advisory Council endeavors Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Spring Coffee House! This year's event is inspired by all things Glam and classic 70’s…

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Special Easter Monday Family Workshop

Special Easter Monday Family Workshop

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Easter Monday: Springtime Landscapes Monday, April 22, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided This special family workshop is inspired by the expressive art of Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis! Families will work together to create a painting emulating her folk art…

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2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

April 12 @ 6:30 pm

2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala Friday, April 12, 6:30 pm to 1 am The Carnegie Room at The MacLaren Come out for a really fun, entertaining and high energy evening! Amazing food, great music, enticing live and silent auction prizes. Proceeds from this fundraising event directly support the MacLaren’s programmes…

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Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions

Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5 to 7 pmMacLaren Art Centre 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…

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February 2019

Battle of the Bands 2019

Battle of the Bands 2019

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The 15th Annual Battle of the Bands Friday, February 22, 2019 The Ranch, 56 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON Doors open at 7 pm. Live music begins at 7:15 pm Tickets $60, available at the MacLaren beginning February 4 at 10 am. Now in its 15th year, the annual Battle of the…

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Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren!

Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren!

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren! Monday, February 18, 2019 Open 12 pm to 4 pm Suggested admission $5 Keep your family active and entertained this Family Day at the MacLaren! We have a full afternoon of exciting and affordable activities planned including free tours of our current exhibitions and a…

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January 2019

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

January 18 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 4:00 pm

BarrieLicious Winter 2019 Friday, January 18 to Sunday, February 3 During BarrieLicious, enjoy lunch for two at The Gallery Café for just $20 plus tax! Dine beside our cozy fireplace or take your favourite menu items to go! Our Gallery Café offers a variety of salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh…

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November 2018

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction 2018

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Off The Hook MacLaren Silent Art Auction Friday, November 16, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 10 to 16 Tour of Auction Highlights: November 14, 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…

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October 2018

Youth Halloween Coffeehouse 2018

Youth Halloween Coffeehouse 2018

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Youth Halloween CoffeehouseFriday, October 26, 6 to 9 pmAdmission: $2 Join us on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 9 pm for our annual Halloween Coffeehouse, organized by our Youth Advisory Council. Enjoy music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth—all with a great cup of coffee! Activities…

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The MacLaren Speakeasy 2018

The MacLaren Speakeasy 2018

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The MacLaren Speakeasy Thursday, October 11, 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 jazz. Fedoras, boas, inspired cocktails―care…

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September 2018

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

September 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers The Carnegie Room Sunday, September 30, 2:30 to 3:30 pm Admission free Simcoe Contemporary Dancers present a programme of choreography exploring the memories and stories of place. Join us as we delve into our personal experiences of place, the physical exploration of place, how we…

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Carnegie Days Family Workshop

Carnegie Days Family Workshop

September 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Carnegie Days Family Workshop Rotary Education Centre Sunday, September 30, 1:30 to 2:30 pm Admission free In celebration of Carnegie Days, join regional artist Sean George in a workshop that explores summer experiences in the region—from the literal to the abstract. Guided by this regional artist, families will make two…

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NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place

NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place The Carnegie Room Sunday, September 30, 2018, noon to 12:45 pm Admission free Jean Giguère: The Measure of a Place by Deco Dawson, 2014, 6 mins. This short film profiles Jean Giguère, a lifelong volunteer and champion for the arts. Giguère expresses the transformative…

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Culture Days 2018 Open House

Culture Days 2018 Open House

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Culture Days Open House Saturday, September 29 from 2 to 4 pm Admission free Join us for our annual Culture Days Open House on September 29 from 2 to 4 pm and meet the artists who teach our programmes. Participate in a hands-on activity for families in the Rotary Education Centre. Culture Days highlights…

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A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening

A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room Saturday, September 29, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Admission free A Shift in the Landscape (2014) looks at the ongoing fight to preserve Shift (1970), one of the earliest site-specific artworks by Richard Serra. This documentary includes interviews with art…

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Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3

Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3 Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street, Barrie Saturday, September 29, 10 to 10:45 am Admission free Learn and celebrate what makes our region special! In this story time for families, children will enjoy the book Canada 1, 2, 3 by author Kim Bellefontaine…

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Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doors Open Ontario Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm Admission free The Maclaren is pleased to participate in Doors Open Ontario 2018. Come discover our award-winning building which combines a renovated Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. This architectural…

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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Presented by the Barrie Film Festival Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8 Never-before-seen works, writings and photographs offer insight into the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a teenager in…

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Legacy Dinner 2018

Legacy Dinner 2018

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2018 MacLaren Legacy Dinner Thursday, September 27, 6:00 to 10:00 pm The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren In honour of artist and community leader John Hartman, for his exceptional generosity and commitment to building strong arts communities and supporting the work of rising young artists. This evening of celebration heralds the…

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#simcoesummer: Social Media Project

#simcoesummer: Social Media Project

September 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Share your #simcoesummer experience with us! In celebration of Carnegie Days 2018, the MacLaren Art Centre invites youth, adults and families to share photos of their Simcoe summer highlights through Instagram following this year's theme: The Story of Place. Consider photos of outdoor summer fun with friends and family, or a beautiful…

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June 2018

DRAWINGLAB

DRAWINGLAB

June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for DRAWINGLAB at the MacLaren Art Centre! Join us on Sunday, June 24 for DRAWINGLAB at The MacLaren Art Centre! Inspired by the current exhibitions, families are invited to spend a day at the Gallery exploring drawing in its many iterations—from NFB short animation screenings to a hands-on…

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Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory

Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory

June 15, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory Friday, June 15, 12:15 to 1:00 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for a stimulating conversation with Robert Zeidler, Managing Partner at the Dabbet Group. Robert’s main focus is the Cotton Factory, a 118 year-old cotton mill complex…

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November 2017

2017 Off the Hook Silent Art Auction

2017 Off the Hook Silent Art Auction

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 11 to 17 during Gallery hours Public Tour of Auction Highlights: November 15, 6 to 7 pm Tickets: $50 (online order below) WE WILL HOLD YOUR TICKETS HERE FOR YOU. On November 17 at…

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October 2017

The 2017 MacLaren Speakeasy

The 2017 MacLaren Speakeasy

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:  Carnegie Room at the MacLaren Fees: Tickets $125 (includes $75 donation receipt) The MacLaren Speakeasy Thursday, October 12, 7:00 to 11:00 pm The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren NOTE for ONLINE PURCHASES: Tickets purchased by Friday, October 5 were mailed out. From October 6, purchased tickets will be held…

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Auditions for Halloween Coffeehouse: October 27, 6 to 9 pm. Admission $2

Auditions for Halloween Coffeehouse: October 27, 6 to 9 pm. Admission $2

October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Main lobby at the MacLaren Fees: Free Halloween Coffeehouse Auditions Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 to 7:00 pm 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…

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November 2016

2016 Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction

2016 Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction

November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Friday, November 18, 2016, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 12 to 18 during Gallery hours Public Tour of Auction Highlights: November 16, 6 to 7 pm Tickets: $50 (online order below) On November 18 at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie,…

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