Four family-friendly things to do at the MacLaren this spring!

  1. Get creative in our special Easter Monday family workshop

Explore the colours and textures of spring! Inspired by the work of beloved Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, families will work together to create a painting expressing the landscape, animals and plants from our region.

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  1. Enjoy entertaining performances at the Glam Rockin’ Youth Spring Coffeehouse

Dress up as your favourite Glam Rock Superstar and enjoy music and spoken-word performances by talented Simcoe County youth. Have fun making groovy crafts and buttons, win special prizes and snap a family selfie in our retro photo booth! This all-ages event takes place on April 26, 6 to 9 pm.

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3. Explore the galleries and learn something new!

Bring the family on a fun and educational tour of the Gallery! Children will be amazed by the tactile elements of Tammi Campbell’s exhibition Double Remove and enjoy the bright geometric paintings on display in The Clean Shape. Our self-guided activities will help children and their caregivers have fun while learning about the content and ideas present in each exhibition.

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4. See the artwork on display in our Spring Youth Exhibitions

Feel inspired by the creative talents of high school students from Simcoe County in two exhibitions: The Sarjeant Company Design Project and Portfolio. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception on May 2, 7 to 9 pm.

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