Here are recent articles and press releases about MacLaren Art Centre exhibitions and releases. Click on "Read more" for the complete release, as well as a PDF version available for download.

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March 30, 2016 - 10:07 am

The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to announce that Orillia-based artist Tanya Cunnington has been awarded the 2015 John Hartman Award. The annual award, which includes a prize of $4,000, is granted to an emerging artist to support the production of new...

March 15, 2016 - 10:28 am

Please join us as we celebrate our spring shows!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Remarks at 7:15 pm
Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm


Alice Teichert
March 19 to June 19, 2016
Janice Laking Gallery
Curator: Renée van der Avoird

Canadian artist Alice Teichert is known for...

March 9, 2016 - 10:41 am

 The Seasonal Brochure gives you the inside story on everything new this spring, summer and fall 2016, from exhibitions to new programmes and special events. We've attached a pdf of the brochure below. Come visit! 

March 8, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Presented in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society
March 8 to 31, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to present Self-Reflections, an exhibition of...

February 24, 2016 - 11:24 am

The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipient of the John Hartman Award is artist Tanya Cunnington. Cunnington is an Orillia-based artist who specializes in drawing and painting. Born in 1978 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, she received her Associates Degree from the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU) and Design in 2001 and won the Eric Freifeld Award for Excellence in...

February 11, 2016 - 5:32 pm
This Family Day, February 15, from noon to 4 pm, the MacLaren Art Centre is open and hosting two events that are sure to bring everyone a little closer. Treat the ones you love to an artist-led Family Workshop in the Rotary...
January 21, 2016 - 11:46 am

On February 6 and 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, bring your family to the MacLaren to enjoy Winterfest activities! Explore our current exhibitions, try your hand at Snow Painting...

December 18, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Feed your loved ones' creative side by purchasing MacLaren art classes or winter break art campsChoose from tried and true progammes and new favourites that focus on...

December 3, 2015 - 5:43 pm

 Join us for the opening,  Thursday, December 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm 
 Remarks at 7:15, Tours begin 7:30 pm

December 3 to March 6 
Gallery 3 and Janice Laking Gallery 
Curators: Rachelle Dickenson and Lisa Myers 


October 19, 2015 - 11:00 am

Buy Your Tickets Online!

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction
The MacLaren Art Centre
Friday, November 13, 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Preview the Auction: November 7 to 13
Tickets $50 | Available ...