The MacLaren Speakeasy

What can you expect at our Prohibition-era 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 for a Lime Rickey or … read more

Battle of the Bands

Now in its 15th year, the annual Battle of the Bands is one of the most celebrated live music events of the year in Barrie. Proceeds from the event support the MacLaren Art Centre, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and the Kempenfelt Rotary … read more

Easter Family Workshop

Spend a creative Easter Monday at the MacLaren! Inspired by the artwork of Henri Matisse and the colours and shapes of spring, families will create a colourful mixed-media artwork using hand-painted collage techniques on canvas. Sign up in person at … read more

Art for Lunch: Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans

Please welcome Gallery Shop artisans Sue Barker, Jamie Hanson and Doug Symes to the MacLaren’s Art for Lunch series. Each unique in their craft and their journey, these artisans will share on their individual process and inspiration and give attendees … read more

Family Sunday Workshop

Regional artist Christyn Grampola will lead creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited.