Ontario Art Galleries offer year-round programs which include contemporary local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Ontario studio tours offer self-guided tours which take you to the studios of some of Canada’s finest artists and craftspeople. Ontario Theatres offer a great variety of shows from romantic musical or comedy.
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Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the King’s Wharf Theatre is a only 45 minute drive from Collingwood, Barrie and Orillia. Nestled within Discovery Harbour, the 385-seat theatre is flanked by majestic tall ships and historic buildings . This unique theatre is operated by award-winning Drayton Entertainment, a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies.
Each year Drayton Entertainment present the finest in live theatre to over 250,000 patrons across Ontario at the original Drayton Festival Theatre, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs.
We’re the Gallery with a Difference.
Here is your opportunity to visit one of Ontario’s award winning artist’s studio and gallery. Located in the heritage village of Marchmont, central Ontario, Dave Beckett’s art gallery and studio is ideally located for visitors and art collectors. Much of Dave’s landscapes and still life subjects are derived from the area. You will see exquisite sunset, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park and East Coast paintings.
Tour his large Studio and see works in progress. Surrounded by antiques and memorabilia collected from his travels, Dave’s Studio is where his works of art are created and is the location for his workshops and paintings. Weekend workshops are offered for groups and private sessions in the art of pastels. These workshops give students with all levels of ability “step-by-step” instruction in the art of pastel. Students will learn techniques Dave has learned over the past 30 years.
Open Weekends noon to 5pm
Open Monday to Friday by appointment or come-by-chance
Huronia Museum is located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. It features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.
The museum also features an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios.
Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!
October 6-9, 2017
The MacLaren Art Centre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery.
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,408 works of art and presents a year-round programme of contemporary art exhibitions, education activities and special events. Features like free self-guided activities for families, free exhibition tours, gallery guides for adults and children in French and English, and interactive iPads in the galleries that expand on the exhibitions are just a handful of reasons the MacLaren is an ideal tourist destination for all seasons. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie. This architectural landmark combines a renovated Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, Gallery Café and Gallery Shop. The MacLaren is a visual arts centre that adds to the social, creative and economic fabric of this community; it is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province, and a catalyst for downtown revitalization, contributing to the success and vitality of Barrie.
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia.
The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. The Atrium is available for small group meetings or a get together with family or friends.
Additionally, Rotary Hall, Cafe Roxy, the Atrium, Huronia Players Theatre and the Quest Art Galleries can provide the ideal location for your special event (wedding, celebration, conference, or business funcion). We have a state of the art sound system and an executive kitchen to suit all of your needs.
Please stop in and see us today!