Ontario Art Gallery & Theatre Getaways

What is there to do and see in cottage country and areas north of Toronto and northern Ontario? Lots! It’s not the sound of crickets and early bedtimes if you don’t want it to be. 

From professional stage shows and casinos to family fun performances and art galleries, there’s a lot going on to enrich your day trips and getaways all year long. Many locations in this region offer rich culture and history and boast incredible talent in all artistic mediums. 

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King's Wharf Theatre

The Province of Ontario is at your fingertips with customized Drayton Entertainment getaway packages. Whatever your budget, we can help you create a truly unforgettable theatre experience.

Your Theatre Package begins with:

  • 1 theatre ticket at your choice of venue
  • 1 night accommodation at your choice of hotel, inn or B&B
  • Dinner at one of our restaurant partners

From $170 per person (based on double occupancy)

2017 Season at King’s Wharf Theatre

Marathon of Hope: The Musical  June 7 – June 17

Million Dollar Quartet  June 21 to July 15

Jonas & Barry in the Home  July 19 to August 5
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat August 10 to September 

Call our Box Office and we’ll coordinate all the details: 1-855-drayton (372-9866).


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Dave Beckett Studio Gallery

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 
Call 705-325-6809

Art Workshops

2 Day Pastel Workshop
April 29-30 & May 6-7, 2017 
Join us for a learning experience in a relaxing studio environment. Supplies are available. Limited to 7 participants! 705 325 6809.


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1973 Marchmont Rd.
Severn, ON  L3V 0V6


(705) 325-6809



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Images Studio Tour 2016

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!


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MacLaren Art Centre

Join Us This Summer!
Treat yourself or someone you love to art classes at the MacLaren. All of our art classes and camps are led by regional artists and we have options for all ages (children, youth, adults) and all levels of experience. We are excited to offer our new roster of classes for children and youth, including classes on oil painting, abstract art, drawing, clay sculpture, PA Day workshops, summer camps and more.  Adults can take part in art-making fun too, with new programmes and master classes exploring a range of engaging media. Register now for Plein-Air Painting with Jennie Clark or Acrylic Painting with Gary Evans.  

Summer Camps at the MacLaren                                
The MacLaren is now offering full-week half-day and full-day camps for ages 5 to 13 years old throughout July and August. Led by regional artists, these camps provide engaging studio explorations in the techniques and materials of drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpting, Ipad art and 3D printing!  Jump into art and technology with Camp ARTtech in partnership with SimCoLab and Maker Camp at the Innisfil Public Library’s IdeaLAB. Explore theatre and performance in Superhero Camp led by regional performer Errol Lee and regional artist Christyn Grampola. Learn about IPad Art and animation in Art on the Edge Camp with Marshall Geddes. Friends of the MacLaren receive a 10% discount on class or camp registration.

The Gallery Café at the MacLaren
The Gallery Café offers an appealing menu of wraps, paninis, salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. Ask us about customizing your meal with substitutions or vegetarian options. Pair your selection with one of our certified fair trade and organic coffees, espressos or teas, or select from a variety of other specialty drinks. The Gallery Café is fully licensed and carries a selection of wine and premium and domestic beer. Ask us about our coffee loyalty card – buy 6 coffees and the 7th is on us!

The Gallery Shop
The Gallery Shop is proud to feature a stellar selection of handmade jewellery, fashion accessories, housewares, cards and more. With a roster of over 100 local and Canadian artisans, offering unique styles and price points, you’re sure to find the perfect match for the loved ones in your life. Friends of the MacLaren can enjoy 10% off their Gallery Shop purchases! Ask us about our gift registry and personal shopping opportunities.


The Gallery and the Gallery Shop are open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Gallery Café is open Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Gallery, Gallery Shop and Gallery Café are open Wednesdays to 7:00 pm. Closed Statutory Holidays.

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37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON  L4M 3M2


(705) 721-9696


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