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MacLaren Art Centre

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37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

April 2016

Art for Lunch: John Gould: An Artist’s Journey Back from a Stroke with Ingi Gould and Frances Thomas

April 8, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

In 1996, renowned Canadian artist John Gould suffered a stroke that affected the right side of his body and changed his life forever. He was stripped of his ability to speak, write and draw. During his recovery at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie, Gould regained his ability to draw through rehabilitation therapy, daily practice and the enduring support of his wife, Ingi. The evolution took ten years of uncompromising effort on Gould’s part and he was…

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Black Tie Gala for Maclaren Art Centre

April 15, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

Join us for an exceptional evening of entertainment, dining, dancing and high spirits! Proceeds from this fundraising event support the MacLaren's programmes for children and youth. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1zcIuYx

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Art for Lunch: Surrealist Parlour Games

April 22, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

Join us for a series of fun Surrealist parlour games with MacLaren Associate Curator Emily McKibbon and Education Officer Christina Mancuso in conjunction with a presentation of paintings from our collection by Toronto artist Janet Jones. Surrealists—including Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Man Ray and others—looked for ways to create art free from the strictures of the past. Surprise, free association and elements of the unconscious were joined to create works that broke from tradition, forever changing the course of art…

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May 2016

Art for Lunch: Social Media and Marketing for Artists with Marc Hill

May 13, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

When marketing online, popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram have evolved into full communities, serving as low-cost platforms to communicate, engage, and listen to your fans. How do you know which social network is the best way to engage with your customers? How do you know what types of content to post? How do you nurture an online community? In this professional development presentation for artists, learn a practical approach to building a web presence in…

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Friends of the MacLaren Open House

May 25, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

To thank you for your support of the MacLaren, we're hosting a Friends of the MacLaren Open House! This is an all-ages event for Friends of the MacLaren. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1zcIuYx

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June 2016

Events All Talks, Tours and Film Screenings Fundraisers Receptions Special Events Past January, 2016 Event Calendar Art for Lunch: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Programme with Renée van der Avoird

June 17, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

In this professional development presentation for artists, join MacLaren Associate Curator Renée van der Avoird as she shares tips on how to apply for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance programme. The Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance programme provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition. As a third-party recommender, the MacLaren takes part in grant decisions by preapproving applications and forwarding them to the OAC for final…

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September 2016

Art for Lunch: The Gigantic in Contemporary Art with Christina Mancuso

September 9, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

Join MacLaren Education Officer Christina Mancuso and learn all about the gigantic in art from the Pop Art of Oldenburg to the monumental presence of Mueck’s figurative works. A short tour of Henri Robideau’s work in The Gianthropological Resource Centre will follow. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1zcIuYx

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Family Sunday Workshop

September 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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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.

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Art for Lunch: The Art of Painting with Gary Evans

September 23, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

In conjunction with his exhibition at the MacLaren, celebrated regional painter Gary Evans presents on his contemporary art practice. Evans’ vibrant oil paintings challenge traditional notions of perception and experience of the Canadian landscape. His unique approach includes references to historical painting as well as contemporary urban themes. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1zcIuYx

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October 2016

Art for Lunch: Art and Photography Fair Use with Emily McKibbon

October 16, 2016
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada

Fair use is a murky topic, and an increasingly important one. In an age of image saturation and the free exchange of digital pictures online, image appropriation is now a prominent tool for many contemporary artists. In this professional development presentation for artists, join MacLaren Associate Curator Emily McKibbon for a discussion on fair use and learn about accessing and using archival materials. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/1zcIuYx

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November 2016

Art for Lunch: Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans

November 25, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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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 a sneak peek at their newest treasures.

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February 2017

Family Day at the MacLaren

February 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Join us for a special Family Day workshop inspired by your special family story! Guided by regional artist Christyn Grampola, families will construct an accordion-fold book and illustrate the cover and pages with their favourite family story using mixed-media collage and watercolour painting techniques.

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March 2017

Adult Art Parties

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Flex your creative muscles and spend an engaging afternoon or evening at the Art Gallery. Enjoy a hands-on, artist-led workshop in a fully-equipped studio space. Explore the principles of design and colour. Learn about landscape painting, printmaking and contemporary art. Share in a guided tour of the Gallery’s exhibitions and collections. Perfect for adult birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds, as well as corporate retreats. A fun way to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and team building.

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Canada’s 150 Youth Initiative: Contemporary Indigenous Art

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to join professional Indigenous artists and curators in a series of six free workshops at the Gallery. The contributors are William Kingfisher (Chippewas of Rama First Nation Reserve); Clayton Samuel King (Potawatomi descent, Beausoleil First Nation); Gerald McMaster (Plains Cree and Blackfoot); Lisa Myers (Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation and the Georgian Bay region); Luke Parnell (Haida and Nisga’a heritage); and Mary-Anne Barkhouse (Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation). Beginning Saturday, March 25, 2017,…

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April 2017

Experience Wanderlust at the MacLaren Black Tie Gala

April 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Celebrate the irresistible urge to travel at the MacLaren Black Tie Gala, Friday, April 7. Delicious food catered by Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering, The Farmhouse and Michael and Marion's, exceptional music, dancing and auction prizes inspired by Wanderlust, are just a few highlights of the evening. Thanks to all of our generous supporters and sponsors! Proceeds for this fundraising event directly support MacLaren programmes for children and youth.

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Easter Family Workshop

April 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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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 1 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Admission is $5 per child/free for MacLaren Family membership holders. Family Sunday workshops continue weekly from April 23 to June 25.

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May 2017

Mother’s Day at the MacLaren

May 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Join us for Mother’s Day and create a unique card for that special Mom, Grandmother or caregiver! Using softoleum printmaking, families will print an image on their card and use pop-up techniques to share their message with flair! Sign up in person at 1 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Admission is $5 per child/free for MacLaren Family membership holders. Family Sunday workshops continue weekly from April 23 to June 25.

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June 2017

Family Fun for Father’s Day

June 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Celebrate Father’s Day at the MacLaren! Families will have fun creating a festive card using vibrantly patterned letters to describe that special Dad, Grandfather or caregiver! Sign up in person at 1 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Admission is $5 per child/free for MacLaren Family membership holders. Family Sunday workshops continue weekly from April 23 to June 25.

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MacLaren Art Centre Exhibitions

June 30, 2017 - March 11, 2018
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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 Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally June 30, 2017 - October 22, 2017   Doris McCarthy: Wavements  June 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Re-enact: Sarah Ciurysek, Michael Farnan, Meryl McMaster, Emma Nishimura, Krista Belle Stewart, Elinor Whidden  July 6, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Summer Sketches: Lucius O'Brien and Garett Walker  July 6, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Collecting Canada: Selections from John Hartman's Photography Collection  July 6, 2017 - October 22, 2017     Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours  December 2, 2017 - February 25,…

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September 2017

Ray Dillard

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Musician Ray Dillard will give a live percussive performance in response to the artwork on view in current exhibition Act Naturally by Jaime Angelopoulos. Inspired by the visuMusician Ray Dillard will give a live percussive performance in response to the artwork on view in current exhibition Act Naturally by Jaime Angelopoulos. Inspired by the visual contrasts in Powers and Hypnos, Ray will create two original compositions that sonically play on the vibrant colours, lines, textures and emotions in these two…

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Carnegie Days

September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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This annual arts festival offers great events for visitors of all ages that explore the role language plays in contemporary art. Special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours and hands-on activities for families and youth take place at the MacLaren and in downtown Barrie.

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Seraphine, Seraphine Film Screening and Artist Talk by Krista Belle Stewart

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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In Seraphine, Seraphine, Vancouver-based artist Krista Belle Stewart layers archival footage with current footage of her subject, her mother Seraphine Stewart, the first Indigenous Public Health nurse in British Columbia. In this two-channel video work, Stewart sheds light on the complexities of the historical representation of Indigenous peoples. Seraphine, Seraphine highlights the profound divergences between history as it is recorded and reality as it is lived. Followed by an artist talk and public discussion.  Krista Belle Stewart holds a BFA…

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October 2017

Art for Lunch

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Frances Rooney on the Wandering Life of Edith Watson Friday, October 13, 2017 12:15 to 1:00 pm Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren Admission free Author Frances Rooney presents on photographer Edith Watson (1861-1943). Watson was a pioneering woman photographer active from the 1890s to the 1930s, best known for photographing scenes of rural and coastal life in Canada. Frances Rooney is a writer, editor and spiritual director who lives in Toronto. Her books include Working Light: The Wandering Life of Photographer…

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December 2017

Reception for 2017 Winter Exhibitions

December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Please join us as we celebrate our winter exhibitions! Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 to 9 pm Remarks at 7:15 pm Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Landon Mackenzie Parallel Journey December 7, 2017 to March 11, 2018 Janice Laking Gallery and Gallery 3 Curator: Liz Wylie Organized and Circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 am, Georgian College Campus Gallery. Admission free Ernest Conyers Barker Watercolours December 2, 2017 to February 25, 2018 The…

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January 2018

W-Edge

January 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

January 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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February 2018

W-Edge

February 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

February 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

February 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

February 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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March 2018

W-Edge

March 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

March 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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W-Edge

March 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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Art for Lunch

March 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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This spring, treat yourself to Art for Lunch with two distinguished artists from our region! Bring a lunch or buy one in the Gallery Café and learn about their fascinating work within the field of art and visual culture. No registration needed, but seating is limited. Call ahead to pre-order your lunch from the Gallery Café (705) 720-1044 ext. 250 Art for Lunch with Joanna McEwen The Churches of Oro-Medonte Friday, March 23, 2018 12:15 to 1 pm | Admission free Art for Lunch with…

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W-Edge

March 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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Art Exhibition

March 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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SPRING 2018 EXHIBITIONS  - Longevity or a Lack Thereof Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Derek Liddington, Alex Morrison, Meghan Price March 29 – June 24, 2018 Janice Laking Gallery  Sophie Jodoin: Room(s) to move: je, tu, elle March 29 – June 17, 2018 Gallery 3 Guest Curator: Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre Ted Fullerton: Memories and Visions March 17 – June 30, 2018 Joan Lehman Gallery  Becoming: Nora MacNay, Wendy Reid Georgian College DVA Student Exhibition March 17 – April…

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April 2018

W-Edge

April 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Dates:             January 10 to April 4, 2018 (no class March 14)  Times:             Wednesdays: 3 – 5 pm, 12 workshops Fees:               Admission free; just drop-in W-Edge kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Wednesday drop-in art workshops! Guided by regional artist Sean George, this after-school programme offers youth ages 14 to 18 a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas using engaging materials and techniques. This year,…

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Art for Lunch

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

This spring, treat yourself to Art for Lunch with two distinguished artists from our region! Bring a lunch or buy one in the Gallery Café and learn about their fascinating work within the field of art and visual culture. No registration needed, but seating is limited. Call ahead to pre-order your lunch from the Gallery Café (705) 720-1044 ext. 250 Art for Lunch with Joanna McEwen The Churches of Oro-Medonte Friday, March 23, 2018 12:15 to 1 pm | Admission free Art for Lunch with…

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A Grease Themed Coffee House

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Spring Coffee House at MacLaren Art Centre

Join us for the MacLaren’s annual Spring Coffee House, presented by our Youth Advisory Council. This year's event is inspired by Grease and everything '50s! Dress as your favourite Grease character and enjoy live music and spoken-word performances by talented Simcoe County high school students. On top of that, enjoy making some outta-sight crafts, customize your own buttons and snap a few costume selfies in our retro photo booth. Prizes will also be awarded to the best-costumed guy and gal! Join our…

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September 2018

Family Sunday Art Worshop

September 23, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Carnegie Days

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Carnegie Days at MacLaren Art Centre

This annual arts festival offers great events for visitors of all ages that explore the role language plays in contemporary art. Special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours and hands-on activities for families and youth take place at the Gallery and in downtown Barrie from September 27 to 30.

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Legacy Dinner

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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The MacLaren Legacy Dinner marks the beginning of the Gallery's annual Carnegie Days, a festival of art and language inspired by our building's origins as Barrie's public library. The Legacy Dinner features two central elements: a talk by an author and the presentation of the MacLaren Legacy Award to honour someone who has made a significant contribution to the MacLaren and to the community.  Join us as we celebrate 2018 Legacy Award honoree John Hartman for his exceptional generosity and commitment to building strong…

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

September 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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October 2018

Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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November 2018

Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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December 2018

Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Times: Sundays: 1:30 – 3 pm Fees: $5 per child/ free for MacLaren Members (Family Category) Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artists Sean George and Heather Riley 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.

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January 2019

BarrieLicious at the Gallery Cafe

January 18, 2019 - February 3, 2019
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

During BarrieLicious, two can dine for just $20 at the MacLaren Art Centre! Enjoy a meal in the Gallery Café, dine beside our cozy fireplace or take your favourite menu items to go! Select one entrée, one drink and one dessert per person for $20 (plus tax).  Entrées: (January 18 - 27) Sweet potato quesadilla with black beans, corn, cilantro, feta cheese and southwest spice. Quiche with roasted red peppers and goat cheese. (January 28 - February 3) Savoury bread pudding…

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February 2019

Battle of the Bands

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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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 Club. Our thanks to the six bands taking the stage this year: The Bailouts (sponsored by Ain Whitehead LLP and The Barrie Colts),  Bunker (sponsored by VUE Optical Boutique and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation), Code Blue (sponsored by Huronia Oral Surgery Group), Sonic Coalition…

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Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren

February 24, 2019
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren! February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren! Sunday, February 24, 2019 Open 10 am to 4 pm Suggested admission $5 Explore contemporary art with your family and enjoy our current exhibitions. Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, The Carnegie Room Admission free. No registration required Join us for…

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March 2019

Spring Exhibitions

March 16, 2019 - June 23, 2019
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Spring Exhibition Reception

The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our spring season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, March 21 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with several of the exhibiting artists. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. The Clean Shape Janet Jones, Rita Letendre, Doris McCarthy March 16 to June 16, 2019 Gallery 3 Curator: Emily McKibbon Tammi Campbell Double Remove March 21 to June 23, 2019 Janice Laking Gallery Guest Curator: Renée van der Avoird Allyson…

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April 2019

Braveheart: The MacLaren Black Tie Gala

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Black Tie Gala

Escape to the lochs, valleys and heather-strewn fields of the mystical Scottish Highlands. The 2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala welcomes you for an evening of good fun and good food, all inspired by the high spirits of Scotland. Most importantly, your attendance helps us to provide children and youth with transformative art experiences at the gallery, in schools and throughout our community. Tickets $225 (includes receipt for $125 donation) For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044

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Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Spring Coffee House! This year’s event is inspired by all things Glam and classic 70’s rock! Dress as your favourite Glam Rock Superstar and enjoy music and spoken-word performances by Simcoe County youth!  Have fun making groovy crafts and buttons with our outta-sight button-maker and pose in our retro photobooth! The Coffeehouse is fun for all! Prizes will also be awarded to the best-costumed glam guy and gal! Join our event on Facebook. This…

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September 2019

W-Edge

September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

September 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Carnegie Days

September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
MacLaren Spring Exhibition Reception

Organized by the MacLaren Art Centre. In partnership with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers and the Barrie Public Library. Presented in conjunction with Culture Days. Carnegie Days draws on the origins of the MacLaren Art Centre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library in Barrie and celebrates the legacy of Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built over 2,500 public libraries in the English speaking world. This annual arts festival offers great events for visitors of all ages that explore the role language plays in…

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Legacy Dinner

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Thursday, September 26, 6 to 10:30 pm The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren Tickets $180 (includes $100 donation receipt); Tables of 10, $1800 The MacLaren Legacy Dinner provides a special opportunity to pay tribute to an individual for their outstanding contribution to the MacLaren and to the community. The 2019 Legacy Award honoree is Joan Lehman for her outstanding leadership, vision and commitment to our community. The Legacy Award will be presented to Joan during a special tribute following dinner. This evening of celebration heralds the beginning…

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

September 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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October 2019

W-Edge

October 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

October 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

October 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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The MacLaren Speakeasy

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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$125.00
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 a Sidecar, anyone? Oh, and prizes you can’t get anywhere else! Tickets $125 (includes $75 donation receipt).

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

October 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Youth Halloween Coffeehouse

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Join us on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 9 pm for our annual Halloween Coffeehouse, organized by the MacLaren Youth Advisory Council. Enjoy music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth—all with a great cup of coffee! Activities include our very popular button-maker, spook-tacular crafts and much more. This is an all-ages event. Admission $2. Youth auditions for this event take place October 10 from 5 to 7 pm. Interested in joining our Youth Council? Young people…

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

October 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

October 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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November 2019

Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

November 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Art for Lunch

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Art for Lunch at MacLaren Art Centre

Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists Friday, November 8, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free As an advocacy organization, CARFAC has sought to establish a fee schedule for artists. This information session will share the history, structure and ongoing work of CARFAC National and an overview of CARFAC Ontario’s member services, resources and future programming. This presentation, led by Lisa Myers, will be followed by a Q&A. Lisa Myers is an artist and independent curator…

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

November 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Off the Hook Silent Auction

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Off the Hook Silent Auction

Off the Hook returns with more than 150 works of art generously donated by regional, national and international artists offering everyone the opportunity to bid on and take home original artwork. Also take the time to check out the displays of GREAT FINDS donated by local retailers committed to seeing the arts and culture sector grow in our community. Tickets are $50 each, and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Barrie’s finest chefs. Cash bar. Tickets are available at the MacLaren…

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

November 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Winter Exhibitions

November 30, 2019 - March 8, 2020
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Winter Exhibitions at MacLaren Art Centre

(In)tangible Archives: Films by Isuma December 5 - February 17, 2020 Sovfoto 20/20 December 5 - March 8, 2020 Northern Convergences December 5 - March 8, 2020 Bewabon Shilling: Between the Forest and the Sky Novmeber 30 - March 2, 2020 Bertram Brooker: This Tremendous Arc Novmeber 30 - February 23, 2020

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December 2019

Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Reception for Winter Exhibitions

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Winter Exhibitions at MacLaren Art Centre

Reception for Winter Exhibitions Thursday, December 5, 7 to 9 pm. Remarks at 7:15 pm. Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Admission free The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our winter season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, December 5 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with several of the exhibiting artists. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Northern Convergences Felix Kalmenson, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Charles Stankievech December 5, 2019 to March 8,…

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MacLaren Members’ Holiday Sale

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Members Sale

Get ahead of your holiday shopping during the MacLaren Art Centre's annual Members’ Holiday Sale! From December 6 to 8, MacLaren Members receive a double discount of 20% off all regularly priced merchandise in The Gallery Shop. Use your discount on beautiful Canadian-made jewellery, stationary, home textiles, hand-thrown ceramics and more! All purchases support local artists and provide charitable support to MacLaren education programs for children and youth.

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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W-Edge

December 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques. W-Edge – 2019 Programme Outline

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

December 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Family Sunday – 2019 Programme Outline

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Back to the Future Art Camp

December 30, 2019 - January 3, 2020
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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What does your version of the future look like? Led by regional artist Sarah Hawley, participants will be inspired by the exhibition Sovfoto 2020 to create their own future world full of technology and invention—from retro-robot sculptures, futuristic city dioramas to paintings of flying cars, rocket ship prints and more! This camp will let your imagination run free! Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10 per day.

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January 2020

Family Sunday Art Workshop

January 5 @ 1:30 pm - January 20 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) January 5  to March 29, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited.

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Family Sunday Art Workshop

January 12 @ 1:30 pm - January 27 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) January 5  to March 29, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited.

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Art for Lunch

January 17
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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MacLaren Art Centre

Between the Forest and the Sky is a major solo exhibition of recent paintings by Bewabon Shilling depicting the forests and skies around the artist’s home at Rama Mnjikaning First Nation. Working from the studio built by his late father, artist Arthur Shilling (1941-1986), the works reveal a landscape that also inspired his father but rendered in a style that is entirely his own. Join us January 17 for this special artist-led gallery tour and talk.

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Family Sunday Art Workshop

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - February 3 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) January 5  to March 29, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren! Regional artist Heather Riley leads creative projects that families complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop. Space is limited.

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

There are no upcoming events at this time.