Description (Service) Regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, Simcoe County and the surrounding area * includes multiple exhibition galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, Gallery Café, Gallery Shop and Framing Services * permanent collection of 27,408 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events * a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization administered by a board of directors  
Education programmes include artist talks, art classes, school programmes and guided tours * MacLaren's VanGo programme brings artists into classrooms throughout Simcoe County * offers art classes and camps for children, youth and adults * youth programmes include W-Edge, a free Wednesday after school drop-in workshop, and the MacLaren Youth Advisory Council * opportunities for co-op placements for local high school students  
Meeting and Reception facilities services for wedding receptions and business meetings, catering is available * for more information about these services contact  
The Spirit Catcher on the Barrie waterfront has become a symbol for the residents of the city and was the first work in the MacLaren Art Centre's permanent collection * for information about use of the Spirit Catcher visit the website * the Gallery Shop has replicas as well as items featuring the Spirit Catcher
Service Details
Hours Gallery: Mon-Tue 10 am-5 pm, Wed 10 am-7 pm, Thu-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat and Sun 10am-4 pm 
Gallery Cafe: Mon-Fri 7 am-4:30 pm, Sat 8 am-4 pm, Sun 10am-4 pm * closed Statutory Holidays
Areas Served Barrie ; Bruce County ; Grey County ; Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk-in or call for information
Languages English ; French - Interpretation, Programs
Fees Membership ; Donation - admission by voluntary donation, suggested donation $5
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
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Intersection Mulcaster St and Collier St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-721-9696
Fax 705-735-6935
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Primary Contact Christine Gillespie, Communications Coordinator; Phone: 705-720-1044 ext 237; Email:
Alternate Contact Peter Bogle, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-720-1044 ext 277; Email:
Primary Executive Emily McKibbon, Acting Director; Phone: 705-721-9696 ext 260; Email:

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