MacLaren Art Centre

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-721-9696
Fax 705-735-6935
E-Mail maclaren@maclarenart.com
Website www.maclarenart.com
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Located In Community Barrie
Address MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
 
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Intersection Mulcaster St and Collier St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Christine Gillespie, Communications Coordinator; Phone: 705-720-1044 ext 237; Email: communications@maclarenart.com
Alternate Contact Peter Bogle, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-720-1044 ext 277; Email: peter@maclarenart.com
Primary Executive Carolyn Bell Farrell, Executive Director; Phone: 705-721-9696 ext 260; Email: carolyn@maclarenart.com
Alternate Executive Emily McKibbon, Associate Director/Senior Curator; Phone: 705-720-1044 ext 224; Email: emily@maclarenart.com
Description & Services
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 eventservices@maclarenart.com  
 
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
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
Other Details
Established Charitable Registration # 0754051-50-13
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Print Material A seasonal brochure is printed twice a year, and outlines the exhibitions, special events and activities, art classes and camp * also produces exhibition catalogues for selected exhibitions * visit website to subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter highlighting Gallery exhibitions, programmes and events