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Maclaren Art Centre
Ranked #9 of 48 things to do in Barrie
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119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

This little gallery is located downtown and is easy to find: North of the Hooters or kitty-corner from City Hall. The building is neat as it incorporates an old Carnagie Library. The portions are well executed. The collection has a local/Canadian focus. You shouldn't need a lot of time to see the works.

Visited August 2013
4 Thank localguy101
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Nice Little Local Gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

The MacLaren Arts Centre is a combination gallery, cafe, patio, dinning hall, and art school spanning two buildings in downtown Barrie. I had a chance to visit it for the first time recently and I was pretty impressed. Its small (half an hour should be enough to tour the majority of the galleries) but well laid out and has some interesting pieces on display, mainly by local artists. I particularly liked the watercolour works by John Hartmann depicting the Georgian Bay Islands. Admission is free with donations encouraged. Overall a nice little place to stop in if you’re in the area.

Visited September 2012
5 Thank Zeusthecockapoo
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