Get Hooked: Art Auction Online | 2020


Get Hooked: Art Auction Online

Exhibition Viewing: November 16 to 27
Virtual Bidding: November 23 to 27
Closing Night Virtual Event: November 27

For the last 29 years, the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie has happily welcomed the community through its doors for its annual Art Auction evening in support of regional artists and MacLaren programs for children and youth. This year the Gallery is pleased to host its first-ever virtual Art Auction, featuring a curated selection of artworks and a wealth of ‚ÄúGreat Finds‚ÄĚ generously donated by local retailers. Highlights include:

  • A two-week exhibition of artwork in a range of styles by artists from our region to view in-person or online
  • Five days to bid virtually from anywhere, anytime with FREE ADMISSION using the Givergy app

All of the items up for bid will be available to preview on the Art Auction Portal beginning Monday, November 16. Additionally, an exhibition of Art Auction highlights will be on display at the Gallery from November 16 to 27, offering guests a chance to confirm their favourites and bid with confidence.

Join us on November 27 at 7 pm for the Closing Night Virtual Event, featuring conversations with artists and the community, and a special live performance by the Blake Street Band.

The MacLaren is grateful to our community businesses for supporting us during this difficult time.

The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to hear the latest event updates and Gallery news.

Image: Rod Prouse, Wye River, Fall, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.


About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre is the major public art gallery in Central Ontario serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a significant permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art and presents a year-round programme of innovative exhibitions, education activities and special events.

As a registered charity, the MacLaren Art Centre relies on public and private support for its operations and programmes. The MacLaren Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its Members, Patrons, Donors, Sponsors, Partners, the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage.

Gallery Location
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 3M2, 705-721-9696
From Toronto: From highway 400 north, 90 km north of Toronto, take the Dunlop Street East exit to Mulcaster Street and turn left. The MacLaren is one block north on the right hand at the intersection of Collier Street and Mulcaster Street.

Gallery Admission
Suggested admission $5. For information on the MacLaren’s COVID-19 protocols, click here.

Wheelchair accessible