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MacLaren Art Centre

The Art of Giving

The MacLaren Art Centre is a regional public art gallery serving Simcoe County with a permanent collection of 26,600 works of art and provides a year-round program of world-class exhibitions, public art projects, education activities and special events. The MacLaren is a not-for profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of community leaders that includes Georgian International executives. As a cornerstone of culture for Barrie, Georgian International is proud to be a substantial and long-time contributor to this visual arts centre that adds to the social, intellectual and economic fabric of the community. As a company, we generously support the MacLaren Art Centre through a multitude of corporate sponsorships and fundraising donations, participating annually in its Business Art Leasing Program and by providing principal funding for major initiatives, such as the creation of an outdoor public sculpture courtyard.