The club is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We are very fortunate to have our own studio/gallery to meet at. We are entirely run by volunteers, so our activities rely on volunteer commitment and availability. Members please refer to the online calendar for schedule details.
DROP-INS (free/$, members' walk-in)
Open Studio Drop-ins (free)
themed DROP-INS (FREE/occasional shared cost)
PLEIN AIR MEET-UP/drop-in (FREE)
WORKSHOPS ($, registration required)
ART TALKS (free, members' walk-in)
THEMES TO INSPIRE & challenge (free)
The HURONia Festival of arts and crafts at Kempenfest
The Huronia Festival of Arts and Crafts (HVAC) is jointly run by the Barrie Art Club and the Kiwanis Club of Barrie. This festival constitutes arts and fine crafts component of Kempenfest. The vision of HVAC is to create an opportunity for juried artists and artisans to sell their quality creations.
Supporting The Arts Localy
Part of the Barrie Art Club's vision is to support art in the community beyond just our members.
Express your love of art by supporting the Barrie Art Club with your time. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization and are run entirely by our volunteer members. Members work together towards the ongoing success of The Barrie Art Club. Volunteers give their time as they are able, a few hours a week, bi-weekly, monthly, or at occasional or annual events.
Among fellow members, people have found:
OPPORTUNITIES TO EXHIBIT (most free)
BAC Monthly Featured Artists (free, sign-up)
BAC Members Show (free, drop off art on "Hanging Day")
The People's Choice Awards: The Edge Gallery (free, by members' vote)
The Simcoe County Museum (free, sign-up)
The Barrie City Hall Rotunda (free, sign-up, one piece / member)
The Barrie Spring Art Tour ($, application)
Our Lending Library
The Barrie Art Club has an excellent library of materials that references a medley of art mediums, artists, and art genres. Many books are donated by members, and the club refreshes the collection with book and DVD purchases, and magazine subscriptions.
personal ONLINE GALLERY
Create a gallery of your own works of art on our website. Include a brief bio or artist's statement to share your inspiration and process. Publish your gallery to other members, or keep it for private showing/viewing. This online show of art can be used to impress friends, help you track your own progress, to show samples of work to potential clients...
coming soon: artists-for-Hire Directory
Do you accept commissions, teach private or group art lessons? Advertise to the public. Upgrade your membership and be a part of a searchable public directory (by name, by service offered, by medium). Link to your website, share your gallery, advertise your upcoming workshops.
Please note that due to an increase in the number of club activities and programs, our facility is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR RENT.