Art Galleries

Be sure to plan ahead before visiting this fall, as many operators are running at reduced capacity or are closed for the season due to COVID-19. When in BruceGreySimcoe, follow social distancing protocols, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.

It’s no wonder that the beautiful landscapes of BruceGreySimcoe have drawn many artists to the region. The area is rich with Art Galleries as well as Artist’s Studios to tour. In Grey County, the best known is the Tom Thomson Art Gallery while the Durham Art Gallery is home to some cutting-edge exhibits. In Owen Sound, The Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op offers a great sampling of local work available for purchase. The village of Clarksburg, near Thornbury, is often called Artsburg for it’s great selection of galleries. Thornbury itself is home to the Loft Gallery, which is known for its landscape paintings of local scenes throughout Grey County. In Bruce County, Southampton Arts houses both a gallery and an art school. The Bruce County Artist’s Co-Op (closed in 2020 due to COVID-19) in Lion’s Head is a great place to both view and buy art as well. The Art Map features many local art studios and is a great way to plan an art-inspired tour of the area. In Simcoe County, the MacLaren Art Centre and Studio 737 Art Gallery in Barrie are worth a visit as is the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

Where to Tour (check ahead for COVID-19 updates)


Art Galleries to Visit (check ahead for fall hours & COVID-19 updates)

For more art galleries and studios across the region, check out our Directory listings.

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