Art Galleries

The beautiful colours and light of BruceGreySimcoe, Ontario have inspired artists for decades. The area is rich with art galleries and studios, with studio tours taking place in different parts of the region each year. 

Always check ahead for hours of operation before heading off on your artistic adventure!

The iconic Canadian artist,Tom Thomson, was the inspiration for Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. The gallery is open year round and features not only the works of Thomson, it hosts exhibits of a wide variety of artists and artistic programming. In Midland, the Huronia Museum has a solid collection of Group of Seven paintings on display in their gallery. 

The Owen Sound Artist’s Co-op, housed in a former downtown department store, the McKay Brothers (ask about the money track when you visit), features a wide variety of area artists' works from paintings to sculptures to jewellery to pottery and more. The village of Clarksburg, near Thornbury, is nicknamed Artsburg for its thriving artistic community.  Thornbury is home to the Loft Gallery, which is known for its landscape paintings of local scenes throughout Grey County.

Southampton Arts houses both a gallery and an art school, which has been offering classes for more than 50 years. The Bruce Peninsula Artists' Co-Op on Highway 6, Lion’s Head is known as the "Red Schoolhouse Gallery" (when you see it, you'll know why). 

Browse through the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie and spend some time strolling and browsing through the Orillia Arts District, which includes the lovely Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH).

Local artists' work shows up almost everywhere in the region, hanging on the walls of restaurants, coffee shops, theatres and stores. 

Use our Directory to find the many art galleries and studios in BruceGreySimcoe.

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