Art Galleries

The beautiful colours and light have been inspiring the artists of BruceGreySimcoe, Ontario for decades. When planning your trip, it's best to call ahead to confirm opening hours and operational rules. 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, the Southampton Arts Centre houses both a gallery and an art school. The Bruce County Artist’s Co-Op 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.

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