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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

216 Main Street Unionville

Markham, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.


It’s a fête at the Varley Art Gallery. Meet with exhibiting artists, enjoy food and music, and get hands-on with a family-friendly studio activity at the opening reception of Shantel Miller: A Legacy Unfolding.

Opening Reception held on Friday, September 29. 6 to 8 PM

216 Main Street., Unionville.

Shantel Miller: A Legacy Unfolding.

Curated by Anik Glaude.

September 16, 2023 to January 7, 2024.



Varley Art Gallery of Markham

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a vital cultural hub for artists and diverse communities. A municipal gallery, we create critical conversations about Canadian art and society. We inspire local and national audiences to engage with art through outstanding exhibitions and rich public and educational programs relevant to the communities we serve. We support artists from York region and seek to broaden access to the arts for diverse artists and cultural groups. We also share and celebrate the life and work of F.H. Varley, a founding member of the Group of Seven.

The Varley Art Gallery acknowledged the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, and their commitment to stewardship of the land. We acknowledge the communities in circle. The North, West, South and Eastern directions, and Haudenosaunee, Huron- Wendat, Anishnabeg, Seneca, Chippewa, and the Mississaugas of the Credit peoples. We share the responsibility with the caretakers of this land to ensure the dish is never empty and to restore relationships that are based on peace, friendship, and trust. We are committed to reconciliation, partnership and enhanced understanding.

Varley Art Gallery Programs include:

Rotating art exhibitions

Public events: lectures, talks, tours, workshops, complementing Varley exhibitions.

Art Camps in summer, winter and March Break

Art Classes for students from the age of four to senior citizen

Educational programs: field trips, activities and tours tied to the Ontario curriculum

Professional Development for Teachers

Publications that accompany Varley exhibitions

Organization and circulation of touring exhibitions

Private and corporate event rentals at the Varley Art Gallery; studio and exhibition rentals at the McKay Art Centre

A Volunteer Program operated by the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham