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  • A young woman artist is pictured with her artwork hung at a local restaurant, among artwork by other artists. The artworks are bright and colorful, and are in a variety of styles.
  • An artist is shown drawing a caricature portrait.
  • The Poet Laureate is shown on stage, holding a mic, smiling, against a bright blue sky.
    Barrie's Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Thomas, performs a poem at the Kick-Off
  • An art activity where a parent and child paint patterns on rocks.

Culture Days in Barrie

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70 Collier Street, Barrie

Barrie, ON

Each year, the City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days.

This year, we are starting off the three-week festival with our Culture Days Kick-Off downtown, an action-packed event with live music, poetry performances, and art activities for all ages.

ATTENTION local performers, visual artists, and arts/culture organizations: currently, there opportunities to apply to take part in our Culture Days programming, at (deadline: July 26 at 4:30pm)

The full calendar of events will soon be listed on

Follow @creativebarrie on Instagram and Facebook for updates!


Culture Days wouldn't be possible without the coordination of many in Barrie's arts sector. Thank you to all our partners for your passion and dedication to a healthy and vibrant cultural sector:

- Barrie Public Library

- Barrie Farmers' Market

- Downtown Barrie Business Association

- The Campus Gallery (Georgian College)

- MacLaren Art Centre

For even more programming, visit the Barrie Public Library’s Calendar of Events and check out the Maclaren Art Centre’s current exhibitions.


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