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Zombies, Trivia and Art at the MacLaren

Zombies, Trivia and Art at the MacLaren

Zombies, Trivia and Art at the MacLaren

Do you have what it takes to survive a Zombie apocalypse?

Join the MacLaren along with the Barrie Public Library, Shak’s World and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre for an evening of art, as you plan your path to survival! Play trivia and collect some brains.

The scary fun happens Thursday, April 15th 5:30-7pm. Volunteer hours available for those that attend through the BNFC and MacLaren Art Centre.

This is an online FREE youth event, although registration is required. What you’ll need: paper, colouring pencils or markers. Hit up the MacLaren’s website to register!

What did you think of Zombies, Trivia and Art at the MacLaren? Let us know if you are attending and be sure to hashtag #barrieuncovered when you do!

Artwork Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Barrie

Artwork Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Barrie

10 Prints From Artists Will Be Hidden Around Town


Members of Barrie’s PRNT Collective have teamed up with local businesses to create a scavenger hunt. The artists created original artworks and are giving them away. Prints have been placed at businesses from local cafés in downtown Barrie to a local gallery in Innisfil and many locations in between.

PRNT Collective members recognize that it has been a long year, and with COVID interrupting their regularly scheduled community events they wanted to find another way to spread the love of art in our community. Normally they would participate in events like Culture Days and Simcoe County Museum events, doing everything from printing street grates to printing with a historic steam roller.

PRNT Collective reached out to several local businesses and they embraced the idea. The first business responded with “Yes yes yes yes! This sounds like such fun. I would love to do this and anything else that is a help to you guys.” It is wonderful to see how supportive local businesses are of each other. 

There is no catch, no purchase required, just free art for the asking. PRNT Collective would like those who find them to post on social media to let everyone know they have been found.

  • There are 10 artists and 10 prints in total
  • The short video clues can be found at PRNTcollective on Tik Tok or Instagram
  • All businesses are operating with COVID protocols
  • Prints are in a plastic sleeve that can be sanitized

PRNT Collective is a not-for-profit artist collective located in the City of Barrie and is dedicated to fostering the printmaking arts. The members focus on both traditional and contemporary practices such as; letterpress, relief, intaglio, lithography and screen printing. PRNT strives to build audiences and interest in printmaking by engaging the broader creative community with workshops, programs, and exhibitions. PRNT is located at 1-25 Hart Drive, Barrie, Ont.

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