Community is an important part of why we exist. 

Being an artist-run space, we value the people, organizations, and initiatives that build community here in Barrie. This page is dedicated to promoting the amazing things happening all around us. Check out some of the things currently happening in our community.

We've had the pleasure to work with some great Local artisans.  

Please check out their work. So grateful to be part of the barrie arts scene!

Sweet Simplicity


Sweet Simplicity Paper Co. is a paper goods company that specializes in handmade paper goods. We aim to deliver sweet, thoughtful sentiments using simple, classic, timeless designs. Each paper product is inspired by life’s little moments and speaks to the people that make them special. All of our goods are created with love and we hope that they bring a smile to all who come across them.

Our work is proudly designed, printed, and packaged locally in our hometown of Barrie, ON, Canada.

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Dawning Collective

We are Lyndon and Jamie Hayhoe, a couple from Barrie, Ontario. We are passionate artisans who create contemporary jewelry for people like us who find adventure and beauty in the everyday. Art is a lifestyle for us and we are continuously creating and designing from inspiration in our day-to-day lives and beyond.

Follow Dawning Collective:      or on instagram (@dawningcollective)

belinda boonstra - Sparrow entwined

Sparrow Entwined creates quality handmade accessories for everyday use in all seasons. A combination of classic pieces revamped for the modern dweller, I hope the neutral totes of the 100% Canadian wool knitwear that is currently available, inspire you as much as they have inspired me in the making process.  Check out Belinda's Etsy Store.


Blair poulin

In my work I create drawings from personal photographs using ink and watercolour.  This holiday season I have printed a limited edition series of some of my favourite drawings that make great gifts.  See more at

halliday house & Co.

We are two creative, crafty mamma’s who love to make things pretty. We like to up-cycle and give new life to previously loved pieces to create beautiful handcrafted signs, home decor and painted furniture. Giving old barnboard, second hand furniture and natural materials some new life, gives us pure joy and makes us feel like we are giving our environment a helping hand.

Little Lief

Jade & Beetle


Jade & Beetle is made by two sisters Jade (Kezza) and Beetle (Eden). We have made many cute and creative things that we would like to share with you. We love to sew, doodle and create in our past time. Now you get to see what we have created! 

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Courtney Wylie - knits by wylie

Knits by Wylie on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

"The Willow's Bark is built on the foundation that the naturally occurring, medicinal properties of herbs can heal the body and nourish the skin. 
They stick to simple, whole, organic ingredients with little to no processing for the highest quality product that really works. And you can rest assured that there are absolutely no fillers, preservatives, or toxic crap in any of their products!"

Nadine McCallen
owner & operator


I love making things with my hands, and love the idea of beautiful things that are also useful (art can hang on your wall, but it can also be worn every day). I try to communicate ideas of self-worth, and community through my work as they are close to my heart.



Maria Van Den Elzen lives in Innisfil and enjoys making whimsical art. Come by Give Local to see more.