December 23, 2020
As required by the Province of Ontario, the Municipality of Callander will move into the Grey – Lockdown category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework as of Saturday, December 26th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. As such both the Museum and Art Gallery will be closed until further notice.
We thank our residents for their cooperation during this time.
August 5, 2020
We are pleased to announced that as of Thursday August 6 the Museum and Gallery will be reopen.
Our hours of operation will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 - 5:00pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be open by appointment only (contact us at 705-752-2282 ext 502 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot).
Guidelines will be set up to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum and surfaces will be cleaned regularly. Interactive exhibits will not be available at this time. The upstairs exhibits will also be unavailable. Maximum occupancy for the museum will be restricted to 10 and for the art gallery it will be 12.
Masks will be mandatory for visitors, staff and volunteers and we ask that you refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. Debit and credit will be the preferred method of payment.
We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time as we adapt to our new guidelines and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the museum beginning Thursday August 6.
The Alex Dufresne Gallery is partnered with the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, where it houses several exhibitions each year supporting the artistic talents of local and area artists. It is named after Alex Dufresne, a well-known barber and collector of fine antiques and artifacts who was instrumental in opening the museum in 1981.
Featured exhibitions run include almost all kinds of work – traditional oil, watercolour, and acrylic painting; pen and ink, charcoal, graphite, pencil; sculpture; photography; experimental and found-object arrangements; and artisan crafts such as pottery, quilts, jewelry, woodwork, glass work, stained glass – the list is endless!
We welcome you to visit our modern and spacious gallery, situated close to downtown Callander and the shores of Callander Bay!