The Varley Art Gallery of Markham

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street (in historic Unionville), Markham ON L3R 2H1
hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 11-4; Thur 11-8; Sat 10-5. Please note: All exhibition spaces will be closed Sep 4-14, 2018 for the installation of our Fall exhibitions. Our Gift Shop is open during regular Gallery hours. Closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1 and Good Friday.
admission: FREE.
T: 905 477 7000 x3261
[email protected]


TAG: Canadian, Contemporary, Drawings / Ink / Pastels, Historical, Mixed Media / Collage, Modern, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), Ontario Museum Association (OMA), Paintings (oil, acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, w/c, pastel), Photography / Lens-based, Printmaking (woodcut, engraving, etching, lithography, screenprint, monoprint, etc.), Public Galleries / Museums, Sculpture / Assemblage / Installation Art, York


Sep 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 | Fall exhibitions opening reception Sun 30 Sep, 2-4pm:

WitnessCanadian Art of the First World War examines how Canadians depicted their First World War experiences in art, both at ho ... more

Sep 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 | Fall exhibitions opening reception Sun 30 Sep, 2-4pm:

Inscapes. Curated by Anik Glaude. Featuring works from the Varley Art Gallery of Markham's permanent collection, Inscapes explores ... more


Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10am-5pm:

Doors Open. Our vault is FREE for viewing this fall during Doors Open Markham. Register for a guided Gallery tour with Curator Anik Glaude. Register at

Fri 28 Sep 2018, 7:30pm:

PechaKucha Markham Vol. 20. Connect with Markham's creative communities! Presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Tickets available at PWYC.

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 11am-4pm & Sun 30 Sep 2018, 12noon-3pm:

Culture Days. FREE. Kick start your Culture Days with guided tours of current exhibitions and through historic Unionville including the McKay Art Centre. Partake in a family-friendly and collaborative art project to make a quilt that explores ... more

Sun 30 Sep 2018, 2-4pm:

Fall exhibitions opening reception. FREE. Join us to celebrate the launch of our Fall exhibitions.

Oct 2018:

Art Bus Tour. Join us for a FREE Art Bus Tour! Seats are limited! Reserve your spot online at For more information, please contact Keltie Laidlaw at [email protected] or 905 477 7000 x3269.

Sun 11 Nov 2018, 11am-3pm:

Varley Remembers. FREE. To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and F. H. Varley's role as a war artist, join special guests for a guided tour of our current exhibition and participate in a ha ... more