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. 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


Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm, Oct 17, Nov 21, 2018:

Lunch and Learn. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, the Gallery presents Lunch and Learn. These informal artist talks provide our community members with the opportunity to learn about current and future exhibitions, as well as to hear ab ... more

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 2-4pm:

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.

Thur 1 Nov 2018, 6-8pm:

Evening Art Evaluation with Waddington's Auction House. FREE. Waddington's is Canada's oldest auction house. They have been operating since 1850 as Canada's most diversified provider of auction and appraisal services. They conduct li ... more

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

(See Community Courses for info on Haunted Hallowe'en Workshop Oct 28; Drop-In Life Drawing Thursdays 7pm, Oct 4-Nov 8; and Family Ties – Witnessing Our Past Workshop Nov 18 –