The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts is an educational makers space offering classes in pottery, jewellery, printmaking, stained glass and numerous other mediums. Located next door to the Artists’ Co-op in historic downtown Owen Sound, the centre is steadily growing, offering new classes, open studios and acquiring new equipment regularly.

GBarts is a main street Creative Hub.  A variety of users, professional and public, have access to this creative space, specialized tools and equipment, encouraging collaboration and skills development.  The emphasis is on printmaking, pottery, jewellery, and stained glass, with a swing space/classroom to explore other disciplines, including textiles, painting, drawing, encaustic, and alternative mediums. The 6500 square foot beautifully renovated space compliments the expanding arts culture in Owen Sound.

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STUDIO SPACES

Metal STUDIO

Fully equipped studio with 10 jewellery benches, 4 soldering stations and a buffing and raising room. ​

CLAY STUDIO

Ten wheel throwing studio with separate handbuilding, glaze and kiln areas, an all associated equipment. ​

PRINTMAKING STUDIO

An extensive collection of letter, etching and book presses, located in our light-filled, storefront studio. ​

COLD GLASS STUDIO

A dedicated, fully equipped cold glass studio with an extensive array of tools and glass supplies available. ​

SWING SPACE

A large open area surrounded by countertop workbenches, is available for painting and non-equipment focused classes.

In addition to offering classes in the swing space, GBarts can host fundraisers, movie nights, quilting bees, dances, bingo games, lectures, events, meetings and any number of alternative events.

Please contact us for details.