The Chapel Gallery has been the home of Muskoka Arts & Crafts since the fall of 1989. This charming building, a reconstruction of the first Presbyterian Church building built in Bracebridge, has provided Muskoka Arts & Crafts with a tranquil space dedicated to a broad range of art exhibitions that take place throughout the year.
Overlooking the Muskoka River and downtown Bracebridge, the Chapel Gallery has been host to a variety of local talent and noteworthy Canadian artists such as Denis Geden, Mendelson Joe, as well as the late Doris McCarthy, John Gould and Michael Robinson.
The Chapel Gallery is also the setting for an array of lectures and workshops offered to members and the public.
The Chapel Gallery also houses Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Permanent Collection. Established in 1985, the collection represents those works of art which document and represent the artistic excellence of Muskoka Arts & Crafts and the diversity of its members. You can also view the Permanent Collection online.
The Chapel Gallery has received multiple awards as the best gallery in Muskoka by the readers of the Muskokan, Bracebridge Examiner and the Gravenhurst Banner. It is a must-see for locals and visitors interested in the arts in Muskoka.
For many years, a life-sized sculpture of a muskox created by Gravenhurst artist Hilary Clark Cole, AOCAD, welcomed visitors to the Chapel Gallery.
The sculpture was sold in 2020, and a new artwork will soon take its place.
Visit the Gallery
Located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge, the gallery is open year-round, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. It is closed mid September to mid October as well as between Christmas and New Year’s Days.
Apply for a Show
Exhibitions are booked one year in advance. To apply for a show, please complete the application form.