The Gibson Cultural Centre was created in 2001 as a charitable NFP corporation to raise funds for the renovation of the heritage building formerly known as the Co-op. The Gibson Centre corporation is a vibrant not-for-profit independent, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of arts and culture in New Tecumseth and beyond.
To collaborate with community organizations and to deliver programs for the presentation of new and unique arts and cultural experiences for people of all ages and abilities.
To invest and preserve this heritage building.
To enable arts and cultural experiences for the enjoyment of our community
The Gibson Centre has a new Artist-in-Residence, Greg Hindle - a well-known local visual artist with over 30 years teaching experience. Greg will be painting onsite and mentoring an open studio each Tuesday from 10 – 3, where anyone can drop in and paint at a minimal cost. If you're a budding artist or even if you've never picked up a paintbrush, Greg is on hand to offer one-on-one professional guidance. Stop in to chat with Greg, bring your art supplies and be creative! Tuesdays from 10 AM till 3 PM; Member Fee is $7.00 or $10.00 for Non-Members.
The Artists at the Gibson provide two different painting opportunities in the beautiful, bright Holmstrom Hall gallery on the second floor.
Tuesday studio painters have as a mentor, Greg Hindle, who is the artist-in-residence at the Gibson Centre. Greg provides help in whatever area the artist wishes to develop. Membership is annual, January 1st to December 31st. Fees are $175/year. Painters joining after the 1st of September may pay $15/month payable in one payment to the end of the year.
Wednesday studio painters enjoy painting on their own with support from fellow group members. Membership is annual, January 1st to December 31st. Fees are $135/year. Painters joining after the 1st of September may pay $15/month payable in one payment to the end of the year.
Social events include two pitch-in luncheons in May and December and an annual juried Gallery Exhibit. We schedule workshops with guest instructors, have a monthly "show and tell day" which garners input from other members when requested.
Visitors and new members are always welcome. For membership information please call Joan Warren, 705-434-9904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Better yet, drop in and see us on a Tuesday or Wednesday. See what we are doing and talk to the painters.
The Holmstrom Hall Gallery features paintings primarily from the Tuesday and Wednesday artists. Be sure to visit the gallery often as the exhibit changes every few months. You might just find your next "most favourite painting"!
Seasonal clothing and accessories have started to arrive! Come in and browse our gift shop at your leisure.
The Gibson Café will be open two days a week during the summer months. We are currently open on Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am - 1:30pm.
Drop in for lunch or a cup of tea, meet new friends and browse the Gallery. There's nothing better than enjoying the historic atmosphere and a great team of volunteers.
Rich in heritage, alive with culture.
The Mercer Pub is an event space located on the basement level of the Gibson Centre. It is named after the Mercer Manufacturing Company, the original business of the what we know now as the Gibson Centre, built in 1889 as a farm implement business. The pub features local craft brewers including Creemore Springs.
Watch for special Community Pub Nights on our EVENTS page!
Volunteers at the Centre play an invaluable role whether they are providing tours to visitors of the Centre, supporting events, assisting at performances and art programs, helping in our cafe or participating as board or committee members.
Volunteering is an excellent and rewarding way to contribute to your community, stay active, meet people, learn more about the arts, use your skills, pursue your interests, fulfil your educational requirement and much more.
Our volunteer assignments have various time commitments that fit every lifestyle – weekly, monthly, occasionally, etc. Our volunteers include men and women from all walks of life and all age groups – professionals, homemakers, students (minimum age 14), retirees, etc.
Our screening process for volunteers includes a personal interview with the Coordinator, Volunteer Services, two reference checks and a police record check. Prior to starting your assignment you will be given an orientation to the Centre as well as on the job training to your specific assignment. If you would like further information or are interested in taking the next step toward volunteering at the Centre, please contact The Gibson Centre at 705-435-2828, or email@example.com
Help keep the Gibson Centre rich in heritage and alive with culture! Your support means so much to the Centre and the community.
Simply call 705-435-2828 to donate by phone or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail donation to The Gibson Cultural Centre, 63 Tupper St. W. Alliston, ON L9R1E4
We also accept donations in kind and donations of securities.
Please contact our Executive Director for information and details.