The Varley Art Gallery is pleased once again to offer Studio Rental opportunities at the McKay Art Centre. Ground floor spaces are available as studios from January to March and in December. The upstairs studio with an ensuite washroom is available all year round!

Studio rentals are offered for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months. Artists may store their work and materials in the studios while renting, and are provided with security access to enter and leave the building at their discretion.

The small ground floor studio and upstairs studio can accommodate up to two working artists, and the large ground floor studio space up to six. This makes the studio spaces extremely affordable for artists who choose to share the rental cost.

Media Permitted in the studio spaces include: drawing, painting, photography, digital art, ceramics, printmaking, and fibre-based art. Toxic materials, including aerosol cans and oil-based paints are prohibited, and any artistic media not listed above are subject to approval by the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Studio Rental Fees

  • Small Studio (12 x 12 ft):  $230 plus HST for each 2-week slot
  • Large Studio (13 x 24 ft, plus conservatory): $460 plus HST for each 2-week slot
  • Upstairs Studio (14 x 13 ft, plus ensuite washroom): $345 plus HST for each 2-week slot 

Download Studio Rental Schedule for details.

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