Explore the Arts in Vaughan

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Posted: May 20, 2022

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in Vaughan. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Whether you love art, music, or can’t live without both, Vaughan has some great places to explore that will get your creativity flowing. Be sure to share the spots you love most with #VisitVaughan.


Devoted to Canadian Art


The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in Kleinburg, is a beautiful place to visit both inside and out. It is located on the original lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe People, uniquely situated along the Carrying Place Trail which historically provided an integral connection for Indigenous people between Ontario’s Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe-Georgian Bay Region. McMichael houses a permanent collection that consists of more than 6,500 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, in addition to its many touring exhibitions.

Women in Art GalleryMcMichael also has stunning outdoor trails so you can see the art in nature. Explore 100 acres of forested land in the Humber River Valley through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails. During their walk, visitors can explore the Ivan Eyre Sculpture Garden, a series of installations and outdoor sculptures, and more.


Art in the Downtown


Step into ArtWalk: a world-class art installation featuring 30,000 square feet of four bold, colourful statement murals. Native Torontonians birdO and Ben Johnston, Montreal artist Jeremy Shantz, and Madrid-based Ricardo Cavolo brought creativity to Vaughan’s downtown core.

While you’re there, be sure to check out Canada’s largest low-resolution art installation: PXL Gallery. This 10,000 square feet luminous art wall is a stunning addition and will serve as a rotating gallery for years to come.



Music to Dance To


Great music lives in Vaughan. Check out fantastic live music in downtown Kleinburg, on Saturdays and Sundays at select times until the end of August.

On August 14 & 15, you can experience CariVaughan, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. This two-day family-friendly festival features live performances by international and local artists, as well as has a variety of food vendors and activities to keep you busy!

Find more amazing events that can’t be missed at our events calendar.


Extend Your Stay


Monte Carlo Inn Hotel RoomVaughan has more than just art, culture and music! There is also a wealth of attractions to explore, fantastic places to eat, and beautiful trails to discover. With so much to do, why not stay a little longer? Vaughan has the perfect accommodation for you, located next to the things you want to do most. Find your stay now.

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