Arts & Culture in Markham

Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, with a rich cultural heritage.  There are several stunning galleries and museums, indoor and outdoor exhibitions for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Varley Art Gallery

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a vital cultural hub for artists and diverse communities. A municipal gallery, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham features frequently changing exhibitions. Situated in Unionville’s historic village core, the Varley Art Gallery was named after Group of Seven artist Fred Varley, who lived in Unionville in his later years.

Book your appointment now!
Website: https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/arts/varley-art-gallery
Address: 216 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2H1
Phone Number: (905) 477-7000 ext. 3261

Markham Museum

Markham Museum is a 25-acre open-air museum, located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is dedicated to the preservation of old buildings and artifacts from Markham’s past, especially as a rural village has become an urban centre.

Prebook your visit to Markham Museum!
Website: https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/arts/markham-museum/
Address: 9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Phone Number:  (905) 305 5970

Flato Markham Theatre

The Flato Markham Theatre is a jewel in the crown of the Markham community, located only 30 minutes from the downtown core. The intimate, 527-seat, state-of-the-art performance facility provides patrons with unforgettable access to a host of internationally acclaimed artists and productions through its annual Diamond Season presented by Weins Canada. Illuminating the central theme that the live arts in Markham matter, the season features the best of classical, jazz, world music, dance, comedy, pop artists, and family entertainment.

Currently, the Flato Markham Theatre is operating virtually bringing entertainment right to the homes of our patrons using online platforms. Find out about the Theatre’s virtual programming here.

Website: https://flatomarkhamtheatre.ca
Address: 171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, ON L3R 8G5
Phone: (905) 305-7469

Curry’s Artist’s Materials

Curry’s Art Store has been serving Canadian Artists since 1911, and offers a great selection of artists’ materials! What about making something special this holiday season (in-store shopping and in-store pickup available).

Website: https://www.currys.com
Address: 179 Enterprise Blvd Unit M111, Markham, ON L6G 0E7
Phone Number: (905) 940-8388

Creative Genius Art Academy

Creative Genius Art Academy has a unique art curriculum offering both in-person and online art classes for all ages! At Creative Genius Art Academy, they know that each person has an artist within and offers instructions in a range of traditional mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, as well as digital mediums such as drawing on an iPad and sculpting in VR!

Discover their online art classes!

Website: https://creativegeniusartacademy.ca
Address: 8110 Birchmount Rd #3, Markham, ON L6G 0E4
Phone Number: (647) 324-8088

Downtown Markham Arts

Downtown Markham has beautiful public art exhibitions on display. Integrated into all of Downtown Markham’s public spaces, a number of high profile artists have been commissioned to fill the space with a variety of startling creations!

Address: 169 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 1B3

Heintzman House

The Heintzman House, also known as Sunnyside Manor Farm, is one of the oldest buildings in Thornhill-Markham, Ontario, where it sits on the crest of Bay Thorn Drive. Due to COVID-19, only the outdoor ground at the Hienztman House are accessible.

Website: https://theheintzmanhouse.ca
Address:  135 Bay Thorn Dr, Thornhill, ON L3T 3V1
Phone Number: (905) 477-5530


Stay home, stay safe, and create your own art! With many virtual classes available (check out Virtual Community Workshops on Markham City’s website), this is also the perfect opportunity for stay at home artists to unleash their creative side!

For more information on Arts, Culture, & Library of Markham, please visit: https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/arts


This list is far from complete! If there is a museum, gallery, or arts space that you are proud of, let us know!
Email us at marketing@visitmarkham.ca.

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