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The Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, and Marine and Rail Waterfront Museum are thrilled to announce the OPEN Card. The OPEN Card is an innovative new free membership program.

The OPEN Card is available to anyone eligible for a Library Card. This new card provides the holder access to all of the resources they know and love from the Library, as well as free membership to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, and the Marine and Rail Waterfront Museum.

As an additional benefit, through the TOM’s affiliation with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, the cardholder will also gain free admission to over 100 OAAC affiliated art galleries in Ontario including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, MacLaren Art Centre, and Varley Art Gallery, to name just a few.

For more information on how to get your OPEN Card, visit  or visit one of the four partner institutions.


The Gallery has launched a Supporters Circle program which has all the benefits of membership on a pay-what-you-can model and includes a charitable tax receipt. This is a great way to support the Gallery and be recognized for your contribution!

Some of these benefits include:

•             Discounts and exclusive pre-sales on Gallery Programming

•             Discounts in the Gallery Shop, including special Member's Shopping Days

•             Public recognition of Support

•             OAAG Reciprocal Membership-free admission to galleries across Ontario!

•             ROAM Reciprocal Membership to over 300 galleries across North America ($100+ Contribution required)


Become a Supporters Circle Member today! If you have any questions please contact

The Gallery's Volunteer Program is currently being redeveloped. We look forward to announcing our new volunteer program in the New Year.

For more information on the Gallery's volunteer program please contact the Gallery
P: 519-376-1932

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery draws diverse audiences from the region and around the world, making historic and contemporary art accessible to all who visit. Your contributions enable The TOM to present powerful exhibitions and engaging programs that make this museum a dynamic and treasured institution for Owen Sound and beyond. There are a number of ways that you can donate to The TOM.
General Donation (where it's needed most)
A Donation to the Gallery provides substantial support for the Gallery to stage major exhibitions and offer engaging programming for you. Your donation, whether $20 or $200, will benefit the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and provide you with an additional tax deduction.
Your contribution will ensure that the TOM continues to be a source of inspiration, enjoyment, and education for you and our community.
To learn more about donations, planned gifts, bequests, etc. please contact the Gallery. 
P: 519-376-1932

Sponsorship demonstrates your/your company's commitment to arts and culture. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Gallery. 
p: 519-376-1932

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808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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840 1st Ave W

Owen Sound, ON N4K 4M4

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Gallery Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tom Thomson Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges our operational supporters:

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