Circle Arts Gallery

The Circle Arts story began in 1969 when Gale Jensen - a professor of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan - persuaded six students of the Ontario College of Art (OCA) to build an art gallery and studio on land he owned in Tobermory, Ontario.


The group stayed in the small town on the picturesque Bruce Peninsula for the summer, producing oil paintings, watercolours, wood block prints, sculptures, silk screens, textiles, jewelry and pottery. They returned to Toronto to finish their studies at the end of the summer, then moved to Tobermory permanently the following spring.


The Circle Arts story encompasses elements of its times and locales. It is the story of youthful enthusiasm and artistic maturity, local involvement and global markets, sound business sense and high creativity. More than anything else, it is the story of a commitment to Canadian art, and to those who produce and support it. 

Additional Info

  • Address: 45.254436, -81.664421
  • Street Address: 14 Bay Street, Box 25 Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
  • Phone: 519-596-2541 (May - Thanksgiving) 519-596-2622 (Winter)
  • Email:

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16 Bay Street
Tobermory, Ontario.
Canada ,N0H 2R0