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(to buy your tickets scroll down to the booking calendar) 

The Art of Ideas Gallery and Historical House is open for GUIDED TOURS on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday. Check the calendar below for exact times and dates.


As this is a private, family home we would appreciate you going over the Admission Guidelines before your visit. If you booked for others please ensure the guidelines are shared with all members of your party.

Private tours can be arranged for four or more people, on the week end or during the week all through the year. Please use our Contact form if you are interested in a private tour (minimum four people or financial equivalent).

The tour takes about 90 minutes. In both the lower and upper galleries you will hear  presentations on the architecture of the house and its history, as well as on the art and ethos of visual artist Eugen-Florin Zamfirescu. 


The permanent art collection exhibited all through the house, the artifacts and antique furniture, the installation art and the stories accompanying it all will take you on an unexpected journey, from the beginnings of our civilization, to Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics. You will also have the opportunity to see the artist’s studio and, if weather permits, take a stroll through the garden. A visit full of wonders and beauty!

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance using Eventbrite or by etransfer. No drop-ins or tickets at the door. See BOOKING CALENDAR belowSpace is limited to 10 visitors. 

We would appreciate arrival 5 -10 minutes before your scheduled tour for check-in. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals.

This is a private home with no architectural changes since the 1870s when it was built. It still has the original hardwood floors as well as unique Persian carpets and rugs throughout so to protect it all we kindly ask guests to remove their shoes. We encourage you, if possible, to bring house shoes, soft soles. The house is not wheelchair accessible and there are no public washrooms.

Please travel light while visiting - no food, water, large bags, strollers, and other non-essential items.

Photography and video are not permitted inside the house. You are however welcome to capture the stunning exterior. Touching the artwork or objects on display is not permitted. The space is a smoke free building.

Art can be appreciated at any age but please note the presentations during the tour are not easily accessible to a young audience, therefore we suggest at least 14 years old and up (please do connect with us if you have questions).

Tickets are non-refundable and non transferable.

If you have any other questions prior to your visit, please let us know by filling in our Contact form or call 1 437 774 3631.

NOTE: You can also pay and book your tickets by making an e-transfer. If that is preferred please connect with us first to ensure there are spaces available for the day and time you want. 

While Art of Ideas might be your first stop in beautiful St. Marys, Ontario, our town offers a wealth of cultural and heritage experiences. Check it all here together with information on where to stay, shop and dine.

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Historical House. Art Gallery. Artist Studio.


236 Jones Street East

St Marys, Ontario Canada

N4X 1B5

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