All around the Outaouais region, youll find places that will encourage you to dream, fire your imagination, and feed your soul. What are these magical places? Art galleriesfascinating showcases for artistic talent from our region and beyond. You don't need to be an expert to appreciate art! The Centre dexposition Art-Image in Gatineau specializes in contemporary visual art, and the regions cultural centres provide a convivial setting where residents and visitors can meet and mingle with the artists. In Blue Sea and Chelsea, the former church rectory has been transformed into a community cultural centre. In Cantley, the Pontiac and the Petite-Nation, you can meet local artists and artisans in their natural habitat: their studio! Painters, sculptors, glass artists, lace makers, and many more are eager to welcome you and share their passion for their craft.
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If you're an art lover, you just have to visit Les Collines de l'Outaouais. Just outside of Gatineau you'll find many galleries and exhibition centres that showcase local and international talent. By starting your visit in Chelsea, you will have no trouble understanding how the area inspired so many artists to settle around here. Let the village amaze you before heading to Cantley, on the other side of the Gatineau River, to discover even more talented artists.
Galerie Old Chelsea, located in the same building as renowned restaurant Les Fougères, sheds light on local artists, many of whom were inspired by nearby Gatineau Park. The Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre (known as La fab by the locals) has settled in St. Stephen's Church's old presbytary and shows the work of resident artists as well as their regular showrooms. Enjoy a nice meal at fine Italian restaurant Mamma Teresa Ristorante and you'll be ready to discover more than thirty talented creators at Galerie Linart.