Art galleries to visit in the Outaouais

Published on September 15 2022

Take a tour of local art galleries, meet the artists and learn about their creative projects. Admire works imagined and produced by local residents. Bring out your artistic side and sign up for workshops, classes or creative evenings in good company. 

Solart Studio Gallery

Where

211 Chemin du Lac-Grosleau, Route 317, Ripon, QC J0V 1V0

When

The art gallery is open for exhibitions and special events, and by appointment.

Cost

Admission to the art gallery is free. | Various fees for classes and workshops.

Good to know

Solart specializes in one-of-a-kind works in porcelain, stone, bronze, silver and gold, from ceramics to jewellery and cast metal. | The gallery offers coaching, private training and themed group workshops.

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Maison des créateurs d’art populaire du Québec

Where

276 Desjardins Street, Plaisance, QC J0V 1S0

When

Open Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | The art gallery will close for the winter on September 30 and will reopen in spring 2023. After October 1, visits are by appointment only.

Cost

Admission is free in 2022

Good to know

Located in a heritage building in Plaisance, this folk art gallery presents a wide range of exhibitions by Quebec artists of yesterday and today.

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Le presbytère de Blue Sea

Where

4 Principale Street, Blue Sea, QC J0X 1C0

When

The art gallery is open from June to September, but hosts events throughout the year. | Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

This former rectory is now a cultural gathering place that promotes connections and sharing between artists and the general public.

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Art de l’ordinaire

Where

Several locations in and around Cantley

When

The next event is the Tournée des artistes et artisans fall studio tour, October 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Art de l’ordinaire is a collective of two dozen artists and artisans in and around Cantley. It organizes various events throughout the year.

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La Fab sur Mill –Chelsea Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre

Where

8 Mill Road, Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8

When

The art gallery is open year round and organizes various events. | Friday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Admission to the gallery is free. | Various fees for classes, performances and room rentals.

Good to know

This arts cooperative is now a performing and visual arts centre offering a varied program of classes, exhibitions and shows. The basement houses artists’ studios available for rent.

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Art Pontiac – Stone School Gallery

Where

28 Mill Street, Portage-du-Fort, QC J0X 2T0

When

The art gallery is run by volunteers, so opening hours are irregular. Please call before you visit.

Cost

Free

Good to know

The Art Pontiac artists’ association manages both the Stone School Gallery and store, and the Pontiac School of the Arts, which offers various courses.

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Galerie Old Chelsea

Where

783, rte 105, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P1

When

Monday to Wednesday : Closed | Thursday to Saturday : 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday : 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Ten local artists have joined forces to offer the public a diverse range of art. The art gallery hosts rotating exhibitions every three weeks featuring local guest artists in a variety of styles and media.

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ARTSYKEARNS Studio

Where

425 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Unit 9, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3Z8

When

Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. or by appointment

Cost

Various prices depending on the package or event.

Good to know

The fee for ArtsyPaintNights includes a spot in the studio and your canvas; for an additional fee, you can also order a gourmet food plate. | You can bring your own beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

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Ottawa Art Gallery

Where

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON K1N 0C5

When

Monday and Tuesday: Closed | Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Pre-registration is no longer necessary (except for groups of 10 or more) and walk-ins are welcome.

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The Outaouais region is home to some amazingly talented people. Don’t resist the temptation to purchase a work by a local artist!

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