Art-enthusiasts rejoice: What art-lovers can find in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:57
Whether travellers are looking forward to visiting the breweries in Ottawa, walking along the Rideau Canal or touring Parliament Hill, those travelling to Ottawa will have plenty to do during their stay. Art enthusiasts who can't wait to see what Canada's capital has to offer in this department will also have their fair share of places to go. There are a great deal of art galleries across the city, and here are a few of them for those who are starting to plan their trip.
National Gallery of Canada
It is impossible to not bring up the National Gallery of Canada when discussing art in Ottawa. The beautiful gallery is complete with works of art from all over the world, but there is a focus on works created by Canadian artists. Whether the collection celebrates the past, present or future, guests will be impressed with the vast collection that is complete with some of the most exquisite creations from all over Canada and the world.
Ottawa Art Gallery
This independent art gallery focuses on the preservation of some of the best works of art created by local artists over the years, and the Ottawa Art Gallery prides itself on the art it houses. Not only can visitors enjoy the travelling and permanent exhibitions, but there are also lectures and programs scheduled at the gallery throughout the year.
Those interested in a gallery run by artists will have to look no further than Gallery 101. This nonprofit gallery is complete with visual and media arts from those in Ottawa, as well as exhibitions of contemporary artists from across the globe.
Wall Space Gallery
This gallery incorporates its framing business and a gallery. Those who visit Wall Space Gallery will be able to see the fine art that they have made more accessible for fans of the creations. It focuses on contemporary Canadian artists and includes oil, pastel, encaustic and acrylic works.
Cube Gallery is different from others because this contemporary art gallery focuses on a new group show every month. Visitors are able to see a different exhibit every month that they go in, and there are also workshops, so guests can have a more interactive experience when they visit this gallery.