Avant-Garde Bar & Gallery

135 Besserer Street
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Avant-Garde Bar is a combination of Soviet constructivism and contemporary Western life. Avant-Garde bar consists of two main rooms: open space, shimmering with contrasting and distinct colours of the counter and cocktail glasses, reflected in interlacement of the mirrors, which transforms into a cozy lower room, radiating warmer and more intimate shades.
Walls of the bar are decorated with handmade artistic work, inspired by such great sculptor of avant-garde as Kandinski, and posters of Soviet epoch.
Music of Avant-Garde bar includes extravagant performers of Northern America and leading artists of Western and Eastern Europe.
Avant-Garde bar, in its essence, is simultaneously a place of a romantic rendezvous, as well as a place of open friendly atmosphere.

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City Hall Gallery

110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa City Hall | Open daily 9 am to 8 pm
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From March 2014 to the fall of 2017, the Ottawa Art Gallery is operating a temporary satellite location, called the OAG Annex, at City Hall Art Gallery.

While at City Hall, be sure to visit Karsh-Masson Gallery, featuring contemporary exhibitions by professional artists.

Free admission.
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking available.

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Contemporary Art Collection

2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa Art Gallery
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The permanent collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery currently comprises over 850 works of art by contemporary Canadian artists with strong ties to the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The collection represents a wide range of artistic practices, including painting, sculpture, photography, and new media art. Artists whose work is represented within the holdings of the collection are among others, Lynne Cohen, Evergon, Kenneth Lochhead, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Ron Noganosh, and Jeffrey Thomas.

New works are acquired for the collection on an ongoing basis through private donations, OAG’s Acquisitions Endowment Fund, the OAG Art Rental and Sales Service, as well as support from the Canada Council for the Arts. The Gallery has “Class A” designation from the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, which enables it to offer tax incentives for eligible donations.

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Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa Art Gallery
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The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant art collection that spans the modern period (1890–1985). Originally established by Ottawa-based collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone in the early 1950s, the collection contains over 1,600 works by influential Canadian artists, including Maxwell Bates, Edwin Holgate, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott and Philip Surrey.

In 1973, O.J. and Isobel Firestone donated their collection to the Ontario Heritage Foundation. In 1992, the Foundation transferred ownership to the City of Ottawa. The OAG houses and presents the collection through changing exhibitions that highlight its breadth and diversity.

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Galerie d’Art Vincent

1 Rideau Street, Fairmont Château Laurier
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Discover a remarkable collection of sculptures, paintings and Inuit prints and a selection of works by renowned Canadian artists.
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Heritage Gallery

1 Rideau Street, Fairmonyt Château Laurier

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Karsh Gallery

400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa Little Theatre

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Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) is one of the masters of 20th century photography. His body of work includes portraits of statesmen, artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and men and women of accomplishment.

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Ottawa Art Association

400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa Little Theatre Foyer
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The Ottawa Art Association is a collegial group of visual artists working in watercolour, pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed media and other media (graphite, ink, charcoal, painting on silk, and prints made by hand).
Members come from Ottawa and the surrounding region, including Western Quebec. We welcome artists at all stages of development from beginning artists trying to promote their work, to established artists whose work is found in Galleries throughout Canada and internationally. If this describes you, please join us!
The OAA exhibits and sells its members’ work in the Foyer of the Ottawa Little Theatre nine months of the year. In our Artists’ Gallery , members subscribe to showcase their work. Please contact the artist directly if any of these works interests you or your business, to buy or rent.

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The Shore Club

11 Colonel By Drive | Created By: Shannon Belkin
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An interesting collection of art work adorns the wood panel and suede walls of The Shore Club.
Whether guests are in the cocktail bar, main restaurant or private dining room, they will be able to marvel at beautiful works of art.
The private dining room features a spectacular oversized painting by renowned Vancouver artist Shannon Belkin. Belkin is known for her larger-than-life oil paintings that capture the inner spirit of her subject. The example that hangs in the Rideau Room certainly lives up to that claim. It is a hauntingly beautiful image of a large shipping vessel forging through the rough seas.

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The Simons Collection

50 Rideau Street | Curated by The Ottawa Art Gallery Rental and Sales Department

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With its ideal location in the very heart of Ottawa, our second Ontario store marks a meeting between modernity and retail’s rich history in Canada. Completely made of glass, the store’s top floor looks like a crystal box set atop the existing heritage building, which has been magnificently restored to preserve its architectural value. Inside, fashion fuses with art: Torrential Red, a marvellous sculpture by Canadian artist Shayne Dark, hangs in the store’s centre. In addition, our partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery allows us to display the work of regional artists, highlighting our commitment to supporting local creativity. (Text sourced from Simons)

See the entire collection here

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Time’s Shadow

50 Rideau Street, exterior of Rideau Centre | Artist: Catherine Widgery
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Time’s Shadow, a stunning glass triptych by artist Catherine Widgery that beautifully represents the changing of the seasons, is the cultural highlight of the CF Rideau Centre’s $360 million, three-year revitalization, inaugurated in August.

Time’s Shadow consists of three seasonally inspired art panels displayed along the exterior façade of the huge shopping centre. There are 11,000 square feet of art and consists of fritted and ceramic printed panes of glass held up by stainless steel “spider” fittings. The cycle of the seasons in the landscape are woven together with images of the sky from dawn to sunset, as a metaphor for the cycle of our lives.

Photo by Christine Anderson, Text from Canadian Architect

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