Hello and thanks for checking out this post on all things art in Quebec City. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be covered thoroughly as the post moves along.
We will begin by diving into the best Quebec City Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibitions and collections the city has to offer. All of the supplies you need can be found at some of the best art stores near you, plus we will mention the best shows and events you can find here.
Art walking tours can be a great way to see a variety of styles in a short amount of time, and some of coolest sculptures and statues in the city will get a shout out. Quebec City art classes and lessons will have their own section as well and there are plenty of classes for kids and adults in your area.
Some of our more experienced readers may not need any lessons so we will tell you where to find art studios for rent near you as well. And our final section will list the best shops for framing around town.
You can check out more of our posts about art in Canada at that link.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Quebec City
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Quebec City you can go to:
- Musee National Des Beaux Arts Du Quebec at 179 Grande Allee O
- Galerie D’art Inuit Brousseau at 35 St Louis St
- Centre Materia at 367 Blvd Charest E
- Galerie Perreault at 205 St Paul St
- Galerie Linda Verge at 1049 Erables Ave
- Galerie Michel Guimont at 273 St Paul St
- Beauchamp Art Gallery at 50 Notre Dame St
- Galerie D’art Uno at 809 Cartier Ave
- Galerie Zen at 1139 St Jean St
- Galerie Le Chien D’or at 8 Fort Quebec St
For more than 40 years the Galerie D’art Inuit Brousseau has been the go to place for the sales, promotion and diffusion of contemporary Canadian Inuit sculptures. They can also help with restorations and valuations.
You will find paintings and sculptures created by Quebec and international artists at the Galerie Perreault. Some of their works are for sale and they are always looking to purchase new quality pieces.
Galerie Michel Guimont mostly focuses on contemporary artwork made by local artists but they also have some modern items in their collection. They also buy and sell works, can help with evaluating the price of your paintings and do various kinds of consultation services.
There are nearly 4,000 modern and contemporary items on display at The Beauchamp Art Galleries.
Materials & Supplies Near You
There are quite a few stores in this city to buy art supplies and materials like:
- Coop Zone Downtown at 305 Charest Blvd E
- Artisanat Madolaine at 7710 1st Ave
- Pin So at 2990 Ch Ste Foy
- Encadrement Claude at 4031 De Musset St
- Deserres at 1505 Lebourgneuf Blvd
The loyalty program at Artisanat Madolaine provides great value for any frequent purchasers. You can also try out their courses on decorative painting, crochet, and knitting.
There are also a variety of art classes for all ages going down at Pin So.
Shows & Events
You should definitely check out these art shows and events:
- Plein Art Quebec in the Summer
- Art Souterrain Festival from February to April
- Passages Insolites from June to October
- Festival Mtl en Arts in July
- International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in August
The largest summer arts and crafts show in Quebec is Plein Art. Hundreds of artists gather under hugged tents each summer to display and sell their latest works.
The Art Souterrain Festival is a free event held each spring where dozens of contemporary artists and performers show off pieces tailored to the events theme which changes yearly. Passages Insolites generally takes place from June to October as dozens of local and international artists show off different works in numerous places around the city.
Each July you can check out the Festival Mtl en Arts which takes over more than a kilometer of Sainte-Catherine Street which becomes a pedestrian only road for the event. Over 400,000 people generally gather for the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu each August. There will be numerous hot air balloons taking off, arts and crafts exhibitions, live music, food and more.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Those who want to add a new piece to their collection or to find out how much a piece is worth can go to art dealers and appraisers like:
- Éditions Galerie l’Imagerie at 41 Place de Paris
- Lacerte Art Contemporain at 39 Cote de la Canoterie
Some of the images offered in various reproductions at Éditions Galerie would be giclees on canvases, reproductions on paper, cards with or without text, cards in boxes and personalized cards.
For over thirty years Lacerte Art Contemporain has offered consultations and art appraisal services near you. They can handle custom framing, resales, plus the transportation and installation of new works.of artwork, transportation and installation of your artworks at home or in a business office.
Galerie D’art Inuit and Galerie Michel Guimont from our main list also sell art and can help provide valuations.
If you are reading this on a sunny day why not go on an art walking tour:
Rue du Trésor may not be an art walk per say, it is more like a unique outdoor gallery that has been there since the 60’s. It is a good place to buy some of the latest works from local artists or pick up a creative souvenir.
Tours Voir Quebec is also not exactly an art walk, it is more like a cultural walk where public art will be on display but may not be the main focus.
Sculptures & Statues
You can also find some really interesting statues and sculptures around the city like:
- Churchill & Roosevelt Sculptures at 116-118 Rue de St Louis
- Charles de Gaulle Statue at 598 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave
- Monument Samuel-De Champlain at Escalier Frontenac
- Les Muses at 937-939 Rue Saint-Joachim
The Churchill & Roosevelt sculptures can be found along the Esplanade Powder Magazine. Head to the Cours du Général-De Montcalm near the Parc des Champs-de-Bataille to find the Charles de Gaulle Statue which was sculpted by Fabien Pagé.
Dufferin Terrace is the location of the Monument Samuel-De Champlain which was created by Paul Chevré. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs gave Les Muses as a gift to the city in 1983 which you can find downtown near the Théâtre du Capitole and Palais Montcalm.
Quebec City Art Classes
Some of the best Quebec City art schools and classes can be found at:
- L’École des Beaux Arts de Lévis at 2 Route du Président-Kennedy
- Maison Des Metiers D’Art at 367 Blvd Charest E
- L’Atelier d’Art Suzie Delisle at 1560 ave Chauveau
- Crackpot Café at 1005 Rte de l’Église
The instructors at L’École des Beaux Arts de Lévis provide a variety of drawing and painting classes for kids and adults. Children aged 15 and above can also try their private photography lessons.
Maison Des Metiers D’Art focuses on three disciplines the most: ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. You can try out their variety of fine crafts and visual arts lessons for all skill levels. Professional artists might be interested in their research and creation residency programs.
Artisanat Madolaine and Pin So from art supplies list also offer classes for all ages and skill levels.
Studios For Rent Near You
To rent art studio space near you contact:
When you need art framing in Quebec City you can head to:
- Trafiquants d’Art at 975A 3e Ave
- Grif & Graf at 2452 Blvd Laurier Local 060A
- Laval Belanger Encadrement at 16037 Blvd Henri-Bourassa
- Encadrement Claude Enr at 4031 Rue de Musset
- Bédard et Prévost Les Encadreurs at 794 Blvd Charest E
Anyone searching for a bespoke framing service workshop for artists and the public can head to Trafiquants d’Art. Not only do they do custom framing but they are also great for high-end scanning and printing or digitization. Students and artists might be eligible for a discount.
Laval Belanger Encadrement can help with painting restoration, custom framing, renovation of old framework, mirror framing, reproduction, and lamination. There are over 2,000 frames available at Encadrement Claude Enr plus they can do custom jobs as well. They also provide plaque and trophy engraving services.
Lacerte Art Contemporain from art dealer list also does custom framing. You might also want to read about the best galleries and museums in:
Have Fun Enjoying The Quebec City Art Scene
Well guys, we tried to cover the full art scene near you as well as we could. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in the region.
Those of you that made it all the way to the end probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Quebec City!