Building community by making fine art accessible

Kitchissippi has transformed into a hotbed for the arts, supported by the visionary work of the gallery owners and associates at Westboro Village’s WALL SPACE GALLERY.

WALL SPACE is a significant contributor to its community and Ottawa’s exciting art scene, committed to presenting thought-provoking exhibits, exceptional art, expert frame design and custom framing. “The art scene is hopping in Ottawa especially when it comes to contemporary art expression. Our March ceramic sculpture exhibition highlighted historical Canadian female figures who were nominated to be featured on the ten-dollar bill. This was popular with local schools,” says director Patricia Barr.

Known for expert custom framing services, Tom and Edward Barr founded WALL SPACE 25 years ago in Orleans. The family-owned and operated business has moved to a spacious complex in the Train Yards. “We offer knowledgeable, in-home and corporate art/framing consultations. We are often asked to review a client’s collection, suggest additions and install pieces. Clients trust us in handling and framing art whether the project be a coveted child’s drawing, a needlepoint, an inherited print, or work on canvas,” she explains.

Along with engaging works on canvas, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of jewellery, photography, sculpture, ceramic and glass pieces. “We have a select group of artists working in fine art craft – beautiful, affordable jewellery, hand-crafted by local artists,” explains Patricia. Jewellery is highlighted during an annual fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Children’s Support Programs. “We are so grateful for terrific neighbours – both clients and businesses alike – and wouldn’t be here without their support!”

Exhibitions change every three weeks so it’s worth visiting both locations often. This month, Ottawa’s Crystal Beshara will be featured at the Project SPACE, Train Yards location, as part of a fundraiser for the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala. The Westboro location will host an exciting exhibition by award-winning Ontario artist, Jay Dart.

Visiting WALL SPACE always yields delightful and affordable surprises. “It’s fun to see people discover our gallery and support the work of stellar, award-winning artists,” says Patricia. Open daily, guests of all ages are welcome to immerse themselves in the art.

Wall Space Gallery & Framing
358 Richmond Road (Free parking off Danforth Avenue)
505 Industrial Avenue

This sponsored post is part of Kitchissippi Favourites, a special advertising feature that is printed in KT twice a year. Read the other profiles right here.

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