The Ottawa Art Gallery hosts a wide variety of talks, workshops and events throughout the year. Check back often for updated information on exhibition-related programming and family-friendly activities.

For more information: 613-233-8699 x227, or

Events and Talks

Happy Hour | New Adult Program

Wednesdays: October 19, November 9, December 14, 2016
From 5 PM to 7PM | Free
Registration is required

Starting in October 2016, OAG invites you to a monthly creative Happy Hour. Enjoy a drink and a light snack and take part in a discussion about a preselected work of art. A local artist will then guide you through a hands-on exploration of techniques or themes connected to the work. 

This program is free and all materials will be provided. Space is limited, so please contact Marie-Renée Vial to reserve your spot: or by phone at 613-233-8699, +228.

October 19 Happy Hour will be lead by local artist Lana Greben.  



Creative things for young and old to do together.

Creative Sundays

Every Sunday from October to May, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM | Free

Every Sunday from October to May, the Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to discover the exhibitions, spend time with family and friends, and create your own masterpiece to take home.

No need to register, just drop- in whenever it's convenient. 

Toddler Mornings at OAG

The first Wednesday of the month from October to May, from 10:00 - 11:30am

Free and drop-in tours for parents or caregivers with their babies or toddlers in tow. Adults are given the opportunity to look at and discuss art with gallery staff while little ones make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries.

Check out the photos from Toddler Mornings. 

For more information, please contact or 613-233-8699 ext. 250.

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No need to register.

  • Next session is on October 5, 2016: Join us Wednesday October 5th for some harvest-themed printing with seasonal fruits and vegetables! Young ones can explore patterns, shapes, and textures while creating their own piece of autumnal art that they can bring home with them. We’ll provide smocks, snacks and coffee. Hope to see you there! 


Guided Tours

Ottawa Art Gallery offers exhibiton tours free of charge to groups of up to 20 people. Whatever your group's interests,we are happy to tailor the experience to suit your needs.

For more information or to book a tour:  613.233.8699 x228, or