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2nd Saturday of Every Month from 6 - 9pm
Stone School, 28 rue Mill, Portage du Fort
Free for Members - $5 otherwise
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Pontiac Frames
As a fundraiser, artPontiac invites YOU – and everyone you know – and all residents of the Pontiac and Ottawa Valley to create original artwork for sale at a silent auction.

Pontiac artists' studio tour 2018
9-10 & 16-17 June 2018

Pontiac Frames

As a fundraiser, artPontiac invites YOU – and everyone you know – and all residents of the Pontiac and Ottawa Valley to create original artwork for sale at a silent auction. For this exhibit, we ask that people create their original artwork (in any medium they choose) within a given frame.

The rules are simple:

  1. Pick up your empty frame at the Stone School in Portage-du-Fort on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm (at the Art Social);

  2. Create artwork in any medium that you wish that fits into the selected frame;

  3. Artwork must follow the theme: Hope;

  4. Artwork will be sold via silent auction (online and at the Stone School);

  5. Starting bids for all pieces will be set at $10;

  6. The first $50 sold on each piece goes to artPontiac. Any amount above $50 goes to the artist(s)/creator(s) of the piece;

  7. Feel free to create your piece solo or as a group; and

  8. All ages and all people are welcome to participate (artPontiac membership not required).

Vernissage date: Friday, August 24th, 2018


artPontiac asks that anyone who has empty frames they would like to donate to the Pontiac Frames fundraising exhibit please bring the frames to the:

  • Stone School at the May Art Social (Saturday, May 12th, 2018) between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Western Quebec Literacy Council (Donations can be made on May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 15th or 30th between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at 106 Front Street, Campbell's Bay).
    We look forward to seeing all of the creativity beats within the heart of the Pontiac and the Ottawa Valley!
    For more information, please contact artPontiac’s Communications Director, Sean Kerr at


Café 349   
  June 4th- 30th 2018
Claudette Spence

Musical Works and More

“The magic of music being expressed on canvas is very gratifying. It combines my two passions of painting and playing music. I try to portray the energy and emotions of musicians. The cellos smooth strokes of the bow or the wind instrument’s soft breath and the guitar’s gentle picking of the strings is mesmorizing.”

Can you feel the beat?


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Donate to the PAA

Do you know that you can obtain a Quebec tax credit for a cash donation to the Pontiac Artists' Association which is a registered cultural organization? For more info, go to Revenu Quebec website or contact

Art lives in the Pontiac!

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artPontiac brings Pontiac’s thriving community of artists and its wider community of art lovers together. Whether you are an established or emerging artist looking for exposure, an art lover seeking art and craft education or you just want to see more art and support our artists, we welcome you.

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