Rent or Buy Original Art from Local Artists at Art Lending of Ottawa
WHAT'S NEW. View the recent art additions in our online gallery or enjoy browsing through several hundred original paintings plus printmaking and photography by thirty-five local Ottawa area artists on our online gallery. After viewing the art by our artists, you can view What's SOLD from our online galleries and art shows.
Our next art show will be on Saturday, 08 December 2018 in the Outaouais Room at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. Ottawa from 10 am to 4 pm. Rent or purchase original art by local area artists. Variety of mediums, styles and sizes available. Free admission and parking. Art show dates and map.
Art Lending of Ottawa (ALO) is a unique not-for-profit artists' cooperative established in 1970. ALO invites the public to our art shows, featuring original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums by local artists. Each piece of art can be rented or purchased outright. Those who want variety in their homes and businesses have the choice to rent art for a minimum of three months, and the cost could be as little as $12. per month. Rental payments can be applied toward the purchase price.
More information on Art Lending of Ottawa in the Glebe Report - August 2016.
Art Show Photos
Art Demonstration at Each Art Show
Art Lending is hosting art demonstrations during the art shows at the RA Centre. At the June art show, Janis Hall conducted a demonstration throughout the day on one of her portraits from India. The audience was captivated by her artistic skills. During the September art show, Ann Gruchy used mixed media to create one of her amazing abstracts.
For the 08 December art show, Diana Westwood Guy will demonstrate lino-printmaking and answer questions on this art medium. The December art show will highlight additional art by Anne Remmer Thompson in a focus show. More art demonstrations and focus shows are planned during our art shows on 09 March and 01 June 2019.
Select Art from Gallery for Pick-up on 08 December
Artists will only be able to hang a limited number of paintings or photographs at the 08 December art show. If you see a painting or photograph in our online gallery that you would like to rent or purchase, you can arrange pick-up at the 08 December art show by submitting a request form. Requests for art pick-up at the December art show can be submitted 28 October - 06 December 2018.
If you are unable to view our website gallery artwork information including dimensions, medium and price; please read gallery note.
Art Rentals for Business Offices and Home Staging
Specific art requirements for your business can be arranged by contacting us. Rental rates for our art are based on the price provided for each art item in the website gallery. Art delivery and pick-up can be provided at an extra cost. A minimum three month rental period can be increased in one month increments, as required for home staging.
Art rental is an option for many businesses, providing tax advantages and an opportunity to more frequently update your office art. Art Lending of Ottawa has a large selection of local art in our gallery for the business office or to stage, show and sell your home. Large paintings and photographs for your office lobby or conference room can be viewed in our special large paintings /photographs gallery
New Artist Members
Congratulations and a warm welcome to our following eight new artist members, successfully juried into Art Lending of Ottawa:
Susan Allan, David Becker, Mike Goguen, Christiane Kingsley, Sandra Millar-Allessandra, Jenn Raby, Anita Schlarb and Miles Whittingham.
Local artists living within or near the National Capital Region can apply to become an Art Lending of Ottawa member. Our next annual jury will be held in early Spring 2019. See Jury Details for more information.
Local Art Events
MUC 4th Annual Art Show
Art Lending of Ottawa artists, Linda Bordage and Maggie Fietz will have art for sale with other local artists at the Merivale United Church 4th Annual Art Show and Bistro.
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Merivale United Church, 1876 Merivale Road (south of Hunt Club). Free Parking.
Proceeds will fund the repair and maintenance of Merivale United Church, a heritage building.
Art Show Poster
David Becker Photograph Art Display
Date: 17 -30 September
Time: 7:30 am - 2 pm, Monday - Friday
Location: Good Eats Café , 473 Albert Street, Ottawa
Good Eats Café Show Invite
Rental & Sales
Rental is based on the value of each article. Artwork may be rented and, if purchased, the previous rental payments will be deducted from the purchase price.
Reasons to rent original art from Art Lending of Ottawa
Change art when you are ready for something new
More affordable than purchasing
Enjoy art before committing to purchase on our rent-to-own plan
Support local artists in our community
Provide business tax advantages compared to art purchases
Increase buyer interest using art when staging a home for sale.