Bye for Now - Adieu
After 42 years of serving the art-loving community of Ottawa, Art Lending of Ottawa sadly and reluctantly decided to suspend operations at the end of June 2012.
The shrinking art show attendance and other factors, contributed to the Art Lending of Ottawa executive suspending operations and initiating a re-evaluation of the business plan.
Art Lending of Ottawa signed an agreement with the Sprott School of Business to participate in the Sprott MBA Internship program. An MBA intern is developing a business plan and marketing strategy for a renewed Art Lending of Ottawa. Guidance, background and contact information will be provided during this project by an Art Lending of Ottawa committee. A final report in late August 2013 will provide direction for a planned resumption of Art Lending of Ottawa in 2014.
The current members and the executive wish to thank all visitors and clients, as well as all of the wonderful and talented artists who have made Art Lending such a vital element of the Ottawa art scene over the past four decades.
If you are an artist or an art-lover interested in selling art, purchasing art or volunteering in a renewed Art Lending of Ottawa, please contact us at 613-224-8024 for further information.