Rent or Buy Original Art from Local Artists at Art Lending of Ottawa

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WHAT'S NEW.  View the recent art additions in our online gallery or enjoy browsing through several hundred original paintings plus printmaking and photo-based art by over thirty 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, 14 December 2019 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.  ALO shows are always FREE admittance with free parking. Contracts for rental of art are completed at the shows only when a visitor has decided to rent a piece of art.   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 from community newspaper clippings in the
Riverview Park Review - June 2019 and Glebe Report - August 2016   

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Art Show Photos

Select Art from Gallery for Pick-up on 14 December

Artists will only be able to hang a limited number of paintings or photographs at the 14 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 14 December art show by submitting a request form.   Requests for art pick-up at the December art show can be submitted 10 November - 12 December 2019.

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 the following five artists recently juried into Art Lending of Ottawa: Jean Morin, Ginny Fobert, Therese Boisclair, Richard Pell & Luminita Serbanescu.

Local artists living within or near the National Capital Region can apply to be juried towards becoming an Art Lending of Ottawa artist. Our next annual jury will be held in early Spring 2020. See Jury Details for more information. Please contact us by email: artlendingofottawa@gmail.com if additional information is required regarding the jurying process and joining Art Lending of Ottawa as an artist member.

Local Art Events

Solo Art Show - Shenkman Arts Centre
Art Lending of Ottawa photographer, Ginny Fobert will have art for sale in an art show at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Ginny Fobert’s ‘Nuu View’ defies the rules, and using avant-garde techniques and processes, probes the audience to decide for themselves whether or not photography is indeed art.
Date:    29 August - 24 September 2019
Time: Galleries open 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Location:    Trinity Art Gallery - Salon A, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans.

Art Display Plant Recreation Centre
Have you been to the Plant Bath Wall Space/Ottawa - Art Wall? The theme for this show is Nostalgia - perfect for this time of year! .... so much fresh nostalgic art on the walls. Art Lending of Ottawa artists; Linda Bordage, Janis Millar-Hall and Richard Pell with other local artists of West Carleton Art Association are showing art for sale.
Date: Mid September to 30 November 2019.
Location: Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset St W, Ottawa

MUC 5th Annual Art Show & Bistro
Art Lending of Ottawa artists, Linda Bordage, Maggie Fietz and Miles Whittingham will be exhibiting their art for sale at the Merivale United Church. The art show will include a wide variety of paintings, photographs and textile art from local artists.
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Time: 10 am - 3 pm.
Location: Merivale United Church, 1876 Merivale Road at Hunt Club, Ottawa
Proceeds will fund the repair and maintenance of Merivale United Church, a heritage building.

Expressions of Art by West Carleton Arts Society
Art Lending of Ottawa photographer, Ginny Fobert will have photographic art with other fine artwork of more than 30 artists from around the region.
Date and Time:    Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 8am - 4pm
Sunday, 13 October 2019 from 10am - 4pm
Location:    Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Ottawa,

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.