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Rent Original Art from Local Artists at Art Lending of Ottawa

Our next art show will be on Saturday, 02 December 2017 in the Outaouais Room at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. Ottawa from 10 am to 5 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.  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 fees (for up to six months) can be applied to the price when the art is purchased.

Enjoy browsing through original art by thirty local area artists on our online gallery.  

More information on Art Lending of Ottawa in the Glebe Report - August 2016 newspaper.  

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Select Art from Gallery for Pick-up on 02 December

Artists will only be able to hang a limited number of paintings or photographs at the 02 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 02 December art show by submitting a request form.   Requests for art pick-up at the December art show can be submitted 15 October - 29 November 2017.

If you are unable to view our website gallery artwork information including dimensions, medium and price; please read gallery note.  

ALO Jury for New Artist Members

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the five artists successfully juried this Spring into Art Lending of Ottawa:  Diana Westwood Guy,  Janis Miller Hall,  Yvette Le Gal,  Marie Leger and  Manju Sah.  Their original local art will be for rent and sale beginning at our art show, 02 September.

If you are a local artist living within or near the National Capital Region, apply to become an Art Lending of Ottawa member.  Artist applications will be received for our next jury in Spring 2018.  More information with the application submission date will be added on this website later.  See Jury Details for more information.

Best in Show Award by Ottawa Watercolour Society

Congratulations to Anne Remmer Thompson, an Art Lending of Ottawa artist.  Anne's painting "White Sisters" won Best in Show in the 75th Juried Exhibition of the Ottawa Watercolour Society.  The painting "White Sisters" can be be seen in our online gallery.

Other Local Art Events with ALO Artists

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Gift of Art Show and Sale -  November 18 & 19
Heather Lovat-Fraser, Nancy Maxwell, Lynne Morin, Elizabeth Potvin and Anne Remmer Thompson with over 30 local artists will be showcasing their art for sale and exhibition at the annual Gift of Art Show and Sale
Location:    Kanata Civic Art Gallery,  Mlacak Centre,  2500 Campeau Drive,  Kanata
Time:   10 am - 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday
Free admission, free parking and refreshments.

Rental & Sales

Rental is based on the value of each article.  Artwork may be rented and, if bought, the rental charge for up to 6 months may 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.