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Galleries and exhibition spaces

Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, each gallery presents artwork from emerging and established local artists.

Named for renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and painter Henri Masson, this municipal gallery features artwork by local, national and international professional artists working in various styles and mediums.

Exhibit with the City

Exhibition space for the visual arts is available across Ottawa.  

Propose an exhibit for Karsh-Masson Gallery 

Each winter, a call for proposals is announced for Karsh-Masson Gallery.

For more information contact

Apply to exhibit at the Community Galleries 

  • The Archives Gallery 112
  • The Atrium Art Gallery 
  • The Trinity Art Gallery: Salons A & B

Each fall, a call for applications is announced for the Community Galleries exhibitions spaces.

For more information, contact

Other ways to exhibit 

When new spaces in City facilities become available, Community Arts Organizations can apply, through a peer assessment committee, to partner with the City and manage visual arts exhibition spaces. For more information, contact