Arts and culture in Hawkesbury and surrounding areas
While the arts and cultural scene in Hawkesbury may be more modest compared to major cities like Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto, there is still a plethora of interesting artistic and cultural activities in our town and its surroundings. If you’re interested in this topic, here are some possibilities available to you.
Prescott Russell Arts Council
The Prescott Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) has a mission to support the development of artists, organizations, and enthusiasts of arts, culture, and heritage in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell. Its primary mandate is to discover and promote artists, organizations, and activities within its territory, support their evolution, and encourage the community to integrate cultural expression into its activities.
Le Chenail Cultural Center
The Le Chenail Cultural Center is a must-visit place for artists in the region. It offers art exhibitions, music performances, theatrical shows, creative workshops, and other cultural events throughout the year. Outside, you can admire a year-round sculpture exhibition and the Franco-Ontarian monument. Inside, you’ll find temporary exhibitions and a bistro café to satisfy your happiness.
The Signet & Wizard Art Shoppe
The Signet & Wizard Art Shoppe is a bookstore, a board game and puzzle shop, and an art center offering classes and activities for everyone. It’s a perfect place to spend quality time with your children, family members, or friends. It’s also an ideal location to find gifts of all styles that can appeal to everyone.
Les Trésors de Jacob
Are you an admirer of paintings, antiques, or handmade products by First Nations? Les Trésors de Jacob is the shop you must visit: located in the heart of the city for several decades, it has proven itself and is well-known in the region.
Vans School of Blacksmithing
In Hawkesbury, one of the few blacksmithing schools in North America that employs 19th-century techniques can be found – it might even be the only one. While modern 21st-century methods are explored in Ottawa, the tools used in Hawkesbury immerse apprentices in the years between 1850 and 1900. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, Mr. Van Noy and his staff are there to guide you through this exciting creative adventure within their two workshop areas.