Arts and Culture in Wakefield Quebec

Art Galleries

Galerie McKenzie Marcotte

Established in 2000 by ceramic artists David McKenzie and Maureen Marcotte, the gallery features their porcelain as well as the work of a select group of artists from the area. Throughout the year, the gallery presents a series of solo exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and mixed media.
Galerie McKenzie Marcotte - Wakefield Quebec
26 chemin SullyWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.3164  •    • 
 

Khewa Native Art Boutique and Gallery

Native Art Boutique and Gallery - Boutique d'art autochtone. Authentique aboriginal art, jewellery, traditional gifts and contemporary treasures. Art autochtone authentique, bijoux, cadeaux traditionnels et trésors contemporains.
Khewa Native Art Boutique - Wakefield Quebec
737 chemin RiversideWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.2112  •    • 

Entertainment

Live Music

Black Sheep Inn

We are a humble jukejoint divebar tavern in Wakefield Quebec (around 22 minutes from Ottawa - Canada's Capital city)we've been around for more than 13 years as a music venue although we started as a logger's tavern and roadhouse back in 1928.As a music club, we've hosted many award winners and international acts.There are live performances every weekend and artists love performing in this one horse tinytown.
Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield Quebec
753 chemin RiversideWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.3228  • 
 

Kaffé 1870

Our live music events get underway on or about 9pm.
Kaffé 1870 - Wakefield Quebec
715 chemin RiversideWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.3943  •    • 
 

Le Hibou

We are in the heart of Wakefield village, a place with such an awesome array of artists, hippies and regular folks. Come on in and pull up an overstuffed chair to try our yummy Pescatarian grub - that's veggie and sustainable fish. And don't be afraid to bring your steak-loving friends; ourchef is so darn good we swear they won't be missing a thing!
Le Hibou - Wakefield Quebec
757 chemin RiversideWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.8883  •    • 
 

Moulin Wakefield Mill

The Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa offers you the perfect unique getaway. Located just a short drive from Ottawa in the heart of Gatineau Park, this enchanting hotel and boutique spa blends charm and comfort with history and scenic splendour. Relaxation and recreation take on a whole new meaning at the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate with a brisk walk along the Gatineau River or relax with your favourite book on one of our many secluded fallsview terraces.
Moulin Wakefield Mill - Wakefield Quebec
60 chemin MillWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.1838  •    • 
Movies
 

Cinema Wakefield

Quality, big screen movies and hot buttered popcorn! Family oriented shows at 4 PM. Adult shows at 7 PM. This is a fundraiser for the Wakefield Community Centre.
Cinema Wakefield - Wakefield Quebec
38 chemin ValleyWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.2025  •    • 

Kaffé 1870

Every Tuesday night here at the Kaffé we are featuring concert footage up on the big screen. We are now starting the shows at 7:30pm, provide you with loads of good snacks + popcorn, and it’s all free free free!
Kaffé 1870 - Wakefield Quebec
715 chemin RiversideWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.3943  •    • 
Theatre

Theatre Wakefield

Theatre Wakefield emerged from public consultations held by the Wakefield United Church's Outreach Committee and the Wakefield Ensemble in late 2001. Theatre in Wakefield and the region has subsequently become a cherished instrument for community building and change, and a facilitator of understanding and engaging the history, dynamics and challenges of our community. Theatre Wakefield uses theatre as a place of training and learning with special emphasis on involving young people and networking with schools.
Theatre Wakefield - Wakefield Quebec
38 chemin ValleyWakefield, QC  • 
819.459.2025  •    • 

Festivals

Spring

Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day Celebrations - Wakefield Quebec
Summer

Canada Day

The Wakefield Recreation Association started organizing a Canada Day Celebration back in 19__. I has turned from a small village celebration day to a large scale event with people attending from outside the municipality. All proceeds go to the Wakefield Recreation Association and is used to help fund other community events.
Canada Day - Wakefield Quebec

Ta Da! Theatre Festival

Ta Da! is a curated theatre festival presenting touring favourites, world premieres, and readings of new scripts from Outaouais writers. Ta Da! will unfold in and around the state-of-the-art Great Hall performance space at the new Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre –a short walk from the entertainment and fine dining strip on Riverside Drive by the lovely Gatineau River.
Ta Da! Theatre Festival - Wakefield Quebec

Wakefest Arts Festival

Wakefest is an all-arts festival celebrating our local artists, performers and creators, allowing them to come together and fuse their talents with other artists from other parts of Canada and beyond. Wakefest aims to inspire everyone in our community to engage creatively in a supportive atmosphere. Wakefest 2012 will take place August 23rd to 26th in Wakefield, Quebec, along and around the banks of the Gatineau River. Music. Literature. Film. Theatre. Dance. Performance. Vernissages. Workshops.
Wakefest Arts Festival - Wakefield Quebec

Wakefield Grannies Concert

The Wakefield Grannies are a group of women in Wakefield, Quebec who joined together in the fall of 2004 with the idea of supporting emotionally and financially the efforts of grandmothers in South Africa caring for AIDS orphans.
Wakefield Grannies Concert - Wakefield Quebec
Fall

Artists In Their Environment Studio Tour

This annual fall event, now in its 24th year will showcase the work of 24 artists and craftspeople. The first of our area, this popular tour has stood the test of time. The consistent high quality and diversity of the art work, set within the stunning environment of the Gatineau hills has continued to draw visitors to our area year after year.
Artists In Their Environment Studio Tour - Wakefield Quebec
819.459.2079  •    • 

Fall Rhapsody

Fall Rhapsody - Wakefield Quebec
Winter

Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF)

We believe people should have more opportunities to see documentaries in the shared experience of an audience. We want to develop new outlets for independent filmmakers. We want to develop a documentary audience for the 200-seat theatre that will be part of the new community centre we are building. Maverick Oscar winner Budge Crawley pioneered independent filmmaking in these Hills.
Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF) - Wakefield Quebec
38 chemin ValleyWakefield, QC  • 

Local Artists

 

Denise Cooker

Denise was born at Hampton Court, England and completed art studies with Erdmann Konig in Munich, Germany. Her paintings in oil and acrylic and more recently the painted textile constructions have been exhibited extensively, both in Canada and abroad. Her work is currently held in private collections in Spain, Germany, Australia, England, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada and the USA.
Denise Cooker - Rupert, La Pêche Quebec
Rupert, La Pêche, QC
819.459.1498  •    • 
 

Natalie Coutou

Nathalie Coutou was born in 1972 in a small village near Joliette, Quebec where she inherited a rich cultural background. Nathalie is the daughter of Ginette Boucher, who is of Aboriginal descent, and Claude Coutou who hailed originally from France. As a little girl, she was given the freedom to explore her imagination and was inspired by her father’s artistry and her mother’s enduring joy. Painting soon became her way to honour and express the beauty of her mixed heritage.
Nathalle Coutou - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.2112  •    • 
 

Anne Creskey

Specializing in wood-fired pottery. My cups, teapots, bowls and vases are full of subtle differences, touched in a different way by the flames. Even the wood itself takes a hand in deciding what the final colour and glaze will look like. Organic seems an over-used word these days but wood fired pottery is certainly that.
Anne Creskey - Farrellton, La Pêche Quebec
Farrellton, La Pêche, QC
819.422.1576  • 
 

Phil Daniels

Handcrafted ARTistic Furniture. I am building different pieces for the pleasure of creativity. I am applying my knowledge of antique reproductions and furniture making in a new direction of creativity. I am blending dyes, glass and wood, shapes and form and letting my idea’s and imagination form unique furniture. I do some different colours to stimulate peoples imagination, to show what non traditional coloured furniture can do to a room. I build artistic outdoor structures, fences and furniture, bending wood and using natures natural shapes to create beautiful forms.
Phil Daniels - La Pêche Quebec
La Pêche, QC
819.459.2079  •    • 
 

Kate Douglas

Kate Douglas work is expressed through line drawing on hand sculpted and thrown, porcelain forms. Kate has been working, teaching and making for the past decade in both England and France, but has recently returned to her home grounds of Chelsea. Kate studied mixed media, creative writing and studio ceramics at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. She enjoys applying both narratives and simple flowing line to her work.
Kate Douglas - Chelsea Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.2035  •    • 
 

Oliver Drake

Oliver Drake is a professional woodworker based in Chelsea, Quebec. A graduate of the cabinet making program at RTC in Montreal (1999) he has worked until recently in England and France, combining his love for antique restoration with a passion for contemporary design. His specialty is finely crafted furniture using ethically sourced wood and sustainable timber drawn from local woodlots.
Oliver Drake - Chelsea Quebec
Chelsea, QC
819.459.2035  •    • 
 

John Eaton

John Eaton's paintings are inspired by the natural forces which surround us: water, air, fire and earth. They are all used to express the artist’s thoughts about both the unity and uniqueness of these elements and they ways they relate to animals and humans. Movement, volume and rhythm are all qualities particular to John Eaton's work. His paintings exude a kind of sober aestheticism where colours are discreet, yet they are rendered sensual and voluptuous through their luminosity and palpable quality.
John Eaton - La Pêche Quebec
La Pêche, QC
819.456.2786  •    • 
 

Cheryl Evans

Rustic Furniture Maker, with 18 years of experience and expertise, Cheryl Evans creates birch bark and natural twig designs. Providing for a wide range of clientele who want to purchase a functional, natural handcrafted rustic inspired design. Distinctive collection of rustic home décor, furnishings and accents - garden art and woven willow sculptural works. Workshops on design and construction give a participant the opportunity to express creativity, enjoyment, achieve self-fulfillment, while learning a traditional skill from a well-organized and competent instructor.
Cheryl Evans - Lascelles La Pêche Quebec
Lascelles, La Pêche, QC
 

CJ Fleury

My path investigates the human spirit, public space, social engagement and media. Over the past 2 decades, almost all my work has been large-scale, public and inclusive. Maybe you've seen my art at Heritage College , or the 15 granite, bronze and stainless steel pieces along Preston Street or maybe you've laid a rose at the foot of the Women's Monument Against Violence. That 1992 experience radically altered my approach to art-making and led to other groundbreaking collaborations with legal and anti-poverty activists.
CJ Fleury - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.8657  •    • 
 

Glen Foster

Glen Foster has been designing and creating furniture in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec (Canada) for twenty years. His work has found places in many homes, and is celebrated for the fine craftsmanship and beauty of proportion and form. Recent influences are found in the work of George Nakashima, through the use of live-edge forms, and James Krenov, with his separation of lower and upper elements, as well as his strict attention to the selection of woods for the specific project at hand. Glen builds furniture of his own design, and also takes on many custom orders from clients.
Glen Foster - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.1677  •    • 
 

Iris Kiewiet

Born in Dokkum, the Netherlands 1974, I grew up in the youngest province, the polders called Flevoland. My parents originate from the island Ameland, with generations going back, of farmers and sailors. This resourceful entrepreneur family tree, formed the base for my artistic career; ‘My hands just know.’ Art studies and the first self employed years, I spent both in Rotterdam and Groningen, with additional traveling abroad. In 2004, a 5 month journey through Canada, guided me towards a new way of understanding the art of painting.
Iris Kiewiet - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.1131  •    • 
 

Michael Kinghorn

As an artist I am primarily self taught. I have been exploring the use of found objects since 1987. In the early 1990’s I started blacksmithing on a small exploratory scale in Toronto and later spent a year in Lithuania apprenticing with blacksmiths. In 1995 I established my studio in the region of Wakefield, Quebec and have been making things ever since. Casting and Mold making course (2012) – In this course I learned how to make a variety of molds using different methods and materials.
Michael Kinghorn - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.1771  •    • 
 

Carrie Leavoy

Carrie Leavoy is the wheel behind Mud Pies Pottery. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has been following a carreer in clay since 1991. Though she has been trained in many forms of visual arts, including painting and drawing, clay has become her passion. Her work is described as subtle, earthy and asian influenced. She presently focuses on tea bowls, textured glazes, wall art and custom tile work for kitchens, bathrooms, around doorways and fireplaces.
Carrie Leavoy - Val-des-Monts Quebec
Val-des-Monts, QC
819.923.5689  •    • 
 

Mary Baranowski-Lowden

Many of my etchings have been influenced by my travels -- the different people, places and cultures have expanded my artistic vocabulary. Cultural elements and historical reference gently probe my choices of composition, technique and printing when they interplay with elements of nature, textiles and decorative arts. I work to explore and exploit the unique qualities of etching on copper to further develop the image and to bring concept and process into balance.
Mary Baranowski-Lowden - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.3698  •    • 
 

Robert Moeller

Robert's fused glasswork creations incorporate metal, paper, mica, fossil-like ashprints and ocean life imagery. His work speaks to the fragility of the elements that sustain life and the interdependence of all living things. Robert also explores the details & designs of nature through macrophotography. He creates montages that celebrate the colours that accompany the changing seasons and nature's beauty on a smaller scale.
Robert Moeller - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.2777  •    • 
 

Janice Moorhead

Janice Moorhead, an honours graduate from the University of Ottawa’s Visual Arts program in 1979, is presently well known across Canada for her glass art. This glass work is entirely unique for two reasons. The first is her vision....her approach to glass has always been through the eyes of a “painter”. Secondly, and most importantly, is her technique....a “layering” procedure which she developed in 1985. The body of work created over the past 21 years can best be described as an extraordinary blend of visual aesthetics and narrative.
Janice Moorhead - Wakefield Quebec
Rupert, QC
819.459.2079  •    • 
 

Lise Pageau

Art is about beauty, timeless beauty, taking a snapshot of nature’s beauty, of life itself, and freezing it in time. Everywhere, in nature and in life, provides inspiration of shape, colour and feelings. With my art I try to rediscover the world around us by interpreting what nature so generously rewarded us with. I paint so that I may capture what I feel at that point in time, and hope that others be reminded, even just for a moment that, what surrounds us is beautiful.
Lise Pageau - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.2253  •    • 
 

Nathalie Poirier

I was born in Hovestadt, Germany and was raised in Canada. As the child of military family, I was able to develop a strong sense of independence and adaptation which I like to think has influenced my art as my as my deep love of the unknown and the unseen. I have an undeniable passion for directness in day to day life as well as in my art and drawing. I love to use line and form to express movement and change, for as in life we constantly find ourselves in a state of movement. Unanswered questions urge me to continue my work in order to perhaps find answers.
Nathalie Poirier - Edelweiss Wakefield Quebec
Edelweiss, La Pêche, QC
819.459.8643  •    • 
 

Marjolijn Thie

I paint nature, figures, tulips and crows as I see them, as I want to see them, as I remember them, as I 'feel' them at the moment. I simplify, I add, I balance. I play with colours and shapes. New this year: Series of paintings of women, titled 'Connecting' in acrylic and knitted yarns.
Marjolijn Thie - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.3719  •    • 
 

Marc Walter

Originally from Paris, France, living for the last 17 years in the Outaouais, Canada, Marc WALTER is an artist who created for a long time mixed media works; he reoriented his practice to environmental art in 2004. Particularly prolific in his field, he won in 2007 the Grand prix d’excellence de la Fondation pour les arts, les lettres et la culture en Outaouais. Marc has taken part in over 80 solo and group exhibitions both in galleries and in the context of outdoor nature art events.
Marc Walter - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC  • 
819.459.1902  •    • 
 

Raymond Warren

I simply try to give shape to clay, fire, Man and life; knowing that they are fragile as well as eternal.
Raymond Warren - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.2995  •    • 
 

Russ Zletz

Inspired by log homes in British Columbia I became a professional log builder. I eventually began making my own furniture from the surrounding forest which was more suited to my tastes and I also became interested in wood carving. Honing these skills for almost 30 years, I have recently applied them to create framed mixed media works. I do not like to be confined to one area so I create a multitude of different work, most of which relate to Mother Nature or mans place in our natural world. All my work is one-of-a-kind and I will do custom work.
Russ Zletz - Wakefield Quebec
Wakefield, QC
819.459.3213  •    •