It may seem hard to locate where the Orleans art scene is hiding at a sneak peek. Nevertheless, the place has some of the most attractive art and design communities in Ontario. The suburb is not as big as you think. An art scene could be an open area where your friends and acquaintances go. But no matter whom you know, Orleans Ottawa galleries welcome people warmly from international tourists, business owners, volunteers, and practitioners.
Want to experience art and design at the heart? Here are cool artistic elements that will inspire you.
Murals at Wellington West
From Hintonburg to Wellington Village, the corridor is full of local creativity. Painted murals dominate all corners, adorning utility boxes and exterior walls. Most of the work is inspired by nature and features images of adorable cats, birds, insects, and people, especially at the streets of Garland and Armstrong. Among the most spectacular murals are train tracks, a parliament hill surrounding two people, and brewing apparatus. You’ll find these and more in one of Ottawa’s craft breweries inside the tasting room at Beyond the Pale.
Murals in Wellington West are courtesy of anonymous artists around the city. The artists have decorated the wall sides with food images, including pizzas, lollipops, and burgers. This is also the place to experience a selection of fanciful handmade sculptures commonly known as the 18 Wellington Marbles. These carvings complement a fire hydrant design with day-to-day objects, paying tribute to local history as well as this trendy area. Here, you’ll also find musical instruments, artistic equipment, and local products.
Cultural Walks at Downtown Rideau
This place is ripe with cultural points of interest. A self-guided culture walk is offered for free, and all you need is to download the Rideau app or take a printout. Along the Culture Walk are two magnificent murals portraying the Rideau Canal. The canal is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site and takes visitors through Ottawa’s downtown. Then at the Laurier Bridge underpass are masterpieces by leaders of Ottawa Urban Arts.
Visit 98 George Street if you want to see murals of popular personalities of the Franco-Ontarian era. Packed with Ontarian heritage, the location is just fitting. Explore art exhibitions along the downtown with mural boxes enclosed in stunning covers. There are numerous sculptures such as a stylish violin made of stainless steel at the Southeast of National Arts Center. The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument and Colonel by Fountain are found at the Confederation Park.
To the west of Ottawa’s downtown is Italian heritage at Little Italy, Preston Street. The street goes by the name Corso Italia and is a highway underpass featuring mural walls that have been painted by native Canadians. Their artwork depicts the major historical figures, elements, and sites in the neighbourhoods. This project was invented by a well-established resident known as Joe Cotroneo and his wife.
One of the outstanding elements is a watering hole embellished with external paint to showcase Italy’s combined heritage. Inside the hole is a beer catalog with 200 alcoholic drinks from across the world. Along the Preston Street are fifteen unique sculptures known as Postcards from the Piazzas. These masterpieces depict the unique identity of the area through labor tools, foods, and sports.
As you can see, Orleans welcomes legal graffiti projects. Don’t hesitate to check the latest creations on the locations mentioned above.