By Christiane Kingsley
Art Lending of Ottawa is happy to invite the Glebe community to our next art show and sale at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive on December 11. This holiday show will be only our second show since March 2020 when COVID-19 stopped all our in-person events. What a great opportunity to celebrate, rent that special artwork for your holiday décor or buy a unique gift, all while supporting local artists.
Our last show was held in September and was a success. Twenty-six artists participated, and close to 100 artworks were displayed. We were thrilled by the number of visitors, rentals and sales that day in spite of the pandemic regulations.
In December, we will continue to follow public health guidelines for COVID-19 to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for all. Social distancing will be respected, and masks and proof of double vaccination will be mandatory.
Art Lending of Ottawa is a unique not-for-profit organization established in 1970. Since we are dedicated to making art affordable for as many people as possible, our patrons have the option to buy, rent or lease-to-buy. Renting allows you to change art whenever you are ready for something new or to simply enjoy the piece before committing to the purchase. If you are planning to move, you can increase buyer interest by renting art when staging your home. What great options!
Our December 11 show will be a fun event with several door prizes and a great selection of artwork. There will be free admission, free parking, no HST. To ensure that we are offering you work of the highest quality, all our artists are admitted through a jurying process.
Our artists are busy creating beauty for you, and we hope to see many of you in December. Until then, we invite you to visit our website to view a selection of our artwork (artlendingofottawa.ca).
Christiane Kingsley is one of the artists participating in Art Lending of Ottawa.