Art Galleries and Giftshops
A quaint collection of art galleries, boutiques and artists’s workshops line charming village streets so perfect for strolling and discovering the Charlevoix’s talent. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore and appreciate the region’s artistic diversity:
Johanne Thomas Art Gallery at Baie-St-Paul: Permanent exhibit of works by Johanne Thomas. Courses organized on request. Website: johannethomas.ca.
Yvon Desgagnés Art Gallery, Baie-St-Paul: An Art Gallery with as many acclaimed artists as young promising ones. Quality pieces, carefully selected by experts with over 45 years of experience. Yvon Desgagnés is one of the founding members of l’Association des Galeries d’art professionneles du Québec. Website: galeriedartyvondesgagnes.com.
Diamant Art Gallery, Baie-St-Paul: Canvasses by artist Girard, are sure to please every contemporary art lover. His collection entitled Les diamants de mon pays (Diamonds of my country) is an homage to life, to art, and to the Charlevoix and are characteristic of his canvasses, where brush strokes clearly show the artist's passion. Address: 70, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Baie-Saint-Paul, G3Z 1M4, phone : 418 240-3438.
Guylaine Fournier Gallery, Baie-St-Paul, Baie-St-Paul: Originals by renowned artists, acrylics, oils, watercolours. Art for pleasures’s sake. Website: galerieguylainefournier.com.
Les arts Kapelier gallery, Baie-St-Paul: Exclusive collection of canvasses, with the artist painting before your very eyes. Also, original articles, clothing and faux-antique furniture. A truly inviting boutique & workshop. Website: kapelier.com.
Maison de René Richard Art Gallery, Baie-St-Paul: A not-to-be-missed collection. Original canvasses for purchase by excellent present-day artists and renowned masters from the past. Untouched centennial home, warm ambiance. Address: 58, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste (corner of rues Saint-Jean-Baptiste & Clarence-Gagnon) G3Z 1L9.
Poteries de la Vallée Art Gallery, Isle-aux-Coudres: Unique Japanese RAKU pieces. Outdoor gas oven requiring special know-how. Colours of rare beauty and personalized objects for everyday life: 1938, Chemin des Coudriers G0A 1X0.
Claude Chiasson Art Atelier, Les Eboulements: Watch the artist at work. Creations are on permanent exhibit in this art gallery. Address: 319, rue du Village G0A 2M0.
Art Gallery Silvia Araya, Les Eboulements: This atelier is a must on the Charlevoix art circuit. Colourful and diversified creations. 325, rue du Village, G0A 2M0, tel. 418-635-2715.
Galerie du Patrimoine (Heritage Art Gallery), Les Eboulements: This gallery is the exhibitor of artist Michelle Duquette’s works entitled Northern Lights, and her oils and pastels. Small formats for skiers. 273, rue du Village G0A 2M0, tel. 418-2466.
La Cabane d’Oiseaux Art Gallery – Sculptures (Les Eboulements). Artists Normand and Jean-Michel Simard, stone sculptors, display their original pieces crafted from local stone – ducks, unique bird houses, bronze sculptures, faces and contemporary pieces. Website : jeanmichelsimard.com.
Atelier Laurent Lafleur, La Malbaie: Laurent Lafleur is one of the Charlevoix’s first artists to emerge who still resides there. An expert in scenes from the wildest dreams and ones from the Charlevoix. Workshop, demonstrations, art gallery. Website: laurentlafleur.com/news.php.
Art Gallery Iris, a prestigious gallery at Manoir Richelieu, over twenty of Quebec’s finest artists are on display. Selections from Quebec’s finest ceramists and artisans. Pottery, jewellery, tableware: www.galerieiris.com.
Atelier J. M. Dirand. This workshop presents wood turning, eccentric ornamentals, furnishing and heritage designs. Jean-Michel Dirand is a member of the Corporation des Métiers d’art en Charlevoix. He welcomes visitors into his souvenir and gift shop and shows them his unique, personalized creations and his range of corporate gift ideas. Carpentry, crafts, training and courses. Address: 348, rue Principale, tel. 418 632-5520.
Au Gré de la vague, capitaine Benoit Lavoie. Miniature model ship builder. Bases of white pine. This craftsman has been practicing his trade for many years. Address: 5, rue Dupré, Baie-Saint-Paul, G3Z 1G3, tel. 418 435-6130.
Boutique le Pot aux Roses: Gift shop, vast array of items from Quebec and elsewhere. Exclusive retailer of the Proux-Poulin collection of perfumed oil diffusers, made in Baie-Saint-Paul. Address: 56, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste G3Z 1L9, tel. 418-435-5389.
Charlotte! Workshop (Atelier-boutique and its Petite Place d’Art), Isle aux Coudres: Charlotte! Is a clothing and home accessory line by artisan-styliste Pascale Perron and Garnotte, a jewellery and accessory collection made of new and recycles materials (leather, fabric, glass, wood, fur, etc.). It’s also the point of sales for several artisans. La Petite Place d’art presents the works of artists Jimmy Perron and Julie Miville, as well as pieces by sculptor Martin Brisson and blacksmoth Daniel Savard. Website: ateliercharlotte.com.
Boutique les Foins Salés (Les Eboulements) displays pieces by Quebec artisans: wire, glass, porcelain, faience and clay creations, clothing, jewellery, handmade soap, cards and other crafts. Address: 299, rue du Village, G0A 2M0, tel. 418 635-2346.
Poterie et Artisanat Line St-Pierre. Trained at Ceramique Bonsecours School, ceramist Line St-Pierre shares her passion for the land through her decorative and utilitarian creations, fashioned either on a potter’s wheel, or hand-turned. 194, rue du Village G0A 2M0, tel. 418-635-1651.
Workshops Deblois (Ateliers Deblois). Pottery: Raku artist Joan Deblois, artwork: Artist Marc Deblois. Demonstrations and boutique. 1131, rang Terrebonne (Highway 362), Saint-Irénée.
Workshops Jean-Claude Bradet (Atelier-sculpture Jean-Claude Bradet). Permanent exhibit of popular art representing old Charlevoix trades, legends, animals and more. On site sculptures, demonstrations, fairs and antiques in a magnificent setting. Saint-Urbain, 99, rang Saint-François (Route of Grands-Jardins) G0A 4K0, tel. 418-639-2360.
Joaillerie L’Amulette, atelier et boutique: This workshop is a haven dedicated to the creation and promotion of arts and crafs. Jeweller Benedite Seguin propose a range of unique pieces and exclusive collections of jewellery. A cultural stop treats you to a technical demonstration. Personalized courses available by advance booking. 317, rue Principal G0T 1S0. Tel. 418-439-3367. Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.
La Folklorique Art Gallery and boutique: Enjoy a fresh take on local art at La folklorique gallery. Many pieces: canvasses, sculptures, art and crafts, clothing. La Malbaie, 623, Saint-Raphael Street, Cap-a-l’Aigle. Tel. 418 665-5395.
La Maison du Vitrail de Charlevoix. Gift shop. Stained glass courses, custom-designed stained glass. Boutique, workshop, demonstrations. 190 rue Saint-Etienne, La Malbaie. Phone: 418 665-7246.
Les Trésors de Caroline: Art supplies, jewellery making, scrap booking for adults and children, wood, everything for decorative art lessons, arts & crafts, helium-filled balloons, decorations and accessories for parties. La Malbaie, website : lestresorsdecaroline.ca.
Poterie de Port-au-Persil: Quebec’s oldest ceramics establishment offers a gallery displaying the works of fifty ceramists, and a workshop where visitors create their own pieces. Website: poteriedeportaupersil.com.
Art and Souvenir Shops
Browsing among the art boutiques is the perfect time to acquire a unique piece as a memento of your unforgettable visit to the Charlevoix.
Bluesphère (Quai des bulles), savonnerie. Artisan soap establishment offering a full range of eco-friendly bodycare products: Soaps, oils, bath and massage products, cosmetic clays. Baie-Saint-Paul.
Chez Urbain. Extensive giftware collection. Select pieces by Quebec designers, including jewellery, clothing, decorative objects, chandeliers, artwork, water-colours, oils, reproductions, bodycare products. Old-fashioned ambience and service. Address: Baie-Saint-Paul, 12, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, G3Z 1L9, tel. 418 435-6678 or toll free: 1 888 435-6679.
Les Chiffons de Josée. Blending two passions, fabrics and painting, here is an invitation to come discover its beautiful results. Attractive artwork printed on pretty cushions and aprons, placemats and bags, dozens of products in all. Naïf with a touch of impressionism, each canvas tells a story and is a wink to the Charlevoix. Decorative and useful houseware. 20, rue Saint-Fidèle, Sainte-Fidèle, G5A 2K4, tel. 418 434-1087.