Unofficial art museums in Ottawa
You may have already admired the National Gallery of Canada’s vast collections, explored the local and regional scene at the Ottawa Art Gallery, or admired the gothic architecture of the Parliament Buildings. But did you know that hip hop artists from near and far show off their creativity at the House of Paint event each year? That cat sculptures are hidden throughout a ByWard Market parking structure? And that a funky downtown antique shop exists to support the less fortunate?
Around every corner within the region, you’ll find inspiring urban art including murals, graffiti, and sculptures, plus festivals, cultural events and unique local businesses that represent Ottawa’s creative community.