Young at Art

I would like to take a moment to let residents know about a unique art exhibition taking place in April.


Young at Art 2017 is an exceptional opportunity for Ottawa visual artists between the ages of 12 and 19 to gain recognition for their artistic efforts and abilities within their communities through the experience of a citywide, juried art exhibition.


Some of Ottawa’s best young artists will be recognized at Young at Art 2017 exhibitions and awards ceremonies to be held at community galleries citywide. Works selected for Young at Art 2017 will be displayed beginning April 20, 2017.  A vernissage (opening reception) will be held at each gallery to celebrate the artists who took part in the exhibition process.  Prizes for outstanding work in various categories will be presented at a city wide awards ceremony, for all three exhibitions, at Centrepointe Theatres.

West Exhibition (Participants from wards 4, 5, 6, 7 & 23)

Date:            April 20 to May 14, 2017

Location:       Kanata Civic Art Gallery

John Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive

Vernissage:   April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.


East Exhibition (Participants from wards 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20)

Date:            April 20 to May 15, 2017

Location:       Shenkman Arts Centre – Trinity Art Gallery

245 Centrum Boulevard, Shenkman Arts Centre, Lower Level

Vernissage:   April 23, 2017, 7 p.m.


Central Exhibition (Participants from wards 3, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, & 22)

               Date:            April 20 to May 14, 2017

Location:       Atrium Gallery and Nepean Fine Arts League Gallery,

101 Centrepointe Drive

Vernissage:   April 25, 2017, 7 p.m.


Citywide Awards Ceremony (participants from all wards)

Date:            Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7 p.m.

Location:       Centrepointe Theatres

101 Centrepointe Dr.
Young at Art began 21 years ago and has grown into a citywide event with the participation of youth artists from east, west and central Ottawa. Last year’s call to artists received submissions of artwork from 379 young artists representing 50 Ottawa schools.


Congratulations to all youths participating in this event and good luck. I hope that all residents have an opportunity to support some of our young and talented artists. For more information, please visit