Art and treasure to discover in the Lower Laurentians

Featured Events, May 20, 2024 2024-05-20

Painting workshop in the Laurentians
Go on an artisitic tour in the Lower Laurentians

The Lower Laurentians is an area of Quebec that promises remarkable getaways, particularly for art lovers! Its proximity to major centres makes the region very accessible, and among its attractions, the Route des Arts des Basses-Laurentides (website available in French only) is a wonderful arts road that showcases the region's artists and craftspeople. A delight for anyone in search of local treasures.

25 years of art to celebrate!

Any time is a good time to discover this road that highlight local arts and crafts. But the upcoming 2024 season promises a little extra, as the organization marks its 25th anniversary!

All of the activities for the 25th anniversary are worth mentioning, but you might want to pay special attention to the period from May 11 to June 9, when the group exhibition of the 28 Route des Arts artists and artisans will be held at Lachute’s Centre d'art d’Argenteuil. This arts centre strives to nurture a dynamic multidisciplinary artistic life, notably by promoting local art and encouraging networking. This exhibition brings together the work of some 28 creators from all across the region.

See passion and talent take shape!

True connoisseurs will want to take advantage of their visit to that group exhibition to take note of their favourite artisans. They can then visit them directly in their creative studios during the open workshop circuit, happening from July 13 to 21. Watch talent and passion take shape right before your eyes, and discover the techniques used as well as all the well-kept secrets behind these original works of art!

Design your own circuit!

During the open workshop circuit, you can download and use the Route des Arts des Basses-Laurentides mobile app to map out your own itinerary, according to your choices and preferences among the 27 participating artisans. Travel along the back roads, and discover the region's beauty, its one-of-a-kind attractions as well as the creative talent of the passionate people who live there. Happy discoveries and happy trails!

The outside of a quaint country house with a arts tour sign pointing toward it
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Route des Arts

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