Rebecca Cowan in her Studio

Art finds itself in peculiar places, and artists even more so; pulling into the residential area nearby my former middle school – a region I regrettably beforehand regarded as lacking in creativity – I am reminded of that truth. Rebecca Cowan’s new prints...

Molly McClung in her Studio

Many people, complaining about their jobs, might use the phrase “stubborn as a rock” in reference to a coworker. Molly McClung knows what many people mean, and in most cases, would put them to shame. A sculptor, gardener, and former schoolteacher, Molly has worked...

Blue ~ Oil Paintings by Teresa Mrozicka

Teresa Mrozicka Originally from Poland, Teresa received her training in fine arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and graphic arts at George Brown College in Toronto. She has been painting and gardening for over 15 years since she had moved from Toronto to...
I wanted to rid myself of the feeling which I had experienced that art has nothing to do with reality and is not sturdy enough to help us live up to it. Irwin Piscator

There are 2 aspects to our business:  the Idea Manufactory and the Open Gallery.Open Gallery – We are an established (8 years) commercial fine art gallery representing artists from across Canada. Approximately half of our artists are from the local region with the other half hailing from Change Islands, Newfoundland to Galiano Island, British Columbia. Mediums of artwork include: Oils, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography and Graphics.  Expect to find unusual and innovative techniques and materials.
Our gallery is warm and inviting with a fabulous view of historic market square and the lake where you can watch the passage of the Wolfe Island ferry boat from our windows. Come and enjoy Beautiful Art in a Delightful Circumstance.

Idea Manufactory – We are a broad based creative design studio servicing artists and arts organizations as well as the broader community.  Our services include: Graphic design (print and digital – posters, flyers, invitations, catalogues and books), Spatial design (exhibit and set design), Creative Direction and Micro-publishing (books, promotional catalogues, broadsides). We take an innovative approach to our design work and execute all projects with excellence.

Our Space – We produce concerts and special events through out the year.  Check our web site for upcoming events. We also rent our gallery space for book launches, cd release parties, intimate concerts and private events.  Call or email us for details.

We are creators who believe firmly in the power of collaboration.  Our studio is alive with the collective efforts of individual artists from many disciplines. Come on up and enjoy all that we offer today.