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Celebrating visual art of the human form / Célébrer l’art visuel de la forme humaine

Mark Stephenson, September 7 2022

Wallack’s Empowers the Artist Community at Figureworks

Art has the power to inspire, provoke conversation and shape our Canadian culture. For 80 years, Wallack’s has focused its efforts on supporting the projects of local artists and seeing their creations come to life. No project is too daring or impossible to tackle—there is always room to dream up a solution and turn a vision into a reality.

Wallack’s is committed to going above and beyond for artists to help them find the right materials, encouraging them in the direction of their creative journey. As a business with deep family values and ties to the community, the support for artists extends outside of the realm of products and supplies. Together with events like the 2022 Figureworks exhibition, Wallack’s aims to empower artists through community initiatives and celebrate art in Canada’s capital, reinforcing Ottawa on the cultural map.

Find the right materials for your artistic style

As an artist, your materials shape your creative style and influence how you work. The staff at Wallack’s is committed to finding the best solution for everyone who walks through the door with a question or hurdle they need to jump over. Whether you’re a painter, sketcher, printmaker, sculptor or crafter, you’ll be able to talk to someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about art—most are artists themselves and participate in local shows.

Never stop dreaming up your next art project

Let your imagination run wild… and then breathe life into your project. No matter how crazy your idea may sound, we’re here to listen and work with you to make it a reality. Everyone at Wallack’s has the willingness and drive to find creative, customized solutions to any obstacle. From custom canvases and framing, to lamination and stretching, you can trust the professional advice of the Wallack’s team.

Experience local artwork within the community

Creating your own artwork is satisfying, but experiencing the world of other creators will keep you inspired. Immerse yourself in the incredible talent at exhibitions like Figureworks in Ottawa. With a panel of exceptional jurors that are masters of their craft, this event is an independent, city-run platform for high calibre artists. Each award goes straight to the artists themselves and back into the community.

Written by

Mark Stephenson


Older Figureworks 2022 Call for Artists
Newer Figureworks 2022 Jury