1st Thursdays is a neighbourhood celebration of great art that takes place on the 1st Thursday of every month, from 5:00-9:00pm. Stroll through 5 unique galleries all located within walking distance of each other and enjoy world-class art, good vibes, and good conversation.



Participating Galleries:

  • Cube Gallery (1285 Wellington W) is a large gallery space boasting contemporary Canadian art from across Canada. t: 613.728.2111
  • SPAO@Exposure (1255 Wellington W) features monthly exhibitions from contemporary Canadian photo-based artists.Exposure Gallery is a Thyme & Again venture, located on their 2nd floor studio. Curated by Ottawa artist and designer Carrie Colton. t: 613.355.0359
  • Gallery 3 (1281 Wellington W) exhibits some of Canada’s most talented artists, including several from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Now approaching 5 years in Wellington Village, Gallery 3 is a young dynamic contemporary art gallery with a mandate to showcase original Canadian artwork. t: 613.728.1281
  • Fritzi Gallery (1233 Wellington W) is located on the second floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Curator Don Monet invites visual artists to interpret each of the GCTC’s plays through their art. t. 613.236.5196
  • Railbender Studio (3 Hamilton Ave N.) Railbender Studio brings a unique style of tattoo design to Hintonburg, while offering a beautiful gallery space featuring works by local artists.