About us

We are a not-for-profit organization based in Newcastle, Ontario. We love art and are passionately working to promote its appreciation, enjoyment and growth in our local area. We are an art gallery, a gift shop, and a teaching facility for local artists and residents, all in one.

We welcome everyone who is passionate and appreciates any form of art, to drop by and browse through our collection or sign up for a totally accessible workshop or class.

As a non-profit organization, we appreciate and welcome donations. Donations can be directed to specific areas such as kids’ activities, programs and supplies.

A GIFT OF ART IS A REGISTERED CHARITY.
*All donations over $20 receive a CRA tax receipt.
Registered Charitable Number: 83872 7493 RR0001.

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Mission Statement

To enhance the enjoyment and growth of the arts in the Clarington area through exhibits, events, a retail outlet, demonstrations of the performing arts and workshops in various media.

A Gift of Art is a convivial place where the public of all abilities and ages may drop by.

Take a class in the totally accessible workshop, see the work on display and hopefully leave with an appreciation for all art forms.

About the gallery space

The two-floor gallery only hosts art done by local artists and artisans. All the art in our gallery is also for sale. We have a room reserved upstairs for monthly solo exhibitions.

We also offer:

• Room Rental, Rent the Big Studio

The big studio at A Gift of Art can be rented for parties and the like. For kid’s birthday parties up to the age of 12…
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• Kid’s Birthday Parties, Party and Craft

A Gift of Art hosts children’s birthday parties providing lots of options and art teachers if desired. They take place in our big studio…
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• Paint Night, Paint with your friends

A Gift of Art offers Paint Night packages for groups of people! Gather a group of friends and sign-up for an evening of some painting fun at A Gift of Art!
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• Gift Certificates

A Gift of Art has gift certificates available in $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $50 and $75 denominations. You can ask us for a different denomination as well. They can be used towards the cost of a class or to buy something from the gallery.

FAQs

(Frequently asked questions)

A. During the school year, we have one-day craft camps on PA days 9am-4pm, art and craft weeks over the holiday breaks, and a Saturday Art Club. We have a weekly art camp the summer. You can also enroll children for only 1 day or a few days for the week long camps.

A. We recommend going to Intown Gallery in Bowmanville.

A. Please call ahead and make an appointment with the owner to see if you’re a fit for our gallery. You must live locally – within a 55 km (35 miles) radius of our store.
A. The closest place is Curry’s in Whitby. We do not carry any art supplies for sale here at A Gift of Art.
A. We will snail mail you an invoice and the membership card.

A. We will enroll you in the class and snail mail you the invoice.

If you have any more questions, please see our contact page.

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Art Gallery

Art Classes

Art Gifts

"I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint."

~Frida Kahlo

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