Free your afternoon for a fun filled, mind stimulating, and thought provoking visit to an art gallery. Albeit the estranging effect of an abstract and contemporary painting is a gem that needs to be defined. Here is a listing of the best art galleries in Ottawa waiting for your stringent eyes and objective mind.

1). Central Art Garage
66 Lebreton St N, Ottawa, ON K1R, Canada

Central Art Garage is an art gallery, and art framing studio in a reclaimed auto mechanics garage in the Chinatown area of Ottawa, Ontario.

2). Railbender Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery
3 Hamilton Ave N, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1B4, Canada

Railbender Studio is Hintonburg’s newest tattoo studio & art gallery. Passionate about tattoos, fascinated with all things art. Newly renovated, the beautiful gallery space features works by local artists, and occasionally international talent.

3). Skyline Gallery
3 Trillium Ave, Nepean, ON K2E 5M8, Canada

Skyline Gallery displays the works of Mark Schacter. His works includes montage of photographs, essays, and books. In June 2015, his work entitled “Identity. Art Inspired by the Great Lakes” was hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.

4). Galerie St-Laurent + Hill
293 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5, Canada

Galerie St-Laurent Hill is Ottawa’s leading contemporary art gallery. Founded in 1977, with a focus on painting, photography and sculpture, the gallery has been assisting collectors, both private and corporate, for 40 years.

5). STUDIO SIXTY SIX
66 Muriel St #202, Ottawa, ON K1S 4E1, Canada

Founded in 2013, Studio Sixty Six is an Ottawa art gallery devoted to showcasing emerging Canadian artists. The display focuses on culturally and artistically diverse solo and group shows to help budding artists launch and develop their careers. The gallery’s program provides art lovers, art collectors, and designers with the opportunity to access the best new emerging artists’ work for sale.

6). L.A. Pai Gallery
13 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M5, Canada

Since 2000, L.A. Pai Gallery has made important contributions to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary Canadian sculpture and jewellery, both in Canada and around the world. Committed to discovering and contextualizing emerging and established artists, the gallery has gained recognition for its art installations for public as well as private collectors.  Most recently, the gallery provided artworks for many of the province-themed rooms in Canada House, London England, a nod to its deep knowledge and expertise of contemporary Canadian art.