When a community comes together to help build a special space, something magical emerges.

So many incredible people contributed to help us make the gallery a reality. Special thanks to the following generous sponsors (see below) and to the following dedicated people:

To Dave Fobert for, well, tirelessly and essentially ‘building’ this gallery.

To Fred Goodchild for ‘lighting us up’.

To Art Blommesteijn for displaying and sharing his woodworking talents.

To the wonderful ‘key players’ in town who backed our efforts 100% and worked hard to get the news out about our opening – Paisley Woods and the Carleton Place BIA, Jackie and Sarah and everyone at the Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Tennant and Toby Randell and the entire staff at the Town of Carleton Place who made things smooth sailing for us newbies!

And to Louis Antonakos and Doug Snedden for their energetic support and belief in everything we envisioned for this space.

Arts Carleton Place, the active and impressive local arts organization, generously supplied Carleton Place Gallery with a significant grant to help cover the costs of the gallery professional track lighting and its art hanging system. ACP has a mandate to ’empower artists and area residents through the arts’ and this busy group works hard to raise awareness of the arts, develop partnerships within the community and identify and develop the area’s artistic capacity to its full potential. Joining ACP as an artist costs just $25 per year. For more information, visit their website.

When we dropped into this amazing local paint store the first time, we had no idea that a 10 minute conversation explaining what we were doing would result in an overnight offer to fully sponsor and supply our interior paint for the entire gallery renovation, but that is what happened thanks to Valley Paint & Coatings and Benjamin Moore Canada! Valley Paint and Coatings has been serving the Ottawa Valley for over two decades.

Centrally located in Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, Valley Paint & Coatings has the solutions for home owners, property managers, commercial painters, industrial fabricators and builders alike. For more information and to support this AWESOME local business, visit their website.

Shout out to the lovely folks at Benjamin Moore Canada for agreeing to supply our interior paint via Valley Paint & Coatings – we are so grateful! Shop Benjamin Moore paints!