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A Unique Canadian Art Institution

Founded in 1965, the Oakville Art Society exists with a charitable purpose to provide facilities and an environment where artistic skills can be developed and to encourage art appreciation throughout the community. We facilitate the presentation of local artwork through major art events each year by providing venues for artists to display and sell work.
We offer a wide variety of visual art-related programs during the Fall, Winter, and Spring which appeal to artists of all skill levels. Over the course of a year, hundreds of adults and children discover the tremendous joy and excitement found in artistic expression. All the instructors at the OAS are well-qualified in their field and medium.
Members are professional and emerging artists and art lovers who help support and promote the arts. There is space available for members to work on their creations and opportunities to socialize. Our gallery displays and sells members’ work.
The Society is administered by a dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. They take an active role in creating a Society that meets the needs of our members and work with community partners to increase opportunities for visual art to be a positive influence in our community.



Encourage Art Appreciation

The Oakville Art Society was incorporated:

  • to create a forum where persons interested in art may meet to share ideas and enjoy mutual encouragement in art and art appreciation
  • to provide the environment and facilities wherein artistic skills may be more fully developed
  • to promote and encourage art appreciation within the community
  • to provide bursaries and other assistance as, and when possible and desirable to the encouragement of suitable students