The annual West End Studio Tour (WEST) is a Free tour of artist’s studios located in the “near” west end of Ottawa, the National Capital of Canada. This dynamic collective of artists collaborate to warmly invite you into their work spaces to discover and explore their creative process expressed in an exciting and diverse range of art media and genres.
Usually during the last two weekends of September, WEST publicity reaches across the city, inviting all of Ottawa to visit our studios to enjoy this show and sale of original art. Tour expenses are met by artist fees and by sponsorship from the local business community. We encourage you to combine your tour with a unique “dining out” experience at one of our local eateries along this ‘hood’s “Gastro Alley”, or to at least stop in for a fair trade coffee, fine tea or a locally crafted beer. The Artists of the W.E.S.T. are grateful for the generous contributions of all who continue to make the tour a highlight of Ottawa’s contemporary art scene.
Pick up a printed WEST Map at businesses throughout the West End, art stores and libraries across Ottawa or download it here: Map. We look forward to seeing you!