Arts and Culture
The City of Cornwall is home to a thriving arts and culture sector, with a wide array of visual artists, musicians and theatre companies honing their craft within the community. Local culture is celebrated through a number of facilities and events that serve to showcase local talent and Cornwall's rich heritage.
Below you will find a brief description of some of the facilities and organizations that play an important role in Cornwall's arts and culture sector:
The Art Gallery (TAG) Cornwall
The Art Gallery (TAG) Cornwall is located at 168 Pitt Street, in the heart of Cornwall's downtown. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization run by a volunteer board of directors. Founded in 1982, the Gallery continues to enrich the City of Cornwall by providing a place where art is accessible to all. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Visit The Art Gallery (TAG) Cornwall website.
Located on the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College, Aultsville Theatre is a community theatre with professional capacity. The spacious, 658-seat venue has hosted numerous world class performances over the years.
Audiences and performers alike enjoy excellent acoustics, with no seat more than 90 feet from centre stage.
Visit the Aultsville Theatre website.
Cornwall Community Museum
The Cornwall Community Museum allows visitors to step back in time and discover Cornwall's past. Located along Water Street in picturesque Lamoureux Park, the museum is divided so that each room reflects a different time period, from the early 1800s to the 1950s. It is also home to over 100,000 documents, photographs and genealogical records. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday between April 1 and December 15 and Wednesday to Friday between January 3 and March 31.
Cornwall Public Library
Cornwall has an impressive public library with an extensive collection of English and French books, magazines, audio, and video materials for research and leisure use. The library also serves as a venue for numerous educational and cultural programs throughout the year. Located at 45 Second Street East, the library is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. The library is also open Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm from September to May.
Visit the Cornwall Public Library website.
Centre culturel de Cornwall
The Centre culturel de Cornwall serves to unite the Francophone community in Cornwall and S, D and G and celebrate the area's Francophone heritage through a variety of special events and programs. The Centre is located at 124 Anthony Street in Cornwall.
Visit the Centre culturel de Cornwall website.
Located in the Centre culturel de Cornwall at 124 Anthony Street, the Corrid'ART is a unique space that showcases the work of local artists both young and old. The space features a combination of permanent exhibitions and an ever-changing list of monthly exhibits. Best of all, admission is free!
Visit the Corrid'ART website.
FOCUS ART was founded in 2004 by a group of artists who were eager to form a circle of support and expertise in Cornwall and the surrounding area. The association works to promote the visual arts in the area and organizes activities such as exhibitions. Members of FOCUS ART meet monthly at Le Centre Charles Emile-Claude, 146 Chévrier Avenue.
Visit the FOCUS ART website.
Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent
Founded in 1986, Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent (originally La Régionale Saint-Laurent inc.) is an organization dedicated to the conservation of Franco-Ontarian heritage. The centre contains a wide variety of resources including genealogical dictionaries, indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials, books of national and regional history, archivists' reports, notarized documentations and reviewed land-registries. The records are primarily focused on the areas of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Akwesasne, Prescott-Russell and Quebec. The Centre is presently located at 124 Anthony Street in Cornwall.
Visit the Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent website.
City Arts and Culture Programs
In addition to the arts and culture offerings that can be found throughout the community, the City of Cornwall also offers a wide range of arts and culture programs. They include:
To see a full listing of the City's Arts and Culture Programs, click here.
For additional information on the arts and culture sector and community/cultural events in Cornwall and surrounding area, please visit the following sites: