What is the artBar?

What is the artBar?

It's where we call home

The artBar is home to Guelph Arts Council, and a performance/meeting/event venue. 


During the day, the artBar serves as the office and headquarters of Guelph Arts Council, one of Canada's oldest art councils. But when the sun starts to set (and even before it does, sometimes!) it can become something else: an accessible, low-cost, blank canvas for artists and individuals to rent and host events or performances - or to partner with GAC to put on public-facing arts-related events. 

Formerly known as the eBar (which closed during the pandemic), the space upstairs at 37 Quebec Street has hosted the Downtown Theatre Project, Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph Film Festival, Vocamus Writers' Group, performances from local performers and so much more. 

The artBar was launched, post-lockdown with the idea of "making space" for the creative community of Guelph.

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