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If you wish to peruse beautiful artworks by local Canadian artists, the head over to Galerie Perreault, nestled in the heart of historic Quebec. Professional artists delving in contemporary and fine arts are well represented at this gallery. The walls of the gallery are covered in subtle hues of brown and beige, that enable to bring out the vibrant colors of the paintings. Madeline Lemire, Anne Marrec, Michel Pleau and Benoit Simard are some of the many artists, whose works have been displayed here. The gallery also has a second location, a few blocks away, at côte de la Montagne street.
The 20,000 works at Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec range from the traditional landscape paintings of Cornelius Krieghoff to the controversial abstraction of Paul-Émile Borduas and the avant-garde sculptures of Serge Tousignant. Non-Quebec artist Arthur Lismer's lovely St-Hilarion is one of the Museum's prized possessions. A huge slate of activities awaits art, music and cinema lovers. The museum hosts numerous events and exhibits throughout the year, so call ahead for more information.