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Creation has a new temple

Once the bells of the old church rang through the village to attract pilgrims inside its walls! Many told us about its significance to the community: midnight masses bringing together people of different faiths, family gatherings, weddings, etc.

Many of the testimonies received indicated that this place was always associated with pleasant memories.


For the past few years, we have put a lot of effort into preserving the charm of the square while updating its mission.

Indeed, today this same building has become

The Espace Art Lab, a brand-new temple dedicated to creation. 


Between these 4 walls, we offer exhibitions, meetings, happenings, and art projects.

On weekdays, the place is mainly occupied by an illustrator but it is possible

to rent the place to organize a special event.

Since all the furniture has wheels, you can customize the space to meet your needs.

Whether it's a big or small project, we expect

your inspiring ideas with great interest.


Now it's your turn to ring the bells, Ding-Dong!

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The project

Together, Simon and Marylène were looking for an inspiring building that would allow artists to realize themselves. The duo dreamed of bringing creators together in this inviting place to form a real community.


An illustrator for more than 20 years, Simon operated a workshop elsewhere. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond his control, he was uprooted from his headquarters several times over a very short period of time. He then had a real crush when he visited a small abandoned church in New Glasgow, Quebec.


They had the crazy idea of buying it and transforming it. 


Things weren't easy. The place didn't even have running water. It was by drawing on a makeshift table that Simon had to coordinate the work, because fortunately the illustration mandates continued to come in for him. Works that lasted for a full year.

It was in 2019 that the Espace Art Lab was born! 


The small church in New Glasgow has hosted life-drawing sessions, exhibitions, a launch, courses, and meetings between artists since then. Simon and Marylène not only found a place to work, but they also found a whole community.

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