Cultural Venues (Self Guided), London

London is a beautiful city with a vibrant cultural life expressed in numerous private art galleries, theaters, centres and libraries. Most of the galleries offer a broad outlook of local culture through its intriguing displays. Take this walking tour to explore the most exciting cultural venues of the city.
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Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Canada » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery
  • London Public Library
  • David E. White Art Gallery
  • Michael Gibson Gallery
  • Framing & Art Centre
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery

1) Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery (must see)

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery is the largest ceramic art gallery in Canada. Works created by top painters, ceramicists and metalsmiths are displayed here. The gallery’s modern interior with its red-and-black-coloured walls go beautifully with the fascinating exhibitions of unique ceramic objects, sculptures and attractive paintings. Open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.
London Public Library

2) London Public Library

The London Public Library is more than just a library; it is a real cultural gem in the city with a large variety of public activities and services to offer. There is an extensive selection of national and international publications, bestsellers, art auction catalogues, extensive files on Canadian and International artists as well as film makers and musicians. The library offers art exhibitions, learning programs for kids, teens and adults, internet café and many other facilities. Open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 6pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.
David E. White Art Gallery

3) David E. White Art Gallery

David E. White retail center features a fashion clothing store, barber shop and an exclusive Art Gallery, which opened for the first time in 2008. Excellent collections of original paintings in various media created by regional and national artists are beautifully presented in the gallery’s spacious well-lit rooms. Enjoy contemporary art, abstract paintings, watercolors, silverpoint, sculptures and many other attractive shows. Open Monday through Friday 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Michael Gibson Gallery

4) Michael Gibson Gallery

The Michael Gibson Gallery is a private art gallery hugely popular among locals and tourists. Since its foundation in 1984 the gallery is working to support and promote fine artwork made by national and international artists. A number of changing exhibitions include works on paper, modern and historic paintings, photography and others. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday: 11am-5pm or by appointment.
Framing & Art Centre

5) Framing & Art Centre

Framing & Art Centre specializes in custom framing services and features a lovely art gallery. It is the best place to get your favourite peace of art or photo framed – a variety of frames colours, styles and sizes is impressive. The gallery exhibits contemporary art, abstract paintings, watercolor art and other interesting works made by local artists. In addition there is a stunning collection of wearable art created by Canadian jewelry artists. The centre is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm.

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