99 Foster Drive Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Meetings @ 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of each month
Sept - Nov & Jan - June

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Over 70 Years of Arts and Culture

Algoma Art Society has been fostering the arts in Sault Ste. Marie since 1948. We aim to develop local talent, to promote exhibitions, competitions, classes, sketching trips and lectures, to invite prominent artists, and to create a greater interest in art, so that the Sault will become a center of arts & culture.

History of the Algoma Art Society

The Algoma Art Society is the oldest Visual Art Group in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, since it’s inception on January 26, 1948. Our membership consists of visual artists working in Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, Yupo, Encaustics, Collage and Photography.

We are a non-profit organization whose aims are to promote local exhibitions, competitions, workshops, classes and lectures; provide access to prominent artists; to arrange for annual sales of members’ work and to support, encourage and develop the talent and ability of local artists by providing opportunities for them to become more proficient in their field.

Over the many years this organization has been in existence many prominent artists have been associated with us including members of the Group of Seven. Algoma Art Society members traveled on many outdoor painting excursions with F. H. Varley, A. J. Casson and A. Y. Jackson.


What You Need To Know About Us

In short, anyone who shows an interest in art! We welcome artists of all backgrounds and look forward to networking, sharing ideas & exploring new ones with people.

Benefits to joining us are not limited to, but include:
- Special guest speakers, demonstrations and workshops
- Share ideas and skills
- Painting/drawing get-togethers
- Eligible to enter work in society's and NOAA juried and non-juried shows
- Eligible to display artistic profile and artwork on Algoma Art Society Website
- Keeps you informed about upcoming workshops and opportunities to exhibit
- Artistically stimulating
-Art material discounts from vendors (Currys/L&D Framing)

We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to November and January to May. Special club get-togethers are held in December and June. Meetings held at the Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive (705-759-2500)


Recent Events

Algoma Art Society March 13, 2021 Meetin...

Saturday, March 13, 2021 (Meeting at Art Gallery of Algoma) A number of Algoma Art Society members attended the March 13, 2021 Algoma Art Society meeting held in the Main Gallery of the Art Gallery o...

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 (Meeting at Art Gallery of Algoma)

A number of Algoma Art Society members attended the March 13, 2021 Algoma Art Society meeting held in the Main Gallery of the Art Gallery of Algoma. Members got to view the Winter Festival of Art Exhibition with the theme "Finding Joy!" 

Desiree Watson won the Most Innovative Award which was presented by the Algoma Art Society in memory of Nancy Caldwell.  Desiree also received a cheque for $50.00 and a free membership to the Algoma Art Society valid until September 2021.

Algoma Art Society member Mary Stevenson received a Third Place Award and three members received Honorable Mentions in the exhibition. Honorable Mentions went to paintings by Duff Jennings, Penny Gabor and Zoey Wood-Salomon.  Congratulations everyone!


 Society members displayed and talked about their paintings that they were presenting for consideration for the upcoming NOAA Calendar project.  The Algoma Art Society is also considering a Calendar Project.


Following is a close up of those individual entrees:

Pat Caldwell spoke again about the display case his is creating to display the Algoma Art Society's City Cultural Award received in November 2020.  When completed the case will be on display at the Art Gallery of Algoma.


Upcoming Events

Algoma Art Society Calendar of Events

Support and Resources

City of Sault Ste. Marie Art Gallery of AlgomaSault Area Arts Council  Northern Ontario Arts Association Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie