The Visual Arts Centre appreciates the gracious support of Alterna Bank.



Arteast is a highly active not-for-profit visual arts organization based in East Ottawa, with membership from the entire eastern Ontario region. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December) at 7:30 PM in the VACO gallery. Guests are always welcome.



        Arts Ottawa East is a not for profit organization that promotes the growth and development of the arts in the community. We are an umbrella organization representing over 50 member groups and numerous individual members.


The National Woodcarving School is beginner and more advanced carvers.

Learn the fundamentals in relief and chip carving through our courses at the Visual Art Centre, Orléans. Visit our web site for further information on our courses, patterns, sharpening techniques, wood finishing, staining techniques and lots more in the art of woodworking.


The Orleans Photo Club meets at 10am every 2nd Saturday of the month at VACO, to learn, listen to speakers and participate in photographic outings and events. Any level of interest and skill is welcome.


Orléans Online is a multi-faceted website serving the residents of Ottawa's thriving East Urban Community. It is unlike any other community-based website in that it provides a wealth of information and links for users of all ages and interests including local news stories updated every day, popular commentary and links to every community group and association under the sun.