Avenue Art opened its doors in December, 1995 with the mission to promote and encourage Canadian emerging artists with a focus on the local Montreal/Quebec unique artistic flavor.
Embedded in the artistic community, Marina Cutler, founder and gallery curator has introduced emerging artists to collectors, both young and seasoned. She has helped the artists to establish careers by blending unique marketing strategies with traditional artistic methods.
In 2010, the Canadian Painting Competition, "THE BRUSH OFF" was launched by Avenue Art Gallery and has become a growing success story. (click link to read more). It continues to spotlight new and exciting artists each year while sharing the platform to raise awareness and funds for art based activities for people living with Alzheimer's disease.
In 2016, Avenue Art, continuing to grow with the times, shifted from bricks and mortar, 20 years after opening in a warehouse on the Lachine Canal in Montreal to a "Global Online Gallery" AVENUEART.CA
Realizing that collectors and shoppers now seek out art in an entirely different manner, AvenueArt.ca has not only furnished a place for buyers to shop 24/7 but for artists from around the globe to share their works in a matter of moments.
"What excites artists and collectors about working with us is our reputation, we are not new to this ever changing business, we have a 20+ year track record of repeat clients and now engaging their children as new collectors." say Marina Cutler. Avenue Art continues to embrace creative marketing and unique art styled events in partnership with their production division E=MC2 Events. We create opportunities that allow artist's works to be viewed in person for short periods of time at private functions, corporate collaborations and "Pop Up" Galleries.
In 2017, "THE BRUSH OFF" competition partnered with Mountain Lake PBS to create a mini documentary series. As part of this partnership Avenue Art now opened the submissions to US artist in the New England states. It was a hit!!
2018, The launch of the mini documentary series aired on Mountain Lake PBS during the month of March. The series reached a new audience which included artists as well as those who were interested in finding out more about art based projects for people living with Alzheimer's.
2019, Work begins on a new Avenue Art location in Memphis TN and the announcement of the first US (South) edition of The Brush Off Painting Competition is launched.
2020,"THE BRUSH OFF" Competition held the 7th edition virtually due to the global pandemic.
2021, PALETTE 2 PALATE series, an art, wine and other pairings discovery event. This series was created to encourage the attendees to better understand how they view art and how to learn to describe what they are viewing using a similar format that is used when we taste wine. To develop and heighten their senses and become more comfortable with all the pairings. Using "Cutler Viewing Notes" we walk you through art, wine and other pairings.
We hope you find time to visit our many wonderful artist online and sign up to our ART Talk News Letter that shares updates, shows and projects.
2022, CUTLER CRANE CONTEMPORARY, Avenue Art Memphis, (Cutler Crane Contemporary) completes and opens what began in 2019, The Cutler Crane Contemporary Gallery, @Studio254Court.
Official date to be announce soon.