June – September
Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery
Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery is an eclectic, soulful art gallery housed in an old blacksmith forgery on the banks of the Tomifobia River. It runs from June to September and hosts art exhibits, cultural events and musical performances. The gallery also has a small gift shop that features artisans from the region.
“We tend to work with local artists who have never shown their art before. It makes for a special experience for both the artists and the visitors. There’s really no place like it.”
Eva Juul, Founder and Manager, Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery
How it all started
It all started with an idea. The moment Eva Juul and her husband, Gabriel Safdie, bought this old wooden structure in 2008, they knew the antique structure would make an excellent venue for an art gallery.
It is now a thriving art gallery that focuses on promoting local artists, as well as artists from around the entire province of Quebec. Stanstead’s local blacksmith even sets himself up during vernissages to display his iron skills.
Even during the pandemic, Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery found a way to connect with locals by installing an outdoor Artwalk around downtown Stanstead, featuring works from seven local artists. Their works were displayed in and around popular sites, including natural and architectural gems unknown to tourists.
Fun fact: Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery was home to a local Rock Island blacksmith in the 1850s.