The Clarence-Rockland Art Gallery is located on the main level of the Cultural and Recreational Complex (YMCA), 1525 du Parc Avenue. The Gallery is open during Clarence-Rockland YMCA regular business hours and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free.

Gallery exhibitions feature the work of local artists working in all types of media. The Gallery presents a total of approximately 10 exhibitions annually, each of which lasts approximately four weeks.

A public gallery is a forum for the exploration of diverse ideas. The City of Clarence-Rockland supports exhibits that are inclusive of our diverse community, including ancestry, ability, age, culture, gender, language, race and sexual orientation.


Due to Covid-19, opening hours at the YMCA may be impacted. Please contact the Y for the latest opening hours 343-804-0720.

Artistic Exhibits Application Process

Once a year, the City of Clarence-Rockland invites artists residing in Clarence-Rockland to apply to exhibit their artwork. Applications are reviewed by Community Relations and selected exhibitions are presented at the Cultural and Recreational Complex (YMCA).

December Artist - Monica Smith

Monica is an artist and illustrator whose whimsical, humorous and endearing art has captured the hearts of children and their parents alike. The fourth daughter of a retired military officer and creative hard working mother, Monica said she has ‘the most fun by experimenting and trying different mediums and techniques’ to give her ‘creatures a unique personality within their environment’. Her style is unboring and ungray, providing a playful perspective into her uninhibited world. Her colourful and detailed illustrations express a vibrant energy and a fresh perspective.

Monica’s path to art has been unusual, a degree in geology and work as a geologist in Northern Ontario and the Yukon where she worked in her field. Walking the unexplored wilderness, she developed a passion for nature and its inhabitants. She raised a family and began a second career as a business analyst in the world of IM/IT. Monica has been sketching creatures for most of her life, but has just recently allowed them to take on a life of their own. 

She lives in a log house with her husband Pierre, surrounded by acres of forest, lots of inspiring real creatures including bugs, tranquility and her gardens. She is a visual storyteller who invites you to join her on her journey.

Photo Gallery: Expo decembre Monica Smith will appear here on the public site.



Art Gallery Display