Our Art Centre is the place for all creatives. Display your art in our Artrium, access our art reference library, explore our permanent art collection, use our pottery studio, host a private event or attend one of our art classes.
Public Artrium Display Case

Display space is available for community artists or art/culture organizations to show their work and what they do on a monthly basis, free of charge and open to all art forms. Call us at 250-991-4011 or email to book your spot.

Art Reference Library

Art books are available on a sign-in/sign-out system. The reception desk at the Arts and Recreation Centre has the key and log book. We accept donated books to build our library.

Permanent Art Collection

The Artrium collection of fi ne art is continually added to with work donated by visiting workshop artists. Work by local, regional, provincial, national and international artists are on display. Also located in the Artrium is the Quesnel Art Gallery, which exhibits local artists’ work in monthly shows. 

Thursdays Artists

Join other artists and painters for this drop-in session where you can practice your skills and learn from others. Meet each Thursday afternoon in the Lounge from 1 pm–4 pm at the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre. Whether you are a beginner or have been an artist for years, this is a great chance to share and have a little fun with others. No instruction is provided but all artists share their experiences and levels of ability. Drop-in admission rates apply.


Whether you are a beginner or an established artist, you will find inspiration in our studio. The Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre offers numerous venues for drop-in pottery, pottery club and many youth and adult programs.

Community Pottery Studio

Our large pottery studio consists of a manufacturing area, glazing area and the kiln room. The manufacturing area has ten pottery wheels and space for hand building. Available glazes are displayed in the studio with a reference library and three electric kilns of varying sizes. Clay can be purchased from the Art Centre; a clay supply list is available in the studio. Drop-in studio time is available during regular operating hours of the facility.

Drop-in Pottery Studio

Drop in to our pottery studio to work on your project. To protect our equipment, only work produced with the Arts and Recreation Centre clay can be fired in our kilns.Our Studio is open during regular facility hours of operation. Please note that programs will take priority over drop-in studio times. The only way to be 100% sure of our hours is to give us a call before you head over 250-992-8200.

Art Programs & Classes

We have something for everyone! We offer pottery classes for all abilities, cooking classes hosted by Jennifer Lineger-Johnston, painting classes, crafting classes and absolute art classes for individuals with developmental and intellectual abilities. 

Register for Art Classes