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New Safety Measures

To keep our community safe while in the VAC’s building this fall, there will be a series of distancing and hygiene measures in place. Below is a selection of these. A more complete list will be provided when you sign up for a course.

  • Masks must be word over the mouth and nose at all times in the building.
  • Everyone must maintain at least 2m distance between people.
  • Students and visitors will enter through our Victoria Ave. door and will exit through the Somerville door, with the exception of students taking courses in Studio F (which has its own door).
  • Students and visitors will wait outside the Victoria Ave. door, maintaining at least 2m between people.
    • Students’ teachers will let them into the building 15 minutes before the start of class.
    • The gallery coordinator will let visitors in, respecting the maximum number of visitors allowed in at a time. We encourage people to reserve a timeslot beforehand.
  • All visitors and students will respond to a questionnaire before entering the building. No one is allowed in the building if they:
    • have symptoms related to covid-19 (fever, cough, respiratory difficulties, sudden loss of smell without congestion)
    • have been in contact with anyone who they suspect has covid-19
    • if they tested positive for covid-19 and have not yet been diagnosed as recovered
    • have travelled outside the country in the previous 14 days.
  • Everyone must disinfect their hands upon entering and exiting the building and when entering and exiting the gallery and studios.
  • Furthermore, we encourage frequent handwashing with soap and water – there are sinks in every studio and in the gallery.
  • There are flow directives throughout the building, which must be adhered to.
  • Visitors and students cannot enter the administrative office. All course registrations and questions must occur online or over the phone.
  • Each washroom has hygiene etiquette posters, which must be followed.
  • Students will be asked to clean their stations and shared tools they have used.
  • If anyone tests positive for covid-19 and believes that they were infectious while in our building, they must inform administration (info@visualartscentre.ca).

Together, we will be able to make and experience art in a safe way at the Visual Arts Centre. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Contact Us

Visual Arts Centre
350 Victoria Avenue
Montreal (QC) H3Z 2N4
Phone: 514-488-9558
E-mail: info@visualartscentre.ca
Gallery e-mail: galeriemcclure@centredesartsvisuels.ca

Office Hours

The office is closed to the public due to the covid-19 pandemic. Please call or send us an email.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Please note that only a certain number of people may enter the gallery at any one time. Visitors are encouraged to make an appointment before visiting the gallery. Email your request to galeriemcclure@centredesartsvisuels.ca

Transportation

Commuter train
Vendôme metro
Bus 24, 63, 104, 13

Parking

View City of Westmount information about parking here.

Registration Dates

Fall registration begins August 10

Winter registration begins November 1

Summer registration (children and teens) begins February 15

Spring registration begins March 1

Holidays

Monday, October 12, 2020

Make-up classes will be scheduled at the end of the session.

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