Le Balcon d’art is an art gallery located in Saint-Lambert, on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec.
Born of a dream in the mid-1980s, this cultural institution had modest beginnings. The early days were spent in a small building only big enough to allow the exhibition of a few choice artists selected by the founders, Ms. Bonnitta Beauchamp and Ms. Sylvie Soulière.
Rapidly outgrowing its original settings, the gallery moves a little further down Notre Dame Street in Saint Lambert where a bigger location allows for showing the work of an ever growing group of artists. This rapid growth is, of course, due to the quality of the artists presented but, even more, to the expertise and personality of the people who welcome the clientele, always showing respect and warmth. The gallery, through its relationship with Canada’s most important artist’s agent, soon became one of North America’s most respected galleries.
Many a faithful client will remember the days when vernissage days meant monster turnouts and people camping outside the doors for a chance at grabbing the choicest pieces. Hungry for the best that art could offer, they would brave the elements in the hopes of getting that one piece that they then would be proud to get signed by the artist. Normand Hudon, Paul Tex Lecor, André Bertounesque, Serge Brunoni, Claude Langevin and so many others spent many a day enjoying mingling with crowds of admirers who were only too happy to show them the love they had for their art.
Through the three decades that followed the inception of the gallery, a series of additions to the original building has meant an ever growing space to show an ever growing group of artists.
Under the guidance of Ms. Bonnitta Beauchamp and her two daughters, Fay and Natalie, le Balcon d’art is a living entity, an ever evolving being. Proud of its team of specialists, they offer paintings, sculptures, framing and other related services. They also offer rental space for special events, allowing various organisation a meeting space filled with beauty and quality.
With the advent of the new millennium, le Balcon d’art got heavily invested in the internet adventure. One of the first galleries to have its own web site in Quebec, the gallery has kept abreast of the new technologies, remaking its web site regularly according to the latest technology and the needs of its clientele, an ever changing entity in itself. Today, extremely active on the social networks, le Balcon d’art is happy to present you with the latest version of its website.