Locals of Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge are not strangers to the array of outdoor murals, sculptures, art spaces and curated galleries that make up the city. From commissioned graffiti pieces to sculpture gardens, a walk throughout the downtown core will give you the opportunity to be inspired. As you venture through our retail areas you can also discover passionate artists working on their craft, art curators that bring together beautiful work from artists and artisans alike, and you can uncover a bit of history through art pieces and restored signs painted on our buildings.
My oh My, That’s a Mural!
Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge is the home to commissioned graffiti pieces, murals, and restored vintage advertisements and signs. Each of these pieces tells a story about the area's history, where we are or where we are going. Some of our favourite spots?
The Pandora Range McClary’s Stove Sign
Located right above the entrance to The Local Option, this McClary’s Stove sign, this vintage sign was restored in 2012 and is a popular spot for locals and visitors to check out.
#GaltWings Community Mural
Located just outside The Art of Home, this mural was commissioned by The Art of Home team from artist Pellvetica as an interactive art piece in the community! Just a quick search of #GaltWings on Instagram will yield many photos of people posing in front of this beautiful artwork!
25 Water Street Mural
In 2017, artists covered the city in art during the Cambridge International Street Art Festival. Although this festival featured many large-scale temporary chalk works, there were multiple permanent pieces created. One of the permanent installations that were painted during this art event features two tumbling figures that cover the side of the 25 Water Street building. We definitely recommend adding this piece to your list of art spaces to visit!
These are only three of the many artworks and painted spaces you can find around Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge so we recommend grabbing a coffee from one of our local cafes and going for a stroll around downtown to explore!
The Cambridge Sculpture Garden
What is one thing that can make a peaceful walk by the river even sweeter? An outdoor Sculpture Garden that brings nature and art together in the city centre of Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge. Located on Grand Avenue South, the Cambridge Sculpture Garden remains a favourite spot for locals to have a picnic, explore outdoor sculptures and enjoy nature with friends and family. This area is open 24/7 and free to the public!
A home for Galleries & Art Enthusiasts
After a morning of exploring the outdoor art installations around the city, step into one of the galleries in the downtown core. Each of the galleries and art shops offers something unique. Whether you are looking for a new piece for your home, a housewarming gift or to commission something to make your space your own, one of the art spaces in Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge is sure to have what you’re looking for.
Discover the beauty of storytelling and enlightenment through the stained glass at Yulokod Studios. For over 40 years, resident artist and Yulokod founder, Tsunma Jamyang, has been creating and restoring stained glass windows many of which are found in sacred spaces including churches, synagogues, private shine and so much more. Tsunma Jamyang’s passion shines through her work. Step inside Yulokod Studios to see the exquisite stained glass art she has created and to learn more about the craft.
If you’re looking for a curated gallery and shop featuring work from local artists and artisans, a visit to nowords is a must. This gallery is the home to many Southern Ontario artists’ work including paintings, sculptures, wearable art and jewellery, and so much more. Each of the pieces you see has been uniquely picked to showcase the skill and craft of the artist.
Give the gift of art and visit Cedar Lake located on Ainslie Street downtown! Step inside to discover a curated selection of gifts and art by Canadian entrepreneur, Susan. Each corner of the shop and gallery features unique works distinguished by their quality and story including original one-of-a-kind art, pottery and decor, jewellery and accessories, books by Canadian authors, small gifts and so much more.
For a full list of galleries and retail shops, visit our business directory.