The small round building situated at 635 Child Street in Coaticook, located near the famous suspended bridge, may have caught the eye of locals many times before for its interesting architecture, but for those who aren’t familiar with the building, it serves as a gallery for local Coaticook artists. The building was once a tourist bureau but in the last few years it has been transformed into an art gallery called La Petite Maison des Artistes. La Petite Maison des Artistes was started by Rose Marie le Breton and Georges Bates, who are both artists themselves, and it now serves as a space for artists that belong to the group Coatic’Art. This year, there are eight artists who have filled the space with their different forms of art. “We make our own paintings, handmaid items, we have weaving, embroidery items, crochet, jewelry, sewing,” explained Suzanne Martin, a member of Coatic’Art, “We try to be different.” See full story in the Friday, Aug. 23 edition of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record