Collection Loto-Québec, one of the largest corporate collections in Québec, brings together almost 5,000 works of art created by more than 1,200 artists. This priceless collection of Québec cultural heritage has showcased the work of local artists since its creation in 1979. Discover the Collection over the years.
The Collection’s works are now more accessible than ever:
- In the Corporation’s gaming establishments, where they are featured in cultural journeys
- In major cultural legacy projects to communities
- Thanks to long-term loans to health establishments
- On social media.
Loto-Québec also supports Québec artists and creators through its innovative cultural partnerships.
Loto-Québec is proud to announce that it will be partnering with the following events in 2019:
- Papier 19, from April 25 to 28 in Montréal
- ITHQ throughout the year, and Soirée Art X Gastronomie (in French only), on May 2 in Montréal
- Festival Chromatic, from May 10 to 17, and La Matinée étudiante (in French only), on May 15 in Montréal
- Centre Adélard, from May 18 to September 30 in Frelighsburg
- Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, from June 16 to September 8
- Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, from July 15 to September 30, and Photography Missions Laurentians 2019
- Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, from July 26 to August 25
- La nature nous habite exhibition (in French only), August 31 to September 29, Bishop Stewart Memorial Church in Frelighsburg
- ARTCH – art contemporain émergent, from September 12 to 15 in Montréal
- Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (in French only), throughout the year
The works also brighten the environment for people working at Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries. Take a peek at Loto-Québec’s offices and the Collection’s works.
Cultural journeys at our Casinos
Casino de Mont‑Tremblant
Some 100 works from the Collection are on display at Casino de Mont‑Tremblant. Some were custom-made during the hall’s construction, and others were chosen by guest commissioner Andrée Matte. The items on display at the Casino were created by some 54 artists, including several from the Laurentians:
Barbara Claus, René Derouin, Susan Edgerley, Monique Giard, Lucien Lisabelle, Geneviève Mercure, Jessica Peters and Donald Robertson.
Photos: Lucien Lisabelle
Community legacy cultural projects
As part of the Collection’s 35th anniversary, a cultural legacy project was developed in collaboration with Université de Sherbrooke and regional contributors. The legacies, which combine art, the environment and the community, are located in Saint‑Jérôme, Rouyn‑Noranda, Jonquière, Sherbrooke, Mont‑Tremblant, Gatineau and La Malbaie.
Capitale-NationaleLa Malbaie (Charlevoix)
Un habitat forgé par le ciel, 2018
Work by Danielle April
Brushed aluminum, painted aluminum, coloured glass, solar collector and LED
Where to find it: At La Malbaie’s city hall
Partners: Loto-Québec, the Casino de Charlevoix and the City of La Malbaie
Artist Danielle April tells us about the inspiration behind her work—the meteorite impact that created Charlevoix—and invites visitors to interact with the piece and experience it in their own way. Video available in French only.
Work by Serge Olivier Fokoua
Stainless steel, aluminum and paint
Where to find it: Maison du citoyen, Gatineau
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Casino du Lac‑Leamy and the City of Gatineau
Photo: City of Gatineau
L’univers des oiseaux, la volière de Mont‑Tremblant, 2016
Work by René Derouin
Latex paint over brick
Mural by MU
Where to find it: hôtel de ville de Mont‑Tremblant
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the City of Mont‑Tremblant, MU and the Casino de Mont‑Tremblant
Photo: Lucien Lisabelle
Discover the collaboration between Loto-Québec and René Derouin that came to produce this one-of-a-kind project. Video available in French only.
Héritage du quotidien, 2015
Work by Mélissa Lavoie
Mosaic containing over 100 photographs and artefacts
Textiles, wood and epoxy resin
Where to find it: In the lobby of Chartwell Villa Jonquière (retirement complex located in downtown Jonquière)
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Centre national d’exposition, the Institut des arts au Saguenay and Chartwell Villa Jonquière
Photo: Centre national d’exposition, Jonquière
Work by André Fournelle
Aluminum, crushed granite
Where to find it: Near the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Sustainable Development Faculty at Université de Sherbrooke and the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Photo: Université de Sherbrooke
Watch the preparation of the piece by artist André Fournelle, in Sherbrooke. Video available in French only.
La marche du temps, 2015
Work by Pierre Leblanc
Oxidized steel, painted steel and polished aluminum
Mechanical and welded assembly work
Where to find it: At Parc De La Durantaye in Saint‑Jérôme
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the Casino de Mont‑Tremblant, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides and the City of Saint‑Jérôme
Photo: Lucien Lisabelle
Grafigner la frontière…, 2015
Work by Natacha Bernèche, architect; Alexandre Castonguay, actor and artist; and Luc Boyer, sculptor
Painted steel structures, mechanically fastened dry logs
Where to find it: In Vieux‑Noranda’s cultural district, at the corner of Avenue Murdoch and 8e Rue, close to the Aréna Iamgold
Partners: Loto‑Québec, the City of Rouyn‑Noranda, the MA musée d’art and ARTCAD
Photo: City of Rouyn‑Noranda
Loans to health care facilities
Loto-Québec has partnered up with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to loan items from the collection to health care facilities in targeted regions. These facilities foster a selection of artworks, embellishing public spaces accessed by users, employees and visitors.
- Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke,
- Centre de santé et de services sociaux des Sommets,
- Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vallée-de-l’Or,
- Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière,
- Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec, Trois-Rivières