The adventure of Le P'tit Bonheur began, like many happy projects, with a love story; that of a family, the Tremblays, with the world of the arts. It began in 1986, with the arrival of Jacques Tremblay and Rosanne Duchesne in the magnificent Charlevoix region. They took over the reins of the art gallery that occupies with panache the Salon rose of the Manoir Richelieu.
In early 1991, they decided to take a new step in their destiny by creating their own P'tit Bonheur. Determined to build the gallery of their dreams, the couple undertook the crazy project of renovating an old abandoned building in La Malbaie. Our two visionaries gave the building a serious facelift, imagining every detail to create the most "lived-in" of gables on the street, a house of happy days, a place where it feels good to be.
Then, a nice surprise awaited them for the inauguration in 1993: the arrival of another passionate woman, their eldest daughter Marie-Ève. From then on, she ensured continuity by being actively involved in this family project, and then by "officially" taking over the reins of the company in 2013. Over the years, the Tremblay family's philosophy and contagious enthusiasm has encouraged collaborators with diverse talents and backgrounds to join the team, including Marie-Ève's spouse, Frédérick, who has been involved in the company since 2004.
From the very beginning, the Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur has been a must for the art lover. Three decades later, the address is still a reference.
A large and intimate space
LeP'tit Bonheur is both vast and intimate: vast because of its 6,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and intimate because, at first glance, the visitor has the happy impression of being among friends. The small salons on the first floor and the more airy rooms on the second floor, decorated with the owners' antique glass collection, allow art lovers to discover the works of art in a cosy atmosphere.
No matter how imposing and inviting a gallery may be, its substance is only found in what the visitor can find there. Le P'tit Bonheur is committed to offering art lovers and collectors a varied and high quality selection of figurative works by experienced artists from all over the country. Some thirty of Canada's most renowned painters and sculptors are on permanent display.
A beautiful showcase
The gallery is resolutely looking to the future and has given itself the mandate and the means to promote the talent of its artists, notably through its website www.auptitbonheur.com.
This virtual showcase features no less than 700 original works, paintings and sculptures, and more than a hundred limited edition reproductions. And all the works presented online are available: those that find takers are removed from the site as soon as possible. With its constant updates, customers can discover new entries every week, according to the arrivals... and the inspiration of the artists!
An unparalleled service
The gallery has nearly 30 years of experience in packing and shipping art. Shipping service is available free of charge for paintings, sculptures and prints shipped to Canada*.
Some restrictions apply. Please enquire.
Everything is done to ensure that the parcels reach their destination in perfect condition. Very secure, the shipments are transported in custom-made Styrofoam and/or cardboard boxes.