About Critical Mass Art

WHO (we are)

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is a Port Hope-based not-for-profit arts organization, led by a volunteer group of curators, artists and art supporters dedicated to bringing contemporary art experiences to Port Hope.

WHAT (we do)

Critical Mass seeks out, creates and brings inclusive, socially-aware and engaging contemporary art experiences to Port Hope. We do this because we believe that active participation in the arts will help redefine and shape the cultural vibrancy of our community, and have a positive impact on our collective health & well-being.

We believe that art is for everyone! It shapes our individual and collective experiences by stirring our feelings and redefining how we see ourselves in the world. With that belief at our core, Critical Mass is committed to offering socially-aware and engaging programming that is accessible, inclusive, and serves the diversity of our region.

Each year, we choose a a curatorial committee to guide our projects. This year’s theme is ephemera

WHERE (we do it)

Critical Mass has been presenting contemporary art in unexpected places since 2012. We now have a little bricks and mortar place to call home! With the migration of the ACO’s “Little Station” to Lent Lane, Critical Mass now has a small space (375 sq ft) to present accessible and inclusive exhibitions, installations, events, educational workshops, and artist talks to our community!