Major works of art of popular artists have been added to the collection throughout the years, giving the Musée a unique spot in the museum network of Québec.
The presence of famous artists, attracted by the beautiful landscapes, has given rise to a surge of talented artists in Charlevoix. Amongst them, painters Yvonne Bolduc, Georges-Édouard Tremblay, Robert Cauchon, Philippe Maltais et Berthe Simard; sculptors Joseph-Arthur Bouchard, Gérald Mailloux and many others are well represented in the collection of the Musée de Charlevoix. This anthology of regional folk art painters has prompted the Musée to take in interest in folk art, naïve, pure and undiscplined art forms from Québec and elsewhere. The collection also contains a great number of significant works in these unique artistic fields.
The Musée takes a particular interest in folk art but also collects the traditional art of famous artists who have been inspired and impressed by the region and who have participated in its fame, such as Clarence Gagnon, René Richard et Patrick Morgan.