Pick up this year's guide at any Nova Scotia Tourism Information Centre, from any Studio Rally participant,
or download the guide in PDF format!


Fundy Shore


1Janet Doble

This summer Janet will be working in Parrsboro doing a ceramic residency at Art Lab for the months of July and August. She will be using semi-functional forms and local clay to explore textures from the environment, and will be combining these textures with her distinctive on glaze painting.

July-Aug Daily 11-5

(902) 499-0431

jdoble [at] eastlink [dot] ca


121 Main Street
Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0

Directions: Art Lab on Main St. in Parrsboro GPS: 45º 24' 10"N 64º 19' 39"W

Workshops: See pottery classes offered through Art Lab


2Joy Laking SCA

Joy Laking Gallery

A realist painter in watercolours, oils and acrylics, Joy has had national solo exhibitions including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Joy paints anything that she finds beautiful. She is inspired by Nova Scotia as well as her world wanderings.

Jun–Sept: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1–5pm ● Evenings and the rest of the year, by chance or by appointment.

(902) 890-8450
(902) 890-8730

joy [at] joylakinggallery [dot] com


6730 Highway 2
Bass River, NS B0M 1B0

Directions: From Truro, Hwy 104 to Exit 10, to Hwy 2 approx 13 km to Portapique. Look for sign on left. 10 km west of Great Village and 6 km east of Bass River on Hwy 2 GPS: 45º 24' 23" N 63º 42' 50"W


3heather lawson

Carving natural stone, heather's pieces are inspired by the ancients and influenced by subtle changes in her surroundings. Her work reveals a sense of design & technique honed over twenty years of singular focus. The work is created for both interior & exterior spaces, some particularly for gardens, another of heather’s passions.

Jun 17–Sept 3: Thurs–Sat 9am–5pm. In the studio most days; best to call ahead.

(902) 647-2287

heatherlawson [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


5759 Highway 2
Bass River, NS B0M 1B0

Directions: Hwy 104 to exit 12. Follow Hwy 2 to Bass River, #5759. GPS: 45º 24' 52"N 63º 46' 20"W

Workshops: Weekend workshops in stone carving


4Danielle Sawada

Thrown Together Pottery & Art

Danielle creates one-of-a-kind functional pottery that is both beautiful and practical; some modern, some traditional—all a treasure to use and a pleasure to view. Her storefront studio also features works by fellow painters and artisans from the region. She also creates unique urns - traditional and whimisical - for people and pets. By request she will create an unfired clay urn that will dissolve in the earth, leaving no footprint.

Apr–Dec 24: Tues–Sat 10am–5pm, Mon by appointment or chance ● Jan–Apr: Mon–Wed by chance, Thur–Sat 10am–5pm ● Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.

(902) 895-9309
(902) 662-3910

throwntogether [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


37 King Street
Truro, NS B2N 3K7

Directions: In downtown Truro: King Street is minutes—no, seconds away from the Visitor's Centre, one block south of Prince Street. GPS: 45° 21' 54"N 63° 17' 09"W

Workshops: Pottery lessons in groups from beginner to advanced are offered as well as private and youth lessons.


5Leonard Paul

Leonard Paul ARTventure

As a Mi'kmaq First Nation, Paul was raised in traditional ways by his father. Using watercolours, mixed media and graphite he illustrates Mi'kmaq Legends in a fantasy genre. When painting wildlife, his focus is on birds of prey.Beautiful regalia powwow dancers on commission are available. Most recently Paul has worked as an illustrator for books published by Nimbus Publisher, Portage and Main Press, and Rubicon Press.

By appointment–Please call ahead

(902) 843-5429
(902) 986-5269

leonardfpaul [at] gmail [dot] com


18 Roxford Court
Valley, NS B6L 0A1

Directions: Take exit 17 on rte 104, onto College Rd and right turn in Wexford, and a right onto Roxford driving 2 streets on the right is my street: 18 Roxford Court. From Truro, take College Rd for 5KM, make a left on to Wexford and then a right to Roxford. GPS: 45º 23' 06"N 63º 12' 25"W

Workshops: I offer group workshops in watercolours and are mostly held on weekends.


6Ben McLellan

Inklings In Wood

Beautifully turned unique wood pieces range from utilitarian salad bowls to artistic vases & cremation urns. A variety of woods are used: maple, birch, ash, beech, oak, elm & locust, as well as fruit woods such as cherry, plum, apple & pear. All woods are native to Nova Scotia.

Jun–Oct: Daily 9am–5 pm ● By appointment or chance.

(902) 261-2100

info [at] inklingsinwood [dot] com


9007 Highway 215 Maitland, Hants County
NS B0N 1T0

Directions: From Halifax take Hwy 102 north to exit 10. Take Hwy 215 north toward Maitland, about 28 km to #9007. From Truro take Hwy 236 west to South Maitland. Then take Hwy 215 north 7.8 km (sign on lawn). GPS: 45° 18' 35"N 63° 29' 27"W


1Art Lab Studios & Gallery

Co-operative gallery with artists working in a variety of media: paint, ink, clay, photography, fabric, and more. Watch artists at work, purchase original pieces, or grab inspiration from our library, put your feet up and chill with a cuppa. Workshops in drawing, paper-marbling, clay, painting, stone-carving, basket-making, animation, and more. Ongoing/weekend/week-long. Beginner to advanced.

June 30–Sept 15: Daily 11–5 • Sept 16–June 29: Varies (please check website or call)

(902) 254-0617
(902) 254-2972

krista [at] kristawells [dot] ca


121 Main Street
Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0

Directions: Conveniently located on Main St., Parrsboro GPS: 45º 24' 10"N 64º 19' 39"W


2Main & Station Nonesuch

Main & Station is a multifunctional art centre located in Parrsboro’s old Post Office. This iconic red brick building with the clocktower was boarded up for 40+ years before reopening in 2013 as an artspace which offers workshops and residencies, includes exhibition space, a secondhand bookshop, and a vegetarian café.

Year round by chance or appointment (please email ahead)

(514) 979-3978

fun [at] hmsnonesuch [dot] com


168 Main Street
Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0

Directions: It is the only red brick building with a clocktower located on Main Street in Parrsboro. GPS: 45º 24' 13"N 64º 19' 35"W


3NovelTea Bookstore Cafe

A bookstore/café that exhibits work by artists from around Nova Scotia in either themed art shows or as a collection of Nova Scotian artists; all to be found in a cozy cafe setting in the heart of Truro.

Year round: Mon–Fri 8:30am–6pm, Sat 9:30am–5:30pm

(902) 752-8678

vondanoveltea [at] gmail [dot] com


622 Prince Street
Truro, NS B2N 1G4

Directions: Going west on 104: Truro exit 13, stay right onto McClure Mills, at T junction bear left on to Willow until lights at Prince turn right. Going east on 104: Truro exit 14, bear right onto Robie, after malls and at 3 way stop sign turn right on to Juniper, then left onto Prince. We're on the right hand side across from the Nook and Cranny Restaurant. GPS: 45º 21' 54"N 63º 16' 57"W


4Gallery 215

Bring home a piece of artwork from Gallery 215, a community-owned gallery representing 50 emerging and established Nova Scotia artists. Showcasing contemporary fine art, we’re located in the historic Selma Schoolhouse, or former Selma Community Hall. Consult our website’s Events Calendar for in-gallery art and cultural experiences we’ll be hosting.

Jun 4–Oct 16: Mon–Sun, 10am–6pm ● Check our website for extended hours, or call for more info.

(902) 261-2151

info [at] artgallery215 [dot] com


8247 Highway 215
Selma (near Maitland), NS B0N 1T0

Directions: From Hwy 102, take exit 10, proceed west on Hwy 215, approx. 30 km to Selma. From Windsor, take Hwy 14 to Brooklyn, then follow Hwy 215 along the shore to Selma. GPS: 45° 19' 22"N 63° 31' 34"W


aParrsboro Creative


bParrsboro Creative/Art Lab


cMain & Station Nonesuch

(514) 979-3978

judithsbauer [at] gmail [dot] com


168 Main Street
parrsboro, NS b0M 1S0

Annapolis Valley


7Al Simm

Avon River Metalworks

Known as “the reluctant artist”, Al Simm creates metal sculptures and functional architectural pieces. His diverse portfolio includes custom fireplace screens, stair railings and gates, tabletop sculptures of plants, and commanding floral sculptures and signposts for yards. Many of his sculptures are permanently “planted” in downtown Windsor.

By chance or appointment

(902) 790-2218
(902) 798-2849

avonriver [dot] metalworks [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


616 Sangster Bridge Road
Falmouth, NS B0P1L0

Directions: Hwy 101 to Exit 5, onto Hwy 14 west. Continue 9.4 km toward Windsor Forks and turn right just before Ski Martock entrance onto Sangster Bridge Rd & continue for 3 km to # 616. Watch for sculptures on the lawn. GPS: 44° 57' 50" N 64° 12' 27"W


8Steven Rhude

Aided by his use of realism and the modernist canon, Steven Rhude has steadily pursued his vision of vernacular imagery with consistency and insight. Widely regarded in Nova Scotia as a valued artist for twenty five years, the artist also has a large and avid following of private collectors.

By appointment or chance

(902) 542-0664
(902) 300-2264

stevenrhude [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


25 Grandview Drive
Wolfville, NS B4P 1W7

Directions: Turn south off Main Street in Wolfville onto Chestnut Street. Drive to end of the street and turn left onto Skyway. Grandview intersects at the first stop sign. Turn right - it's the second house on the left #25. GPS: 45º 04' 51"N 64º 22' 14"W


9Steven Kennard Studio Gallery

Steven's studio gallery features his award winning turned & sculpted boxes of rare quality and beauty made from exotic woods. It is a box collector's paradise! The gallery also exhibits photographic art and fine art prints.

Year round: Usually Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 1–5pm, Sun by chance or appointment ● Call ahead to avoid disappointment if making a special trip.

(902) 582-3795
(902) 670-7786

steve [at] stevenkennard [dot] com


9545 Highway 221
Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Directions: From Hwy 101 take exit 11. Go north on Hwy 358 (approx 10k). In Canning, turn left on Hwy 221 toward Sheffield Mills. Go 600 metres, #9545 on right.. GPS: 45° 09' 20"N 64° 26' 15"W

Workshops: One-on-one woodturning instruction.


10Sun Porch Pottery

Sun Porch Pottery

Jane Harrington delights in creating functional, one of a kind pottery that will find its forever home in people's everyday lives. She is particularly influenced by forms and designs found in historical pots and incorporates designs of the plants and flowers that surround her studio on the beautiful Minas Basin shore.

By apointment–Please call ahead.

(902) 582-7762
(902) 680-2765

sunporchpottery [at] yahoo [dot] ca

10228 Highway 221
Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Directions: From the Borden monument in Canning, follow hwy 221 east 2 km in the direction of Kingsport. Find us on the right, the studio is the grey building 100 feet up the lane. If you pass the winery, you have gone too far. GPS: 45º 09' 19"N 64º 23' 41"W

Workshops: Beginner and intermediate classes in throwing and hand building that run 6 weeks once per week. One and two day project specific workshops are occasionally offered. Groups and clubs can request special workshops. The minimum number for a request is three.


11Twila Robar-DeCoste, SCA

Windsong Studio and Gallery

Inspired by the beauty & diversity of gardens, woodlands and the ever-changing coast, Twila creates realistic paintings of natural subjects: birds, butterflies, flowers, landscapes & seascapes. Elected to the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009, she works in watercolour, ink, acrylic & oil. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens around her studio.

By appointment or chance.

(902) 847-9847

robardecoste [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


1331 Victoria Road
Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0

Directions: In Aylesford: Hwy 101 to exit 16. Go south on Victoria Rd. First house on right next to picnic park coming into Aylesford Village: #1331. GPS: 45º 01' 56"N 64° 50' 21"W

Workshops: One and two day workshops in watercolour & acrylic. Please call or visit her web site for details.


12Alexa Jaffurs, Blacksmith

Since Alexa's beginnings as a botanical illustrator, the architecture of plants has intrigued her. In her workshop, she conspires with her scrap heap to forge pieces for garden and home. Her sculptures can be found at the Tangled Garden in Grand Pré, the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal, and in the extensive gardens, designed by Nina Newington, surrounding their farm.

By Appointment. Please call ahead.

(902) 825-4347

alexa [at] alexajaffurs [dot] com


2352 Mt. Hanley Road, RR1
Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

Directions: 10 minutes from exit 18 off Hwy 101. Be advised - this is a smithy and a working farm. To minimize potential risks to you & yours and me & mine, please call ahead. Thanks.

Workshops: Off site demonstrations can be arranged. Please contact by phone or email for further discussion.


13brad hall

brad hall forge

Working with a variety of metals and traditional blacksmithing techniques—forging, welding, banding & riveting, and combining these metals with stone & wood—allow brad to create distinct sculpture that combines art & function for use indoors or out; enduring while rooted in the past. Commissions considered.

Call first or drop by

(902) 532-7773

bradhallstudio [at] gmail [dot] com


3994 Highway 1
Allains Creek, NS B0S 1K0

Directions: Studio/Gallery is ½ km west of stoplights in Annapolis Royal, on Hwy 1; two-toned garage with metal in the yard. GPS: 44° 44' 6"N 65° 31' 13"W


14Shela Breau

Art On School Studio

An Anglo Saxon diadem graces the head of a long forgotten Queen and entices the viewer into the painting. While a Heavenly Horse from China tosses its mane as it streaks across mulberry paper. Such themes persist throughout the paintings Shela creates for collectors favouring mythical ephemera.

Please call before planning a visit.

(902) 532-0868

shelabreau [at] hotmail [dot] com

34 School Street
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Directions: Hwy 101 to exit 22, and straight into the heart of Annapolis Royal, turn right at the large brick school. (St. George Street onto School Street) GPS: 44° 44' 33"N 65° 30' 22"W


15Jamie Baxter & Pat Sollows

Island Mojo

Jamie Baxter's figurative paintings are richly surfaced, often visceral. They consistently bear the marks of their making. The artifact can't exist outside of its history. Pat Sollows' paint handling is luscious, her subjects evocative and highly personal. She shares a rustic Long Island studio with her husband and two cats.

Open year round, please call ahead to avoid disappointment

(902) 308-9278
(902) 210-2511

mojothing [at] gmail [dot] com


34 MacKay Lane
Tiverton, NS B0V1G0

Directions: From Digby take Hwy 217 west to the village of East Ferry (50 kms). The ferry across Petit Passage leaves for Tiverton on the half hour and takes 4 minutes to cross. Exit the ferry and follow 217 west approx. 1 km. Turn right onto McKay Lane. Island Mojo is at the top of the lane on the right. GPS: 44º 23' 15"N 66º 12' 58"W


5Harvest Gallery

Harvest Gallery features a wonderfully diverse collection of art & fine craft from many of the province's best-loved artist & artisans. The lower gallery adds to the experience with exciting exhibitions throughout the year. It's the Studio Rally in one stop! We also specialize in custom framing. Find us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Jul–Oct: Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm. Sun 12–5pm • Nov–June closed Mondays, otherwise daily 11am—5pm & Sun 12—5pm • Seasonal & special event hours also apply. If in doubt, please call.

(902) 542-7093

gallery [at] harvestgallery [dot] ca


462 Main St.
Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

Directions: Conveniently located on Main St. Wolfville GPS: 45° 05' 29" N 64° 21' 47"W



ARCAC is a registered non-profit charitable organization, founded by a group of artists in 1982. They organize a year round schedule of exhibitions, workshops, talks and special events. ARTsPLACE is funded in-part by the Canada Council, the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and by volunteer fundraising endeavors.

Year round: Tues–Fri 10am–4:30pm ● Weekends by volunteer, 1–4 pm please call ahead.

(902) 532-7069

arcac [at] ns [dot] aliantzinc [dot] ca


396 St. George Street Box 534
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Directions: Gallery located at the traffic lights in Annapolis Royal, opposite St. George and St. Andrew United Church. GPS: 44° 44' 31" N 65° 30' 55"W


7The Flight of Fancy

‘The Flight’ is situated in an historic building on stilts over the Bear River. A beautiful 6 km trek off the TransCanada will lead you to the heart of town and The Flight of Fancy. “Exquisitely curated... if you wanted one unique treasure to take away from Nova Scotia, this is a good place to find it” ~ Lonely Planet. Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence—Outstanding Retailer 2015

May 1–Oct 30: Mon–Sat, 10am–6pm. Sun, 10am–5pm.

(902) 467-4171
(902) 467-3202

info [at] theflight [dot] ca


1869 Clementsvale Road
Bear River, NS B0S 1B0

Directions: From Hwy 101 take exit 24. Find your way to Bear River, about 6 km south, then turn left at the junction, go over the bridge to the Flight of Fancy. GPS: 44° 34' 33"N 65° 38' 21"W


Acadian Shore


16Bill Curry

Bill Curry Photography Gallery and Studio

Award-winning internationally shown professional fine art photographer Bill Curry has work published widely and held in collections around the globe. Those seeking images that celebrate the outdoors find that Bill's work stirs their imagination, reminding them of time spent in our shared environment.

By appointment or chance.

(902) 649-2428

info [at] billcurry [dot] ca


3455 Highway 1
Port Maitland, NS B5A 5T6

Directions: Hwy 101 to exit 33, west for 2 km to intersection on Hwy 1, then north toward Digby 2 km, through Port Maitland. The studio is on the left overlooking the Bay of Fundy. GPS: 43° 59' 33" N 66° 08' 47"W

Workshops: Bill teaches photography workshops ranging from beginning photography through to advanced one on one lessons on photographic topics of your choosing.


8AGNS Yarmouth Branch

See main AGNS gallery listing for more info

Year round: Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun, 12–5pm • Check website for extended summer hours

(902) 749-2248


341 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS

Directions: Downtown Yarmouth GPS: 43º 50' 10"N 66º 07' 11"W


9Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery

The Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery is a coop of fifteen local artists working in a variety of media. There are other artists additionally represented and work is refreshed frequently during the season. We offer paintings, photographs, original prints, designer jewelry, wood carvings and more by our members, guests and participating artists.

May 1–late Oct: daily 10am–6pm

(902) 307-4014
After Hours
(902) 649-2428

wcurry [at] billcurry [dot] ca


89 Water Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1K9

Directions: Our Gallery is located at 89 Water St, across from the historic Killam Building. Coming from the Ferry Terminal, turn left onto Water St. one block and find us on the right. Look for the blue door! GPS: 43º 50' 10"N 66º 07' 18"W


South Shore


17Marilyn Kellough, BFA

Kellough Art Studio

Marilyn's uses a bold and vibrant style of watercolour painting to depict her surroundings and objects. She draws from nostalgic scenes and experiences and adds new life to these often overlooked and discarded subjects.

May–Dec: Daily 10am–5pm ● Jan–Apr: By appointment or chance

(902) 683-2812
(902) 350-2771

kellough [dot] art [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca

8100 Highway103 Coastal Queen's Place
Port Mouton, NS B0T 1T0

Directions: 8100 Hwy 103, Port Mouton (formally the old Port Mouton School), Only minutes from the Quarterdeck Villas and White Point Resort in the beautiful South Shore. 1 ¾ hrs from Halifax and 1 ½ hrs from Yarmouth. GPS: 43º 56' 44"N 65º 50' 20"W

Workshops: Beginner and intermediate watercolour and drawing classes are offered at her studio from Nov to Apr. Each session is for 1 1/2 hours and all materials are provided


18Andrew Danylewich

ADJA Studio and Gallery

Andrew's amazing jewellery is produced on site where he specializes in the Japanese technique of Mokume Gane. He also produces nature inspired pieces using silver, gold & copper. Custom work and repairs available. His eclectic gallery also displays other great local artists’ work. Andrew invites you to like ADJA on Facebook.

May–Dec: Tues–Sat 10am–5pm • Jan–Apr: Wed–Sat 10am–5pm.

(902) 350-6606

a [dot] danylewich [at] gmail [dot] com


177 Main Street
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0

Directions: In Liverpool: Hwy 103, take exit 19. Turn right at Irving station and continue across bridge to three-way stop at Main Street. Look straight ahead, the purple building is #177 Main Street. GPS: 44° 02' 21"N 64° 42' 52"W


19Kas Stone

Kas Stone Photographic Art

Kas' photographic art is inspired by our wild coastal scenery and maritime heritage. It is available as numbered-edition prints, travel-sized reproductions and notecards, individually crafted using fine art papers and 100% archival materials. Her work is showcased in a charming seaside studio, where workshops and other digital imaging services are also offered.

Variable hours from May–Oct ● Open whenever flag is flying, or by appointment.

(902) 523-5300

info [at] kasstone [dot] ca


3982 Highway 331 RR1 LaHave
Dublin Shore, NS B0R 1C0

Directions: From Bridgewater take Hwy 331 (King Street) south for 20 km following the LaHave River. Studio is located 3 km past the LaHave Ferry and Bakery, on the right, watch for signs and flag. GPS: 44º 16' 14"N 64º 21' 43"W

Workshops: Explore techniques for capturing land-and-seascape photographs, and learn how digital imaging software can help you enhance them to express your personal creative vision.


20Westcote Bell Pottery

Hand made pottery and painting, both functional and sculptural. Whimsical landscapes and fantasy sculptures all based on local scenery. The studio is built on the water and every window has a water view. Next to the LaHave Bakery, LaHave Cable ferry and the Fort Point Lighthouse.

Year round: Mon–Sun 9am–6.30pm

(902) 693-2042
(902) 693-2042

vsmithpots [at] eastlink [dot] ca


3447 Highway 331
LaHave, NS B0R1C0

Directions: South on hwy 331 from Bridgewater 15kms, just after the LaHave cable ferry and LaHave Bakery. GPS: 44° 17' 36"N 64° 21' 26"W

Workshops: Pottery classes given during the off season winter period.


21Joan Bruneau

Nova Terra Cotta Pottery

Joan's award-winning wheel-thrown and assembled pottery unites detailed sensuous shapes with sumptuous ornamentation. Sure to inspire the presentation of food or flowers, her pots may be displayed as art yet bring style to the table. One of Canada's leading ceramic artists, Joan teaches and exhibits internationally and was featured in Ceramics Monthly, April 2014.

May: Tues–Sat 9:30am–5:30pm • Jun–Sept: Mon–Sat 9:30am–5:30pm, Sun 12pm–6pm • Oct–Dec: Sat 9:30am–5:30pm • by appointment or chance.

(902) 634-8902

joanbruneau [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


10 Dufferin Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Directions: Hwy 103 to exit 11, head to Lunenburg on Hwy 324 about 10.5 km. Go across Hwy 332, veer left & follow Dufferin St. to studio (just before intersection of Falkland St. & Lincoln St, between Knot Pub & Lunenburg Inn. GPS: 44° 22' 43" N 64° 19' 01"W


22Laurie Swim

Laurie Swim Gallery

An international award winning artist, Laurie works with textiles achieving what cannot be accomplished in any other medium. Her interpretations are of what surrounds her, physically and spiritually, clothed in colourful and rich textures. Sewn and blended together they create for the viewer a unique and unforgettable experience.

May–Oct: Open Daily 11am–5pm • Nov–Apr: By chance or appointment

(877) 272-2220
(902) 640-2220

laurieswimquiltart [at] gmail [dot] com


138 Lincoln Street PO Box 688
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Directions: Hwy 103 to exit 11, head to Lunenburg on Hwy 342 about 10 minutes. Go across Hwy 332, veer left & follow Dufferin Street to Lincoln Street. Gallery is on the right just past Kaulbach Street. GPS: 44° 22' 39'' N 64° 18' 48''W


23Amos Pewter

Amos Pewter

Amos Pewter designs and hand-crafts pewter gifts & keepsakes in an open studio in Mahone Bay. Visit our interpretive workshop where our talented artisans show you how molten pewter is cast into home decor, jewelry and ornaments. Take part in our hands on experience, finish and personalize your own pewter piece! Locations also at the Halifax Waterfront & Peggy’s Cove.

Open daily 9am–5pm ● Visit our website for extended summer hours.

(800) 565-3369

info [at] amospewter [dot] com


589 Main Street
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0

Directions: From Halifax take Hwy 103, to exit 10, to Hwy 3, turn right, at Y junction in the middle of town make a left. From Yarmouth take Hwy 3 to exit 11, follow signs into Mahone Bay. We are the bright teal building in the centre of town. GPS: 44º 26' 55"N 64º 22' 43"W


24Marla Benton

Marla's work is colourful, humorous and fun. Both sculptural and functional, her pieces are influenced by everyday adventures and frequent daydreams. Through all of her experiences, Marla has found clay to be a perfect fit for her as she loves to be practical and fanciful at the same time.

By appointment–Please call ahead

(902) 220-5150

marlabenton [at] gmail [dot] com


222 Woodstock Road
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0

Directions: Hwy 103 to Exit 10, then west on Hwy 3 toward Mahone Bay approx 2.2 km. Take next right on Clearland Rd (just before Information Centre) and continue 1/2 km to stop sign, turn right onto Woodstock Rd–Studio is ½ km on the right- # 222. GPS: 44 27' 37"NN 64º 23' 13"WW

Workshops: Marla offers workshops based out of the Mahone Bay Centre.


25Peter Redden

Redden's Fine Sculptures

Peter Redden's marine life sculptures are simple, graceful, unfettered designs for the discerning collector in quality wood, stone, or bronze. Journeyman boatbuilder and sculptor, he apprenticed his carving skills under his father and sister and is proud to continue his family's marine art legacy, carving warm hardwoods into living art.

By appointment or chance

(902) 624-9296
(902) 212-2266

studio [at] finesculptures [dot] com


788 Main Street
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0

Directions: Hwy 103 to Exit 10, turn right on Hwy 3 toward Mahone Bay, turn left at the 3-way intersection onto Main Street to # 788 on the right. This is Peter's working studio with any available carvings on display. GPS: 44º 26' 42" N 64º 22' 15" W


26Jim Smith, RCA

Jim Smith ~ Fine Studio Pottery

Jim's gorgeous, sensual pottery is a delight to display and a joy to use. The shelves of his charming 1860 waterfront studio are brimming with his award-winning luscious and lyrical vases, platters, bowls and serving dishes. Internationally exhibited and collected, Jim is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary ceramic artists.

Jun–Sept: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sunday Noon–6pm • Oct–May: By appointment or chance.

(902) 275-3272

jim [at] jimsmithstudio [dot] ca


Corner of Water St & Duke St
Chester, NS B0J 1J0

Directions: In Chester: Charming little terra cotta coloured building with yellow & green trim on the corner of Water St. & Duke St. on the front harbour. GPS: 44° 32' 31"N 64° 14' 19"W


27Sharon McNamara & Paul Palango

Chez Glass Lass

Sharon & Paul produce what many think is “the most beautiful glass dinnerware and décor items in the world”. Their award-winning repertoire of fused glass artistry has led to another gallery level displaying architectural and furniture creations. Brilliant colours and dichroic glass achieve effects from contemporary to painterly. Custom work is their specialty.

Apr–Dec: Daily 9:30am–5pm • Jan–Mar: Please call ahead.

(902) 275-5545
toll free
(866) 275-5545

kilnart [at] eastlink [dot] ca


63 Duke Street
Chester, NS B0J 1K0

Directions: Hwy 103 to exit 7 or 8 (whichever's nearest on your route), then Hwy 3 to Chester. Turn at the Irving station onto Duke Street. Go to 63 Duke Street, overlooking Chester’s front harbour. GPS: 44° 32' 19" N 64° 14' 20"W


28Laurie Mireau

MireauART Studio

Laurie favours “tight realism” and her paintings are carefully detailed. Marine themes and views of Halifax are often chosen as subject matter for her watercolours. For larger paintings and murals she uses oils or acrylics. Commission inquiries are welcome.

By appointment–Please call ahead.

(902) 858-2038
(902) 471-0841

laurie [at] mireauart [dot] com


10251 St Margarets Bay Road
Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0

Directions: 10251 St Margarets Bay Road, Hubbards NS, on the main road through Hubbards next to the white church GPS: 44° 39' 57" N 63º 36' 13"W

Workshops: 3-hour classes in drawing, beginning watercolour painting, and acrylic/oil painting. Private or group instruction can be arranged.


29Paulette Melanson

Influenced by her surroundings in St Margaret's Bay and her Acadian heritage, Paulette describes herself as an explorative/experimental artist. This approach fosters unique interpretations of local scenes and the natural environment. Working mostly in representational and abstract styles, she paints in acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.

By appointment - Please call ahead

(902) 826-7210
(902) 483-3582

paulettemelanson [at] eastlink [dot] ca


79 Amelinda Crescent
Boutiliers Point, NS B3Z 1X5

Directions: Hwy 103 exit 5, southwest on Hwy 213 to the end, turn right on Hwy 3. Follow to Boutiliers Point (8 minutes or approx 6.5 km). At yellow church, turn right on Island View Dr. Turn right on Hillside Dr, left on Toni Ave then right on Amelinda GPS: 44° 40' 19"N 63° 55' 51"W


30Stephen Zwerling, Woodturner

Stephen celebrates functional and decorative woodturnings to make bowls, vessels, lamps, pepper and salt mills, furniture, and fish. He uses native and exotic hardwoods and burls, occasionally combined with glass and metal. Commissions are accepted for architectural turnings, urns, and specific needs. .

By appointment or by chance

(902) 826-7431
(902) 497-0656

zwerling [at] mac [dot] com


19 Stevens Road
Boutilier’s Point, NS B3Z 1T4

Directions: Off route 3 between Tantallon and Hubbards, in Boutilier's Point. From route 3 turn south onto Boutilier's Point Road, then right onto Stevens Road to #19 and follow driveway to house and studio. GPS: 44° 39' 21.7"N 63º 57' 35.8"W

Workshops: One-on-one woodturning instruction is designed collaboratively to meet each student's interests, goals and schedule.


10Buchanan Gallery

Buchanan Gallery, although small, exhibits fine art and craft by local artists (paintings, carvings, pottery and folk art). It also serves as a photography and clay studio for gallery owner, Lisa Buchanan whose photographs depict scenes in and around Shelburne County, including panoramas of Shelburne’s historic waterfront.

See buchanangallery.ca for accurate gallery hours.

(902) 874-2362

info [at] buchanangallery [dot] ca


25C King Street
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

Directions: Take Exit 25 or 26 off Hwy 103 into the centre of Shelburne. Buchanan Gallery is just off the main intersection; purple unit in a flat-roof multi-colour building. GPS: 44° 45' 48"N 65° 19' 21"W


11The Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery

Bold contemporary fine art, fun folk art, and art furniture by artists Tom Alway & Peter Blais. Celebrating our 18th season on the South Shore in 2016. The gallery is designated a gem in the Lunenburg Region and a "not-to-be-missed" experience in Doers & Dreamers.

May: Wed–Sun & Holiday Mon 10am–5pm ● June-Oct: daily 10am–5pm ● Other times by chance or Appointment

toll free
(877) 624-4513
(902) 693-1544

saltbox [at] eastlink [dot] ca


265 Petite Riviere Road
Petite Riviere, NS B4V 8W9

Directions: Take Hwy 103 to Exit 15, travel 8 kms to fork in road indicating Petite Riviere in two directions, take lower River Rd, and travel one more km. GPS: 44º 14' 18"N 64º 27' 38"W


12Jenny Jib

Jenny Jib in an innovative shop and gallery featuring many talented Maritime artists. The unique diversity of artists and products found at Jenny Jib makes it one of the South Shore's most exciting stops.

Mar 1–Dec 31: Mon–Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm–6pm

(902) 634-1952

jennyjib [at] eastink [dot] ca


174 Lincoln Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Directions: Located in the heart of Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, between Duke St. and Cornwallis St. GPS: 44º 22' 39"N 64º 18' 43"W


13The Pedlar's Shop

The Pedlar's Shop, is located at Ross Farm Museum, an Edwardian period working farm, steeped in the history of hand-crafted Nova Scotia ware. The Shop offers for sale beautifully hand crafted products in traditional mediums, from sheep to shawl, grapes to wine, ash to glass. Demonstrations and workshops are scheduled throughout the year from our Nova Scotian artists and heritage interpreters.

Year round: Daily 9:30am–4:30pm

Toll Free
(877) 689-2210
(902) 689-2210

rossfarm [at] novascotia [dot] ca


4568 Highway 12 Ross Farm Museum
New Ross, NS B0J 2M0

Directions: Take Exit 9 from Hwy 103 or Exit 13 from Hwy 101 and follow sign to New Ross on Hwy 12. We are about 30 min from Hwy 101 and about 20 min from Hwy 103 . GPS: 44° 43' 30''N 64° 27' 24'' W


14Hooked Rug Museum of North America

Over 8700 sq. ft. the Museum showcases historic and contemporary rug hooking art, artifacts, permanent and temporary exhibits. Hundreds of hooked rugs, fibre art and hand-crafted items for sale (tax free). The Museum hosts workshops and hook-ins throughout the season (see website for times). Admission rates apply to Museum section only.

May: weekends only 10am–5pm ● June–mid Oct: daily 10am–5pm

(902) 858-3060

hookedrugmuseum [at] gmail [dot] com


9849 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Hwy 3
Queensland, NS B0J 1T0

Directions: Option 1– Hwy 103, exit 6, to Hubbards, turn left onto Hwy 3 for 3 miles, we are on the left. Option 2– Hwy 103 west, exit 5 left toTantallon, then right onto Hwy 3, for 26.6 km. Approx. 30 minutes from Halifax. GPS: 44º 38' 34.2"N 64º 02' 15.0"W


15Twelve Acre Hill

The beauty of the South Shore is captured by a variety of artists working in acrylic, pastel and photography. This charming gallery is housed in a century farm building with a stunning view of St Margaret's Bay on the road to Peggy's Cove.

Jun 1-Oct 10: Mon–Sun 12pm–6pm, Thurs-Sat 10am—6pm, Tues—Wed by chance or appointment

(902) 219-1188

gallery [at] twelveacrehill [dot] com


11609 Peggy's Cove Road
Seabright, NS B3Z 2Y1

Directions: Located on Hwy 333 between Tantallon and Peggy's Cove. GPS: 44º 37' 22"N 063º 55' 39"W


16Beales' Bailiwick Limited

Fashionable craft and art by small producers from Nova Scotia and across Canada. Prints by Halifax artist Paul Hannon, local photography, carvings, sweaters, pewter, jewellery, pottery, nautical clothing and always something you didn't expect to find. Our Espresso On Deck provides organic fair-trade coffees and snacks to enjoy, while taking in the scenery of Peggy's Cove.

Open daily 9am–7pm.

(902) 823-2099

shop [at] beales [dot] ns [dot] ca


124 Peggy's Point Road
Peggy's Cove, NS B3Z 3S2

Directions: Find us in the centre of Peggy's Cove. Hwy 103 to exit 5, west on Hwy 213 into Tantallon, right on Hwy 3 briefly, then left onto Hwy 333 for 22 km into Peggy's Cove. When you stop to see the Cove and take that famous photo, look over your shoulder and there we are. GPS: 44º 29' 35"N 63º 54' 53"W


dNova Scotia Folk Art Festival

(902) 634-4565

rsuekelly [at] gmail [dot] com


Lunenburg War Memorial Arena

eChester Summer Theatre Festival

The Chester Playhouse offers many events to both visitors and the community it serves, from film, jazz & music festivals, to some of the best theatre in Nova Scotia. Enjoy the Chester Summer Theatre Festival with a trio of plays, plus Youth Theatre and a variety of musical performances. Check our web site for details.

Check out the website for our schedule!

Box office
(902) 275-3933
Toll free
(800) 363-7529

info [at] chesterplayhouse [dot] ca


22 Pleasant Street
Chester, NS B0J1J0

Directions: In Chester, one street up from the waterfront, across from the Kiwi Cafe GPS: 44° 32' 18" N 64° 14' 26"W


fThe Pedlar's Shop at Ross Farm Museum

(877) 689-2210

thepedlarsshop [at] gmail [dot] com


4568 Highway # 12 Ross Farm Museum
New Ross, NS B0J 2M0

Halifax Metro


31Kathy Brown CSPWC

From the Sea

Kathy is known for incorporating nautical charts into her marine watercolours of the Nova Scotia coast and ocean, with its lighthouses and sailboats. Radically different paintings feature stylized doves flying amongst stars and galaxies and the expansive view from her high-rise studio. Come and see! Cards and prints. Commissions welcomed.

By appointment – Please call ahead.

(902) 479-3115
(902) 495-1242

kathy [at] fromthesea [dot] ca


903 - 50 Grandhaven Blvd.
Halifax, NS B3S 0H5

Directions: Easy access heading into or out of Halifax—at Hwy 103–beginning/end...[Leaving Hfx: 1st Exit (1D)–veer right off ramp •OR• Heading into Hfx: Exit 1D, left off ramp]...onto Dunbrack Street. Turn left at 1st lights onto Washmill Lake Dr. Go 1.25 km to Grandhaven Blvd, through archway on right– then left to # 50, Grandhaven Estates Apt 903. Guests park in front. GPS: 44° 38' 53" N 63° 39' 50"W


32Cranberry Stained Glass Studio & Supply

Cranberry Stained Glass Studio & Supply

Cranberry Stained Glass is a full service "working" stained glass studio specializing in restoration, custom design and creation, and fused glass. There is always something interesting on our tables! Drop in and "Share our Passion for Glass".

Mon–Fri 9:30am–4:30pm, Sat 10am–2pm, Closed Sun

(902) 876-5167
Toll Free
(866) 377-5167

contactus [at] cranberrystainedglass [dot] com


102 Chain Lake Drive, Vantage Point 1A
Halifax, NS B3S 1A7

Directions: Take St. Margaret's Bay Rd out of Halifax to Bayers Lake Business Park. At the lights make a right on to Lakelands Blvd, then a right onto Chain Lake Dr. Go 240m, we are on the right. GPS: 44º 38' 11"N 63º 39' 58"W

Workshops: We offer a variety of classes and workshops, from beginner stained glass to traditional painting and fusing. Scheduling is listed on our "website Calendar"


33Anne Launcelott SCA


Anne is a fine art travel photographer who is captivated by the diversity of cultures and is inspired by people and the themes of every day life. Her photography has the ability to capture an emotion in a fraction of a second and to draw the viewer in by telling a story about the human condition.

By appointment - Please call ahead

(902) 293-9611
(902) 477-9611

anne [dot] launcelott [at] gmail [dot] com


1 Dingle Road
Halifax, NS B3P 1B1

Directions: In Hfx, from the Armdale Rotary, follow Purcell's Cove Road to Fleming Park on your left. 1 Dingle Road is the very first house on the right once you come through the stone gates into Fleming Park. GPS: 44° 37' 50" N 63° 36' 29" W


34Kim Aerts & Kim Snider

Grayhouse Studios

Kim Aerts captures in oil paints the rugged coasts, lush valleys and wooded hills around Nova Scotia. Kim Snider is a lampwork and metal clay artist who creates beautifully sculpted beads of molten glass and fired metal clay. Their studio is near the Freedman Nature Reserve at Prospect Head.

By appointment–Please call ahead

(902) 830-6136

info [at] grayhousestudios [dot] com


343 Seligs Road
Prospect Village, NS B3T 2A8

Directions: From Halifax head southwest on route 333 toward Peggy's Cove for 16km, make a left onto Prospect Bay Rd, travel 4.5 km and then turn right onto Seligs Rd. GPS: 44º 30' 16"N 63º 30' 16"W


35Steadybrook Saddlery & Custom Leather

James Brown’s Steadybrook atelier is a working saddle shop. His specialty is making fine crafted tooled saddles and tack; but leather work of all kinds can be found in his studio, from handbags, briefcases, and satchels, to belts, cribbage boards, and billfolds. He also welcomes repairs, restorations and commissions.

Year round: Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 9am–1pm

(902) 866-4055
(902) 866-0575

steadybrook [at] eastlink [dot] ca


303 Etter Road
Mt.Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0

Directions: Exit 3 off 101 Hwy. turn left at gas station, take first right onto Etter Rd. Studio is at 303 Etter Rd. on right beside St. Paul's Brick Church GPS: 44º 52' 32"N 63º 48' 32"W

Workshops: I offer workshops to local junior groups teaching basic leather craft skills


17Secord Gallery

Established in 1979, the Secord Gallery features a diverse selection of modern & traditional works by many outstanding Nova Scotian artists. Their selection includes original prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics & sculpture. They also boast the largest selection of picture framing materials and the most knowledgeable & experienced framing consultation available in the region.

Year round: Mon–Thurs 9:30am–5:30pm • Fri 9:30am–7pm • Sat 10am–5pm (Summer & holiday hours vary)

(902) 423-6644

info [at] secordgallery [dot] com


6301 Quinpool Road (Upstairs)
Halifax, NS B3L 1A4

Directions: Located on Quinpool Rd between Harvard St and Monastery Lane GPS: 44° 38' 42"N 63° 35' 55"W


18Saint Mary's University Art Gallery

The SMU Art Gallery (founded 1971) focuses on contemporary visual art and craft featuring both emerging and established artists from Nova Scotia, Canada and around the world. Occasional historical exhibitions provide depth and context. Admission free.

Year round: Tues–Fri 11am–5pm. Sat/Sun 12pm–5pm. Closed Mondays

(902) 420-5445

gallery [at] smu [dot] ca


5865 Gorsebrook Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1G3

Directions: On the south side of the SMU campus, 1st floor of the Loyola Academic Complex at 5865 Gorsebrook Ave (access from Tower Rd) Wheelchair accessible. Go through Loyola Bldg., following signs to Art Gallery. GPS: 44° 37' 48" N 63° 34' 49"W


19Zwicker's Gallery

Eastern Canada’s oldest commercial art gallery celebrates its 130th year of operation. Zwicker’s carries original oil & watercolour paintings, drawings, sculpture & prints by over 80 Maritime and other Canadian artists as well as maps & engravings from the 16th to the 19th century.

Year round: Tues–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 10am–5pm ● Monday by appointment only

(902) 423-7662

service [at] zwickersgallery [dot] ca


5415 Doyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1H9

Directions: Downtown Halifax: a block north from Spring Garden Rd & Brunswick St. GPS: 44° 38' 39" N 63° 34' 32"W


20Art 1274 Hollis Co-operative Ltd

A fine art gallery owned and operated by 24 local artists specializing in original paintings of oil, acrylic and watercolor. Also displayed is a diverse selection of functional pottery, fused glass and woodworking as well as raku and unique jewellery. You'll find a warm welcome 7 days a week.

Summer: Daily 10am–6pm • Jan–March: Daily 10am–4pm

(902) 446-4077

artcoophollis [at] gmail [dot] com


1274 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1T7

Directions: Gallery located in Downtown Halifax near the Westin Hotel and across from the building with the red balconies. GPS: 44° 38' 30"N 63° 34' 12"W


21Studio 21 Fine Art

Studio 21 Fine Art has exhibited and sold the best contemporary Canadian art for 33 years, from regional and national artists. The gallery has paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture and ceramics. Located in downtown Halifax’s new cultural mecca near the waterfront, the gallery looks forward to your next artful visit.

Tues–Fri, 11am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun & Mon by appointment only

(902) 420-1852

fineart [at] studio21 [dot] ca


1273 Hollis St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1T7

Directions: Gallery located in Downtown Halifax down Hollis St, under the building with red balconies, on the left, near the Westin hotel GPS: 44º 38' 30"N 63º 34' 11"W



The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia houses the province’s art collection, with over 17,000 works and loca­tions in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth. The Gallery engages people with art through innovative exhibitions & programming.

Year round: Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Thurs 10am–9pm, Sun 12–5pm ● May 23–Oct 24: Mon 10am–5pm

(902) 424-5280
(902) 749-2248


1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1V9

Directions: Downtown Halifax at 1723 Hollis St, between George and Prince St. GPS: 44º 38' 54" N 63º 34' 23"W


23The Craig Gallery

The Craig Gallery is a Not For Profit Community Gallery and provides an important opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit current work in a professional Gallery. The mission of the Gallery is to develop awareness of visual arts in our community and support professional artists in the development of every stage of their career. We accept exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis.

Year round: Tue–Fri 12pm–5:30 pm, Sat–9am–5pm, Sun 11am–3 pm, Mon–CLOSED • Gallery hours can change, please call ahead

(902) 461-4698

lee [at] alderneylanding [dot] com


2 Ochterloney Street Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z3

Directions: From downtown Halifax, take MacDonald Bridge (off Barrington St) to Dartmouth, merge to far right toll booth at funnel and turn right on Wyse Rd, continue to the lights, turn left at T intersection on Alderney to next set of lights, turn right and park. Enter lower level near NSLC sign, inside to your right. GPS: 44º 39' 55" N 63º 34' 17"W


24Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique

With a gallery atmosphere and Maritime feel, this boutique presents you with contemporary, high-quality handcrafted art and craft made in the Canadian Maritimes. You will find a constantly evolving collection of pottery, woodwork, jewellery, body & spa products, gourmet edibles, glassware, artisan furniture and handcrafted homewares. Visit our newly opened shop in the Hydrostone Market 5527 Young St, Halifax where you will find the same high-quality and selection of local art and craft.

Year round: Mon–Fri 9:30am–9pm, Sat 9:30am–6pm, Sun 12pm–5pm

(902) 406-2222

hello [at] madeinthemaritimes [dot] com


1595 Bedford Hwy Sunnyside Mall
Bedford, NS B4A 3Y4

Directions: Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique is located inside Sunnyside Mall. GPS: 44º 43' 59"N 63º 39' 17"W


gNova Scotia Designer Craft Council

(902) 423-3837

programs [at] nsdcc [dot] ns [dot] ca



hArt Gallery of Nova Scotia

(902) 424-2903

camille [dot] duboiscroteau [at] novascotia [dot] ca

1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1V9

iDorothée Rosen - designer goldsmith

(902) 422-9460
(902) 223-3869

d [at] dorotheerosen [dot] ca


Halifax, NS

jSalvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria

For over 20 years Salvatore’s has been crafting New York Italian pizza & Hero sandwiches that stand apart from the rest. Everything on the menu is prepared on-site with the finest ingredients available. Salvatore’s pizzas are hand-stretched, topped with a slow-cooked sauce featuring your choice of the best local & imported cheeses & toppings—pizza for the pizza purist ­ ­• Now Licensed •

Year round: Sun, 4pm–10pm • Mon 11:30am–10pm • Tues–Sat 11:30am–11pm

(902) 455-1133


5541 Young St.
Halifax, NS B4A 1Z8

Directions: In Halifax’s north end at the Hydrostone Market. GPS: 44° 39' 43"N 63° 35' 58"W


kThe Carleton Music Bar & Grill

A charming bar/restaurant/live music venue located in Halifax‘s oldest residential building (c.1759), The Carleton is considered the best live music venue east of Montreal. Open daily—lunch, dinner & brunch on the weekends...and a great patio for those warm summer days! Great food, excellent drinks, cozy atmosphere- not just another pretty place!

Year round: Mon–Fri,11:30am–2am. Sat & Sun, Noon-2am

(902) 422-6335

info [at] thecarleton [dot] ca


1685 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B5

Directions: In the heart of Halifax GPS: 44° 38' 49"N 63° 34' 28"W


lZwicker's Art Gallery

(902) 423-7662

service [at] zwickersgallery [dot] ca


5415 Doyle
Halifax, NS B3J 1H9

mKings Pier Vintage Fashion & collectibles

Laura [at] pier101 [dot] ca



Eastern Shore


36Paul Marcella

Paul is a master craftsman of handmade leather goods. Experience the feel and aroma of his immaculate briefcases, travel bags, purses, belts, pack sacks, men’s bags, workman’s gear and chaps. His hilltop studio outside Boylston offers a marvellous view, plenty of laughter and good company.

By appointment or chance.

(902) 533-3054

RR #2
Boylston, NS B0H 1G0

Directions: In Boylston, turn seaward along East Side Harbour Road & go 6 km (4 mi) staying on this road until you go right on Moose Point Rd, Go 1.6 km (1 mi) to Cross Rd, then left to house on hill. GPS: 45° 24' 21" N 61° 26' 45"W


Cape Breton


37Jennifer MacPherson

Two Macs Gallery and Gifts

Jennifer creates beautiful canvas floor coverings in vivid colours of all sizes. Bold designs from fish to flowers will make a statement in any room. Acrylic canvases and hand painted pendants in limited numbers. Watercolors and reproductions are available, as well as paper cutout cards & pictures in regional themes. Available matted and ready to frame.

Mid-May–Oct: Daily 9am–6pm or by appointment

(902) 248-2182

jenrmacp [at] hotmail [dot] com

6288 Cabot Trail
North East Margaree, NS B0E 2C0

Directions: From the Trans Canada/Hwy 105 before Baddeck, take exit 7 north towards Margaree Harbour. Go approx. 30 kms (19 mi) to North East Margaree, on the Cabot Trail: #8266. GPS: 46° 20' 41" 61° 5' 41" If you are in the Sydney area, stop by our 2nd location at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, open on cruise days, May–Oct. GPS: 46° 20' 41" N 61° 5' 41"W


38Sheep's Clothing

Sheep's Clothing

Wrap yourself in history–quality knitwear with an emphasis on classical design and quality materials–made by hand in the cultural traditions of Cape Breton craftsmanship. Products include Aran sweaters, kilt hose, boiled wool hats, mitts, slippers and thrummed items in adult and child sizes. We produce items for re-enactors, living history museums and film industry.

Most days during the summer 10am–6pm or order online

Head Office
(902) 248-2059
(902) 476-2272

info [at] sheepsclothing [dot] ca


373 East Big Intervale Road
North East Margaree, NS B0E 2H0

Directions: Exit 7 off the Trans Canada Hwy 105, north towards Margaree Harbour. Go approx. 30 KM to North East Margaree, make a right off the Cabot Trail onto East Big Intervale Rd. and travel for 2KM. We are the 3rd on the left after Cranton Cross Rd. GPS: 46º 20' 18"N 60º 59' 35"W


39Sarah Beck

Wildfire Pottery

Wildfire Pottery features the artistry of Sarah Beck. Sarah is best known for her raku pottery sculptures of puffins, bears, owls and other animals which exhibit whimsy and charm, but she also makes intricate laser cut jewellery, prints and cards of her colorful animal portrait paintings and a multitude of other creations.

June 15–Oct 20: daily 10am–6pm ● Some exceptions apply

(902) 929-2315
(902) 929-2391

sarah [at] wildfirepottery [dot] ca


44556 Cabot Trail
North Shore, NS B0C 1H0

Directions: We are located directly on The Cabot Trail, approximately 40 minutes north of Baddeck and 40 minutes south of Ingonish. Look for bright orange signs with flames! GPS: 46º 25' 48"N 60º 28' 05"W


40Barbara Longva

Sew Inclined

Sew Inclined is an artist-run studio and shop where Barbara designs and retails one-of-a-kind clothing. She specializes in hats and wearable historic clothing.

May–Oct: Mon–Sun 9am–5pm

(902) 929-2050
(902) 304-0123

barbaralongva [at] hotmail [dot] com


41819 Cabot Trail
Wreck Cove, NS B0C 1H0

Directions: Half way between Baddeck and Ingonish, 25 minutes north on the Cabot Trail from Englishtown ferry GPS: 46º 32' 42"N 60º 24' 55"W


29Colouratura Fine Art Gallery

This large former church offers a great ambiance to browse our wonderful selection of original oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, hand crafted chocolates. Over 30 artists most from Cape Breton are represented including William Rogers, Janice Guinan, Chris Gorey and Kris Tynski. Classical Piano Festival with concerts in August & September.

May–Nov: 9am–6pm ● Some exceptions apply, please call ahead to avoid disappointment

(902) 929-2324

penny [at] cabottrailart [dot] com


45943 Cabot Trail
Indian Brook, NS B0C 1H0

Directions: On the Cabot Trail 10 minutes north of the Englishtown Ferry (Trans Can. exit 12) or just 53 km north of Baddeck, (Trans Can. exit 11) or 50 km south of Ingonish. GPS: 46° 22' 43"N 60° 31' 15"W


30Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery

Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery features stained glass by Wendy Smith, the owner and 20 additional glass artisans. Working studios for glass blowing, flame working, stained glass and glass enameling are on site. Visitors are welcome to watch glass being made by the many different artists. Classes available if booked in advance.

July–Aug: 8am–8pm ● May, June, Sept & Oct: 9am–6pm ● Nov–April by chance or appointment

(902) 929-2585
Toll free
(888) 262-6435

glassartisans [at] gmail [dot] com


45054 Cabot Trail
North Shore, NS B0C 1H0

Directions: On the Cabot Trail just 30 minutes south of Ingonish, or 40 minutes north of Baddeck. GPS: 46° 24' 37" N 60° 28' 50"W


Northumberland Shore


41William Rogers

William's paintings of landscapes, figures, equine and other subjects are done in oil, watercolour, and pastel. He works en plein air and from real life,creating large studio pieces as well as etchings, mono-prints, and reproductions. Much of his work depicts Nova Scotia, but also includes works from his travels.

By appointment only

(902) 863-6797
(902) 872-1156

billrogers [at] eastlink [dot] ca


4 Carter Crescent
Antigonish, NS B2G 2S8

Directions: Located in the town of Antigonish on Carter Crescent, off MacLellan street. GPS: 45º 37' 40"N 61º 59' 55"W


42Dawn MacNutt

Miniature to monumental sized sculpture, can be seen in Dawn's charming rural studio on the way to Melmerby Beach. Her sculptures are inspired by human form and often woven from willow. Increasingly, her work is cast in bronze and is sometimes coloured. Her work can be found in public collections, provincially and internationally.

By appointment or by chance; best to call ahead

(902) 752-3378

macnutt [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


5226 Little Harbour Road Little Harbour
RR#1 New Glasgow, NS B2H 5C4

Directions: Take Little Harbour Road (Hwy 289) from New Glasgow toward Melmerby Beach at the T junction in Little Harbour make a right. We are the first house and studio on the right; watch for studio sign on the road. GPS: 45° 38' 32"N 62° 32' 45"W


43Carolyn Ritchie Bedford

Bedford Studios / Cape Breton Bronze

Carolyn is a painter who works from live models and plein aire. She is now reviving her photography and exploring with digital. She also works with a variety of mediums and subject matter. She uses clay for sculpture; and casts with lost wax and pours in her backyard foundry. A long time exhibitor, her work can also be viewed at Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish.

By appointment or chance

(902) 921-3910

info [at] bedfordart [dot] ca


1203 Greenhill Road RR1 Westville
Durham/Alma, NS B0K 2A0

Directions: (NOT in Westville as in Postal address) Hwy 104 east to Alma exit 21, left off ramp on Hwy 4 approx 1 1/4 km into Alma, go PAST intersection with crosswalk and turn right on the NEXT road (Greenhill Rd), go approx 3 km, past roadside water spring on right- #1203 on left- long driveway. GPS: 45° 37' 04" N 62º 46' 32"W

Workshops: Carolyn's always prepared to assist artists with short quick drop in workshops if she's free. Any formal individual or group workshops in studio, please contact her to see if she's open to a designated time and fee.


25Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop

This century old restored barn is filled with wool in many forms. Yarn, wool blankets, knitted goods, sheepskins products and felted work, all created by local artists. Bring the family, meet our sheep, see their wool in our shop. Farmers markets on summer Sundays with local artists.

May–Dec: open daily please check website for hours ● Jan–Apr: by appointment only.

(902) 351-2594
(902) 351-2889

john [dot] crawford [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca


1389 Louisville Road
River John, NS B0K 1N0

Directions: We are on the Louisville Rd, 500 meters off Hwy 6, and 2 km west of River John. Watch for the signs. GPS: 45º 44' 52"N 63º 05' 15"W


26Lyghtesome Gallery

Celebrating 41 years, Lyghtesome Gallery is a forerunner in promoting leading artists from across the Maritimes through its monthly exhibit schedule. The gallery features an outstanding collection of original works by Nova Scotia printmakers, watercolourists & oil painters, as well as award-winning pottery, wood, clay & metal sculpture, art-related books & cards, and Celtic artwork.

Year round: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Friday night by chance or appointment.

(902) 863-5804
(902) 863-8122

lyghtesome [at] eastlink [dot] ca


166 Main Street
Antigonish, NS B2G 2B7

Directions: Hwy 104, exit 33. Left on Beech Hill Rd—follow signs to Antigonish, right at lights onto Church St to it's end, right on Main St to 166 on left, adjacent to Court House. GPS: 45° 37' 23"N 61° 59' 15"W


27St.F.X. University Art Gallery

The St. F.X. Art Gallery provides an exceptional space to exhibit and interpret a diverse range of art for community members and to benefit the Public at large. The Gallery connects the University’s cultural life to that of the wider community through exhibitions, publications, and events while fostering an appreciation of visual arts &culture.

May–Aug: Mon–Fri Noon to 5 pm, closed weekends & holidays • Sept–April: Tues–Fri Noon to 6pm, Sat & Sun 1–4 ● Closed Mon & holidays.

(902) 867-2303

gallery [at] stfx [dot] ca


Bloomfield Centre 103
Antigonish, NS

Directions: First Floor Bloomfield Centre, University Campus GPS: 45° 37' 02"N 61º 59' 37"W


28Old Barn Gallery & Boutique

"The most beautiful gallery in the Maritimes" Beaver Dam Farm is known for local art, roses and horses. The Gallery is funky and fun with abstract and traditional paintings, sculpture, vintage linens, and rustic furniture. The Carriage House Boutique is a treat with glam designer tops and handbags at unbelievable prices. Trip Advisor's #1 Attraction in Antigonish. Follow us on Facebook at Old Barn Gallery & Boutique.

June–Oct: Open daily 10am–5pm

(352) 459-8537
(902) 386-2304

beaverdf [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca

71 Melanson Road Pomquet Village
Antigonish County, NS B2G 2L4

Directions: Take Hwy 104 East towards Cape Breton. Take 2nd Pomquet Exit on left, then follow signs 1 km to Melanson Rd. on left. GPS: 45° 36' 32"N 61° 36' 40"W


31Basic Spirit Craft Gallery

A touch of whimsy inspires the setting for our fine craft gallery located in this old Nova Scotian home. We blend the best in gifts and quality craft from Canadian artisans, as well as featuring our own locally made line of Basic Spirit pewter. Stop in for unique gifts, home accessories, jewelry and our homemade fudge.

May–Dec: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–5pm ● July 1 to Labour Day: Mon–Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 10am–7pm

(902) 243-3390
(902) 243-3169

sales [at] basicspirit [dot] com


9828 Durham, Rte 6
Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0

Directions: Located on Rt.6, just 2km west of Pugwash GPS: 45º 50' 45"N 63º 40' 12"W


32Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery

By the historic Tidnish Bridge, this unique co-op features fine arts in various media, watercolour, acrylic, intaglio prints, pastel, pottery, photography, cards, poetry & non-fiction books. Visiting artist exhibitions. Classes & workshops: painting, pottery, etching, life drawing, photography, ikebana & more. (see Facebook/website) Open House July 16 & 17.

May 21–Oct 16: Daily 10am–5pm

(902) 667-8555
(902) 661-3205

tidnishbridgeartgallery [at] gmail [dot] com


3654 Hwy 366,
Tidnish Bridge, Cumberland County, NS B4H 3X9

Directions: 17 km from Amherst, NS,10 km from Port Elgin, NB, junction of Highways 366 and 970 by the historic Tidnish Bridge. GPS: 45° 58’ 35.79”N 64° 02’ 48.26”W