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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