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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