Annapolis Valley


6David Howells

By blending Realism and Impressionism, David's oil paintings transport us to a world familiar to us all, but with a soft, luminous edge. His rich hues and textures with tapestry-like qualities trigger the imagination to romp in the traditional, pastoral landscapes he creates.

By appointment or chance

(902) 798-4700

davidh [at] eastlink [dot] ca

9 Bobbitt Drive
St.Croix, NS B0N 1L0

Directions: From Hfx: Hwy 101 west to exit 4, left on Hwy 1, first left- Hartville Rd, first right - Sylvia Dr, turn right on Bobbit r. then first house on left. From the Annapolis Valley: Hwy.101 east to exit 4, right on Hwy 1, (then same as above) GPS: N45° 37' 04" N W62º 46' 32"W


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. Take a slight left onto Falmouth Back Road, go 650 meters then take the second left onto Falmouth Dyke Road. Go 5.3 km and turn right onto Sangster Bridge Road, turn right at #616. Watch for sculptures on the lawn. GPS: N 44° 57' 50" N 64° 12' 27"W


8Beverly McClare

Tangled Garden

Beverly's pieces are inspired by the garden—her summer studio. During the winter she constructs organic sculptures using natural materials. Visit & enjoy a homemade Lavender ice cream while you leisurely stroll the gardens or enjoy a meditative walk through a flower labyrinth. You will also discover a gourmet line of herb jellies & flavourful liqueurs.

Apr–Dec: 10am–6pm daily. Jan–Mar: weekends 11am–5pm, or by appointment or chance.

(902) 542-9811

tangledgarden [at] ns [dot] sympatico [dot] ca

11827 Hwy 1
Grand Pré, NS B0P 1M0

Directions: Hwy 101 to exit 10 onto Hwy 1 west. Studio is 500 meters from exit ramp: #11827. GPS: 45º 06' 19" N 64º 17' 47"W


9Kristiina Lehtonen

Printmaker's House & Studio

Kristiina's art, a unique combination of insight & skill, is primarily a technique of etching & aquatint. You'll find her trademark whimsy & beauty in her works. The traditional intaglio process she employs is pure handcraft, and the method is basically the same as was followed 500 years ago.

By appointment or chance.

(902) 697-2423
(902) 697-2058

kristiina [at] galleriaf [dot] com

2076 Grand Pré Road
Grand Pré, NS B0P 1M0

Directions: On Hwy 101, take exit 10. Follow Hwy 1 west 1 km towards Grand Pré. Turn right after Irving station in Grand Pré. The studio is a tiny pale pink house next to Irving, about 1 km before the National Historic Park. GPS: 45° 06' 13" N 64° 18' 21" W


10Charlotte Onyschuk

Lily & Associates Gallery

Charlotte has a painting style that is a unique combination of realism imbued with stylization & abstraction. She paints what she loves; people, wildlife & florals are her subjects of choice. She usually paints with acrylics or oil, employing rich tones and attention to detail.

Year round: Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, Sat 9am–2pm or by appointment

(902) 691-4520
(902) 542-7346

conyschuk [at] hotmail [dot] ca

10031 Hwy 1
Greenwich, NS B4P 2R2

Directions: Take Hwy 101 exit 11 (North) toward Hwy 1. Go left at lights; 2nd house on right. GPS: 45° 05' 01"N 64° 24' 03"W


11Ron Hayes

Art Can Gallery and Café

Ron has created a new body of work, conceptually driven yet rooted in the pleasure of painting titled, “Currency”. Over the past few decades, Hayes has developed a reputation for his large scale landscapes of the tidal marshes in the Annapolis Valley. Art Can Gallery will exhibit both styles this year. Art Can Café now open year round.


(902) 582-7071

ron [at] artcan [dot] com

9850 Main Street
Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Directions: Take Hwy 101 to exit 11. Follow signage to Canning. Last building on your right, by the historic shipyard, on the way to Kingsport & Blomidon Provincial Park. GPS: 45º 09' 25"N 64º 25' 12"W

Workshops: Ron teaches workshops throughout the year in acrylic painting and mixed media. Check his website for schedules and fees.


12Holly Carr & Alan Bateman

Bateman/Carr Studio Gallery

Holly & Alan are full-time artists who are inspired locally and exhibit nationally. Holly's works include vibrant studio & performance paintings, theatre design, illustration & large installations. Working in acrylics, Alan is forging a solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest realists. Their home studio is at the base of the idyllic North Mountain.

Holly Carr
(902) 698-0433
mail [at] hollycarr [dot] com

Alan Bateman
(902) 582-3309
mail [at] alanbateman [dot] com

By appointment or chance

299 Woodside Road
Woodside, NS B0P 1H0

Directions: Hwy 101 to Exit 11, North off ramp straight through lights. Hwy 358 North approx 9.25 km, then right into Canning town centre. At the Borden monument turn left (Hwy 358 N), drive 3 km, then left onto Woodside Road, drive 3.2 km to #299 GPS: 45° 10' 33" N 64° 27' 57"W

Workshops: Private and Group workshops. Call for more information.


13Terry-Lee Bourgeois-King

Terry-Lee creates one-of-a-kind wheel thrown and hand-formed pots with pleasing form, colour and texture in each one. Her gallery and studio overlooking the Bay of Fundy’s Hall's Harbour offers up a medley of pots from functional, humble bowls to vases that will bring individuality and soul to one's home.

By appointment or chance

(902) 679-0777

terry [at] xcountry [dot] tv

4029 Hwy 359 (Hall's Harbour Road)
Hall's Harbour, NS B0P 1J0

Directions: Hwy 101 to exit 12, head North through 3 sets of lights, turn left on Belcher St. and follow it to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto Hwy 359 at lights. Go north for 18 km on Hwy 359 to Hall’s Harbour. Watch for "Welcome to Hall’s Harbour" sign on right, then 1st building on left. GPS: 45 11 50N 64 36 38W

Workshops: Wheel throwing studio classes and hand-building workshops in clay throughout the year.


14Twila 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.

Year round: By appointment or chance.

(902) 847-9847

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

1331 Victoria Rd
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.


15Janet Larkman


Often incorporating sculptural media, Janet (BFA NSCAD) pushes paint and other materials to reveal and conceal spaces where ideas and emotional landscapes intersect. Explore her work at Secord Gallery and AGNS Art Sales & Rental in Halifax, and her studio gallery in Belleisle.

By appointment or chance

(902) 665-4749

janet [at] studiolark [dot] ca

7049 Highway # 1, Belleisle,
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1K0

Directions: From Halifax, Hwy 101 to Annapolis Valley, take Exit 20 (Bridgetown), west on Hwy 1 (Evangeline Trail) approx 11 km to # 7049 on right (north) side of road. Studio/Gallery is the building to the west of the house. GPS: 44° 48' 34"N 65° 23' 09"W

Workshops: Janet teaches art workshops to children and adults, including drawing, cartooning, sculpture, and environmental art. She has taught at Acadia and NSCAD Universities, NSCC, and in schools throughout the province.


16Jon Gray

Jon Gray Handmade Shoes

Jon Gray makes finely crafted, handmade, hand sewn shoes & boots for men & women. Using the highest quality materials available, Jon uses traditional shoe-making techniques to make classic & contemporary footwear. This is the bespoke experience; all shoes are custom made for fit and design.

Year Round: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, & by appointment or chance

(902) 526-3899

info [at] jongraybespoke [dot] com

43 School St
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Directions: Hwy 101- exit 22. Follow Into Annapolis Royal: just off St. George Street, turn at the large brick school onto School Street. #43 GPS: 44° 44' 29" N 65° 30' 24"W

Workshops: Custom tailored shoemaking workshops can be organized for interested students.


17Shela Breau

Art On School Studio

Shela's wistful renderings of the exotic entrance the viewer with lost worlds. Enchanting faces and big cats leap across the page or rest languidly on a porcelain plate. Her inspiration is ephemeral, fed by tales of the ancient. The transcendent lens is a vista that Shela is well conversed in.

Please call before planning a visit.

(902) 532-0868

shelabreau [at] hotmail [dot] com

34 School St
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


18Debra Kuzyk & Ray Mackie

Lucky Rabbit Pottery

Established in 1999, the year of the rabbit, Deb and Ray`s award-winning work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. The pottery embodies the refinement and durability of porcelain with the flamboyance of colorful contemporary art.

May–Oct: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Sunday noon–5pm. Or by appointment

(902) 532-0928

lucky_rabbit [at] hotmail [dot] com

15 Church Street Annapolis Royal
NS B0S 1A0

Directions: Hwy 101- exit 22. Follow all the way into Annapolis Royal, St George St. to Church St. On Town Parking lot adjacent to the farmer's market GPS: 44° 44' 43" N 65º 31' 06"W


19Rob Buckland–Nicks

Flight of Fancy

Rob is well known for his bird paintings on stone. Detailed acrylic paintings on naturally evolved ocean stone, interpreted with birds to suggest mountains, oceans, mists & ledges, trees & grasses, sounds & silence. He summons a kind of harmony that really needs to be seen first-hand.

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

Toll free
(866) 467-4171
Flight of Fancy
(902) 467-3202

robertnicks [at] eastlink [dot] ca

1869 Clementsvale Road
Bear River, NS B0S 1B0

Directions: Take Exit 24 off Hwy 101. Go 3 miles, then turn left at the junction in Bear River. Go over bridge to Flight of Fancy. Studio is upstairs, off main gallery. GPS: 44°34'34"N 65°38'22"W


4Harvest Gallery

Harvest Gallery features a wonderfully diverse collection of art & fine craft from many of the province's best-loved artist & artisans. A lower gallery adds to the experience with exciting & distinctive exhibitions through the year. It's the Studio Rally in one stop! Harvest Gallery is also the place to go for all your custom framing needs.

July–Oct: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun Noon–5pm. Nov–Jun closed Mondays. 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 running 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.

Tues-Fri 10am - 4:30pm / Weekends by volunteer, 1-4 pm (call ahead).

(902) 532-7069

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

396 St. George St. 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


6The 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 2011

Open May1–Oct 3: Mon-Sat 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 10am -5pm

(902) 467-4171

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


cUncommon Common Art

(902) 542-3981

tdrahos [at] mac [dot] com

311 Main St
Wolfville, NS B4P 1C7