PRESS RELEASE : ARTSPLACE Announces Rebranding and Website Relaunch


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Art at the Heart as ARTSPLACE Announces Rebranding and Website Relaunch

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia, April 15, 2021. Annapolis Royal has a rich history as a centre of creativity and artistic excellence, but that wasn’t always so prior to the 1980s. In 1982, a group of creative minds set out to celebrate the practice of making art, and show the community how artists work and what they do. That initiative marked the founding of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and placed Annapolis Royal firmly on Nova Scotia’s artistic map.

The work of the Arts Council in those early days planted the seeds that helped foster a fledgling arts community. Steadily, it grew across a range of disciplines–from dance to fabric arts–establishing Annapolis Royal’s reputation as an arts community throughout the province and beyond.” said founding member Wayne Boucher.

Since then, ARCAC has been the identity of the organization, with the gallery known as ARTSPLACE at its core. Already the artistic heart, now ARTSPLACE Gallery is coming into the spotlight as the public face for the artists, and the members who make the gallery the centre of their artistic life in the region.

A new, modern logo and identity system that reflects the legacy of the Arts Council was launched today, leading up to the organization’s 40th anniversary in 2022. Colourful icons that reflect the breadth of programming and evoke creative spaces and artistic practices symbolize ARTSPLACE’s community outreach initiatives.

The new brand is not only current and modern but continues to reflect the core ethos of our organization: approachable, friendly, fun” said Susan Tileston, ARCAC’s first executive director.

It’s been decades since we’ve updated ARCAC’s look and feel in a significant way. The time was right to modernize, streamline and simplify our brand identity,” said Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director, who oversaw the branding evolution.

The new identity will strengthen our position in the community and highlight ARTSPLACE Gallery as the heart and face of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council added Board Chair Julia Redgrave.

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

For more information please contact:

Sophie Paskins

(902) 532-7069

Art2Sea Gallery “Spring into Bloom”

Art2Sea Gallery, 41 Water St., Pictou, Nova Scotia

is excited to announce a new exhibition entitled

“Spring into Bloom”.

Art2Sea is open 11 to 3, Wednesday through Saturday, April and May.

The show features works from local artists;

Charleen Ferguson

Tom Gallant

Gordon Macdonald

Verna Paton

St Clair Prest

Lelia Sanford

Carolyn Vienneau

Marilyn Whalen



Visual Voice Fine Art gallery reopens for 2021 with “Hope”, a group art exhibit

Visual Voice Fine Art gallery reopens for 2021 with “Hope”, a group art exhibit with a positive theme to kick off the new season. Featuring a collection of artwork and accompanying text that describes and embodies what has kept the artists’ optimism up this past year. Participating artists: Gary Saunders, Joanne Gallant-Chilton, Diane Cote, Lynn Johnson, Bob Hainstock, Kit Clarke, Carol Morrison, Dorothea LeBlanc, Nora Gross, Kate Georgallas, Paulette Melanson, and Anna Syperek.

See this positive and bright show from Apr 5 to May 1 at our regular gallery hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm at Visual Voice Fine Art, 128 King Street, Downtown Truro.

There will be NO opening reception for this show. COVID-19 measures in effect. Private viewings arranged by appointment: 902-VIEWING (843-9464)

Can’t visit? Our current show is always online at :

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Art 1274 Hollis Gallery “April Showers”

This month, Art 1274 Hollis Gallery welcomes the dynamic Sharon Trickett. To quote this painter, “When people look at my art, I want them to feel a sense of calm and happiness and awe, and to carry that feeling with them.”

Concurrently, our Gallery presents our first group show of the season “April Showers”. Expect bright and exuberant; windy and moody; whimsical and quirky – After this very long year of restriction, let the showers flow. Something for everyone!

Art 1274 Hollis Gallery, Halifax’s premiere Artists’ Co-op, features over 20 local artists and artisans. Fine art and fine craft with dynamic new work of original paintings, jewellery, pottery, ceramic art, folk art, rug hooking and upcycled metal art.

April Showers”, a group show showing now through April. 1274 Hollis St., Halifax 902-446-4077. Open daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Call to book a private viewing, or Shop online – New art added daily at

ART ZONE GALLERY ~ “Being Human” portrait and abstract art exhibition

Being Human” portrait and abstract art exhibition on continues to May 28th. 2021.

This exhibition examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Perhaps now more than ever, we can find solace in what makes us human.


Very best,

Mohamed Ahmed

Art Zone Gallery

5755 Young street, 2nd floor

Halifax NS B3K 1Z9


The first members show of the LAG season is finally here!

The first members show of the LAG season is finally here!

Open April 2, 2021 through May 2, 2021 our first show features more than 50 local artists. This show also includes a special exhibit by the Mahone Bay and Ottawa Printmakers entitled “Waterworks on Paper – An Exhibition of Print.”

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 12 to 5.

Please note that due to COVID there is no opening reception, and we ask that customers please use debit or credit when purchasing artwork.

See you at the LAG!

194B Lincoln Street, Lunenburg Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Phone: (902) 640-4044


Waterworks on Paper at Lunenburg Art Gallery

Mahone Bay Printmakers hope you will take a jaunt to Lunenburg during April to see Waterworks on Paper
An exhibition of original prints from the studios of Mahone Bay Printmakers and the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective.

showing at the Lunenburg Art Gallery,194B Lincoln Street, Lunenburg Nova Scotia

April 2 through May 1 – Thursday through Sunday from noon – 5 pm.

The printmakers dedicate this project as a tribute to Edward Porter – artist, sailor, kind gentleman, Prof. Emeritus NSCAD U, and founder of the Mahone Bay Printmakers

Eva McCauley, solo exhibition, “Face to Face”, at Lucky Rabbit & Co. Artists’ House Gallery

Face to Face at the Lucky Rabbit & Co.

Bear River painter/printmaker, Eva McCauley, is showing her work in a solo exhibition, “Face to Face”, at the lovely Lucky Rabbit & Co. Artists’ House Gallery in Annapolis Royal this month.

Included in this exhibition are prints (monotypes & lithography) and mixed media paintings.

The show runs from April 9 to May 1st.