Virtual Family Paint Night this Friday at 6:30pm

Family Paint Night

Friday May 14 @ 6:30pm on Zoom
Suggested Donation $10

We are all stuck at home and could use a little cheer these days so come paint with me Friday evening. We will be painting a nice bright daffodil, it will be beginner and kid friendly. If you do not have the supplies listed below or cannot get out to get them, the Chester Art Centre will be selling kits for $10.00, with a limited amount of kits available. Please call or email to arrange pickup.

Supplies needed
– Paint: yellow, red, blue, green, white and black
– Brushes: large, medium and small
– Paint palette; plastic lid, wax paper, tinfoil or sheet of paper also work
– Canvas 10×10, you could also use white paper if that’s all you had
– Container of water to wash brushes
– Paper towel to dry brushes off

Sue LeBlanc

Executive Director

P: 902.275.5789

PAINTS project call: Art Recess!


PAINTS project call:
Art Recess!

With students across Nova Scotia now learning from home, PAINTS is responding with a new initiative: Art Recess. Artists will put together art activities that can be completed in about 15 minutes. They’ll make videos to lead students through the art activities using materials that would be readily available in most homes of school-age children.

There are two streams of artists who can apply.

Stream 1: Current PAINTS artists who have an approved online workshop.
Stream 2: Artists who have current experience leading art workshops online, and who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Queer, Acadian, Newcomer and/or Deaf or living with a disability.

We want to roll this program out quickly. Applications will be assessed as they are received with a final deadline of May 20, 2021.

The selected artists will be paid a flat fee of $200 to create the instructional video and any needed “handouts” to be emailed to teachers. These videos will be available to educators and parents through VANS’ YouTube channel. They will be publicly accessible until July 2, 2022. Any further use would be negotiated separately with the artist.

Please complete this form to apply:

This quick-response program is being supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
Questions? Contact PAINTS Coordinator, Andrea Ritchie at

Deadline: May 20 at 5pm.



ARABELLA e-Magazine

My favourite time of each month

The release of MAY 2021 issue.


Cover Artist – RAY SWIRSKY

Hole in the Wall”, oil on canvas, 40” x 60”

CARVING the Water Column with JENNIFER MARLOW August 20-24

Here’s the link to the description page:

To register for any of our courses please contact or call 902-254-2972

Although some courses are filled we can put you on the waiting list in case a chance arises. Many of the courses are approaching capacity so please avoid disappointment and register now.

The recommended Covid-19 protocols will be in place for your security. Smaller classes means more space and more personal attention.

To see the full description of any course please go to

Drop by Argyle Fine Art’s windows to enjoy the latest exhibit PETALS by Raquel Roth.


Drop by Argyle Fine Art’s windows to enjoy the latest exhibit PETALS by Raquel Roth.

The show is now online at or by clicking HERE


Enjoy and Stay Safe everyone!


Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

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Visual Voice Fine Art ~ HopeFULL VIRTUAL GROUP ART SHOW May 9-June 5

At Visual Voice Fine Art we are optimistic about the future and trust the measurements our province has set will have their desired effect to get us all together again. While the gallery is closed we hope to bring joy and relaxation with our art in a virtual format.

HopeFULL is an eclectic exhibit to indulge any taste. It features the work of: Barbara McLean, Judith J. Leidl, Gary Saunders, Carol Morrison, Diana Baldwin, Diane Cote, Kate Georgallas, Nora Gross, Lynn Johnson, Rosemary Young Clarke, Kit Clarke, Anna Syperek, Rob Maloney, Colin Chase, Joanne Gallant-Chilton, Kath & Robert Rutherford, Dorothea LeBlanc, Ellen Moershel, and introducing James Axon and Patty Lively to our gallery family.

See the show at:

We are happy to ship. Looking for something special? Tell us your preferences and we will find something to please you within your budget.

902-VIEWING (843-9464)
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS

Ramp It Up! 2021 UPDATE

“RAMP IT UP!” 2021

In our announcement this past April 28th with respect to “Ramp It Up! 2021”, we said that “we shall pay close attention to Dr. Strang’s advice and will make any changes that are necessary in order to be absolutely consistent with the directives of our Public Health Authority.”

In his directive yesterday, Dr. Strang ordered that retail sales cease except for essential items until the end of May. Thus, our planned fundraiser sale cannot proceed at this time.

In consideration of these COVID directives we propose to launch our “Ramp It Up!” sale at 10:00am on Monday, June 7, 2021, on Lunenburg’s 268th Birthday. The sale will then close on Saturday, June 12, at 4:00pm. However, the bowls and platters can be viewed on our website beginning on Monday, May 10th at 10:00am. This will give everybody plenty of time to make their choice before for the opening of the sale on June 7th.

Stay tuned and stay safe!

To learn more or view our online gallery please visit: