This site was created by Flora Doehler in 2008, Bear River resident and painter. It has been my volunteer community work for 12 years.

I repost information about music, visual arts, craft events and community events in Bear River, Nova Scotia and sometimes events in sister communities like Digby, Sandy Cove and Annapolis Royal.

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DUALITY Ted Coldwell’s solo exhibition OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JULY 4 at 2:00 p.m. at ViewPoint Gallery

DUALITY is my first show of the year – and it’s special! It’s TWO shows under the same name. DUALITY explores my abstract/conceptual work in July and features my studio art in August.

DUALITY presents where I’ve been and points in the directions I’m going – whether it’s into the world to create abstract images out of details or into the studio to create an image on an empty table or a blank monitor.

An Opening Reception is planned for SUNDAY, JULY 4 at 2:00 p.m.

I would love to see you there!



ViewPoint Gallery is adhering to all COVID-19 protocols as directed by the provincial government. Please see the gallery’s Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for up-to-date scheduling information.

Grand Opening, July 1, 2, 3, 4 ArtWorks East

AWE Summer!

ArtWorks East on the Waterfront

Guysborough Marina, 80 Main Street

Grand Opening, July 1, 2, 3, 4: 10 am – 4 pm

24 participating artists and crafters!

A 2-month summer gallery

In partnership with Mulgrave Road Theatre.

See our full summer schedule at

Argyle Fine Art ~ JULY & AUGUST

Neighbourhood Views: Inae Kim
July 3rd- July 20th

YOU ARE HERE: Gordon MacDonald
Opening Saturday, July 31st
Show Continues until August 19th

The Days Catch : New Works
by Dusan Postolovic

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

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JOIN US JULY 10th for OUR GRAND REOPENING Cabotto Chocolates and Colouratura Art Gallery

Dear Friends of Cabotto Chocolates,

We want to say thank you to those who have supported us along the way and celebrate our new direction for the Cabotto Chocolates and Colouratura Art Gallery.

Cake (chocolate of course) will be available as well as demonstrations from our new chocolate kitchen! Door prizes to be won! And so many chocolates to take home…

We hope you will join us for this special day. (We are open 9-7 that day but most of the festivities are between 10-2.

Rain Date: July 11th

Penny and Deb


Named after Giovani Caboto who landed on Cape Breton Island and whose name was anglicized to John Cabot. All of our Truffles and Bars are made of Quality Callebaut Premium Belgium Chocolate and the freshest ingredients. Made in small batches they are both beautiful and delicious. Hand made on site by Penny Steele, Chocolatier and Deb Karn, Chocolate maker and Packaging Designer. You can find our chocolates at the Colouratura Gallery, in the community through the Cape Breton Food Hub, and our online store.

45943 Cabot Trail, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 CANADA
Open Thursday to Sunday 9 to 5 (or by appointment)

Contact Penny Steele, Gallery Owner
Phone: 902-929-2324 | Email:


Counting Crows A Themed Group Exhibit at The Fraser Gallery

Counting Crows

A Themed Group Exhibit at The Fraser Gallery in Tatamagouche by Five for Silver, a group of artists hailing from the Halifax area: Painters, Heather Crout, Denise Soper, Colleen Underwood, and Potter/Ceramicists, Judy Gordon and Shauna MacLeod.

“One Crow for Sorrow” is how it begins. There are various versions of this rhyme, and each line and “crow” tells a story. Collectively, we are intrigued by the ideas to be explored, each one holding its own nuance. Each piece in this exhibit tells an aspect of that story – From sorrow to joy, silver and gold, wishes and kisses and secrets, never to be told…

Originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, this exhibit will open on Friday, July 9th at The Fraser in Tatamagouche. Each artist has created work inspired by different versions of the crow rhyme to delight the eye and surprise the viewer.

The Fraser

362 Main St.,

Tatamagouche, NS

A is for ART NEWS ~ Let Us help get the word out!

Hey hey Nova Scotia Artists – if you have an event please tag us and we will share it on Instagram and Facebook. And if you want to post your event on our events page on our site please send us an image  (poster) of the event and we will post it. Just the image and one link so people can go to it for more Info.

In turn – all you art lovers looking for local events – follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check out our events page on our website for what’s happening!
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On July 1 Peer Gallery celebrates 20 years!!

166 Lincoln Street Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

(902) 640-3131

On July 1 Peer Gallery celebrates 20 years of operation in the UNESCO town of Lunenburg.

We are proud of our accomplishment and grateful for your support over the years.

We look forward to seeing you as we enter year 21!

In July we are open noon to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday

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On behalf of Peer Gallery, Access Art and the Mahone Bay Printmakers

To Janice Guinan and her son who have operated the Maritime Art List for so many years as a free service to our arts community….


We so appreciate your work and dedication.

Many of us have used the list to promote exhibitions and events and
many of us have watched the list for news from all over the Maritimes.
I wonder how many folks visited an exhibition because they saw it posted here?
How many took courses or workshops that they first saw posted on the List?
I suspect very very many!

On behalf of Peer Gallery, Access Art and the Mahone Bay Printmakers – for whom I have posted many times
– thank you for all you have contributed to our community over these years.

And thank you as well to Isobel Hamilton for taking up the torch with

Sally Warren
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia