Lunenburg School of the Arts Updates & News


Notice of Reopening & School Updates
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dear Friends,

We are encouraged by the Government of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan entitled “Reopening Safely with COVID-19”, wherein “Phase 1” begins today, Wednesday, June 2. With respect to “Phase 1” our School has reopened and students and visitors are now welcome to stop by our office with a maximum of two visitors inside at one time.

“Phase 2” should begin within the following 2-4 weeks. Inasmuch as our School has spacious teaching studios and limited class sizes, 10 including the Instructor(s), our Summer 2021 courses can readily meet the “Phase 2” guidelines. Therefore we are hopeful that we can commence our Summer courses on July 5th pursuant to our published schedule. In making this announcement we wish to confirm that we shall continue to adhere strictly to the Public Health directives.

At this time, the “Atlantic Bubble” is not set to reopen until “Phase 3”. Currently, registered students from outside of Nova Scotia will not be able to attend our courses without first self-isolating within Nova Scotia for 14 days prior to the start date of your course. That is subject to change— everything is subject to the continuing decrease in cases and increase in vaccinations.

Art cannot be contained! We are grateful that together, Nova Scotians continue to confront the COVID-19 virus. With this team effort we shall prevent a further wave. We are grateful for the Public Health authorities whose leadership has made it possible for our Province to reopen.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and see you this summer!

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D., Volunteer Chair

Inbal Newman’s Online Exhibition “Seafaring Women’s Personal Ensigns” is online now and
will be displayed in our School windows (corner of Montague & Prince Streets) until June 6th!

Lunenburg School of the Arts Updates & News:

Our office has moved to 151 Montague Street:

This Spring our School expanded to include the storefront on the corner of Montague and Prince Streets (previously the Bike Shop). We are delighted to announce that our office is now located on street level, 151 Montague Street. Stop by and say hello to our Operations Coordinator!

Now accepting E-transfer:
Our School now accepts payment by cash, cheque, money order, or e-transfer. Please contact our office to learn more.

“Seafaring Women’s Person Ensigns”
Online Exhibition by INBAL NEWMAN, Winter 2021 Artist-in-Residence is on now!
See the Exhibit in our storefront windows until Sunday June 6th or view the entire Exhibition and Artist Talk online @

“Ramp It Up” for the Second Story Women’s Centre:
Starts Monday, June 7 – Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
‘Ramp It Up!’ is our School’s 3rd biennial fundraiser in support the 
Second Story Women’s Centre, an important local organization. Learn more & view the sale gallery by visiting:

Ramp It Up! bowls donated by local Artists, including these by LSA Instructor, Marla Benton.

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia  B0J 2C0


The Evangeline Artists Art Showcase Annapolis Valley at Jack’s Gallery 

Art Showcase Annapolis Valley… Wolfville’s Jack’s Gallery 

The Evangeline Artists Cooperative will showcase a new collection of paintings at Jack’s Gallery, located at Just Us Coffee House, Main Street Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 

The art show is a long-standing tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists from throughout the Annapolis Valley and beyond. Held for the first time in 2008 at the Grand-Pre National Historic Site, the Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Annapolis Valley.

This show will run from May 29th to July 3rd. The Jack’s Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Paintings are for sale and credit cards are accepted.

The Craig Gallery ART CARTS START! ArtKit Giveaways on JUNE 5TH!


The Craig Gallery ART CARTS at Alderney Landing are giving away 30 art kits with online guided demos on Saturday, June 5th to kick off the ART CART Summer programming!

We are FINALLY starting up our in person programming on Saturday, June 12th, 10am – 1pm, come see what we have! We’re so excited!

Click the link here to register your kits for pick up:



Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits:

Lee Cripps (She/They)
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
My Office Hours Are Tuesday -Friday 9am – 5pm
Instagram @thecraiggallery

An ONLINE watercolour demonstration with William Rogers, CSPWC

Alla Prima Figure Painting

An ONLINE watercolour demonstration with William Rogers, CSPWC

June 16, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern Time

CSPWC Members $20, Non-members $25

Register at

William Rogers, CSPWC, is known for his exquisite figure paintings, most often done from life.

In this two-hour demonstration Bill will paint a figure in watercolour, alla prima, from start to finish. He will use a photographic reference and will display the reference photo a few times during the demo for comparison. This will allow the audience to see how the artist captures the model and how he creates a painting that has aesthetic value as a work of art.

Bill will explain his process and considerations as he paints. There will be opportunities for questions during a break in the middle of the demo, and at the end. Questions can be typed in the chat box throughout the demo and will be shared with Bill during the question breaks.

Participants will receive a zoom link by email on June 14, 2021. A recording of the workshop will be made available to participants for a limited time after the event.

For questions about this event, please email

Peer Gallery reopens – celebrating 20 Years

The Peer Gallery will reopen

Thursday June 3 2021

The first members’ show of the year can be viewed in our

new virtual gallery

Peer Gallery of Contemporary Art Celebrates 20 years in Lunenburg

We open our 20th Season with an exciting members show!

See works by:

Zalman Amit, Douglas Boutilier, Jennie Carton, Kate Church,
Jacqueline Cohen, Regina Coupar, Anke Holm,
Susan Hudson, Barbara McLean, Carol Morrow, David Pember, Anne Tweed, Tom Ward, Sally Warren and Bradley Wiseman

The gallery is located at 166 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg

Open Hours in June are Thursday through Sunday from 12:20 to 4:30

Visit our website at


ViewPoint Gallery reopening Thursday June 3

A Solo Exhibition by Anne Bastedo

April 22 -June 27, 2021

This exhibit features photos taken on a photo trip to Havana, Santieras and Trinidad, Cuba. Many people have holidayed in Cuba and returned with standard holiday shots. Instead, in this show I share what I captured of the people and culture of this wonderful country.

A video interview with Anne Bastedo about the exhibition is now available for viewing online.