Things to do on or around the South Shore:
Places to Visit
The following folks welcome visitors to their studios/establishments. If you’re an artist and are brave enough to invite folks in to visit you, send us an email and we’ll add you to the list!
- Light My Fire Studio
- 59 Duke Street, Chester
- The studio/manufacturing facility of Chester Candles now features a dipping tank with primary colours always at the ready so adventurous candle dippers can play. You can contact Chester Candles through their website
- Riverworks Studio
- New Germany
- Creators of fine cabinetry, Mission furniture, home accessories, and the Nova Scotia Skiff shelf, as shown on their website.
- Call or email for directions
- Woodpile Carvings and Cafe
- 181 Main Street, Liverpool
- Along with her own carvings of wood spirits and Santas, Liz features the work of a variety of local artists, including paintings, hooked rugs, and more. Great coffee, too! See the site
ArtChoices at Sue Beaver's Place
ArtChoices is a small gallery featuring emerging and established artists working in watercolours, oils, acrylics, ink, original prints, plus woodturning, handmade books, jewellery, pottery baskets, stained glass, cards and more.
The artists are all Nova Scotian, mainly from Lunenburg and Halifax Counties. Many of you may know artists such as Deborah Sweet, Barbara McLean, Ed Porter, Matthew Collins, Shelley Mitchell, Sheila Lewis, Mary Brownless, Helen Opie, Klaus Gehrig. Some of the newer artists (to me) are Lisa Leahey, Ann Abutrab, Tink Hopkins, Glennie Gordon, Marina Fregeau.
Do drop in at 251 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (opposite Stan's Dad and Lad)
Shore Line Gallery
The Shore Line Gallery at the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater offers a great opportunity for artists.
About a hundred reasonably-priced works, changed monthly are hung at the ShoreLine. Sales support the work of the South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary
The hospital auxiliary uses the commission derived from sale of works for the benefit of patient care. Find more details on how you can participate here.
Peer Gallery features a new exhibit of its artists.
The Peer Gallery is located at 167 Lincoln St., Lunenburg, NS. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm. For information, visit www.gathering-of-artists.ca, call 640-3131 or call Susan at 634-9991
Amicus was formerly Paula MacDonald Pottery, and is located at 20 Pleasant St. Chester, NS.
The Anderson Gallery is open at 160 Montague St, Lunenburg.
Anderson - celebrating the photographic image - offers books and cards in the little shop on 160 Montague Street and permanently exhibits the photographic works of John Berridge, Christopher Porter and Mariëtte Roodenburg in the gallery above the shop.
Folkboat Atlantic brings the famous Folkboat from Kerteminde, Denmark to North America and opens its showroom on Bluenose Drive opposite #160, where this legendary boat can be admired all year round.
Art Quilt Gallery
Art Quilt Gallery in the renovated Post Office Centre, King & Pelham Streets, Old Town Lunenburg.
This gallery features works of Laurie Swim and others. Gallery hours are Mon - Sat 10:30 5pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm
According to Swim, the gallery, the first of its kind in Canada, represents a timely opportunity to establish Lunenburg as the Art Quilt capital of Canada, and to build on the respect Nova Scotians engender as some of the world's best needlework artisans. For further information and images of Laurie's work, contact Larry Goldstein at (902) 640-2220, or by eMail email@example.com
Susan Hudson, RCA
Original handcrafted Prints & Paintings.
Studio at 304 Pelham St., Lunenburg Contact 902-634-9991
DesBrisay Museum Exhibits
The Desbrisay Museum in Bridgewater features a number of interesting activities for the summer. If you’d like to receive their e-mailings or see their summer line-up of events, contact the museum directly at 543-4033.