Halifax is brimming with art and culture, and a trip to the city isn’t complete without visiting at least one of its many art galleries, the best of which can be found in our guide.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | Courtesy of Destination Halifax
Discover beautiful art work from across Canada at the city’s largest gallery. With over 17,000 pieces in their Permanent and Study Collections and an impressive array of exhibitions and events, there is so much to see and experience at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. After browsing, stop into Pavia for a coffee and fresh pastry.
As one of the city’s most progressive galleries, you’ll find a wide selection of work from contemporary Canadian artists including paintings, drawings, sculptures, limited edition prints, fibers, and photography.
Opened in 1968, The ALG has hosted over 4,250 exhibitions and projects to date. It is located on the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University grounds and features work from both professionals, established artists, and students. You’ll find everything from contemporary art to craft and design.
Showcasing art from both local and international artists, Art Zone Gallery displays work across mediums. Owner and gallery manager, Mohamed Ahmed, opened the gallery to support local art and encourage the city’s art scene. Stop by to admire the contemporary pieces and frequent art exhibits.