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Studio 21 Fine Art | © Courtesy of Studio 21
Studio 21 Fine Art | © Courtesy of Studio 21

The Top Art Galleries in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 5 September 2017

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

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.

1723 Hollis St, Halifax, Canada, +1 902 424 5280

Argyle Fine Art

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.

1559 Barrington St, Halifax, Canada, +1 902 425 9456

Studio 21 Fine Art

For over 30 years, Studio 21 has been showcasing contemporary Canadian art in downtown Halifax. Stop by to peruse art from both established and emerging artists.

1273 Hollis St, Halifax, Canada, +1 902 420 1852

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | © Courtesy of Destination Halifax

Anna Leonowens Gallery (ALG)

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.

1891 Granville St, Halifax, Canada, +1 902 494 8223

Art Zone Gallery

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.

1673 Barrington St, Halifax, Canada, +1 902 495 6066