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Cape Breton Centre | Courtesy of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Cape Breton Centre | Courtesy of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

The Top Art Galleries in Nova Scotia to Visit

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 17 September 2017

Explore Nova Scotia’s beautiful art scene with our list of the top art galleries in the province. Regular exhibitions are held across the maritime province, so make sure to check them out on your next visit.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Located in downtown Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s most prominent art gallery features over 17,000 works and holds regular events and exhibitions. Enjoy beautiful work from both local and Canadian artists.

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

The Best Art Galleries in Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | Courtesy of Destination Halifax

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Western Branch)

If your travels take you to Yarmouth, check out the Western branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. If you plan on visiting both branches, keep your receipt to save 50% off admission to the second location.

341 Main St, Yarmouth, Canada, +1 902 749 2248

Harvest Gallery

Pop into the Harvest Gallery, located in beautiful Wolfville, to enjoy art and fine crafts from local artists. The gallery also holds regular events, so check their website for upcoming schedules.

462 Main St, Wolfville, Canada, +1 902 542 7093

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Lunenburg Art Gallery

The LAG features pieces from artists in Lunenburg and the surrounding areas and hosts regular exhibitions and workshops. One weekend each summer they also hold a two-day painting extravaganza, Paint Sea on Site, that draws in over 70 artists!

79 Pelham St, Lunenburg, Canada, +1 902 640 4044

The Flight of Fancy

The Flight of Fancy is located in Bear River, a hot spot for artists and creatives in the province. The award-winning gallery and fine art store features over 200 artists and has been open for 37 years.

1869 Clementsvale Rd, Bear River, Canada, +1 902 467 4171

Lunenburg Art Gallery | Courtesy of Lunenburg Art Gallery

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Serving as a hub for emerging and established artists in Cape Breton, the Centre features a gallery shop representing over 80 local artisans, events, exhibitions, craft markets, a guide to artisan shops throughout the island, and so much more!

322 Charlotte St, Sydney, Canada, +1 902 539 7491

Doug Fraser Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden

The scenery is as beautiful as the art at this picture perfect gallery in Inverness, Cape Breton. Enjoy the sculpture garden, set against the Cape Breton coast line, and then peruse Doug’s gallery where he shares his paintings on oil canvas and linens.

178 Loch Ban Rd, Inverness, Canada, +1 902 258 2455

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Old Barn Gallery

Set in a refurbished barn, the Old Barn Gallery showcases paintings, sculptures, folk art, as well as the largest collection of vintage quilts and hooked rugs in the Maritimes.

71 Melanson Rd, Antigonish, Canada, +1 902 386 2304

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