ARTSPLACE

ARTSPLACE is a contemporary gallery and arts centre in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia Canada.

ARTPLACE’s artistic vision is rooted in respect for the variety and importance of artistic practice, and a desire to share stimulating work and strengthen artistic life in our region. Creating environments for art and arts practitioners to thrive is key to our work, as is supporting audiences in their growth, awareness, and excitement about art

While we have a particular interest in developing contemporary professional artists and art practice, we also value historic context and the personal artistic expression we see in our communities. We strive to find links and congruences, and to build on these to develop understanding, dialogue, and approaches to work. We seek to broaden perspectives about what art can be, to open understanding around contemporary arts, and to develop critical thinking.

We support professional artists through exhibitions, residencies, low rent studio space, professional development workshops, outreach programming, and opportunities to showcase, market and generate revenue from their work. We seek excellence. We ground our exhibits, programming and outreach in the work of professional artists and artistic leaders. Imagination, creative energy, surprising collaborations, and thoughtful integration of concepts are essential elements of our activity. While we respect the creative expression of all individuals, we specifically select art for exhibition that offers strong artistic or societal insights for our community.

​We are beginning to connect more to provincial, national and international artists and partners. This has expanded the nature of the work we do and our horizons. While we are strongly committed to our own local artists, we are beginning to see that we can also build opportunities for guest artists and their artistic ideas, share knowledge from our community, and interact more fully with our peers. This will take time to evolve, but we are entering into collaborations that are increasingly bi-directional.

We are also committed to providing community-based opportunities to build relationships, networks, and understanding. We want our communities and citizens to have face to face interactions with local artists, to know and value these individuals. We also want individuals to feel confident in personal artistic exploration, which we support through outreach, workshops, and chances to show emerging and student work. We strive to make our programming accessible: financially, physically, and intellectually.

We have a particular interest in the development of youth. We have begun to develop skills in integrating professional and student artistic practice, finding ways to share ideas and techniques, and to explore each other’s ways of thinking. Our high school brings art students to see all of our major exhibitions. We encourage youth participation in workshops and special themed projects such as the Lunar exhibit held in 2019. We also provide youth with opportunities to develop and curate their own programs.

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Hours

Sunday
closed
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Monday
closed
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Tuesday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm
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2:00 pm

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Contact

902-532-7069

396 St. George St.
Annapolis Royal, NS

arcacartsplace@gmail.com