Enjoy 5 galleries of art in a delightful farm setting with seasonal old-fashioned perennial flower gardens. In season the scent of roses fill the air. The barn built in has a high vaulted ceiling and displays changing light and shadow on the art and studio.
Views of Pomquet harbour and islands, and the country surroundings are visible from this upper area. Carol Naveta Rivoire original art works and other noted artists are tastefully displayed in galleries inviting you to browse and soak in the environment. Galleries include antiques and hand-crafted items such as rag rugs which were a home staple of the past. She is a passionate abstract artist and collector. Pomquet Beach is a great way to enjoy a beach outing just a short drive from Antigonish and a favorite with locals and visitors.
The three kilometers of sand and pebbles stretches along the Northumberland Shore and in summer the waters warm up to reach the same temperature as the air. This is a great swimming beach with lifeguards posted on a marked stretch of the beach. In the distance on a clear day you can see Cape Breton. Whether you enjoy swimming or Click here to see more of denise davies walking this beach has lots to explore.
Build sand castles, search for shells and colorful stones, and breathe in the bracing sea air. Sometimes the water is calm and flat. Other times you will find a small surf. Boardwalks lead up to the beach and over the dunes giving a lovely view of the waving sea grasses that help to stabilize the sand dunes. Take the boardwalk trail and learn about the different vegetation and history of the area with interpretive signs.
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The plants here are adapted to the salt environment. Some areas are protected for the piping plover when they are nesting. Facilities include changing rooms and toilets. Be sure to bring your own water, sunscreen, snacks and anything to enjoy your day at the beach. This is a hub of community life in Antigonish. The Bistro Area displays art where you can sit and relax, read the newspaper and enjoy your drink or snack that you bring in with you. Find tourism information and maps on the area, play a board game or chat with friends.
Ask the friendly library staff any questions.
They are a wealth of information. Public computers are available for you to go online. There are often films, lectures and activities open to the public. Enjoy Antigonish throughout with 13 photographs by Denise Davies, This makes a great gift for anyone who has lived in Antigonish or to send to friends.
It is amazing to see the fine workmanship and intricate gears and stone grinding wheels, levers and pulleys that work so seamlessly together to grind a variety of grains. The output is flour, oat meal and meal of different grades. You can picture the farmers or their wives coming by from their nearby farms in the area years ago with a sack of wheat, oats or barley and having the miller grind it up for flour. The mill is still in working order.
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Antigonish is a vibrant hub of the arts with events, exhibits, art fairs, performing arts. Whether you are an artist yourself or enjoy participating in events there are many things to see and do. Stroll around town with its colorful flower baskets and murals. There is so much to see and do that this article focuses on the visual arts. Check the links at the end of the article for up to date information from the individual websites and social media.
All addresses are in Antigonish unless otherwise noted in the out of town locations. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, GoArts will be showcasing 20 art installations in 20 unique venues around Downtown Antigonish. Opening Gala — July 4. Exhibit continues July and August. A fun filled family evening with a wonderful array of art, artisanal arts and crafts, multicultural foods and terrific performances.
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June 23, July 7, 21, August 4, Rain location will be announced on social media. The gallery interprets a diverse range of art for community members and the public. Summer Hours Monday — Friday, Noon — 5pm. It represents artists Anna Syperek, Linda Johns and many others.
Down to Earth Art Gallery displays a great selection of original paintings, carvings and iron work.
Monthly exhibits in the Bistro area from local artists and art groups. July and August hosts the GoArts Exhibit. Monthly art display by local artists.
The Made in Nova Scotia Store. Photography and wood, pewter, knitted and woven crafts by Nova Scotia craftspeople. Aphrodite Art and Fashion. Hearts and Hands Shop. Building community through art.
Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 3. Everyone is welcome to come by and visit us.