Tuesday, June 23, 2020


After a long and difficult period under Covid-19 Lockdown, we're excited to announce that we'll be RE-OPENING the Gallery to the public this coming FRIDAY, JUNE 26 at 11 am!  

We would also like to thank you all in advance for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to the new rules regarding Social Distancing. These practices will be more familiar to us now that businesses are opening up.

A hand sanitizing station has been set up at our entrance and will be required to be used by everyone when they enter and exit the gallery, and we will be limiting visitors to no more than five in the gallery at a time in 30 minute increments.We encourage anyone who would like to see an exhibition at a specific time to book an appointment. We will allow no outside food or drink to enter the space by our visitors. We would prefer it if you wore a mask when in our gallery but will not enforce it as long as proper social distancing rules are being followed. We do have masks available at the gallery for purchase and a few disposable  ones as well. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Sharon Cave, "Fabian", oil on board, 8" x 8"
To jumpstart our summer season and to coincide with our grand Re-Opening, we're thrilled to bring you a new body of work from gallery artist Sharon Cave.  "Foxes and Bunnies and Hares, Oh My!" features 14 new paintings of your favorite furry animals!

Sharon will be in the gallery on Friday from Noon to 3pm, to greet and speak with visitors who want to see the show in person.  You can also view the exhibition online HERE

For those of you who can't make it to the gallery on Friday, we will be streaming a Live Event on Instagram at 3 pm (AST).  We'll be sharing a virtual gallery tour, as we talk to Sharon about her show, and her painting practice.

As part of our "Artists in Studio Getting Coffee" Series, post an image of your favorite mug on Instagram for your chance to win some treats from the gallery!

Our Re-Opening Party continues on Saturday, June 27 with this amazing book launch of Briana Corr Scott's "The Book of Selkie" from Nimbus Publishing.

Briana and Woozles Bookstore will at the gallery from 2pm-4pm.  Pick up your copy, and see some original paintings from the book on display along with other recent works by Briana. The book sells for $24.95 and we are taking pre-orders now! 

But wait, there's more!

As a special pre-order incentive (and part of Halifax's Re-Open City initiative), for just $32 receive a signed copy of the book along with some special online extras including crafts, colouring, and printable activities. Have your very own selkie party anytime! Share your experience with friends young and old alike. Briana even made two ZOOM backgrounds for you to use when chatting with friends online!

Host your own Selkie Party!

We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the lockdown, and look forward to seeing you all again soon!  

New Gallery Hours:
Wednesday- Saturday 11am-5:30pm 
Closed Sunday-Tuesday (or by Appointment)

Got a question? We have answers! Contact us at (902) 425-9456 or via email at gallery@argylefa.com.