This time last year, we were bracing ourselves and prepping the gallery for upwards of 3200 visitors in celebration of NOCTURNE- one of our favourite times of the year. 2020 has thrown things off a bit to say the least, but the shows must go on! We've got some IN-PERSON and ONLINE visual art shows for you to enjoy as well as THEATRE and LIVE MUSIC too.
Check out the full line-up at the gallery below, plan your visit and check back here for updates throughout the week and sneak peeks!. We hope to see some of you here this FRIDAY or SATURDAY! OPENED LATE BOTH DAYS! You can check out the full NOCTURNE schedule online HERE.
HAPPENING AT ARGYLE FINE ART!
October 14th Wednesday & October 15th, Thursday 11am-5:30pm
We are opened per usual for you to enjoy the various artworks by our gallery artists. So many new works have arrived in the last few months, so we hope you'll enjoy taking a look around. We may be bustling around the gallery prepping for new shows, but we are always happy to have visitors.
BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 11am-8pm
We will have two brand new shows hanging on the walls created especially for NOCTURNE 2020. Both will be hung in our main gallery, so they are accessible to all in person (no stairs required). Both shows will also be online from the link on this blog under the tab NEW WORKS TO DISCOVER!
We're hosting new paintings by Anne Marie MacEachen in an exhibit called "ILLUMINATIONS" which is a suite of acrylic paintings that highlight a perfect serenity that can exist in simple moments such as when the tail lights reflect in the rain on the road or the street lamps light up the clouds.
Also opening on Friday is the latest paintings by Anna Whalen in a show called "Hey, I got an idea, Let's play Make Believe. This collection of playful, spirited oil paintings take a stroll through nostalic popular culture from the 1960s to the 1990s, with each work titled with wise and not so wise quotes from the greats. Bring your cell phone to the show and scan the accompanying QR CODES to be transported to the tv shows or advertisements portrayed in the paintings.
BONUS: Friday, October 16th, Anna Whalen will bring her art studio and practice into the gallery. She'll be working on a painting in the gallery between 4:30-6pm, so please drop by and say hello or watch from the gallery window. Here is a glimpse of the painting she will be working on.....do these folks look familiar to you? We think they are "out of this world".
THE BIG ONE! TRADITIONAL DAY/ NIGHT OF NOCTURNE! YAY!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 11am-10pm:
CELEBRATE ALL THE ARTS!
MEET ARTISTS ANNA WHALEN
& ANNE MARIE MACEACHEN and celebrate their new shows with us! This will be like an opening reception but socially distanced and safe, and with treats! Make sure to bring your cell phones to interact with the show by Anna Whalen and to take some pictures to share online to encourage others to visit our gallery and all the other great locations to explore. Make sure to use the hashtag #nochfx20
Then Later that evening....
BE PART OF OUR CLUE
INSPIRED SHOW CALLED SCENE OF THE CRIME – Artwork by a variety of local artists and Clues will be
scattered all over Barrington Street for you to discover in local windows of
local amazing businesses! LOOK FOR THE CRIME SCENE numbers and find hidden clues in the art to move you along to the next painting by a local artist that is simply to die for!
STARTING POINT: PICK UP YOUR CLUE SHEET at our gallery door from our butler on guard that evening or print off a pdf version of it from our blog at www.argylefineart.blogspot.com on Saturday!
|Painting by Jack Ross|
WATCH A SILENT PLAY FROM OUTSIDE OUR GALLERY WINDOWS DEPICTING MURDER AND MYSTERY to get you in the mood, thanks to the theatrical talents of The Villains Theatre. The play will happen in our windows a few times that evening, lasting approximately 5 minutes each time. We hope to have it recorded so you can enjoy it afterwards should you miss it's playing times in person.
GREAT NEWS! You can continue to solve the art crime on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th too...as all the artwork will stay in place until Monday, so get outside and walk around. Remember you can pick up your CRIME SHEETS via a link to be posted HERE on Saturday.
|Painting by Amber Gillespie|
****WINNING: Other than having a super fun time discovering art with us, simply return your completed CRIME SHEETS to us in person to the gallery the following week, OR email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us a photo of your completed sheet. You may also send us a message via social media with either FACEBOOK, TWITTER or INSTAGRAM by NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 21st to be entered to WIN a PRE-SHRUNK GOLDEN TICKET to the hottest little art show in Halifax, happening in January, valued at $175!! ****
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
As long as the weather cooperates, we will also be hosting a AMAZING LIVE MUSIC OUTSIDE OUR GALLERY PROVIDED BY THE URBAN SURF KINGS, 7:30-8:30pm ! DROP BY FOR A LOOK SEE, DANCE AND REJOICE! ART AND MUSIC WILL SAVE YOU!
SEE YOU AT THE GALLERY! THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL ART!