ARTsPLACE needs to be on your itinerary of Things to do in Annapolis Royal if you enjoy exploring the local art scene in your travels. Welcome to 369 (5/10/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Come along as we explore an art gallery and exhibition space, run by local artists, in the heart of Annapolis Royal.
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ARTsPLACE began in 1982 when a group of local artists got to together to identify ways to share their art and ideas with each other and the local community. The gallery is now operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC). ARCAC and ARTsPLACE are known throughout the province and nationally for the work they do in Annapolis Royal.
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You’ll be welcomed by this quirky, full-of-life metal sculpture.
You’ll find ARTsPLACE housed in one of the town’s many Heritage Properties, steps from the only set of traffic lights in town.
Look to the left when you walk in, and you’ll be steps from the largest gallery, currently housing a show named:
You might be thinking “What is Ekphrasis”? I know I was. Thankfully, there was a book in the exhibit area that answered the question.
“Ekphrasis is a form of writing, mostly poetry, wherein the author describes another work of art, usually visually.” The book also contained ekphrastic writings created by people who had attended a workshop series at ARTsPLACE.
This is one of my favourites:
Based on a painting by Sally O’Grady, “Castiglion Florentino. Written by AlnoorRajan Talwar.
Take the time to read the book. There were some amazing visual descriptions for each of the paintings on display.
Let’s move onto the MYM Gallery.
I know two of the people exhibiting in this gallery, and I think it’s always fun to admire the work of friends/acquaintances. I was particularly intrigued by the Outer Space Art. Did you know there’s an International Association of Astronomical Artists?
Our final gallery… I love the bold colours.
ARTsPLACE is open year-round. Admission to the exhibits is FREE. In additon to regular gallery exhibits, workshops are held throughout the year. Find out about the latest exhibits and workshops here.
Hours of Operation
Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4:30 pm
Saturday 1 – 4 pm (weekends by a volunteer, call ahead)
Closed Holiday Weekends
Check for extended Summer hours June – August.
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This is the 369th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.