Alderney Landing Visual Arts Gallery
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth
Hosts numerous local and international shows throughout the year. Open daily, call for hours.
Anna Leonowens Gallery
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
1891 Granville St., Halifax
The gallery is named for the Victorian woman who served the King of Siam as governess and whose memoirs served as inspiration for Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Founding the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was just another feather in her cap. Three exhibition spaces serve as a showcase for the college faculty and students. The displays focus on contemporary studio and media art.Weekly exhibitions include contemporary art by faculty, students and visiting artists of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Open Mon. 5:30 to 7:30pm, Tues. to Fri. 11am to 5pm, Sat. noon to 4pm.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St. (across from Province House), Halifax
This renovated heritage building houses Nova Scotia's major arts institution with 6,000 works in a permanent collection of contemporary art has major works by Christopher Pratt, Alex Colville, John Nesbitt, and Dawn McNutt. Includes Maritime and folk art by artists such as wood-carver Sydney Howard and painter Joe Norris, and the actual home of the late folk painter Maude Lewis, whose bright, cheery paintings cover the tiny structure inside and out. Open year-round Tues. to Fri. 10am to 6pm, Sat. and Sun. noon to 5pm. Admission $5, seniors $3, students $2.
Dalhousie Art Gallery
Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave.
Changing exhibitions of historic and contemporary art. Film series every Wednesday from Sept.-May. Reading room full of art periodicals and catalogues. Open Tues. to Sun. 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.
Eye Level Gallery
1672 Barrington St., 3rd Floor, Halifax
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, this non-profit artist-run centre focuses on the work of emerging and established contemporary Canadian artists. Open Tues. to Sat. noon to 5pm. Admission is free.
Khyber Centre for the Arts
1588 Barrington St., Halifax
A non-profit artist-rungallery for young and emerging artists, the Khyber hosts works in numerous genres, including performance art. Its various galleries are located in a historic, turreted building. Sharing the building is the Khyber Club bar, where young artists spend time discussing their work and drinking Khybeer. Open Wed.-Sat. noon-5. Admission: By donation.
Mary E. Black Gallery
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
1683 Barrington St., Halifax
Ongoing exhibitions by Nova Scotia craftspeople and designers. Production craft display features Nova Scotia craft businesses. Classes and workshops are offered in several working studios for weaving, wood, metal, pottery and multi-purpose. Find out where to buy Nova Scotia arts and crafts. Open Mon. to Fri. 9am to 4pm, Sat. 10am to 4pm. Admission free.