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Starting October 17, 2022, the Western Branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be moving to a seasonal program model, with the aim of elevating access to art programming and art education in the western region of the province.

The Western Branch will not maintain set operational hours. Instead, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will deliver a range of inclusive programs which invite people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities to participate in art making, conversation, and education through the arts. Programs for the public will include:

  • Make Day – A program that focuses on various art practices, giving participants the ability to create art through artist led workshops.
  • Creative Minds – A speaker series that explores new ways or looking at relevant issues and provoking new ideas through engaging dialogue.
  • Autism Arts – This program is designed to create opportunities for people on the autism spectrum by presenting a variety of meaningful and positive art experiences.
  • ArtReach and ArtsSmarts – These two education initiatives are dedicated to improving the lives and learning capacity of children and youth by supporting innovative arts-based learning projects in schools.
  • School Visits – Schools in the western region of Nova Scotia can book a private tour of the exhibition on view and take part in art education activities while in the Gallery.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia provides a place in the community to learn new things, challenge assumptions, and to enhance and give value to one’s curiosity, imagination, and sense of discovery.

School and Community groups will have the opportunity to visit the Gallery or host in class art programming through the AGNS, hosted by an artist or art educator. Program dates and information will be added to our programming page as details are finalized. Please continue to check back for more information.


About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


All areas of the Yarmouth Gallery are accessible.

Please note: Backpacks, large bags, food, drinks, and umbrellas are not permitted in Gallery spaces and must be checked. Photography is allowed, without flash.


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth
341 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E7


Mailing Address

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth
PO Box 246
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4B2

Front Desk: 902 749 2248
Fax: 902 749 2255

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Getting there


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a participating venue in the Easter Seals Canada Access 2 Card program that offers free admission for the companion of those visitors with permanent disabilities who require assistance while visiting the Gallery. To learn more about the Access 2 Card Program, click here.


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a participating venue of the Canoo program that offers free admission to cultural attractions for newcomers* of Canada. To learn more about Canoo, click here.

* Newcomers (over 18) within their first 5 years of permanent residency or within their first year of citizenship are eligible for a one-year Canoo membership.