Photos by David Ogilvie

About Our Gallery

The Grand Manan Art Gallery was established in 1993 under the umbrella of the Grand Manan Historical Society. The Locke family donated the land and the building which was renovated under the direction of architect John Large.

We are a seasonal gallery. From early June until late September we display work by artists from Grand Manan Island, the Bay of Fundy region and beyond. Our goal is to provide island residents and visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a diversity of quality exhibits by both established and emerging artists.

Since its formal incorporation in 2010, the Gallery has presented the work of more than 90 artists in solo shows. During this time we have also had 35 group shows, and five retrospectives of work by three Grand Manan artists (Lowell Brown Jr., Helen Charters and Fletcher Small), and two artists who were summer residents (Rowell Bowles and Ester Oberg).

We also enrich our art history through the acquisition of works for our Permanent Collection. Selections from this collection are on display throughout the season.

A volunteer Board of Directors maintains the building, plans the exhibitions, and serves in many other ways including hanging shows, preparing press releases, and greeting visitors to the Gallery. The Board is assisted by a dedicated group of volunteers.

We do not receive operational funding from any level of government, and we rely on our regular supporters to renew their membership annually. Our annual membership fee of $30 supports our commitment to artistic and educational programming, and assists with required capital improvements.

The Gallery welcomes workshops for both adults and children. Our boardroom is available to rent for educational and cultural initiatives.