Programs of interest to YAS Members

January 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Branch activities

The Community

Creating an intergenerational dialogue through art 

Community Portrait Project participants will take part in a series of workshops which will include music, visual arts, creative writing and more.  Participants will share their skills with the group and take on leadership roles in the development of art-based programming which we will then share with the community.  Participants will also help develop an exhibition entitled “A Community Portrait” which will be displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth Branch. Program Sponsors

Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are excited to offer this program free of charge.

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Open Arts Saturdays

In association with the New Horizons Program and the Friends of Yarmouth Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch is excited to host this Open Arts studio. This program is free to attend and will run every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00pm. Participants are invited to contribute to the gallery’s upcoming Community Portrait exhibit.

Who: This event is open to everyone. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What: An Open Arts Studio

When: Saturdays from 1:00 until 3:00pm.

Where: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch, 341 Main Street Yarmouth

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.

Collaborative Live Art and Unplugged Open Stage

Calling all artists. Want more creative expression in your life? In association with the New Horizons Program, the Friends of Yarmouth Art Gallery are excited to invite you to this collaborative creative experience. For this free event art supplies and some musical instruments will be available. Join musicians, writers, and artists of all sorts in collaborative art making from 5:00 until 6:00 pm. At 6:00 pm, stay with us until 7:30 for our Unplugged Open Stage. Enjoy light refreshment and entertainment as local artists interested in sharing are given an opportunity to perform.

Who: This event is open to everyone. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What: A Live Art Event and Unplugged Open Stage

When: Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 starting January 12th

Where: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch, 341 Main Street Yarmouth

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.

Seeking Submissions

In association with the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch is seeking collaborative intergenerational artworks for our upcoming Community Portrait Exhibit.

Submission Guidelines

1. Piece is collaborative and completed by teams of two or more people.

2. Teams reflect a difference of 20+ years from youngest to oldest participant.

3. Submissions include a short letter reflecting on the collaborative process.

Submission Deadline

Art works and reflective letters should be submitted to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia at 341 Main Street Yarmouth by or before March 25th.

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.