ARTsPLACE is a contemporary gallery and arts centre that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council.
The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) is a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia; a place that artists seem to be naturally drawn to, ARCAC was founded by a group of artists in 1982. They began meeting in Annapolis Royal to explore ways of sharing their work and ideas with one another and with the community at large. They felt that if art was to survive as living cultural force, artists should take the first step toward demystifying the practice of art.
ARCAC has developed a province-wide and national reputation for being able to generate interesting activities and opportunities within the community. Our membership currently comprises over 200 individuals and families who believe that involvement in the arts makes life both rewarding and fun. We run a year round schedule of workshops, classes, concerts,"coffee house" evenings, readings, slide shows, talks and special events. Through our Scholarship Fund, we assist students of all ages who wish to pursue art-related courses of study.
ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre is run by an Exhibitions Committee of the ARCAC Board, comprised 100% of artists, to support and encourage serious artistic endeavours at all levels and of all sorts. Our exhibition schedule has been designed to reflect the role ARCAC plays as intermediary between the contemporary art world out there and the local community. ARTsPLACE is funded in-part by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia and fundraising endeavours.
Board and Staff
Hilary Jamnik, Chair
Randy Swigart, Vice-Chair
Bebe MacLean, Secretary
Carol Tonkin, Treasurer
Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director
Pat Lohrenz, Chair
Wayne Boucher, RCA
James Lightle, ARCAC Board Rep.
Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm