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Old Barn Gallery

71 Melanson Rd | Pomquet Village, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L4, Canada
+1 902-386-2304
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Wonderful

Beautiful farm, lovely gallery, and a pleasant host. What more could you want? Would highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben0982347560981
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Antigonish, Canada
Magnificent array of gorgeous paintings in a charming rural setting

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Formerly a horse farm with a few horses still on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ruffpyat
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Waterloo, Canada
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We sell original art that is mostly local - much of the art is the work of art/owner Carol Naveta Rivoire. Carol's passion is CONTEMPORARY ART, and her paintings are full of all the elements necessary - pleasing colors, texture (lots of texture), balanced composition, line, value, and emotion. The galleries are located at beautiful Beaver Dam Farm in the village of Pomquet, 12 min. from Antigonish Town. One gallery is in a former stable, and the other in the former carriage house. -- Very charming and fun! There's a lovely terrace with seating. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the flowers and container vegetables surrounding the terrace. There are 500 old-fashioned rose bushes on the farm plus huge perennial gardens. -- Drive EAST on the highway towards Cape Breton. EXIT 35B (Monks Head Rd.) Folow OLD BARN GALLERY signs to first road on left (Melanson Rd.)
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“hidden gem” (7 reviews)
“the owner” (17 reviews)
“local art” (4 reviews)
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71 Melanson Rd | Pomquet Village, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful farm, lovely gallery, and a pleasant host. What more could you want? Would highly recommend it to any lovers of nature and art who are looking for a place to visit while out on a country drive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Formerly a horse farm with a few horses still on the premises, the Old Barn houses a rich array of gorgeous paintings by Carol "Naveta" Rivoire, a gifted abstract painter, as well as works by numerous...More

Thank ruffpyat
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit, and your enthusiastic appreciation of what we're doing here at Old Barn Gallery & Gardens. As I think you know, it's a passion with us to create in abstract art, wildlife photography, and perennial old-fashioned gardens. A passion...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Barn Gallery is a must see if you find yourself in Antigonish. The owner and artist gave us a wonderful tour of the gallery, and you could clearly see that she lived each and every piece she displayed. Previously a horse stable, the...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Farah and Family, Thank you for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery on Trip Advisor. As I think you know, I thoroughly enjoyed your visit and very much appreciate your art purchases from us. Hope Cape Breton wasn't too icy on your visit....More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

This little country gallery is beautiful and full of local art, including the owner's pieces. It was a fun and unexpected place to visit on a road trip through Nova Scotia. As well, I came away with a couple pieces of original artwork. Well worth...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Thank you karen for your visit and for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery on Trip Advisor. It's most appreciated as we are definitely a "hidden" gem. Thank goodness for Trip Advisor and GPS. -- The interesting thing is that so many people...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very nice people, wide selection of interesting local art. It was very interesting to see all the local art that was on display in many different forms alongside paintings. Very beautiful place to stop.More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Thank you, Natalie, for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It would be impossible to tell you how much your review and all the others mean to us at Old Barn Gallery. We are definitely "a hidden gem" - despite our efforts...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

The gallery was an amazing find. Out on an adventure we found this beautiful gallery. It had a sense of peace. The workers were lovely people and we have the chance to talk to one of the painters who was welcoming and informative. The building...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The abundant Old Barn Gallery signage makes finding this country gem easy. The gallery features a nice variety of items, including paintings, sculptures and antiques.and the setting is lovely. A plethora of flowers on the patio in front of the vast gallery invites visitors to...More

Thank karinaz
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

... go, otherwise skip. Antiques were virtually non existent, not sure why it's in any way advertised as an antique store?More

Thank Jon P
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

At Old Barn Gallery, we are always looking for customer's responses to all that we offer, so thank you for offering your thoughts. I'm sorry we weren't "what you expected", as to antiques, but, frankly, we are first and foremost an Art Gallery. I include...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife, teen daughter, and I were on our way back from Cape Breton and were looking for a fun, halfway stop on our way back to the Western Shore. We landed at the Old Barn Gallery and instantly fell in love with the place....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great place to visit & buy a souvenir of your trip. Everything very well laid out. It's in an old barn. Very nice. Really recommend.More

Thank Carmelle C
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hello, Thank you very much for reviewing Old Barn Gallery & Boutique. It's people like you who appreciate small, entrepreneurial businesses that make it possible for us to continue in our "out of the way" locations. For us, it's only 12 min. from the wonderfully...More

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