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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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Old Barn Gallery Pomquet NS

A very interesting assortment of local artists'paintings and photos. Very reasonably priced. In... read more

Reviewed yesterday
antiguagirl2015
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Shelburne, Canada
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WHAT a find!!

I'm and American from New Orleans, Louisisna, who lives in Riverside, Nova Scotia for five months... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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71 Melanson Rd | Pomquet Village, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very interesting assortment of local artists'paintings and photos. Very reasonably priced. In an" off the beaten track "location near Antigonish. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

I'm and American from New Orleans, Louisisna, who lives in Riverside, Nova Scotia for five months out of the year and had been hearing about the Old Barn Gallery and Gardens for quite a few years. So, last Friday two friends and myself decided to...More

Thank curry72
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the opportunity to visit the gallery during my visit to Antigonish. What a delight! The location is stunning ... a farm property that is surrounded by all the beauty Nova Scotia has to offer...a great old barn, fabulous gardens, a spectacular view of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carol is a tremendous local artist and he gallery doesn't disappoint. Quality local art using unique mixed medium. The tour of the barn alone is worth the ride, let alone quality art at affordable prices. Strongly recommend !More

Thank pmerjo
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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, and I'm delighted you enjoyed my abstract and impressionistic painting. -- I have recently recalled what one of my teachers said some time ago. . . . She was a great instructor and told us about being hired...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stoped by on our way home from the Highland games today. Gorgeous summer day and lovely little restbit on the way home along the the old #4. We love that drive it's much more scenic than the 104. Carol was very welcoming and more then...More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. - Re your comments about the "back way" (the old way) to Pomquet and how charming it is, I couldn't agree more. It's a windy road with views of the ocean and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend we happened upon this delightful gallery while exploring around the Antigonish area. I had heard about it from some colleagues in Truro so threw it into the GPS for a look see. I am by no means the artistic type and my talent...More

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

Thank you so much for your very nice review. I especially liked the part where you said . . "I found this gallery had the nicest feel about it". -- I do too, frankly. I love going in there each morning. -- Also pleased with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews here, in my opinion, over-rated the actual establishment. While not wishing to diminish someone's artistic gift, the display here was not to my own liking. Art pricing is certainly subjective, and we were cautioned about premium prices here. Our group felt that caution...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Obviously, I am sincerely sorry you weren't happy with what you found in our galleries. As much as i would like everyone to be pleased, that's not possible. We have a lot to offer, and particularly a great variety of art. Everything from handmade garden...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We accidently fall over this piece of paradise on our roadtrip through Nova Scotia. We just followed the sign at the road and discovered this wonderful place. Carol is a heart-warming person and I felt a connection immediately. We had a very nice and inspiring...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Barn Gallery and thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review on your experience here. I so enjoyed talking with you and thank Lukas for his charming drawing he left me. Love it! Good luck...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We came upon this neat place when we were searching for an antique place. We met a wonderful woman/owner/artist who created this gallery. It consisted of beautiful art made by her along with other great artists, and a few antiques. The owner had a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We were driving randomly and came across Old Barn Gallery! Not only is their one of a kind art in different mediums but great history of the property as well. We had a great time meeting everyone and their furry friends too :) will be...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review my galleries. Yes, please do come back, particularly in full summer when the 500 rose buses are blooming. All of us (Bella the cat, Star of FB", Holly and Quasar (Norwegian Fjord Horses) and Carol, owner/artist, and...More

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