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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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What a cool gallery - hidden but worth the effort to find.

Me and my wife were on a cross Canada trip for Ontario Bee Rescue and travelling through nova... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
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This place used to have a good selection of antiques and collectibles, linens, purses and artwork... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
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Antigonish, 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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“local art” (6 reviews)
“the owner” (23 reviews)
“nova scotia” (8 reviews)
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71 Melanson Rd | Pomquet Village, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L4, Canada
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Me and my wife were on a cross Canada trip for Ontario Bee Rescue and travelling through nova Scotia We found this beautiful place by accident trying to turn around..What a wonderful place. Super rare artwork by folk artists, and Carol was very interesting and...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This place used to have a good selection of antiques and collectibles, linens, purses and artwork. Now it's just weird art.More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Hi, I am so sorry you were not happy with your visits. Sincerely, I am sorry and will think about your comments. -- I'm wondering when you did visit Old Barn Gallery as we closed Sept. 1st. and then started putting things away for the...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife were on a road trip through the Cabet trail. We found this beautiful place by chance and are very thankful we did. The Artist and owner of the Gallery is an amazing person with a beautiful story. Her gallery has alot...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Hi Jeremy, How can I thank you for the truly heartfelt review you gave me and the gallery. You two make a perfectly charming couple and I was delighted to talk with you. I too look forward to your next visit. Thank you again for...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

It is a rare treat when you get to speak to the artist. At The Old Barn Gallery we had the pleasure to see some remarkable works of art along with Carole who is the owner and a great artist. If you are going to...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for the great review. I am also "speechless". This summer has been a huge success for me. Wonderful to know how many people appreciate my art, and what's extra nice is that these "appreciators" come in all ages, sizes, and...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Accidentally sent here by our GPS because of new highway bypasses, so my girlfriend and I stopped by. I'm not a huge fan of abstract art, but Carol was very helpful and obviously very passionate about her work. Despite not being too keen on abstracts...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We were excited to go here, based on the rave reviews and it being the '#1 thing to do in Antigonish', according to trip advisor. We drove out only to find that they were closed due to being sick... needless to say, we were disappointed.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Have been to the Old Barn before, wanted my daughter and son to see it. fine art by locals and Carol. I always find something to purchase. Love the setting and the horses! This is for Trip Advisor ; Options for "what sort of visit...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Visit, chat with the owner, find a Nova Scotia treasure to take home with you. Be sure to visit the top of the grounds and get a view of the ocean.More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery for Trip Advisor. -- As all our visitors/customers know, we are definitely off the beaten track . . . "Wouldn't have it any other way". -- I very much appreciated your visit and meeting...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to the old barn gallery. We explored the barn and beautifully kept property and Carol, the owner (and artist) was super friendly and resourceful. She happily answered all of our questions about art and the surrounding area. (Located Very near...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Hello - I so much enjoyed your visit - the whole family ! -- Thank you for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery on Trip Advisor. -- I owe so much to all of our customers/visitors who have appreciated what we're doing here....More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Make sure you have an hour or so free to browse through the Two Galleries, wander through the Big barn, built in the 1800's and if you're an big art lover, the owner may take you up to the Big House on the Hill to...More

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Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Hi S. & B - Thank you for visiting and purchasing three of my paintings. I loved meeting you and look forward to getting together this winter in FL in Naples, Bonita Springs or Cape Fear, NC. -- I LOVE that name . . ....More

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