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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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Worst place to visit ever

We were on our way visiting Antigonish and decided to visit the old barn. The city has nothing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lulemclaren
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Truro, Canada
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Masterpieces

Stopped in with my daughter while touring the area. Carol explained the fascinating history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo Ann B
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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)
“local art” (5 reviews)
“the owner” (18 reviews)
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71 Melanson Rd | Pomquet Village, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L4, Canada
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+1 902-386-2304
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were on our way visiting Antigonish and decided to visit the old barn. The city has nothing interesting to visit and the old barn gallery was absolutely nothing to visit. It was reaally far away from the town, had an awful unpaved road, and...More

Thank lulemclaren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in with my daughter while touring the area. Carol explained the fascinating history of the farm and the barn, which is now the gallery. Twos separate area of the barn are dedicated as galleries. I loved the way the art work was displayed throughout....More

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

I'm so glad you chose "Pants on Fire" to hang in your Chicago office. It's definitely a bit quirky, but one of my favorites despite that it's sort of "representational" and I'm an Intuitive Abstract painter. -- I very much enjoyed showing you and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, warm and friendly owner, and plenty of interesting local art! Definitely worth the stop!

Thank chantelle_m_1985
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery. It means so much to small, out of the way businesses. I enjoyed showing you around and hope to have the opportunity to see you again. Kind Regards, Carol Naveta Rivoire

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a day just roam some back roads in Nova Scotia, with no particular destination in mind. We passed a sign for the Old Barn Gallery and enjoyed our stop there. Even though it was a rainy Sunday morning, with no...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our gallery and property. It was a rather damp day for sure. -- I enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back on a bright sunny day. Carol Naveta Rivoire

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique gallery featuring lots of local art. We had a personal tour by the owner who had painted and collect much of the work. Worth a visit.More

Thank jdo506
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting, and thank you for taking the time to review Old Barn Gallery & Gardens. I can't tell you how much pleasure I get from visitors who are fellow art lovers as well as all the joys of country life. Please...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

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.

Thank Ben0982347560981
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 6 June 2017 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

Thank Farah J
Carol R, Owner at Old Barn Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

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

Thank Karen B
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 22 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

Thank Natalie C
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

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