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Our Story

We have been very lucky in many ways. We registered in 2018, opened our doors in the summer of 2019. Our grand Opening of 2020 was cancelled due to COVID shutdowns and yet we carried on. Positive attitudes, patience and dedication persevered.

 

Our team is always evolving because people move, life happens and the world changes. We know that you can't really plan 100% for the future but you can sketch out your dream and aim for the stars. Everyone has a story and our non-profit is a collage of many.

 

We continue to reach out to our local villages, towns, the Municipality of the County of Kings and the various departments within the Province of Nova Scotia for support and to collaborate. One of our favourite collaborations is with Veterans affairs. Check it out in the link below.

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/research/well-being-fund/funding-recipients/2021

Drop by, grab a hot drink and stay for awhile. Let's get to know each other.

Our Story

2018 June - October

The Idea Was Born

A group of like minded individuals formed and created a non-profit organization to share and appreciate the arts. 5 founding members made this all happen.

2019 March - June

We Found a Home

After many months, tours and meetings our founders located the perfect space. It just happened to be the 7th building too. You might say it was a happy accident. Thank you Avery's for partnering with us.

2020 March -July

COVID-19 Shutdowns

Our grand opening was scheduled for March 2020. The kick off of our 1st March Break Camp was ready to go, but like everyone else we decided to close for everyone's safety.

We reopened to the public in July and you know what they say, the rest is history. 

2021 January-December

Post COVID-19

We received the COVID-19 Emergency Support for Arts and Culture Organizations from the Department of Community, Culture and Heritage of Nova Scotia. We brought back our original programing and added events to our schedule as things normalized in our province. 

 

We developed a March Break camp for kids featuring many local artists. Met new groups like Autism Nova Scotia Kingston and Kentville Chapters and offered a space for them to create.

 

We began to partnered with the Career Rising Program in Kentville to offer a summer position to under privileged teens.

We also applied and received funds from SKILLS Program through the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to create a summer position for a post secondary student.

2022 January-December

Our Story Continues

We received funding from Veterans Affairs Canada Family Wellness Fund to support our Life Through A Mask: An Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy workshop which became a nationally recognized program.

 

Our N.O.V.A. Club now13 local artists including 2 teens of 17yrs of age.

The volunteer team consists of 20 members including the Board of Directors.

 

We partnered again with Career Rising Program in Kentville to offer a summer position to underprivileged teens.

Scattered Paintbrushes

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