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Best Contemporary Art in Halifax

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The Khyber ICA, is an artist-run space featuring a great number of up-and-coming artists. Housed in a grand old Gothic building on Barrington Street, Khyber gives you an opportunity to interact with the artists and know more about the artworks. Even your little ones get their share of fun as the space is known for hosting special workshops and camps for kids.

If you are an art enthusiast, Anna Leonowens Gallery is a place you must visit while you are in Halifax. Situated in the busy area of Granville Street, this art gallery is a platform for the budding artists to showcase their art. The pieces featured here are from the student artists and faculty of the NSCAD University, as well as the guest artists The gallery features approximately 125 different exhibitions throughout the year and is a sheer treat for art lovers.

Located near the cruise ship terminal, Studio 21 Fine Art Inc. has become a shelter for art lovers in Canada. The gallery has been set up for the promotion and spread of contemporary art. Studio 21 provides a venue for individual artists, both local and international, to exhibit their paintings and for art lovers to see and appreciate. Exhibitions include works of prominent and famous artists like Anne Barry, Paul Bernhardt, Susan Wood and Anna Syperek to name a few.

Established in 1908, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax is a premier art gallery in Atlantic Canada. Showcasing Nova Scotian works, it is among the finest art institutions in the country. In its effort to promote lifelong learning, the gallery also provides in-school programs, hands-on workshops and other opportunities for families, children, teens and teachers, as well as, organizes tours, films and lectures. With more than 17000 artworks on display, it is indeed a visual delight for art lovers.

Parentheses brings to Halifax's art scene, a host of artwork from around the world, with exhibitions held by renowned as well as emerging artists. Owned by curators Dave Hayden and Kevin Lewis, the limelight is on contemporary art at this modernist art gallery. Some of the previous exhibitions have seen installations by artists such as Kim Deleu, Melanie Colosimo and Jon Claytor, among several others.

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