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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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We accidently fall over this piece of paradise on our roadtrip through Nova Scotia. We just... read more

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Marenvotremajeste
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Hamburg, Germany
A serendipitous, lucky find

We came upon this neat place when we were searching for an antique place. We met a wonderful... read more

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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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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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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 yesterday

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery is a very pleasant place to spend an hour or so. While holding primarily local and regional paintings of various styles, there are also other types of art and crafts. The location is scenic, the galleries themselves interesting (housed in former house barns),...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled upon the old barn gallery completely by accident and what a wonderful surprise, tucked up a little dirt road the gallery is filled with with various artwork, photographs and antiques. I truly enjoyed the whole experience, and will return for future visits. The...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're just getting started for this our 7th season, and so far everything except the weather has been great. -- I very much enjoyed talking with you and hope you come back...More

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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 22, 2017

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

Thank Searchgirl791
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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 18, 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

Thank Jeremy P
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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 27, 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 24, 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

Thank Giovanni D
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