Name: Artist’s Quarter
Address: 2594 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4C6
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-4pm
The Artist’s Quarter provides affordable studio space to artists, who display their works in a central gallery space. You´ll find the studios in the La Villa building, beneath affordable rental apartments and beside the city´s only Latin American food cafe and grocery store
Artist Run Centre & Collective
Name: Eyelevel Gallery
Address: 5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite #101, Halifax, NS B3K 1B6
Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm
No North End gallery tour should neglect Eyelevel Gallery, a not-for-profit gallery that´s been dedicated to providing a forum for the presentation and development of contemporary visual art since 1974. The gallery is a bustling hub of activity for the North End Arts community, supporting a wide-range of unconventional programming initiatives.
Sculpture / Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Performance / New Media / Installation / Film & Video / Drawing & Painting / Artist Run Centre & Collective
Name: Lost and Found
Address: 2383 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4B8
Hours: Tues-Sat 12-6pm; Sun 12-5pm
Showcasing new artists on a monthly basis Lost and Found offers its walls as an alternative space for emerging artists creating outside the bounds of the institutional art world. Lost and Found is a vintage-lovers paradise that features carefully selected used clothes, locally-crafted goods and a selection of music from Halifax´s Divorce Records.
Fashion / Sculpture / Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Performance / Drawing & Painting / Craft / Event Space
Name: Plan B
Address: 2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B2
Hours: Daily 11-7pm
All ages venue, alternative merchants co-op, cafe and art space - Plan B aims to fill gaps in programming and provide accessible space to artists and vendors. The gallery at Plan B is the last room at the back of the large store-and-cafe front. It showcases community organized art shows and hosts Wednesday evening life drawing.
Fashion / Sculpture / Printmaking/Bookarts / Photography / Performance / Drawing & Painting / Event Space
Name: Fort Needham Memorial Park
Address: Needham Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3N9
Hours: Daily 8-11pm
Have a picnic, take your kids to the playground, play a round of tennis or lounge in the sun at the Fort Needham Memorial Park. Visitors can also learn more about the history of the North End at The Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower, which provides a view of the area of the city devastated by the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Name: Hydrostone Market
Address: 5531 Young Street, Ste 200, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7
The 1917 Halifax Explosion decimated much of the North End, giving rise to the Hydrostone District in 1920. These unique buildings were constructed using “Hydro- Stone” concrete blocks, and the neighborhood bears stylistic resemblance to a tree-lined English suburb.
Name: Lady Luck Boutique
Address: 5519 Young Street, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5pm; Sun 12-5pm
The independently owned and operated Lady Luck Boutique features unique handmade products from over thirty local artisans and jewelers, as well as a colourful selection of handbags and hats.
Home Decor & Furniture / Fashion
Name: Brooklyn Warehouse
Address: 2795 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS B3K 5E3
Hours: See website.
The Brooklyn Warehouse elevates simple, homestyle food to an art form, with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Try their thick, free-range burgers with smoked bacon and extra old cheddar, or their rabbit.
Meal / Drinks / Coffee
Address: 2606 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4C8
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm
Enjoy the best cupcakes in town at this chic factory-style cafe/gallery/salon, while taking in the curated exhibition of visual art on the cafe walls, or lounging on a couch with a magazine. Owner Fred Conners sources many ingredients from the urban garden and chicken coop at his nearby home. Choose between cupcake flavours ranging from lemon meringue to chocolate balsamic.
Quick Bite / Drinks / Coffee