Who We Are
Tides Contemporary Art Gallery is a non-profit, artist-run gallery, operating on the rock-solid belief in old fashioned rural co-operation and mutual support.
Tides Gallery is located in Kentville's unique downtown square, an intimate and picturesque blend of restaurants, boutique shopping, and professional services.
We are 13 visual artists representing the widest expression of styles, materials, and experience. Our artists have earned strong recognition in regional and provincial venues, and some at national and international exhibitions.
Tides Contemporary Art Gallery began in 2017 as Hardware Gallery, a non-profit community gallery. With the support of the Town of Kentville, it was one of several projects initiated by the Kentville Art Gallery Society (KAGS), including downtown murals, education programs, and public art projects. KAGS welcomes volunteers, sponsors, and partnerships from the regional community.
Tides Contemporary Art Gallery was created by KAGS in 2019 using a co-operative business model that offered long-term stability within uncertain times for rural-based economies.