Our Family Photo Album

The photos below represent our brief family history, beginning with the opening of Hardware Gallery and the transformation into Tides Contemporary Art Gallery a few years later. 

Guest Artist Wall
Guest Artist Wall

A permanent display wall featuring one-month shows by emerging or established artists who are not member artists

Our first ad in The Grapevine
Our first ad in The Grapevine
The Main and Cornwallis corner of Kentville's unique downtown business square.
The Main and Cornwallis corner of Kentville's unique downtown business square.
Artist member Colin Chase helps hang new gallery sign a few hours before the official opening.
Artist member Colin Chase helps hang new gallery sign a few hours before the official opening.
Artist members Heather Lawrie and Carolyn Mallory prepare walls for repainting.
Artist members Heather Lawrie and Carolyn Mallory prepare walls for repainting.
Board member J.D. MacCulloch helps paint gallery.
Board member J.D. MacCulloch helps paint gallery.
A reminder of the infamous Crow Wars of Kentville almost 20 years ago.
A reminder of the infamous Crow Wars of Kentville almost 20 years ago.
Artist member and gallery chair Bob Hainstock tries to impress Mayor Sandra Snow.
Artist member and gallery chair Bob Hainstock tries to impress Mayor Sandra Snow.
One part of the gift shop area.
One part of the gift shop area.
Opening night reception for a Hardware Gallery exhibition in 2019.
Opening night reception for a Hardware Gallery exhibition in 2019.
One of the downtown wall murals co-ordinated by the Hardware Gallery.
One of the downtown wall murals co-ordinated by the Hardware Gallery.
Artist members Bob Hainstock, Heather Alexis Porter, and Colin Chase prepare for ribbon cutting.
Artist members Bob Hainstock, Heather Alexis Porter, and Colin Chase prepare for ribbon cutting.
Cristoph Both from Acadia's School of Music chats with opening night gang.
Cristoph Both from Acadia's School of Music chats with opening night gang.
Colours of soft pastel for mixed media.
Colours of soft pastel for mixed media.
Bob chats with Lynda MacDonald, owner of Harvest Gallery in Wolfville.
Bob chats with Lynda MacDonald, owner of Harvest Gallery in Wolfville.
Another exhibition opening at Hardware Gallery in 2019.
Another exhibition opening at Hardware Gallery in 2019.
Artist Jen White in front of space shared with Heather Alexis Porter.
Artist Jen White in front of space shared with Heather Alexis Porter.
Artists work on the downtown streets of Kentville in the summer.
Artists work on the downtown streets of Kentville in the summer.
Another opening night from Hardware Gallery.
Another opening night from Hardware Gallery.
Some of the staff from Kings County came to support the new gallery opening.
Some of the staff from Kings County came to support the new gallery opening.
Printmaker small rollers.
Printmaker small rollers.
Artist Carol Pye chats with well wishers at opening.
Artist Carol Pye chats with well wishers at opening.
Opening night
Opening night
Artists Heather Alexis Porter and Carolyn Mallory get a break during members monthly rehang.
Artists Heather Alexis Porter and Carolyn Mallory get a break during members monthly rehang.
Several arts and culture events each year in downtown Kentville.
Several arts and culture events each year in downtown Kentville.
Collagraph plates for print making.
Collagraph plates for print making.
The annual Christmas Tree at the corner of Main & Cornwallis, in front of the iconic Cornwallis Inn.
The annual Christmas Tree at the corner of Main & Cornwallis, in front of the iconic Cornwallis Inn.
Reflections under a bridge leading into the walking trails of Miners Marsh in downtown Kentville.
Reflections under a bridge leading into the walking trails of Miners Marsh in downtown Kentville.
The Annapolis Valley's mixed cultures on display at the Apple Blossom Festival Parade in downtown Ke
The Annapolis Valley's mixed cultures on display at the Apple Blossom Festival Parade in downtown Ke
Gallery co-ordinator Bob Hainstock searches for suitable prints for the gallery's romantic fundraise
Gallery co-ordinator Bob Hainstock searches for suitable prints for the gallery's romantic fundraise
Drawing Inks for mixed media.
Drawing Inks for mixed media.
Aerial photo of Cornwallis Inn.
Aerial photo of Cornwallis Inn.