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Grand Opening: New Local Art Gallery in St. John’s by Historic Sites NL

  • Marilyn Walters
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  • September 6, 2023
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  • 2 minute read
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Grand Opening: New Local Art Gallery in St. John’s by Historic Sites NL

Discover the excitement surrounding the grand opening of Historic Sites NL’s newest local art gallery. 

Key Takeaways
  • Historic Sites NL opens a new art gallery located above the Heritage Shop on Water Street in downtown St. John’s.
  • The grand opening ceremony is set for this afternoon, with year-round operations to follow.
  • The venue aims to draw in both local patrons and incoming cruise ship tourists with its showcase of provincial arts and crafts.

The Grand Opening: A Launchpad for Local Art

The stage is set, the ribbons are ready, and Historic Sites NL is all set to inaugurate their brand-new art gallery this afternoon. This artistic haven will be perched above the popular Heritage Shop on Water Street, right in the bustling heart of downtown St. John’s.

From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the spotlight will be on this new gallery, giving both residents and tourists a glimpse of the rich artistry and craftsmanship that Newfoundland and Labrador have to offer. Rhonda Walsh Hatcher, the Enterprise Manager of Historic Sites NL, assures us that the gallery isn’t just a flash in the pan—it’s here to stay, with year-round operations in the pipeline.

Discover the excitement surrounding the grand opening of Historic Sites NL’s newest local art gallery. 

A Boost for Tourism: Cruise Ships on the Horizon

But that’s not all. Rhonda Walsh Hatcher has high hopes for the gallery’s immediate future. A string of cruise ships is scheduled to grace the St. John’s harbour in the coming weeks, and the timing couldn’t be more impeccable. The gallery is eager to welcome this influx of tourists, giving them a firsthand look at the exceptional arts and crafts produced by local artisans throughout the province.

As St. John’s gears up for what looks to be a bustling tourism season, Historic Sites NL is ready to play its part in showcasing the best of what Newfoundland and Labrador have to offer in the world of art. So, whether you’re a local art lover or a visiting tourist, this new gallery is an artistic pit stop you won’t want to miss.

Marilyn Walters

Marilyn Walters

Marilyn Walters is a seasoned news journalist with over two years of experience in the field. Known for her investigative reporting and insightful analysis, Marilyn has covered significant global events with an objective lens. Her relentless pursuit of truth and dedication to journalistic integrity have established her as a respected voice in today's dynamic news landscape.

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