Located in the heart of La Promenade Waterfront, we are the jewel of the newly created tourist destination. Our gallery is owned and operated by the Bathurst Art Society (1991) maintaining a gallery presence in our community since 1996. We now have over 50 members most of whom are local artists with work of all styles, and mediums on display at the gallery. Our art work is constantly changing in order to keep your visits fresh and stimulating.
In 2008, an addition was added to our gallery that doubled our space including a new entrance to the center of the Village. This allowed us to open a teaching/meeting room at the rear of the building to facilitate teaching art to our community. The mandate of the Bathurst Art Society is, “To unite artists of the community for purposes of friendship, networking, cultural development, and promotion of the arts.”
Visual arts are a vital part of our culture, a reflection of our society and the diversity of its people. Art is the documentation of a civilization over a period of time. It is crucial to retain this achievement for future generations.
Please come in to experience the developing role of art in our community which is an expression of the love the artists have for our Chaleur Bay region.
For the past three years we have been painting murals in a once used classroom at the Chalmers building which is part of the Bathurst High School. Several of our Artist who are members of the Bathurst Art Society have volunteered their time and artistic skills in painting this mural. The mural was painted in three parts on the same wall. In 2013 we started with the fireplace in the middle of the wall, which is usually dressed up in December with stockings and tinsel, in 2014 we painted children reading books and book shelf with books on the left side of the painted fireplace. This mural shows how important for our children to read and learn, and in 2015 we painted an elderly couple sitting on a sofa on the right side of the painted fireplace which was a tribute to our seniors.
This room is used for many things throughout the year. Such as a conference space and holding food donations before Christmas to be given to Seniors who are in need. Sometime in the future we are planning to paint another mural on the adjacent wall in that same room. Our theme will be on the Veterans. This is definitely a worthwhile project and we get a lot of enjoyment in working together.
3d Virtual Galleries–coming soon
These virtual galleries allow you to enter each gallery and wander around as you look at the art on the walls. Double clicking on an individual art work will provide some details on the art and the artist.
Scenes of Northern NB