Welcome to ArtWorks East

ArtWorks East (AWE) is an association of visual artists and crafters who live in Guysborough County. Our non-profit corporation began in 2019 and is listed with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks. We welcome local artisans of all ages and levels of experience as well as those who want to support the visual arts in our area.

Moni Duersch

The diverse range in my artistic style, my drive and yearning for new techniques, experimentation, and self-challenge leaves every artwork a special and unique piece to connect with.

Andrea Pottyondy

Art is my Truth, Art is a Healer, Art Makes Us Human
That’s the motto that Andrea lives by when creating works of art. She’s an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life, transforming ephemera and found objects into a new narrative.

Rob Carter

Rob has deep local roots in the area where he and Beverley live in a restored 1910 family home overlooking Philips Harbour and Chedabucto Bay.

Gianna Pellerin

I am always working to improve as an artist and tell stories through my work. If I can convince somebody, even just for a second, that the characters and stories I write are real, that makes it worth wild for me.

Julie Anne Fox

My first love in art making has always been landscape and still life. While I visited Nova Scotia frequently over the years, I moved to Guysborough permanently in 2018.

Kas Stone

My life is shaped, my spirit is sustained, and my artwork is inspired by the wild moody landscapes around my home. I see beauty in scenery that many people dismiss as bleak: a windswept barrens, a foggy beach, a granite headland, a snowy field, a bog.

Lee Leonard

I have been a painter in oils for 50 years, although I sometimes work in acrylics or watercolors. I have also been a printmaker for 15 years working mostly with monoprints.

Renee Sagebear

Even work on small paintings can take days, (working little by little), I notice myself feeling almost afraid as I begin, but then, once the pristine canvas is tackled, it’s full steam ahead.

Wilda Kaiser

My artistic vision is influenced by the wild natural landscape of the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.

Justina Dollard

Illustration is a principle practice that begins most of my work, but I experiment with many mediums depending on what forms and concepts I express. I have created a wide range of works.

Our Vision

Our vision is a community where the skills and related products of the visual arts and crafts are appreciated, shared, taught, promoted, and purchased by residents and visitors, both young and old.

Upcoming Events


julAWE Summer GalleryArtWorks East on the Guysborough waterfront

03jul2:00 pm3:00 pmThe Places We Call HomeA public presentation of stories and photographs by Kas Stone

17jul1:00 pm4:00 pmPlein Air Pastels for Kids Workshop

23jul1:00 pm2:30 pmEkphrasis 2.0Where visual art meets the written word ...


augAWE Summer GalleryArtWorks East on the Guysborough Waterfront

07aug1:00 am4:00 pmDriftwood FramesLearn how to create stunning frames from scavenged driftwood

20aug10:00 am4:00 pmPlein Air EventJoin us for a day of open air painting

20aug1:00 pm4:00 pmPlein Air Pastels for Kids Workshop

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