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“Lovely venue for this beautiful gallery!”
Review of Old Barn Gallery

Old Barn Gallery
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Antigonish
Certificate of Excellence
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Fall River, Canada
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely venue for this beautiful gallery!”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Carol has created a beautiful gallery filled with art, antiques and wonderful finds from her many travels. The setting, just 2 minutes off exit 35B on highway 104 (near Antigonish) is a charming, spacious country barn surrounded by flower gardens. Whether one is looking for that special gift or wants to find a unique item for your own collection, you will find it easy to spend time strolling through the many treasures on display. Take some time to learn about the many artists and artisans represented within the Old Barn Gallery. The country setting offers its own unique charm, including a lovely little outdoor patio among the flowers for those who may wish to rest awhile and have a chat with a resident kitty.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Mary M
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Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Gem worth the Drive”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The Old Barn carries a wide variety of different quality products all made by local artists and craftspeople. Definitely worth stopping by!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank MikeD055
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Old barn gallery excellence!”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The combined charm and elegance of this converted 1800's barn loft, with its original hand-hewn beams provides a perfect backdrop the remarkable display of vintage, hand-made Nova Scotian crafts and unique art put together by Carol Rivoire. With Carol's superb taste and flair, one could easily imagine being in an art gallery rather than the gift gallery that this space really is. From candlesticks made from old spindles, to hand turned bowls, to trays made from vintage fence siding to contemporary paintings, European fabric pillows and fiber arts, one could spend several days just taking in all the beauty. The barn setting is surrounded by enormous, fragrant rugosa roses and masses of colorful perennial gardens. There is not a place like it in all the Maritimes and easily a destination for anyone interested in the most unique gift gallery we've ever seen. Janie & Sandy

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Jane S
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North Carolina
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem Well Worth a Visit!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Old Barn Gallery is run by Carol Rivoire. It is located in an old red barn on her horse farm, set amid beautiful pastures and hills and surrounded by lush gardens. Carol has redone the old barn to perfectly display one-of-a-kind artworks by local painters and craftsmen along with antiques and handicrafts. Carol is very knowledgeable and has traveled extensively to assemble her collection of items, which also includes vintage linens, quilts, pottery and whimsical tea pots! It is great fun to browse the gallery making interesting discoveries in every corner. Look carefully and you may even see a cat or two in the middle of the displays! If you are anywhere in the area, don't miss this beautiful gallery!

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank NChoagie
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Antigonish, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“what a find !”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Saw the sign on the way from the beautiful Pomquet Beach and decided to check it out. Well, what a collection of original Art, antiques, collectables, crafts, and more! All in an original rustic barn, well organized and ambient, amidst the beautiful gardens surrounding the barn. You won't be disappointed.
Bernie C

Visited August 2013
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