Our 2017 Operating Season: June 1 to October 8
Gallery 215 is a seasonally operated gallery in it’s 12th season of operation. Our opening day is June 1st, open to the general public, until October 8th. We’ll be open daily from 11 am to 5:00 pm, July 1st to August 30th. June and Sept, our days of operation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Gallery 215 is a project of the Maitland and District Development Association (MDDA), who envisioned the historic Selmah Schoolhouse as a beautiful backdrop to showcase Nova Scotia artists. The MDDA restored the building with the concept of offering it as a community-based art gallery, where the artists are not juried but accepted as space allows. We are pleased to present both professional and amateur artists who bring a range of artistic experience to the gallery. Over the years the number of artists we’ve represented has grown, and in 2017 we will be showcasing the work of nearly 40 Nova Scotia artists.
Gallery 215 works to promote the art offered in our space, and also our individual artists. All the artwork in the Gallery is for sale, and visitors will discover a wide range of sizes and subject matter within our walls. In addition to our original fine art offerings, we have a small selection of matted art prints by a few of our gallery artists, and an art card display.
The proceeds of each sale go to the Maitland & District Development Association (MDDA). They contribute to the maintenance of Gallery 215, Dawson Dowell Park in Maitland, the Maitland Viewpoint Wharf (which is accessed through the park), and a variety of other MDDA initiatives.