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Chester Art Centre

The Chester Art Centre is the only year-round visual arts organization in the municipality of Chester. Offering workshops, lectures, exhibitions and events in a classic Chester cottage which features a main floor exhibition space and classroom, a full kitchen; the upstairs is the Art Centre office. And the backyard is terrific for picnics.

The Chester Art Centre sponsors the hugely successful Chester Art Festival, an exciting nine-day festival highlighted by a featured exhibition, stimulating demonstrations, a fun family day and a chance to meet local and regional artists and buy their works.

Stretch your imagination, awaken your curiosity and energize your inner artist.


Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:45 AM


60 Queen Street, Chester, NS, Canada



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