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Acadian Museum of PEI
Last chance to view the Acadian Children of the Island from 1900-1965 exhibit with many photos and a number of artefacts on display. Visit the updated permanent exhibit. Acadian genealogy resources available to researchers by appointment only. Call 432-2880 to reserve. The gift shop offers Acadian books, flags, souvenirs and PEI Museum and Heritage passports that give access to all seven sites. Open daily 10 am–5 pm. 23 Main Dr. East, Miscouche. museeacadien.org

Beaconsfield Historic House
Designed and built by W.C. Harris in 1877 for James and Edith Peake, Beaconsfield was one of Charlottetown’s most elegant homes. Featuring fine materials and craftsmanship, it was also equipped with all the latest conveniences of the day. Guided tours offered daily from 10 am–4 pm. Gift shop has Island books, magazines, pottery and prints.

2 Kent St, Charlottetown. 368-6603,


Bedeque Area Historical Museum
Learn about the Loyalist settlement around Bedeque Bay in 1784, the Borden ferry service from 1917 to 1997, and Lucy Maud Montgomery’s romance with Herman Leard of Lower Bedeque in 1898. View items from the late Howard Clark’s Red Barn Museum in Chelton and from Callbeck’s general store which operated from 1899 to 1993 in the building that now houses the museum. Open Tue–Sat 10 am–5 pm, and Sun 1–5 pm. bahsmuseum@outlook.com, 887-3009, bedequemuseum.ca

Confederation Centre Art Gallery
On view: Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island Aug 8–Jan 3; Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe to Sep 6; Setting the Table: Still-Life and Its After Effects to Sep 6; Sandi Hartling: anything at all to Sep 13; The Debbie Show: Views from the Desk to Sep 27; Artists by Artists to Sep 27; Spheres, Skulls, and Other Icons of the Interior to Oct 4. Gallery open Tue–Sun 10 am–5 pm. Confederation Centre, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown. 628-6142, confederationcentre.com 

Culture Summerside
On the Hunt for Heritage, an architectural exhibit on Summerside’s historic Water Street, is on view through Aug and Sep. Take the interactive challenge and find the locations of the features. 432-1332, culturesummerside.com

Details Fine Art Gallery
Old Home Week—a gallery exhibition

opens Aug 5 from 3–7 pm. Gallery: Ron Arvidson, P. John Burden, Holly Caldwell, Canoe Cove Glass, Kevin Cook, Grace Curtis, Katharine Dagg, Wendell Dennis, David Garcia Jimenez, Jamie Germaine, Elaine Harrison, Jessica Hutchinson Pottery, Island Stoneware, Sandi Komst, Heather M. Larter, Wendy Manning, Monica Macdonald, Heather Millar, Connie O’Brien, PEI Smoke Fired Pottery, Pottery by the Sea, Dr. Paul A. Price, Arlene Rice, Susana Rutherford, Ben F. Stahl, Richard Vickerson. Other works by Maritime, national and international artists. Designer jewelry, art, glass, and pottery. Open Tue–Sat 10 am–5:30 pm, Sun and Mon by appointment only. 166 Richmond St, Charlottetown. 892-2233, detailsfineart.com

Dunes Island Art Gallery
Works by Wayne Barrett, Maurice Bernard, Julea Boswell, Debbie Brady, Mary Carr-Chaisson, Susan Christensen, Ashley Anne Clark, Joan Creamer, Katharine Dagg, Tony Diodati, June Ellis, Nan Ferrier, Sheila Forsyth, Lise Genova, Jaime Germaine, Mel Giddings, Heather Hannon, Kim Jabbour, Betty Jenkins, Sandi Komst, Sandy Kowalik, Eric Labor, Helene LaRouche, Haley Lewis, Marie Lyon, Monica Macdonald, Pat MacDougall, Anne MacKay, Wendy Manning, Ellen Martin, Glen Milner, Kathleen Milner, Robert Milner, Louise Mould, Deb Murphy, Connie O’Brien, Linda Shaw Packard, Julia Purcell, Warren Christopher Reeson, Heather Reid, Cheryl Richards, Sylvia Ridgway, Dagny Rossignol, Helen Rowlands, Joan Savage, Jessica Sheppard, Terry Dunton Stevenson, Adam Sultan, Gail Sutherland, Lorraine Vatcher, Joy Van der Vliet, Richard Vickerson, Lyndsay Walker, Donna White and Damien Worth. Gallery open daily 9 am–8 pm. 3622 Brackley Point Road, Route #15. 672-2586, dunesgallery.com

Ellen’s Creek Gallery
Works by Damien Worth, Emily Howard, Ken Spearing, Louis Mould, Margaret Muzika, Marianne Janowicz, Ray Doiron, Henry Dunsmore, Debra Wellner, Henry Purdy C.M., RCA, Sylvia Ridgway, Maurice Bernard, Pam Ling, Marie McMahon-Young, P. John Burden, David Garcia Jimenez, Jim Steadman, Julia Purcell, Betty Jenkins, Linda Shaw Packard, Gloria Woolridge. Mon–Fri 9 am–5 pm, Sat 9 am–4 pm. 525 North River Rd, Charlottetown. 368-3494,


Eptek Art & Culture Centre
On view: Retrospective exhibition of work, 85 Years of Painting and Drawing, by Nan Ferrier. Art demonstrations most Wed and Fri 10:30 am–12 pm with Nan Ferrier. Eptek’s on-site gift shop carries only Island art and craft, and books on local themes. Visit the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside. Eptek is a site of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. Open Tue–Fri 10 am–5 pm and Sun 12–5 pm. Admission is by donation. 130 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside. 888-8373,


Gallery @ The Guild
Until Aug 15, this town is small presents This Love is New but it’s Projections by Evan Furness and Jordan Beaulieu. An exhibition of video and installation works exploring the transference of emotions to objects, images, spaces and places. 111 Queen St, Charlottetown. 368-4413, theguildpei.com

Haviland Club
Open house and art show from 2–6 pm most days in Aug. Take in Louise Carota’s paintings and tour the historic building. 2 Haviland St, Charlottetown. thehavilandclub@gmail.com

International Fox Museum
Learn how PEI experienced a gold rush and became the birthplace and headquarters of a worldwide industry filled with colourful characters, high stakes and high fashion. Reserve an interactive tour. Open by appointment with admission by donation. Temporary location at MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring St, Summerside. 432-1332, culturesummerside.com

Kings Playhouse Art Gallery
Works by Carolyn Hessinger, Sandi Komst, Mary MacLean, Connie O’Brien, Cheryl Richards, Kathy Stuart, Lorraine Vatcher and Margaret Sutton Wailes. 65 Grafton Street, Georgetown. 652-2053,


MacNaught History Centre and Archives
Sixty Days of Fame series features a local artist for a two–month period. Discover family roots by accessing the extensive genealogy resources and expert research assistance. Open by appointment. 75 Spring St, Summerside. 432-1332

PEI Crafts Council Gallery
Gallery of the PEI Crafts Council. Juried art and craft from Island artists and artisans. Open daily 10 am–6 pm, Sun 12–6 pm. 98 Water St, Charlottetown. 892-5152

Receiver Coffee Co.
this town is small’s Small town Market Gallery at Receiver Coffee Co. Domestic Appetites by artist Melissa Morse on view to Aug 24. 128 Richmond St, Charlottetown. 367-3436

Wyatt Historic House Museum
Considered one of the most impressive historic house collections in Eastern Canada. The guided tour is an intimate story of people, place, spirits, and artifacts. Admission at door. Call to book. 85 Spring St, Summerside. 432-1332

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