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Acadian Museum of PEI
Learn about the rich history of the Mi’kmaq and Acadians in PEI with Unearthing the past: Archaeological Discoveries of Prince Edward Island, on view to September 4. View the permanent exhibition and video The Island Acadians: The Story of a People. Acadian genealogy resources available to researchers. A PEI Museum and Heritage site. Open daily in August. 23 Main Dr. E, Miscouche. museeacadien.org

Bedeque Area Historical Museum
On view are five new exhibits telling the story of: the Mizuno family; the settling of Freetown in the early 19th century; the Freetown Royals; Jacob Gould Schurman; and the Acadian presence in Bedeque (both before and after the deportation of 1758). The permanent exhibits include: the story of the Mi’kmaq of the area; the Acadian and Loyalist settlements in the 18th century; the boats of the Borden ferry service; the story of Callbecks Country Store; and Howard Clark’s Red Barn Museum collection. Open until September 4 at 90 Linkletter Ave, Central Bedeque. The museum is hosting a fundraising Blueberry and Ice-cream social on August 14, 2–4 pm, in the Loyalist Monument Park.

Breadalbane Gallery
A group show opening reception will take place August 12 from 6–8 pm featuring work by artists Zoe Novaczek, Becka Viau, Vian Emery, Laura Baine, Marianne Janowicz, Simonne Smith, William Baker, Adrianna Chandler and Joan Sutton. The current show continues to August 11. Open Tuesday–Thursday, and by appointment at breadalbane.gallery@gmail.com or 621-0575. 4023 Dixon Rd, Breadalbane. breadalbanegallery.com

Confederation Centre Art Gallery
On view: Matues Revisited by The Quill Sisters collective (Melissa Peter-Paul, Kay Sark and Cheryl Simon) to September 11; Shannon Bool: The Shape of Obus to September 18; The Summer Trade curated by Ed MacDonald and Alan MacEachern to October 9; and RE: visiting to February 4, 2023. 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown. confederationcentre.com

Cornwall Library Art Gallery
The Artist’s Den: a place where the soul can wander by Zoe Nichols is on view to August 5. Joyce Gill’s exhibit, Home and Away: Sketches in Thread features needlepoint landscapes and will be on view August 9–September 16. Meet the artist August 9 at 7 pm at the opening. Contact the library for info on displaying in the gallery. 15 Mercedes Dr, Town Hall, Cornwall. 629-8415

Croft House Museum
The Croft House Museum and Heritage Centre shares the history of the 1803 Lord Selkirk settlement, one of PEI’s earliest Scottish communities. Explore the historic 1750 Acadian cemetery, and learn the sad fate of the Point Prim Acadians. Browse the gift shop. Local genealogical resources feature family trees of The Polly passengers and their descendants. The Polly was the first of Lord Selkirk’s three ships to arrive, an event celebrated annually, taking place this year on August 6 from 2–4 pm, with a barbeque, strawberries and ice cream, and live music. 112 Selkirk Park Rd, Eldon. 659-2209

Details Fine Art Gallery
On view: Gale Abbey, Kate Brown-Georgallis, P. John Burden, Grace Curtis, Katherine Dagg, Doretta Groenendyk, Rebecca Krupke, Mary Jane Lundy, Shelley Mitchell, Connie O’Brien, Gabriella Collier, Cristina Del Sol, Peter Fischer, Daniel Gautier, Beverley Hawksley, Brian Lorimer, Carole Malcolm, Tim Menees, Natasha Miller, Christine Nadeau, Zehava Power, Jean-Claude Roy, Arlene Rice, Helen Rowlands, Susana Rutherford, Dianna Shyne, Anna Syperek, Damien Worth, Larry Horowitz, Paul Healey, Gordon Harrison, Rosemond Bechtel, Raymond Martin, Dorset Fine Arts, Sea Clay Pottery. Open Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm. 166 Richmond St, Charlottetown. 892-2233, detailsgallery@eastlink.ca, detailsfineart.com

Dunes Island Art Gallery
On view: works by Wayne Barrett, Maurice Bernard, Julea Boswell, Mary Carr-Chaisson, Joan Creamer, Katharine Dagg, Tony Diodati, June Ellis, Nan Ferrier, Sheila Forsyth, Watson Gale, Lise Genova, Jaime Germaine, Mel Giddings, Heather Hannon, Kim Jabbour, Betty Jenkins, Lynda Kelly, Sandi Komst, Sandy Kowalik, Helene LaRouche, Haley Lewis, Eve Llyndorah,  Marie Lyon, Monica Macdonald, Anne MacKay, Patricia MacDougall, Wendy Manning, Ellen Martin, 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, Martin Rutte, Joan Savage, Jessica Sheppard, Terry Dunton Stevenson, Jiayu Su, Adam Sultan, Gail Sutherland, Rosemary Terris, Lorraine Vatcher,  Richard Vickerson, Lindsay Walker, Donna White, and Damien Worth. Gallery is open daily. 3622 Brackley Point Road, Rte #15. 672-2586, dunesgallery.ca

Ellen’s Creek Gallery
On view: works by Ben Stahl, Louis Mould, Scott O’Neil, Rosemary Terris, Geraldine Ysselstein, Damien Worth, Emily Howard, Ken Spearing, Margaret Muzika, Marianne Janowicz, 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, and Linda Shaw Packard. Art Estate Sale from August 15–31 featuring artwork by Wendell Dennis, Sylvia Ridgway, Georgie Read Barton, Richard Vickerson and Henry Purdy. Mon–Fri 9 am–5 pm, Sat 10 am–2 pm. 525 North River Rd, Charlottetown. 368-3494

Eptek Art & Culture Centre
Perseverance, Persistence and Progress: Women’s Impact on Politics in PEI is on display in the lobby. Yield, presented at Eptek in partnership with the PEI Crafts Council, is on view to September 29. Visit the permanent exhibition at Eptek on the history and architecture of Summerside. Admission is by donation. 130 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside. 888-8373, peimuseum.com

Hilda Woolnough Gallery
On view: Vneed Art Shop Inc’s Generation Z: Dreamcatchers, organized by Quinjuan Gu to August 9 with opening reception August 2;  Russell MacCausland’s Visions of Darkness and Light, August 11–25 with reception August 15; Spacebaby Productions presents Viventem Strigmentis, thumps/ideas from local painter Hans Wendt August 27 as part of the Art in the Open Pop-up exhibition; and Surface Tension featuring artists Jane Whitten, Maggie J. Whitten Henry and Nancy Cole opens August 29 with opening reception August 30. 111 Queen St, Charlottetown. theguildpei.com

Kensington Art Co-op Gallery
Located in a historic freight shed in the heart of Kensington, the gallery features an eclectic blend of work by local artists. Open daily. Host artists often paint on site. The Gallery is hosting the Kensington Plein Air event September 9–11. Limited to 40 artists. Email sheilafforsyth@gmail.com to register. This year’s annual draw is for a painting by Lise Genova entitled Homestead in New London. Members showing at the Gallery this year are: Debbie Bryanton, Elaine Campanaro, Sharon Craig, June Ellis, Shirley Ferguson, Sheila Forsyth, Sandy Gallant, Lise Genova, Juanita Glenn, Shirley McLeod, Cheryl MacLin, Susan Maxfield, Ron Somers; new members Karen Fullerton, Esther Mosher, Dawn Riley; as well as the work of 16 other Island artists. 27 Commercial St, behind the old train station, Kensington. 432-0335

Kings Playhouse Gallery
On view: Joyful, Joyful by Patrick Guindon to August 12; and Inspiration, an exhibition of artwork by UPEI Seniors College students and instructors, August 16–September 9. Art Across the Island and Kings Playhouse present Georgetown Plein Air Days August 5–6. 65 Grafton St, Georgetown. kingsplayhouse.com

Lefurgey Cultural Centre
LIFE, TREES, and ME, a group exhibition by the Lady Slipper Rug Hooking Guild, is on view through August. Admission is free. 205 Prince St, Summerside

this town is small
On view: Crossing Paths featuring work Bre Darlison (Cleaning Out My Closet), Emily Shaw (Food For Thought) and Sarah Noonan (Summer Sleeper) to September 6. Presented by this town is small at Receiver Coffee, 128 Richmond St, Charlottetown.