We Want to Hear From YOU!

7Arts wants to hear from you. As a non-profit, we want to make sure we are providing the programming that you want. One way to do that is to find out how we’ve done in the past.

We’ve done a lot community events and workshops since we started up last year. We’d appreciate it if you could help us by filling out our survey. This survey shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes to complete. 7Arts Feedback Survey Link

We thank-you in advance for providing us with your constructive and valuable feedback.

You may also choose to use our Contact Us page, for more detailed feedback.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. 7Arts is gearing up for a very busy January. We have a number of classes for kids and teens available starting January 6th. Saturdays are also hopping with our Makers Space DIY Arts and Crafts afternoon and we will have more paint nights and other activities added soon. See our events calendar and Facebook events for details.

Come on out to 7arts, 619 Central Ave. in Greenwood, NS for some affordable creative family fun!

12 Crafts of Christmas

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Join 7Arts for three afternoons of crafting fun. December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, from 12 -4pm at 7Arts, 619 Central Avenue in Greenwood, N.S.

Bring the whole family for some creative fun, lots of amazing crafts to choose from all supplies provided by 7Arts.

Daily passes are just $10 per person and $20 for a family of 4. Passes can be purchased at the door, then, stay as long as you like.

Gift Certificates Available

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Give the Gift of Art

Available now! 7Arts Gift Certificates.

Stop by 7Arts 619 Central Ave in Greenwood on Saturdays between 12pm and 4pm to purchase. These can be used towards our Makers Space passes for Saturday crafts as well as our Youth Art Lessons Painting classes for kids 12 and under. You can also message us on Facebook https://facebook.com/7arts2 or email us: 7arts@7arts.ca to arrange purchase.

November 30th Open House

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November 30th marked the first Open House at the 7Arts building at 619 Central Ave. in Greenwood. We had a great turn out and the community donated generously. We enjoyed live music thanks to the amazing Tim Vallillee and the talented Jelynne Samson and friend. There was also great community participation at the creative art stations run by Cheryl MacDonald of Nanny Goat Upcycled Art, Vanessa Raven-Vipond of Sea Salt design and Shelley Comeau our amazing Volunteer Coordinator. Thanks to everyone who came to check the space out and learn about our NOVA art club and 7Arts programming.

A special thanks to Bob and Brian from The Village of Greenwood and Glen from the Village of Kingston for your ongoing support and your assistance during the days festivities. Thanks to Leo Glavine MLA and to many community leaders and businesses for your continued support.

Finally a special thanks to Marc Fritz Roofing and Construction for completing the next phase of renovations and making your Community Art Space so warm and inviting.

New Classes at 7Arts

Be sure to check our calendar often for news and details of our ongoing art classes. We offer something for all ages and abilities. Art should be fun and art is for everyone. Don’t be shy, or intimidated, you too can come out and have fun by expressing your own creativity.

Open House tomorrow

Well we have been extremely busy as a team, renovating. Yesterday we managed to get furnishings and now we are excited to invite everyone to check us out. Come on by 7Arts, 619 Central Avenue, Greenwood NS tomorrow, Saturday November 30 from 10am to 2pm. This free event will feature live art demos, live music and fun. This is a chance for all of you, to learn more about the amazing art programming that we will be offering in this community art space starting in December. We believe Art is for everyone..come on out and give it a try!

7Arts Makers Space Open House

NOVA SEVEN ARTS COUNCIL (7Arts) is proud to announce that they will be having an Open House of their new Makers Space on

November 30th, 2019 at 619 Central Avenue in Greenwood, from 10am-2pm.

The Makers Space, which is still undergoing renovations, is about to put Greenwood on the map as an Arts and Cultural destination.  It is a collaborative workspace run by volunteers.  Our space will be a gathering place for the community to come together to learn, teach, support and promote creative expression and art education.

Here’s the itinerary for the day:

•        10am Meet our Team! Chat with Artists, Volunteers and local sponsors
•        10-2pm Art Sale and vote on your favourite Greenwood Banner                (open call for submissions to follow)
•        11am DIY Christmas Card Demo by Cheryl @ NannyGoat Upcycled Art
•        12pm (Character) Drawing Demo by Vanessa @ SeaSaltIllustrationDesign
•        1-2pm see our progress & enjoy artists working live Sylvana @Sly_Stitches & Alison @StoneandStories
•        Music Jam Session Featuring Tim Vallillee and Jelynne Samson

This Special day ends with a Splash!    Buy a ticket to our Fluid Paint Night Fundraising Party from 7-9pm.  The money raised will allow us to finish the Makers Space.  New flooring, shelving, proper tables and chairs, lighting and (?).

Nova 7Arts is proudly supported by The Province of Nova Scotia Community, Cultures and Heritage, The Municipality of the County of Kings and our many wonderful Community Partners and Sponsors listed on our website: https://7arts.ca  please contact us for interviews and to discuss media coverage of our soft opening here: 7arts@7arts.ca

Thank you for your support in October!

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who donated to 7Arts in October. A big thank you to our volunteer photographer Stephanie Osmond, who generously donated her talents and time to this year’s Hocus Pocus photo booth. Families who had Halloween photos done, donated a total of $240 to 7Arts. Thank you!

Thank you to the wonderful businesses and organizations who also donated to 7Arts in October. These include Rotary Club of Middleton who donated $700. CC Cleveland Insurance who donated $500 and Wellness 180 who kindly donated $100.

In addition thanks to all of the Youth Art Lesson students who joined us for drawing classes. They generously helped us raise more than $600 in September and October.

Thanks to all of you and more, our next phase of renovations are underway at our new building at 619 Central Avenue, in Greenwood.

What’s Happening!

Hello Art Enthusiasts! Just a reminder of a few things we have coming up!

Thursday October 3rd at 6pm, join us at the Valley Wing for some social time and painting for Mental Health. We will be painting pieces that will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association as their annual fundraiser. Talented artist Robin Bradshaw, will be directing us.

Halloween Art Show at Pascalice’s Bistro. Anyone up to the age of 14 may submit a creepy creation for the art show. Submissions should be in to Alice by 7:30pm on Saturday. Art Show Reception is October 7th from 6-8pm. The Halloween Art Show runs from October 8th to 31st, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7:30pm. We’re looking forward to seeing the creepy creations from our local youth!

Our Youth Art Lessons (YAL) will be continuing with one of our newest artists, Vanessa Raven-Vipond! Friday nights from 7-8pm in the community room at Sobeys Greenwood. Use our contact page, to let us know you’re interested. Classes will recommence on October 11th until December 20th! Vanessa has a great plan for this class. Space is limited, so sign up early!

A new offering at the Kingston Library, Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for Preschool Upcycle Art with Cheryl. NOVA Artist, Cheryl MacDonald (Nanny Goat Upcycled Art & Craft) will be guiding your young ones in creating art projects with reusable and recycled items. Be sure to register by visiting the library or their online calendar.

Lastly, look for us at the Greenwood Mall Witches Brew, where we will once again be offering photographs of your goblins and ghouls by donation! Details to follow!

Introducing our newest NOVA Artist – Cheryl MacDonald

Cheryl MacDonald was born in Halifax, but as a teenager, her family moved to the United States, where she eventually settled and spent 25 years in Los Angeles, California. As a young woman, Cheryl studied liberal arts with her major being in apparel design and construction. Earning a certificate in Fashion Design was her first step in an art and design career.

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Cheryl MacDonald – Nanny Goat Upcycled Art and Craft

Her love of textiles, wardrobe, and costumes soon had her working in various capacities including retail textile shoppes, as a seamstress at Universal Studios tour wardrobe, and a costume curator and conservator.  Pieces from the 1939 film, the Wizard of Oz were some of Cheryl’s favourite.

Cheryl continued her creative journey with textile applique art, paper collage, and many other types of art and craft before recently starting her own business, Nanny Goat Upcycled Art & Craft.  She chose the nanny goat as inspiration because of the goat’s adaptability and love of chewing on fabric, paper and random items. Cheryl is a bit like them in that she is able to ‘climb difficult terrain’ by constantly reinventing herself as the need be, and by utilizing and sharing of available resources and helpful information.

Currently, her passion lies in upcycling, the creative transformation of post- consumer, second-hand, or unwanted items such as paper and fabric, into art and craft. Her focus is on reusable papers and fabrics, making one-of-a-kind fun, unique, and colourful beads, flowers, note cards, jewellery, home decor and mixed media artworks.

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Cheryl MacDonald – Nanny Goat Upcycled Art and Craft

Cheryl has facilitated workshops for people of all ages and abilities for the past several years.  She enjoys teaching and emphasizes the health benefits of creating art.  Her past experience in working with seniors is something she hopes to continue after her recent move to the valley.  Look for Cheryl’s products and services on her social media pages and upcoming programming with 7Arts. We are looking forward to the expertise Cheryl has to offer and welcome her to our NOVA Artists club.