Who we are:

The Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society provides services and programs related to the arts in support of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. These programs and services associated with the AGNS Western Branch are available to people of all ages living in the Tri-County (Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby) region of Southwestern Nova Scotia. These services and programs are related to the advancement of education and other purposes beneficial to the community as a whole.

The Society is a registered charitable organization. CRA Charitable Registration Number  R/N  1067 7220 RR0001

Our Mission:

  •  Advance Education by assisting in classes, workshops, seminars, and tours on topics related to visual arts to children, youth, and community members; 
  • Support local and ongoing local talent by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to enable students to study the arts at a post-secondary institution in Canada;
  • Fundraising to support the activities that meet the goal of increasing awareness of the AGNS Western Branch and enhancing access to art appreciation and enjoyment for everyone living in the Tri-County area.

How you can help:

Become a member of the Friends and show your support for the mission of our group. Membership fees are eligible for a tax donation.

We welcome assistance in meeting our goals and seek Board members who are dedicated to the appreciation of the role of the arts in our community.

Give the gift time and/or money to support our organization.