The City of Summerside, through Culture Summerside, stimulates and promotes creative skill and imagination by providing many opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. By providing gallery space in three different historic buildings in Summerside, the municipality fosters greater appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts. There are also opportunities for exhibition through programs, outreach and online initiatives. Please contact Public Programs staff at Culture Summerside for more information.
Gallery 33 and Satellite Exhibitions
Gallery 33, located in the Summerside Armoury at 33 Summer Street, is a direct response to the desire of local artists of all mediums for exhibit space. Through excellence in exhibitions the gallery is becoming a fundamental part of the artistic network in Prince Edward Island. Special short term exhibitions are often created as a result of commemorative celebrations or projects and are mounted at satellite locations throughout the city. Some of those exhibitions are also available for viewing online.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre
The Lefurgey Cultural Centre is located at 205 Prince Street and is used on an occasional basis for art shows. The former drawing room of the historic house is admired for its brightness and spaciousness and is conducive to the exhibition of various forms of art.
MacNaught History Centre & Archives
The MacNaught History Centre & Archives, located in the MacNaught House at 75 Spring Street, is a warm and inviting space suited to small exhibitions. It is open year round and is known for its series of shows titled “Sixty Days of Fame.”
Free Walls are located throughout the City to accommodate mural making, graffiti artists and the creative mind. The City’s first free wall was installed in 2006 in the Queen Elizabeth Park and a second free wall was installed in 2011 at the bike park near at Credit Union Place. These double-sided walls measuring twenty feet long and 7 feet high are considered “legal walls” for use by artists. Other outdoor spaces have been dedicated as “Free Walls” by individual business; please contact the offices of Wyatt Heritage Properties for an updated list of specific locations.