20 Lower Malpeque Road
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1R4
Phone: (902) 368-1110
Fax: (902) 368-1110
Arts & Museums
One of Prince Edward Island's hidden gems is this stained-glass studio. With the owner's experience working with stained glass for 25 years and her love for nature and wildlife, this shop presents quality stained-glass products. Through the shop you can view the production area where such glass is made. Jewelry, fused glass crafts, glass mosaic and custom work can be seen on display. The studio is open seven days of the week with a high season in May through October. The studio even offers classes for off street fusing so you can create your own gift!
This beautiful fine art gallery is owned and run by a collective of local artists. They display and sell their work and they also offer workshops during the summer months. Don't just admire the watercolor paining, learn how to create one yourself! There are also courses in beginning acrylic painting and rug hooking.
Beaconsfield reminds visitors of the Victorian charm of the mid-nineteenth century. Twenty-five rooms and eight fireplaces make the Beaconsfield home a true treasure. Tours are offered year round and an on site bookstore sells an assortment of material on the history and the architecture of the island.
The Guild houses everything from stand-up comedy to painting classes to local musicians' launch parties. See a show or walk through the gallery and appreciate the surprising amount of artistic talent this small island has to offer. The Guild was built during the 1950's in downtown Charlottetown and has since then become an important landmark. Try to buy your tickets online, if you can; purchasing at the theater's box office will cost you extra.
The Dunes Studio Gallery sells pottery, artwork, jewelry, and furniture. The gallery houses the works of over fifty artisans, so you can be sure everyone will find something to fit their tastes. When you're done inside, step outside and enjoy the gardens. East Coast Gardener' Magazine featured The Dunes Studio Gallery. With flowers everywhere, a beautiful fountain, and a view of the sunset you won't soon forget, this is so much more than a gallery.
At Gallery 18, you'll find a wide variety of goods. Inventory includes art, vintage maps, period books and antique posters. After browsing the impressive collection, check out the genuine carriage house from the early 20th century behind the gallery. Located in New London on the north shore of the island, the gallery is highly accessible from Rustico or Cavendish.
Rustico was the home to many Acadians after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House preserve the legacy of the Acadian lifestyle. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum recreates the 1800's, housing exhibits on banking and the Acadian way of life. The Doucet House holds countless period antiques and furniture. It is the oldest house in the Rustico area and quite possibly the oldest house on the island.
Next to the Confederation Trail sits a collection of exhibits on Prince Edward Island's environment and the critters that call it home. Once you're finished learning about wildlife inside, go see it in action outside. Just outside the Hillsbourough Eco-Centre, one can see many species of birds and plants at home in the marshes. If you're lucky, you might even see a bald eagle. While a stroll around the Hillsbourough River area is great, try kayaking or boating down the river for a totally different perspective.