At your service as Operations Manager, it is our goal to provide good local and regional live entertainment and visual art, in a fine community environment that is The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Whether you are visiting for a live show or renting the facility for your affordable significant event, we will endeavour to make you comfortable. Please call or email, and enjoy the show!
As the chill of winter recedes and the flowers bloom, the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre will open its doors for more regular hours of operation. During Spring, the Ice House Gallery will be open to the public on weekends or by appointment.
Ice House Gallery Spring Hours
Or by appointment (call Anne 902-657-2214 or Toni 902-657-0408)
Congratulations to Tatamagouche Creamery Square for being voted the "Top Area Landmark" for The Light's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards! There is so much to explore in Creamery Square. The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre houses a 170-seat auditorium that plays host to live concerts, theatre productions, and open mic nights. In addition, the Ice House Gallery displays stunning visual art exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists. The Tatamagouche Boat Shop is the perfect place to watch some beautiful woodworking, especially on the outdoor Senator's Stage during the summer months. The Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre is the place to discover Tatamagouche's local heritage, including the Brule Fossil exhibit, the Sunrise Trail Museum, the Anna Swan room, and the North Shore Archives. Finally, the Tatamagouche Farmers' Market is the perfect place to buy some local produce, pastries, and crafts on Saturday mornings in the summer. There's something for everyone in Creamery Square!
At the Grace, we're working hard to bring you a great season of arts programming. We kicked off 2017 by holding a free CD release concert for local country singer Jake Duggan. The concert, standing room only, was a huge success - the entire community came out to support Jake! (Watch a video of their fantastic encore here.)
In addition to our regular Thursdays at the Grace events, including Open Mic Night and Trivia Night, we're beginning to roll out the 2018 Creamery Square Performing Arts Series. So far, we're thrilled to announce that Addison Locke, Celtic Rant, Alycia Putnam, Sean McCann, Unforeseen, Keith Mullins, and Tomas Kubinek will be performing at the Grace this summer. Advance tickets for all events are available here.
Early in December, Malory had the immense pleasure of representing the Creamery Square Arts Society at our first ever Block Booking Meeting with the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA). At this meeting, we got the chance to pitch potential musicians, theatre troupes, children's performers, and comedians we'd love to see at the Grace in the 2017-18 season. Malory came away with some great options to present at our venue and she cannot wait to start booking for next year.
The APA is a nonprofit organization that unites arts presenters from across Atlantic Canada. The benefits of being an APA Member are innumerable: from mentorships, to the block booking software, to the feeling of being part of a network of community presenters. We at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre are thrilled to be the APA's newest member and cannot wait to immerse ourselves in the wonderful community of Atlantic presenters.