This past Friday, the streets of Uptown filled with crowds as visitors flocked to tour local galleries and experience the phenomenon of Third Shift. The “art after dark” event, organized by Third Space Gallery, was a hit for the second year in a row. Here are a few photos!
This just in: a new way to save while shopping local and supporting Uptown businesses! Stop by one of the 13 businesses participating in the Uptown Advantage program and purchase a $5 Advantage Card; keep it with you and save when you shop.
Advantage discounts* are offered at:
Element5 Spa (15% off esthetic services and Aveda products)
Good Fibrations (10% off all Good Fibrations products)
Hayward & Warwick (10% off regular priced merchandise)
Heartbreak Boutique (10% discount on all regular priced merchandise, excluding locally-made products)
Heroes’ Beacon Comics and Games (10% off new comics, 20% off back issue comics)
Je Suis Prest (10% off regular priced merchandise)
Lolë (10% off regular priced Lolë merchandise)
New Brunswick Museum (5% off admission and 5% off gift shop purchases – some exceptions apply)
Olivier (10% off your entire purchase)
Piece O’Cake (15% off all in-store cupcakes)
Pristine (15% discount)
Ready Man (10% off regular priced merchandise)
Saint John Art Club Gallery (10% off all framed artwork in gallery)
*Discounts may not be combined with any other offer. 2016 cards are valid until August 1, 2017.
2 July – 31 August: NBM Explorer Days are EVERY DAY in July and August! Regular admission. These family adventures are for the young and young at heart. Join the NBM for a full day of themed activities including art instruction, experiments, face painting, eco-friendly educational crafting, games, and gallery talks and discovery programmes. Face painting noon-1pm daily. A day pass at the NBM ensures you can plan your day to capture all of the excitement. Extreme Summer Fun. (Bilingual)
July 2 -9:00 am – August 31 -5:00 pm
On-going: Franklin Museum Network Pop-Up Exhibit – The Franklin Exploration at the New Brunswick Museum.
Led by Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Franklin Exploration Pop-up Exhibit highlights the story of the expedition as well as the discovery of HMS Erebus. This three year national project will share the story of the Franklin Expedition and its discovery through displays, video and public programmes.
The Franklin Expedition has fascinated generations of Canadians. Last seen entering Baffin Bay in August 1845, the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition’s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remains one of Canada’s greatest mysteries 170 years later.
Ongoing: Nurses Association of New Brunswick – 1916-2016 – One Hundred Years of Progress exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
The Nurses Association of New Brunswick marks its centennial this year. Discover the impact the Association has had on the profession in New Brunswick through this exhibition. Artifacts and photographs spanning one hundred years portray change and development in the nursing field, and the personal stories of those who worked in it.
June 30 -9:00 am – October 30 -5:00 pm
Until 18 September 2016: Les Mikeys de Paul Édouard Bourque exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
This exhibition is organized and toured by Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of Université de Moncton, with the support of the New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Curated by Rémi Belliveau, the exhibition includes a selection from more than fifty works from the artist Paul Édouard Bourque’s Mikey series, presented together in one exhibition.
June 30 -9:00 am – September 18 -5:00 pm
Until 30 October 2016: Marie Hélène Allain – Imagerie de l’héritière exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
Marie Hélène Allain from Sainte-Marie-de-Kent is one of New Brunswick’s most acclaimed artists. Allain’s installation, Imagerie de l’héritière, is the culmination of forty-five years of creativity and is an evocative statement about belonging. Imagerie de l’héritière is arranged in three interrelated sections: an upturned tree trunk with a mass of natural and sculpted stones; a pair of tabletop works; and a grouping of seven separate tree trunk and stone sculptures.
Exhibit of artwork by Tammy Cassidy at Imperial Theatre.
Exhibit runs from June, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Opening their doors for the first time just this morning, Lordon is the latest addition to a slew of businesses bringing modern style to the Uptown core. Replacing King Street’s Silver Daisy, the new lifestyle boutique is located in the former Maison Birks storefront and carries women’s clothing, jewelry, luggage, lingerie and apothecary. The retail location is spacious and beautifully decorated – designed by Heather Kamerman of Mod I.D. Interior Design – and is a must-see for any Saint John fashionista. Check out Lordon’s space below:
Photos: Allie Ruigrok
So far, the Uptown Saint John 2016 summer music series has been a huge success. Check out free performances at noon every Tuesday and Thursday in CenterBeam Place Courtyard and Saturday in King’s Square from June until the end of August.
Video soundtrack by Apryll Aileen.