Argyle Fine Art has been a thriving hub of creativity for 23 years, marking its anniversary this past July. Adriana Afford, the driving force behind Argyle Fine Art, shares insights into the gallery’s journey, its commitment to fostering artistic talent, and its unique role in the community.
The gallery stands as more than just a commercial space; it is a dynamic ecosystem where people encounter art, often for the first time. Over its two decades in operation, the gallery has undergone numerous transformations, adapting to the evolving art scene while remaining steadfast in its commitment and passion for Atlantic Canadian art.
“We believe art is for all to enjoy, and we are always searching for new creative ways to make art accessible within our city and abroad,” says Adriana Afford, founder and curator of Argyle Fine Art. The gallery represents a diverse range of artists, from emerging talents to established names, and takes pride in selling their work to art enthusiasts worldwide.
“Our customers are the best too, and they have grown with us! We have so many long-established relationships that began years ago; we know many of our clients on a first-name basis,” Afford shares. The gallery has become a space where emerging artists can find guidance and where clients, whether new or long-standing, feel welcomed and understood.
As Argyle Fine Art continues its journey into the future, the gallery remains dedicated to its core values of accessibility, community, and artistic celebration. With a blend of commercial success and community-driven initiatives, Argyle Fine Art has become an integral part of Halifax’s vibrant arts scene, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s cultural landscape. Here, local is a canvas on which everyone can leave a mark.