Submission Poster

DesBrisay Museums Third Annual Square Show Call for Submissions


The DesBrisay Museums Square show is an exhibit highlighting artists from across the South Shore and beyond, work can be in any medium as long as it fits within an 8” x 8” square. 


Entry Fee:

One (1) entry: $15

Two (2) entries: $23

Three (3) entries: $30


Drop off         July 13, 14, 15, 9am – 4pm            Work must be delivered dry, and spray fixed if necessary.    

Show run      July 20 – August 20

Opening        Thursday August 5, 7-9pm

Pick up          August 24, 25, 26, 9am – 4pm


Once you have decided on your submission information, open the file Square show submission form 2021 , type in your information, and save this file as, NAME).pdf and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. “Square Show Submission” in the subject line. Open to all artists,payment can be made on site or by phone, 902-543-4033.

Square show submission form 2021  


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South Shore Elementary School Art Exhibit

The DesBrisay Museum and South Shore Elementary Schools present the artwork by the children of the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

The exhibit will be on display from April 6 to April 23.

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Bridgewater Photo Club Group show

The DesBrisay Museum and the Bridgewater Photo Club present the Bridgewater Photo Club Group show.

The group show will be on display for the months of April, May and June.

The photo above was taken by Karen Parnell-Herrick at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Her title for the image is 'Ear Lowering Device, Eastern State Penitentiary'.


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History of The County of Lunenburg Read Along

Join us to read through History of The County of Lunenburg, written by our namesake Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay.

Starting Wednesday, April 7 from 1-2 PM and every following Wednesday until we are finished!

Printed in 1895 History of The County of Lunenburg provides a detailed history of the settlement and development of Lunenburg County from the time of European settlement up to 1895.

Free, drop in, everyone is welcome, we will read a chapter or two out loud and then discuss it as a group. Considering what was documented versus what was omitted, what is new to us or surprising and more! 😊

We have a couple copies at the Museum that we will read from but you can also purchase a copy to take home in the gift shop for $83.

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Artful Opportunities

Artful Opportunities is a free art program for individuals ages 16+ with autism.

Saturday, April 17, 1 PM- 2 PM

April is Autism Acceptance Month. This months' art program will focus on self-expression and sharing your strengths and gifts through art.

Space is limited, and registration is required.

To register, and for more information please contact Rachel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 514- 7489.

South Shore Autism

Adult Autism Social-ish Club at The DesBrisay Museum

Join us at 5:30 pm  at the DesBrisay Museum

  • Monday April 19th
    • Monday May 17th
    • Monday June 21st

Clickity-Clack Knitting Group

Tuesday and Friday from 10am -12pm

Calling all knitters and crocheters, experienced or learning. Instruction for beginners and socialization for the more experienced knitters. Some supplies are available and lots of patterns for beginners. Join us for a relaxing morning of knitting/crocheting and chatting, $10 for the season.

Watercolour Painting Social Group

Monday from 10am to 12pm

Bring your painting supplies to work on your project. This is a social outing where participants will share ideas and water colour skills and techniques, $10 for the season.