An easy detour from the coastal route of the Prince Edward Island National Park, the Dunes Studio Gallery offers a unique glimpse into Canadian art, with its impressive collection featuring work by more than 50 local artists and craftsmen. Owners Peter Jansons and Joel Mills are renowned for their award-winning pottery and visitors can watch the ceramists at work in their studio, as well as soaking up the scenery in the idyllic gardens or stopping for lunch at the on-site café-restaurant.
Of course, the real highlight of the gallery is the varied array of crafts on sale, with items including oil, watercolor and batik paintings; gold and silver jewelry; woodwork and furnishings; textiles; blown glass; and handmade gifts like scented candles and organic soaps.
The Dunes Studio Gallery is located in New Glasgow close to the Prince Edward Island National Park on the north side of the island. The galleries and gardens are open daily from May to October, between 10am to 6pm, while the onsite café-restaurant is open from June to September between 11:30am and 10pm. Admission is free.