The Joy Laking Gallery is open from June 1st until September 30, from Monday til Saturday 10 until 5 and on Sunday's from 1 until 5. We also welcome visitors at other times of the day and other times of the year by appointment or chance (902 890 8450 or 902 890 8730).

The Gallery is at 6730 Hwy. #2, Bass River, Nova Scotia.


Joy enjoying her residency at the Port Bickerton Light House.

In addition to the gallery being open and full of new work, here are a couple of special events.

On July 29 at 6 pm Joy opens an exhibition of her 2016 watercolours at Art Lab on Main Street in Parrsboro. Everyone is invited. The exhibition runs through until August 17.

 On July 30 and July 31, Joy is part of the studio rally weekend. This is great chance to visit over 70 of Nova Scotia's wonderful artists. Joy will be home to greet visitors both days and the gallery will be open both Sat and Sun 10 until 5.

On August 19, everyone is invited to a celebration "River John; through our eyes" It starts at 6 in the River John community hub. Lots of artists will have painted, written, sculpted for a week in River John and this is your one and only chance to see it all together.  Painters Joy Laking, Susan Patterson, Chris Gorey, Bill Rogers, photographer Laurie Gunn, sculptor Dawn MacNut, potter Sara Bonnyman, song writer Rosalee Peppard, writers Sheree Fitch, Linda Little, Rita Wilson, Shealgh Wilson, Monica Graham and maybe three harpists and maybe others!

Starry Night; Parrsboro