River Art Centre

8746 Main Street, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick

Where Artists Create, Teach, Learn & Collaborate

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery is excited that you are considering our Main Street annex building – the River Art Centre & Studios – as a place to pursue your art. We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase access, awareness and an appreciation of art in our community.

Our vision for the River Art Centre & Studios is to provide affordable working studio space for artists to create.

The River Art Centre also provides a place for the community to learn and participate in the experience of art through workshops and summer camps.

Summer Art Camps

Each summer, the downstairs of the River Art Centre becomes the home of our Summer Art Camps, where, over the course of eight weeks, kids, in groups of ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-14 years, laugh, create, and collaborate on artworks under the guidance of an instructor.  Each camp has a unique theme, making each camp a unique experience full of opportunities to explore a variety of artforms, techniques, and styles.

Studio Rental Information

The primary use of the studio space in the River Art Centre & Studios building is for creating art. We hope to create a partnership with studio artists and provide a space where artists’ creative work will thrive.

Below please find the details and responsibilities of the studio artist. If you need clarification on any items, please feel free to consult The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery at 506-392-6769 or info@mccainartgallery.com.

Application Process

  • Complete and submit the Studio Application Form
  • Upon acceptance you will then be asked for the first month’s rent.
  • After the first month rent and security deposit are deposited, a move in date will be determined, at which time the artist will receive access to the studio by way of the door code.

There is currently (February 2022) one Private Studio space available. Contact us for more information.

Studio Space Options

Private Studio

$75 – $125/month (One $75 space currently available)

  • Individual studio with locked door
  • Access to power
  • Wi-fi (currently provided but not guaranteed)
  • Use of shared space, including upstairs shared sink area and kitchen
  • 24 hour access

Shared Studio membership

For artists with limited time for studio work, life-long learners interested in art space in the shared studio is available and includes:

  • Occasional use in the designated shared studio space
  • Designated locker as available (must provide own lock, belongings are not to be left in studio outside of designated locker)
  • Wi-fi (currently provided but not guaranteed)
  • 24 hour access

Short term access may be possible. For inquiries, please call the Gallery, 392-6769.

* Membership terms are subject to change based on space and availability.

Print Shop Rental

The Print Shop is available to rent to interested printmakers who can demonstrate suitable technical skill. The cost is $30 per day. There is an artist-in-residence programme at the Gallery. Interested emerging and professional Printmakers please inquire. Call 506-392-6769 for more details.
Contact: info@mccainartgallery.com or 506-392-6769

Venue Rental

Use the River Art Centre as the venue for your next meeting or event. It is a beautiful, spacious, and inspiring venue, with natural light and a large “Boardroom” table.

Dimensions: 120 Square Feet (60′ x 20′)
Height: 8.4 feet

Equipment Available*
*Advance notice required to reserve and for set up.

Free Wi-fi, tables and chairs, projection screen, local telephone

Request your Seating Arrangement:

  • Theater Seating – rows of chairs without tables
  • Classroom Seating – rows of chairs with tables. Tables are usually six to eight feet long banquet tables.
  • Hollow Square – setup up of six or eight foot banquet tables; used for conferences and meetings.
  • U-Shape – setup up of six or eight foot tables; used for conferences and meetings.

Rental Cost

Full day (8am – 10pm) $160
Work day (9am – 5pm) $100
4 hrs $60
2 hrs $30

*Not-for-profits are encouraged to inquire about pricing discounts.

Contact: info@mccainartgallery.com or 506-392-6769