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, exhibit, teach and sell art and to provide a place for the community to gather, learn, and participate in the experience of art.

Studio Rental Information

The primary use of the studio space in the River Art Centre & Studios building is for creating art, however, studios should also be used for displaying and selling. We hope to create a partnership with studio artists and provide a space where artists’ creativity and businesses 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 terms rent and security deposit.
  • 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.

The River Art Centre & Studios is not currently looking for artists as all private studios are rented

Studio Space Options

Private Studio $125/month – CURRENTLY FULL
Includes:

  • 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
  • Use of meeting and teaching spaces on a first come first serve basis
  • Use of studio equipment as available
  • 24 hour access

Semi-Private Studio $75/month – CURRENTLY not available due to COVID-19 restrictions
Individual 8′ x 10′ studio area which includes:

  • Access to power
  • Wi-fi (currently provided but not guaranteed)
  • Designated locker (provide own lock)
  • Use of shared space, including upstairs shared sink area and kitchen
  • Use of meeting and teaching spaces on a first come first serve basis, subject to rental fees
  • Use of studio equipment as available
  • Personal key card

Studio membership $55/month
For artists with limited time for studio work, life-long learners interested in art, or those simply wishing to support the art studio, a studio membership 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)
  • Personal key card

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

Print Shop Rental
Print Shop rental is available 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 – Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the RAC facility is not currently open to the public.

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

Art Events at the River Art Centre during COVID-19, 2020-2021, are restricted to 6 participants.

Birthday Parties – Bubble Groups are welcome to book special events such as those listed below.

The River Art Centre is available to host art-themed birthday parties for children of all ages. We will work with you to plan the date and time, coordinate an art activity and lead an art project. The space, located downstairs, includes a large open room with tables and chairs. Plenty of parking space is available behind The River Art Centre & Studios and on Main Street.

The cost for a birthday party is a $30 venue rental, plus $5 per child. There is a maximum of 6 children.

 

For more information or to book a party, contact: info@mccainartgallery.com or 506-392-6769
Art Evenings for Adults during COVID-19, 2020-2021.
Paint NightsClay Sculpture Nights or Print Making Nights, taught by professional artists are all available for private bookings. Costs vary depending on the activity and the number of participants is restricted to 6.

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

*All money raised through Art Activities organized by The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery at the River Art Centre go toward supporting the facility and providing Art Programs for children and youth.