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This was a fun article to write. Antigonish is my home town and I am a graduate of StFX University.
“Every September, the small town of Antigonish (population 5,195) doubles in size with the arrival of the students excited to start their new year at St. Francis Xavier University. Well known for its campus spirit, its strong international reputation, top ratings by students
in Maclean’s university rankings, and, of course, the X-ring, StFX easily attracts students and faculty from all over the world.”
Small Town Charm
Arts and Culture
This is one of a series of articles in Saltscapes Magazine on “Our University Towns” in the March/April 2016 issue.
The Gathering of the Arts, GoArts 2011 organized by Antigonish Culture Alive (ACA). An opening Reception was held on July 4 at the Peoples’ Place Library in Antigonish. The reception celebrated the opening of the juried art exhibition. Awards were presented to the Peoples’ Place in recognition of its support to the Arts Community. And to Michael Steinitz for his annual concert series work. The reception was well attended and an opportunity to view the exhibits.
The juried Art Exhibit includes works from over 60 artists with a wide variety of media – oils, watercolor, pencil, photography, mixed media, textiles, quilting, sculpture, batik, weaving, and more. Art from L’Arche Horizons, Youth Art. Workshops and artist demonstrations. July 4-16, 2011
July 4 – 16
Peoples’ Place Library, Main St. Antigonish NS
1 minute video with a sampling of reception and exhibition.