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Grand opening of the NAC Gift Shop, June 8th, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Grand Opening

NAC Gift Shop Grand Opening

The Norfolk Arts Centre is pleased to announce the grand opening of the NAC Gift Shop, June 8th, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

After the grand opening the regular hours will be the same as our gallery hours:

· Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

· Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm

The gift shop will remain open year round and will be run by NAC staff.

Norfolk Arts Centre Mission

The Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) is a public art gallery, dedicated to the learning, preservation and nurturing of the creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the arts throughout Norfolk County. We support and promote the arts through exhibitions, education, special events and public programs, while working with local and surrounding communities and agencies.

Gift Shop Objectives

The NAC gift shop seeks to support local artists and artisans by promoting their works and providing them with a venue to make their work available for sale to the public. The Shop will enhance our visitor’s experience by providing them with the opportunity to purchase local, handcrafted products, catalogues and items that foster and inspire creativity. Any profits realized will go to support NAC programming.

Call For Artists

Call for artists

The shop specializes in items created by Norfolk and area artists and artisans who are members of NAC. 

Gift Shop Criteria

We are now taking applications from artists. Applications will be considered by the following Gift Shop Criteria:

The NAC Shop accepts original works of art, handcrafted items, and culture-related items from regional artists, craftspeople, and authors under two conditions:

  1. Items are on consignment.
  2. NAC Shop may opt, if budget allows, to purchase items at values under $20 from craftspeople, artists and authors for resale.

The following will be taken into consideration when determining the marketability of all works:

  • Design Quality / Craftsmanship
  • Originality (no items made from kits)
  • Presentation
  • Sales potential
  • Variety of stock
  • No food products

Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.  NAC staff will review Consignor Applications at minimum three times per year. New items will be brought in depending on available space.  All decisions by NAC staff are final.


To be considered for the gift shop in time for the grand opening in June, please refer to the following timeline:

  • April 23rd – Call for Artists opens
  • May 10th – Applications are due
  • May 21st – Decisions made and artists notified
  • May 21st to June 4th – By appointment only – Vendors deliver stock and inventory list
  • June 8th – Grand Opening

Application Process

  • No works will be considered without an application.
  • Applications are to be submitted with 5 images that represent artists’ current works.
  • NAC will not accept samples of work or actual work with applications (photos only).
  • Applications can be mailed, emailed or dropped off to the NAC (all applications will be considered).
  • Applicants will be notified of decision of acceptance by NAC Staff.